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So, you eloped, huh? That can only mean one thing…


After being together for ten years and being engaged for almost four years, Nesko and I ran off and got hitched in a fairly spur of the moment way. We went from “wanna do this thing?” to “let’s do this thing” to “here’s a day, let’s pick up the license now and do it for reals.” And we did it, and it’s really awesome. One thing, though, is that I’d always wanted to get married in the fall and all our talk about getting married had to do with the autumn and we got married in February. Which is pretty much the exact opposite of what we’d planned back in the day when we talked about cake and dresses and live bands and stuff.

Yesterday I got the first hesitant, delicately phrased question.

No, I’m not pregnant.

I am, in fact, forcibly expelling the contents of my uterus right now which is, as always, exciting and thrilling. If anyone wants to ply me with salt, sugar, fat, and/or red meat I will follow you around all in love. My plans for this weekend involve steak, possibly one cooked with dark chocolate and potato chips.

So, no babies and no baby news, although Nesko’s biological clock has been ringing loudly for about a year and a half now. The dude rates the babies in “Pottery Barn Baby” and makes guesses as to what they are like, personally. “Oh, this baby, you know he’s really smart. You can tell. I bet he likes duplos a lot. Awww, look at this cute little girl. Isn’t she cute? Look at her. No, really, look. I’m pointing to the cute one. I bet she has a bunny and she likes to pet it. Are you looking at her?”

Rest assured, I will keep everyone updated as to the contents of my uterus.

Nesko already has names picked out and everything.

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2 Comments to

“So, you eloped, huh? That can only mean one thing…”

  1. On March 13th, 2008 at 9:22 pm Brenna Says:

    That’s ten kinds of endearing, you two (both Nesko’s baby-rating and your always fantastic descriptions of menstruation).

  2. On March 14th, 2008 at 3:09 pm Rachel Says:


    My husband and I “eloped” on Mackinac Island, Mich. last summer. I say we eloped, but it was no secret to either of our families. Our moms both attended, as well as my sister, sister-in-law and new nephew. We’re just not the traditional wedding type folk. Even our rings are kind of hippie’ish: Brandon has a handcarved wood ring and mine is moissonite.

    So, the questions have now gone from “So, when are you getting married?” (we lived in sin for two years) to now “So, when are you having kids?” (short answer: never).