Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Birthday King

The Beard has a varied and extensive skill set: basic skills like being incredibly smart with insane reading comprehension, and his impressive social aptitude for meeting people and making friends.

But he also has the most random assortment of what he calls "skills of a misspent youth."

  • Family tech support - he knows pretty much everything about computers, iPhones and anything with an on button
  • He can break into anything in under a minute. Suspicious.
  • Pensmanship. He has 4 distinct fonts. All better than my handwriting. 
  • Amazing cook. I don't know why he puts up with my basic and unimpressive cooking when everything he makes is 100x more delicious. 
  • Fencing. Not sure why. But he's crazy good at it. 
  • Building/fixing things.
  • Ability to rattle off sports statistics (mostly baseball) for obscure players 10 years ago.
  • Great with babies, kids and puppies. Drool-worthy, you guys. 
Probably the most surprising to me is that he's not your average male crappy gift-giver.

The Beard is the King of Birthdays.

The last two weeks have been awesome because he hit it out of the park once again. Not only with thoughtful gifts (new scriptures to replace my high school seminary copies that are falling apart and read "Danica Anne Budge", a Yoda bobblehead, iPad keyboard, to name a few) but with the way he makes me feel special. I got cute emails from him throughout the day, and even though that day was stressful and exhausting I was so excited to come home and have fun with him.

He carried around all the gifts from my awesome family around the mall while I found a pair of pants to replace a crotch-hole pair (the worst).

He turned on The Office for me and set up my new keyboard, and even let me nap!

He got tickets for us to see Thriller - which is huge. The Beard doesn't relish the theater. It's pushing it to get him to go to a movie, let alone people jumping around in tights IN PERSON. But he knew I had wanted to see it and just came through.

It was awesome and we had so much fun, even if we had to fight about parking (always). :)

I love the Birthday King.

Even if he didn't believe me that I'm 23 now.


  1. I was at Gentri's party on Saturday and I'm not sure we met! Anyway, I love your blog and can't wait to see more!

  2. I just wanted to let you know it was really nice meeting you last Saturday (: You are so dang sweet and funny!


  3. ok, just stumbled across your blog & i am lovin it! so cute. (:

    xo, b.


  4. caaauuute! That's what you are. And I feel instantly bonded to you because of the office. My dream come true would to meet both John Krazinski and Rain Wilson at the same time :) I'm giddy just thinking about it!

  5. Hey, happy birthday not so long ago :) We're the same age. Well...I'll be 23 in May. So, I loved talking to you and getting to know you on Saturday! We should definitely be blog friends.

  6. Love finding new Utah bloggers. You are so cute and have such a fun blog. Look forward to see more. Now following!


  7. Love your blog!
    New follower!
    Follow me back?

  8. Sounds like you've got a great catch there :)
    Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com