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The "Incredibly Impossible to Derail This Thread" thread
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7 January 2014
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Ahhh Girl said
over on the "What are you eating right now?" thread

trcanberra said

Ah nice - my wife makes a great orange juice - all mixed up with crushed ice in a juicer - my son loves it.

OK, trcanberra. I'm gonna be nosy. Give me a a-hard-days-night-paul-11 if that is the answer I deserve, but I've been wondering this for a while. Back during the hurricane in the Philippines last year I know you mentioned that your wife has relatives in the Philippines. Is your wife Filipino? I'm just curious after that history lesson on how your family got from Wales to Australia. I was wondering if her family had a similar background or if some other twist of fate brought you together.

No, I don't know why orange juice triggered my memory to cause me to ask the question now.

Fair enough - but in return you have to manage the sports thing for a bit.  Latest humiliation; Manchester United minutes ago lost to the bottom team in the league - 3 games lost so far this year and it is only the 8th of January (and we are the current champions - sigh - not for much longer).

Yes, she is from Manila.  This is a bit convoluted, but here we go.  Her sister (let's call her X) was married to my brother's best friend (let's call him Y) and I was on good terms with the couple as well.  During various family visits Y's son ended up getting engaged to X's younger sister.  My future wife came to Australia to be a bridesmaid.  X and Y being the social lot they were kept inviting me to dinner; I kept saying no figuring it was a setup (I was quite happy being single).  After much pestering I decided to visit one time to shut them up.  That was either a good or bad move depending on what mood I am in at the moment :)

 

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trcanberra said

Ahhh Girl said
over on the "What are you eating right now?" thread

trcanberra said

Ah nice - my wife makes a great orange juice - all mixed up with crushed ice in a juicer - my son loves it.

OK, trcanberra. I'm gonna be nosy. Give me a a-hard-days-night-paul-11 if that is the answer I deserve, but I've been wondering this for a while. Back during the hurricane in the Philippines last year I know you mentioned that your wife has relatives in the Philippines. Is your wife Filipino? I'm just curious after that history lesson on how your family got from Wales to Australia. I was wondering if her family had a similar background or if some other twist of fate brought you together.

No, I don't know why orange juice triggered my memory to cause me to ask the question now.

Fair enough - but in return you have to manage the sports thing for a bit.  Latest humiliation; Manchester United minutes ago lost to the bottom team in the league - 3 games lost so far this year and it is only the 8th of January (and we are the current champions - sigh - not for much longer).

Yes, she is from Manila.  This is a bit convoluted, but here we go.  Her sister (let's call her X) was married to my brother's best friend (let's call him Y) and I was on good terms with the couple as well.  During various family visits Y's son ended up getting engaged to X's younger sister.  My future wife came to Australia to be a bridesmaid.  X and Y being the social lot they were kept inviting me to dinner; I kept saying no figuring it was a setup (I was quite happy being single).  After much pestering I decided to visit one time to shut them up.  That was either a good or bad move depending on what mood I am in at the moment :)

 

Sweet story, trcanberra. So was it one of those love at first sight things or was it over time that you two got together after getting to know each other? Or did she bug the living daylights out of you and you couldnt stand each other for months but it turned to love after some tragic accident involving a tractor but then there was a misunderstanding and you had to chase after her before she missed her plane - well that's what happens in most soaps and crummy romantic films?

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8 January 2014
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trcanberra said

Ahhh Girl said
Oh, good, a happy ending with the m-i-l.

A minor miracle occurred today at work. After three years of trying to persuade the director that we (my office mates and I) had come up with a really good way to get multiple tasks done with one **awesome** spreadsheet, she FINALLY came around to our way of thinking. I had totally given up hope with a move she had made recently. I thought she was going to make us abandon our precious, well-thought-out, and well-maintained spreadsheet. I was clueless about how we were going to proceed, and I was getting very anxious (well, pissed really). How should I celebrate this victory?

Starting on the Lennon box with a nice glass of wine and some cheese (assuming you partake - the OJ otherwise).

Wine, cheese, and John do sound wonderful. But, I've just realized that I am smashingly tired. I guess I got dizzy giddy with the news, and now I'm relieved and totally relaxed to the eyes-glazing-over stage. I have one more observation to make on another thread, then it's lights-out for Ahhh Girl. Wine, cheese, and John will have to wait.

But one more thought here before I go. The other day when you mentioned that your wife was into gospel music, I had wondered if her family were Christian missionaries to the Philippines. So, now I know the rest of the story. And, I'm with you on making her some cds and teaching her how to use the player she can listen while you're out of the house.

trcanberra said

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That was either a good or bad move depending on what mood I am in at the moment :)

26 years together. I guess there have been many more good moods that bad. :-) You are under no obligation to reply :-)

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