OK Dragon Writes a Blog
If you've ever heard me use the phrase, "I've always wanted to..." chances are good that the idea that's about to follow is something I literally just thought of seconds before. Yesterday, over dinner, I turned to my beautiful wife Carly and said, "I've always wanted to have a band named 'OK Dragon.' Instead of pictures of the band, all our album covers will be a cartoon dragon doing something mediocre. And the album titles will be the same. Like: OK Dragon Gets a B-."
I love my wife. I love her so much. For the rest of the day, we came up with OK Dragon album titles.
OK DRAGON SWITCHES TO SPRINT.
OK DRAGON ORDERS PABST BLUE RIBBON.
OK DRAGON GETS A GOLDFISH.
OK DRAGON BUYS VALENTINE'S DAY PRESENTS ON VALENTINE'S DAY.
OK DRAGON LEASES A PT CRUISER.
OK DRAGON YOUTUBES CARD TRICKS.
OK DRAGON BOWLS A SPARE.
OK DRAGON VOTES GREEN PARTY.
Carly and I have been together for almost 10 years. We've covered most of the big topics. We don't tend to have great debates about who's controlling the remote or whose turn it is to put the girls down for bed or where we're going for dinner. This is the ridiculous stuff we talk about now - but this is also the stuff that we remember. This is the silliness we look forward to in our days. Small moments of laughter and connection that sustain us through days and days of responsibility.
I love being married for stuff like this. It's not sweeping. It's not grand. But it's real, it's ours, and that's more than enough for me.