Today is my 3rd anniversary with ProfX. We just had our 8th anniversary of dating…I’ve been informed by some friends that this “doesn’t count,” but since I’m 24 I think 8 years is kind of a big thing. In fact, I think–HOLY FRAK!!
Even though today is the 3rd anniversary of the church wedding and the one we count as our anniversary, we decided to celebrate on Monday the 5th because it’s the anniversary of our legal wedding and our 8th year of dating. I have to say, this was the best anniversary yet.
I’m barely a gamer—Mario Kart is the most gamey I’ve gotten and even then I don’t have much coordination—and ProfX is very casual—he plays for mental breaks while he’s grading or writing. But it sounded like a lot of fun. I love RPGs and I’ve wanted to learn to game. At their recommendations, we bought Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, which is very much like an RPG.
ProfX suggested that we also break in the Gloom card game I got. Since normally he’s not into cards/board games/RPGs, I was very excited. We played a game of it the night of the 4th and I won. ProfX will probably be up for a rematch now that he knows what he’s doing.
On the 5th, we spent 3 hours playing Dark Alliance together. I’m the elven sorceress (like my D&D half-elven battle sorceress Anya) and he’s the human archer. Didn’t get terribly far, but I’ve really taken to it. All those years watching other people play has taught me the basics of navigation and strategy. Not as good as he is, yet, but learning.
During our dinner break from gaming, we ate Papa John’s pizza (memories of my college RPGing days, Papa John’s was the only one who delivered) and watched more of Doctor Who Series 3. Then more Dark Alliance. I am a slayer of rats, giant spiders, and bugbears.
We’re nowhere near finished Dark Alliance, of course, so we plan to make gaming night a regular event throughout the year. I think it’ll be a lot of fun.
There were no flowers, no dinners out, no dressing up, and no gifts. But we had a great time because we’re us and we did what makes us happy as a couple. Best anniversary yet!