2009-07-31

Duck, Duck, Troll

Sunday visiting Cora, was a fun day in blistering hot Seattle.  The day started with a nice long drive to see the troll that lives under the bridge.  Yup, a real troll.  A massive troll.  A real massive troll.  (It also gave me a chance to get to know her brother a little, which was great, also.)What you eyeballing?Here the troll is, obviously making eye at my gal.  Jealous much?  I thought "Jealousy" was the "green eyed monster" not the "silver eyed monster". Oh no!  He's got Cora and GwenLook out gals, he's gonna get ya!Get your hands off my woman!(Note to self:  Cora does not seem to mind getting pawed by much larger men.)The Flock Before The FallAfter the Troll, we went to see the ducky derby, where else, but "down" town.  I had heard of these races, but never actually seen one.  And the most interesting part to me, was the fact that the river running through their urban area was so clear and clean that people swam in it.  You don't get that in Chicago.

Sorry about the video.  I was panning up stream as the ducks were going down stream, and so they really appear to be zooming.

And here is what happens when somehow you turn on the video recording part of your camera when you don't know it.  But see how clean the water is!

Speaking of water, at Cora's birthday party, the young and young at heart engaged in a wild water fight.  (Look out! Momma's gunning for ya!)She's a deadeye, I tells ya.But I think the most important picture of the weekend has to be this one:Oddly, she's not pissed.I have a feeling that I'm, going to be getting that look a lot in the future!  But seriously, despite the scowl and the glowing eyes, she's actually not upset.  Just caught off guard.  But oddly, others in the family say that they've seen that look before.

And that about wraps up my trip to Seattle.  I left just after lunch on Monday (much kissing and sadness at the airport) and got back to my place about bed time.

I want to take this time to thank all of you who have such kinds words to say about Cora and me.  (See S&C, I got it right, right?)  I am continually awed by the fact that cool people like yourselves are out there cheering for the toad (me) to kiss the princess (Cora).  Seriously, thank you, it means a lot.  I really, seriously, and truly am over the moon for this smart, sweet, sexy, charming, fun, funny, witty, flame tressed woman.  Oh, and cute and beautiful (they are different) with a quick and warm smile and and infectious laugh.

Cora, I love you, very, very much.

19 comments:

God said...

I was cheering for you guys to do *more* than kiss!

Do I get a little award or something?

The Peach Tart said...

This is sooooo sweet. You and Cora are lucky to have found each other. A great story.

Not The Rockefellers said...

Awwww.....I cannot wait for you guys to get back together...

Sweetest courtship...ever

Peace - Rene

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Love is grand, aint it?

Laura - Are We Nearly There Yet Mummy? said...

Are you telling me you haven't even kissed the princess yet? Ahem

Scope said...

Oh, the princess was kissed within 90 seconds of the first time I set eyes upon her. (I had to make it through security, get her nose out of a book, etc. or I wouldn't have kept her waiting.)

Srg said...

I know I've said this before but I just have to say it again... You two are just too cute together!

Cora said...

AWWWWWW, GEE....

*swooning profusely*

I believe in miracles since you came along, you sexy thang!!

I love you very, very much too, Eric Scope Collins!!

:-)

Bev said...

That troll is so cool! And you two make a very cute couple.

I'm new to your story, but it's so nice to see nice people who are obviously in love like you two are. :) Best wishes to you both!

Shana said...

You guys are just so Cute!! It make me believe in love again!!

Gwen said...

It's been said, but I'll say it again: Watching you two renews my spirit and faith in love. Plus, it makes me giddy to see my dear friend so happy.

SkylersDad said...

You two are great together! Thanks for letting us share in your courtship, smooth sailing into the future.

I heart FFD said...

I'm very happy for the two of you! It's karma coming around for you since you introduced me to the man that I love.

Dr Zibbs said...

At first I was like, "Is that Scope's Dad?"

You know, because he's big and all..

Maggie said...

The Troll looks really awesome!! Never knew such thing existed. =)

J.J. in L.A. said...

That picture of Cora cracks me up! Glad to see that you're taken with every side of her, uh, personality. ; )

Fancy Schmancy said...

You guys are like my favorite romantic comedy. I can't wait to see what happens next!

Freida Bee, MD said...

Gawd, blog love is so frickin' sweet, couldn't help but say, but also the lady behind your lady is the funniest part of that last pic, I think.

Nap Warden said...

After I read your comment on my guest post at Vodka Mom, I had to come over and check out your story...I'm rooting for you, just like I'm rooting for my brother!

Go 43ish guys...get your happily ever after!