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terpfan1980's Articles In Personal Relationships
August 29, 2011 by terpfan1980
I wrote a little about this in the article I just finished, but here's an article on just this topic...  I would have (perhaps) posted it sooner, but have been mostly offline due to power outages after the passing through of Hurricane Irene, and well, was otherwise occupied with a honeymoon.

A co-worker (who was one of the groomsmen in the wedding) teased me a bit via TXT message when the Earthquake struck in Virginia (and shocks were felt in Maryland and other parts of the region) t...
August 18, 2011 by terpfan1980
Dr. Guy asked in response to another article what's the date -- I'm not sure I had given away the details there previously, but I will here and now.  In just over 2 days, I'll be saying my vows to my soon to be bride.  My second time down the aisle, and hers as well.  We both are looking forward to it, and have been counting the days for a while.  We've had a few bumps along the way as we get closer and keep talking through anything and everything we could thi...
August 11, 2011 by terpfan1980
My daughter was going to be at the movies last night, having taken advantage of a special offer to go see the new Glee 3D film before it's regular release to the general public this weekend.  Not having gone to a film in a theater in a few months, I opted to take advantage of the time that I would otherwise need to be waiting to pick her back up and opted to go see the last of the Harry Potter movies.  I had seen all of the previous films, but was delayed in seeing Harry Potter and...
July 19, 2011 by terpfan1980
After getting to spend some nice quiet time with my fiance last night, the world just seems so much brighter today.  Yes, it's hot outside, too hot for my tastes.  Yes, I have lots of work to get done still in the clean-up and readying for her and her youngest daughter to move in soon, but again, just getting to share some quiet time with her makes my day and week so much better.

Yeah, yeah, I know, it's that early part of the relationship when everything is so nice tog...
July 18, 2011 by terpfan1980
Ah, the joys of some separate worlds...

If I opened up on this topic in some of my other favorite hang-outs, I'd probably be handing someone an "I told you so" type moment and I'm not one that ever likes to do that, so ... well, I'm going to take advantage of this old hangout and open up a bit more here than I might do so in other places.

Somewhere along the way, as I typed thoughts about what I'd expect and try to achieve in any (at that time) future relationship I said so...
June 30, 2011 by terpfan1980
The last few days have been fun for me - NOT.

Thankfully between some phone conversation with my fiance late last night, a little bit of my friend MGD (Miller Genuine...) before bed, and a bit of a nap and meditation yesterday a.m. (when I took a mental health day off from work), I finally got a decent block of sleep.  I think the beer was probably the most creditable for that, but then again there was the tiredness that existed all along, and yes, talking with my fiance also helped...
June 28, 2011 by terpfan1980
Ok, let me start by saying I forgot some of those other things I was going to be writing about here, but that's not unusual as my brain fails me too frequently in remembering little things throughout the day.  I may remember by the time I close here, but I'm not counting any chickens.

Let me start with the visions.

I wrote an article about some glitches in the road (and some dead horses that I hadn't kicked enough) that had come up over the last few weeks in my relationshi...
June 26, 2011 by terpfan1980
Whew!  Thankfully after some talking with my fiance over the last few days, I think we both killed the latest dead horse that was in our path enough that we could move on and get back on track, but it seems that we both still have a tendency to let little things bug us and pop-up along the way that distract us and cause us to lose focus.

Granted, with a dwindling number of weeks to go until we go off and get hitched it's somewhat normal for some things to pop up and try to make thems...
June 13, 2011 by terpfan1980
While my fiancé is able to compute the hours without the use of computing aids, I make use of a Countdown Clock widget that I recently downloaded to show me how much longer there is before our big day.  Still a few months away, but not much more than that now.  So close, yet so far.

We’ve still got a ton of things to do between now and then.  I’ve got a lot more clean-up to get done so that she can move into the house and move her stuff in with her.  I’ve also got to com...
May 27, 2011 by terpfan1980
Lots of happenings personally since my last article here.  Nothing that has derailed my (and my fiance's) plans for later this summer though we've certainly hit a few snags and roadblocks to work over in our planning.

The stress of planning things has gotten to both of us and left us both a bit overwhelmed, though as I told her earlier today the worst of the stress really should be behind us at this point.  Most of the stress has related to the guest list and to just how we&...
May 4, 2011 by terpfan1980
Dr. Guy had recently inquired how my relationship (discussed in prior articles to a minor degree) was going.  I had a vague reference to same in the last article previous to this one (Making an Appearance) where I said something like this:

The summer looks like it could be a busy one for me and my family and significant others but I'm glad for that.

I'm back to update again, though I've probably given everything away compliments of the article title.

I sent some notices out to frie...
March 13, 2008 by terpfan1980

Having seen the latest mea culpa from another in a long line of politicians and prominent figures that were caught cheating on their spouse, I have to ask just what the spouses are doing standing by these cretons?!

Better yet, I have to ask, would you or your own spouse (if you have one) stand by someone when you know they've cheated?

May 24, 2006 by terpfan1980
This article comes from a few different inspirations, the most recent being the coming (high school) graduation of my son.

In my long lost youth there were what some would call very tacky traditions. Traditions such as events like high school graduations warranting mailing out a batch of announcements to friends and relatives, mostly in the expectation that those friends and relatives would wind up sending along a gift of congratulations.

In exchange for those gifts, or for any others, ...