I know there should be some sort of a limit on the number of birthday posts one girl should be able to write about one birthday, but I haven’t seen that blog law posted anywhere and I still have one more story to tell.
Zack got me flowers for my birthday. He’s never sent me flowers before in the history of the whole entire world. To say that I was surprised is a pretty major understatement.
He ordered the flowers from 1-800-flowers, not knowing that they would arrive as buds-in-a-box*. He also didn’t know that I was going to be leaving work early that day. On my birthday, by a fluke, we both wound up at the house together at lunch time. I had a meeting to go to in the afternoon, and he was in a class that allowed an extraordinarily long lunch break. When I came home for lunch he was all, “So, um, are you going back to work at all today?” And I was like, “No.” And he was all, “DAMN IT. I SENT YOU FLOWERS.” That’s when we tracked the flowers (first clue that they were coming in a box) on UPS’s website (second clue) and found that they were marked “Out For Delivery” (it was this, the third clue, that really drove the point home, I think). He thought I was going to be disappointed because of the a.) ruined surprise and/or b.) the buds in lieu of flowers, but he was wrong. #1: I was still very, very surprised. and #2: watching flowers bloom is kind of really, really awesome.
In fact, these lilies have bloomed and bloomed so much that I’ve made two flower arrangements out of them, so that they’d have room to spread out and show themselves off a bit.
After he got home from work he told me that we were going to dinner! At a restaurant that is so fancy that it required a reservation! And I ate steak! Oh, birthdays are good.
Then, after we got home, we popped the cork on a bottle of wine we’d been saving for a special occasion. It was like heaven. Zack slam dunked all my favorites in one day: he provided me with flowers, steak, wine. Icing on the cake? He dressed up for dinner and even wore cologne.
Dude’s totally crushing on me.
*Thus the reason for the posting delay. I had to wait for the flowers to bloom before I could photograph them and post about them.