Randomly Hot Mess


It’s Thursday…and that means it’s time for Mama Kat’s awesome blog meme! This time, you voted for me to write six random facts about me & Hot Mess Hubby. Sometimes I think y’all are gluttons for punishment, but here it goes:

1. HMH and I met on the phone at work. I lived in California, he lived in Texas – and part of my job was to call him and request archived documents. We were friends on the phone for five years before we met in person.

2.ย Four years into our phone friendship, I told him we couldn’t be friends anymore and that I didn’t want to hear from him ever again (he hurt my feelings pretty bad). He called me for about a week before I picked up the phone so he could apologize…and then he drove to California to kiss me.

3. HMH and I have the same birthday – and yes, sometimes we forget. Just the other day he was telling me that the reason he likes to take showers when he gets too hot is because HE is a water sign and it’s soothing to him. I had to remind him that…uh…DUH…so am I.

4. If we’d met in high school, HMH and I never would have gotten along. I was a goody-two-shoes…and he was getting drunk and running wild with his buddies. I give credit to the Marines for making him respectable marriage material.

5. See that American flag pen up there in the banner image on my website? It’s made from wood, believe it or not, and I saw the kit for making it in one of HMH’s woodworking catalogs. I bought the kit and begged him to make it for me in his woodshop. That was five years ago. I’m still waiting for my pen. The picture above is from the internet. But he’s not a complete yutz, I promise. He made the accent table that my Dad’s helmet from World War II is displayed on…and he made the frame for this piece of needlework I stitched the first year we were married.

Maybe someday I'll get the damn pen...
Maybe someday I’ll get the damn pen…

6. Guilty pleasure from California: police chases. The media in southern California really makes a big deal about police chases. I remember loading the dishes in the dishwasher one night when HMH yelled “POLICE CHASE!!” We both ran in the bedroom, snuggled up and watched. There was always popcorn.

And there you have it: six random facts about HMH and me. Now it’s your turn…tell me a random fact about you!

20 thoughts on “Randomly Hot Mess

  1. I love that you had a five year phone relationship FIRST. What an amazing way to get to know someone!

  2. Love that you all have such a romantic story as him coming all the way to TX. LOVE IT!:) Visiting from mamakat’s.

  3. I love how you guys met! What a cool story! Oh, and I love police chases too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Why do they run, Bailey? LOL. It’s fun to watch, but what morons. LOL.

  4. LOVE your random facts about you and HMH!

    Hmmm, my random fact…..

    I first met my hubby in kindergarten and I remember him a bit from that time. We didn’t meet again until we were in high school and he was dating a friend of mine.

  5. OHMYGOD, our #1 story is almost identical! How awesome is that? And having lived in California, I totally get #6 as well. We were at Dodger Stadium for the famous O.J. Simpson police chase.

  6. How lucky for the two of you that you were able to establish a friendship first – and a long-term one at that! He drove to CA to kiss you? What the heck did he say to hurt your feelings?…it must have been a doozy!

    1. Oh, Kim…it’d be a three part blog post just trying to explain what he said/did. LOL. He put a hurt on my heart…he had to redeem himself. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I knew I liked you for a reason. I am a sucker for police chases, too. I will even watch Fox News if they have one on.
    My random fact- I have seen The Rocky Horror Picture show over 800 times.

  8. Hi, there!
    Thanks for visiting and commenting today – love your post!
    This line I thought was especially sweet: “and then he drove to California to kiss me.” Sounds like something my Motor Man would do.
    Did I see that your name is Dianne? Legally, mine is Dianna, but my nickname has been Dianne since I was a baby.
    Oh – and where in Southern Cal did you live? We’ve visited the Irvine/Newport Beach area several times and love it there! (We just don’t like spending an entire day getting there!)

    1. All hail the power of Diannes!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      I grew up in Fountain Valley, not too far from Irvine and Newport. About 10 minutes up the coast.

      Thank you so much for visiting today!

  9. Just visiting from Mama Kat’s site. I love your how-we-met story and, honestly, who doesn’t love a good car chase?!

    1. Right!!! We don’t have too many here in Texas, but I catch a few when I can when I visit California. LOL.

  10. Aw, you guys have such a great story! I love that you have the same birthday ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Love those facts. Especially how he drove to California to kiss you! Also dig the car chase one. (Must be because I’m a Californian!) ๐Ÿ™‚ One fact about my hubby and me is that we started secretly dating while I was a college intern at his office. (I wasn’t his intern.) I think the secrecy kept it very exciting. Of course we’ve been together for 24 years now, so maybe it wasn’t just the secrecy!

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