Thursday, January 19, 2012

Here Comes My Girl


I really tried to think of a clever or interesting way to write this birthday post. Last year, I obviously stole Tru Stories ideas, trying to copy her style of writing because I definitely do not have my own style. I was thinking about using only Beatles lyrics to describe her. I also thought about using lyrics of a song that always makes me think about her. While lyrics can be clever, which Tru Stories does very well, I couldn't describe her like that. This year I am going to let you know about the girl, I know in my own words.

When I first met Tru Stories, I wouldn't say I was headed in the right direction. Not saying I was headed in the wrong one, it was more like an angle instead of a straight line. Some might say that I was here to save her but that is the total opposite, Tru Stories and The Kid swooped in and swept me off my feet.

Some of the reasons why Tru Stories is my one.

-She has great taste in music. Yes, obviously Madonna and The Beatles but her range is almost endless. She can go from Snoop, Eminem, East Coast, West Coast, new music, classic rock. I did say 'almost' but country music is sort of a long stretch (sorry country fans).

-She knows sports. I realize she grew up in a sport background family, but she really knows what she is talking about. Sometimes we talk back and forth about sport topics for a while, afterwards I think, how lucky was I to find her, I can not believe she is not totally bored with this.

-She is a beer drinker. Nothing against girls that don't drink beer, it is just easier for me. It seems simple to me, I like simple. I also like the way she drinks her beer. I get it, it sounds weird but there is something about it that is hard to explain.

-She is a great writer. When I read her blogs, it is almost like I am there in the story. Wait a minute, a lot of the time I am. She makes it seem so easy and effortless to do, I am on my tenth hour right now.

-She loves our kids. I also love our children with everything I have but she finds things to love about them I would never think of. Different expressions on their faces or how they pronounce a word, things I might not notice without her. And not because I was also not pronouncing the word correctly.

Fine, maybe just one song to take up some space.

You know, sometimes, I don't know why,
But this old town just seems so hopeless
I ain't really sure,
but it seems I remember the good times
Were just a little bit more in focus

But when she puts her arms around me,
I can, somehow, rise above it
Yeah man,
when I got that girl standing right by my side,
You know,
I can tell the whole wide world, and shout it,

Hey, here comes my girl,
here comes my girl,
Yeah, she looks so right,
she's all I need tonight

Just for the record, it's still stupid and always will be.

HOLLA, Coach


ct said...

happy birthday tru stories! i was looking forward to reading this blog today and was especially shocked when coach was on here at 4:30 am? WHAT????

coach - you came through again. very well done! simple and sweet.

happy birthday lady! hope you have a relaxing day!

Anonymous said...

Coach, your own words sounded great. So glad you found your tru-love. Happy birthday, Jennifer.So glad you made him complete. And that you joined our family. He is a pretty good writer after all. Have a great year! Love to all. Gramma G

Unknown said...

Very impressive Coach! I think you are made for each other.
Happy Birthday to my strong, beautiful, smart daughter. I told you someday there would be a know how the rest of it goes.
Love you, hope it is a great day! It was snowing this morning, must be your day.

Flag Girl said...

Happy Birthday TS! Hope your day is filled with lots of love, laughs and hugs!
Nice work Coach....its almost like he is Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah's couch...
I just puked a little in my mouth...........

Sweetbreads Bailey said...

Happy Birthday Tru Stories!! I have had one seriously fun year with you. And I look forward to many more! Have a very Namaste birthday!

Arizona + family said...

Happy Birthday, TS!
I'm so happy you found such a great family to add to yours. you deserve all the happiness you have and more! i hope the next 35 are even better!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday TS,I'm with Sweetbreads...maybe we shouldn't be so classy next year though. Awesome job from the heart Coach. -WOWshelooksdazzling@35hol

Chili said...

In Tru Coach style, Happy Birthday!

The Mrs. said...

"They say it's your (not quite a blizzard) birthday. We're gonna have a good time (but probably not as much as we'll have next weekend). I'm glad it's your birthday (until tomorrow morning when I can't move my arms above my head thanks to this whole 'birthday yo!lates' thing). Happy birthday to you (really, that one is heartfelt)."

With love, from me to you.

Cath said...

Happy Birthday, TS!! Very well said Coach, another year nicely done.

Munchkin said...

This is the third time I've tried to comment...

Happy Birthday!

The General said...

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! You got your birthday snow. At least it is not as cold as it was the winter you were born. We kept the car battery in the house so the car would start when we went to the hospital. Love, Your Dad

Doc said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a yogariffic day and your soreness tomorrow is do to the yoga show not because of turning 35!! We are also superglad you two came together no matter how it happened!!

Coach...really sweet!

Love ya both!!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Mom I love you and hope you have a great birthday!
Love, The Kid

Anonymous said...

Love, Tink

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!

Coach said...

Tink really could not have said it any better.

Tru Stories said...

Thanks so much to Coach for the amazing post... it shocked even me! And for working all day to give me a nice birthday.
Gramma- I think I'll keep him.

Thanks for all of the kind and thoughtful comments! Cards, calls, texts and students at my Big Yoga Day! I'm lucky to know good people.

kori said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it was a great day! This was a sweet post :)