Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Slick turns.... (well really, it's just a number)

So who needs a Justin Bieber, Zac Efron or Taylor Lautner when you've got someone like Slick. Number-wise he's not young anymore, but the number is the only thing that suggests he might be pushing mid-life. And these young boys have got nothing on him. Brad's got looks AND wisdom. He's hot AND he's humble. He's got drive AND he's in control. He's strong AND he's spiritual.

As Taylor Swift sings, "I'm only me when I'm with you" (well, him)

Brad is pretty passionate about some things. He doesn't take it as a compliment but I think it's adorable. He gets worked up and fired up and when he takes the time to put those emotions into reason and words --- the only word I can think to describe him is, attractive. So babe, take it or leave it but I like it when you're passionate about something, especially if that something is me.

Another thing that I think is very attractive about Slick, and I'm sure I take it for granted, is his work ethic. He surprises and inspires me on a regular basis, that he can stay committed to work. I know he doesn't love (or even like) work some days, but he goes everyday, without complaint (almost). I have known many guys throughout my life that would not fit into this category. Even though when were dating I didn't know I was attracted to this, but it is a lasting quality. And if he didn't have it I would have said, "Adios", long before we even had a chance to get off the ground. Lazy is NOT attractive.

This may sound strange, but the other day I was admiring my FULL gas tank, and thinking how nice it was to have it. I was feeling taken care of knowing I didn't have to worry about running out of gas because we didn't have the money to fill it. And with all the running around I do, I have to fill it a LOT. He never gives me grief about it. It's just another reason he works hard for the money.

Now let's talk physical attributes. He's known this forever because I tell him every chance I get and it is something I have been aware of since we were dating, and that is his hands. I love them. Something about the ratio of the hand size to the wrist size and how it connects to the forearm, something about the spread of the fingers... I don't know, it's not something I can really explain. I wish the picture showed it but the back of his right wrist has small round scar on it. He got it as a kid, but to me it is sexy. It adds to that whole "hand thing"... be still my heart.

And now, on to the eyes. I have to say, I love beautiful blue eyes, especially when they have different colored specks or a dark ring around the iris. They show up great in photos and catch the light easily. But to me, there is nothing more beautiful than sparkly, dark brown eyes. They seem innocent and childlike. He has this type of eyes and they are framed with long, dark brown eyelashes... ooh-la-la. Really sorry, am I gaging you? I don't mean to, but in the long run this post is for me so too bad ;)

I know I don't even need to explain this last item and that is his, for lack of a better word, "funness". This isn't to be confused with funniness (which is also a good adjective for him) but it describes the way he is. He IS fun. He likes to HAVE fun. He wants things to BE fun. He knows how to MAKE fun. His life in general is fun. I'm glad he's fun, cuz I have a tendency to take things too seriously, or forget to see the fun, or forget to use fun to make a point or to influence people. His imagination is great and he doesn't care if he comes across whacky. It's all the more fun that way, right?

So who cares that 48 years have passed since his mom was in grueling labor with him. 48 is young when you are young at heart (and a little touched in the mind)

I love you Slick! And Happy Birthday!


Shannon B said...

Brad/Slick is a pretty neat guy isn't he? You can always count on Brad for unexpected funness...or I guess if you can count on him then it's NOT unexpected! What I like about him is that he is ALWYAS up for an adventure and has fun doing it, AND THEN has fun stories to tell after it's over! Never a dull moment with him around. Syd always says "remember when uncle Brad squirted whip cream in my mouth, he is so funny." Everyone loves Brad!! HAPPY B-day!!!

karensumpter said...

Oh my I was reading your post, I was thinking that Brad was turning 42 or something--obviously I wasn't really thinking. But when I read 48 I was shocked! I guess thats because he IS so fun and crazy! Happy Birthday Brad!!

Lindseys said...

All these years and I haven't ever heard you call Brad "Slick" until today. Wow. Happy Belated Bday, Brad.


Carolina said...

Happy Birthday to Brad!!! You guys make a beautiful couple!

Joe and Julie said...

You didn't say anything about his hat size getting bigger after this post.

Annette said...

Happy Birthday Slick! I love that you wrote all these fun and mushy details. I'm sure he is totally flattered! I'm so glad we have such a fun guy for a friend and Bishopric member too. Always love it when he conducts :) I always love your parents comments too! So funny!