Monday, September 6, 2010

Amy Loves.

Hello! The gorgeous Katelin is freshly married and frolicking about Italy, and I, Amy, am here to stand in her shoes (footsteps?) for the day.

Katelin asked us to make lists of a Top 5 around the theme of love. And since I've been with my lovely boyfriend, Andrew, for three years now, I thought I'd share some of the things I love about love itself. So, here they are, my Top 5 Favorite Things About Love.

  1. NOT DATING. Sometimes, I watch people on first dates or hear terrible stories, and I just think, HELL YES. I don't have to suffer through awkward conversations, weird dudes, or that nutty "getting to know you" phase. I know Andrew better than he knows himself, and I'm not subjected to constant awkwardness on behalf of the opposite sex. WIN!
  2. Sweatpants. When Andrew and I were first dating, I felt the need to look pretty all the time. Now? I get home to our shared apartment, change out of my clothes and into my after-hours uniform of sweats and one of his t-shirts. I'm a lot more comfortable and since he already loves me? We're good to go.
  3. Inside jokes/secret language. Nearly everyone I know who's in a relationship has a particular set of phrases/nicknames/words that might seem incomprehensible to others, but serve as a dialect within the relationship. Andrew and I can have a complete conversation without anyone else really catching on. Plus, I have a few nicknames that totally embarrass him, too. Always handy.
  4. Presents! Not just getting them (I mean, that's obviously awesome) but having someone to do little things for. I like schmoop. I like surprising him with little gifts. I enjoy having someone to spoil with a nice meal or a little gift. And getting them in return ain't bad either.
  5. Companionship. I think that for me, nothing tops knowing all the time that someone's on my team. I have a built in date, someone to listen to me 24/7, and a partner to laugh with. And living together is like a sleepover every night, with my favorite person. It's pretty amazing.
What do YOU love about love?


Breathe Gently said...

I love all of those things. Love!

Sistergirl said...

Just hoppin by, Great list! How about always having a date for those "couples" events. lol

Anonymous said...

Um, definitely with you on the not dating thing. Beginning dates suck. (Though there is also a little something magical about them when the mate is up to par.)

And I can't wait to get home, change into my sweats and veg.

J and I also say "duh" a lot as an inside joke. No one gets it and I don't think either of us even remember where it stemmed from.

Cute post! :)

Rachel said...

I love pretty much the same things about not dating. Having someone who knows you better than you know yourself is a great thing :)