It's the final countdown.  

bulging_boy 49M
4912 posts
6/16/2006 6:56 am

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6/22/2006 2:13 am

It's the final countdown.


Seconds tick by,

My eyes stay fixed on the clock.

Watching the second hand sweep around ever so slowly,

It's circular movement taking with it part of me.

I watch and push with my mind, I will, I force that hand to move faster.

Still... time moves at it's own pace, despite my efforts.

A little over 9 days as I write this.

My mind casts back to her first visit, and we laugh as we remember those moments. How at the time we had no idea what lay ahead.

Yes. A leap of faith on her part. Absolutely.

That's really just testament to the kind of person she is. This woman is amazing, fearless, forthright and smart.

Oh and funny.

That seriously is the key to me. A sense of humour. Hers is like mine. We laugh at the same inappropriate shit. It's so liberating for me to laugh when I shouldn't and turn around to see her laughing as well.

Safety in numbers?

Who knows.

What I do know is that had she not taken that chance, that step... my life would not be as rich as it is now. I wouldn't have the same spring in my step and my future would not be as exciting.

Her immersion into my life was total. Within the first day she was climbing the steepest learning curve she'd ever experienced.

Just off the plane and within 2 hours she'd met the kids. The kids being what they are, sniffed the air and approached her with caution. On being treated warmly and with genuine interest... they opened up and resembled monkeys as they clambered over her. All I could do was smile from the other side of the room and laugh to myself.

The second day, my parents arrived unannounced. Good God, I just about shat my pants as I dressed if taking part in some timed challenge. Like a professional, I remember her gliding down the stairs and introducing herself to my folks.

The fact they had no idea she was here, was brilliant. My mother just gawped as she said Hi.

Of course we both fell into each other when they left. Moral of my story... always tell your parents when you have someone of importance coming to visit.

Mind you... it's all different now. They've met and they know how important she is to me. They've seen the ring.

They know not to bother me too much as all I do is look at my clock. All I do is imitate a talking clock.

How are you Bulge?

9 days 4 hours 30 minutes.

What did you do today?

9 days 4 hours 15 minutes.

Yep.

The countdown has almost reached zero, and when zero comes, my levels of excitement are going to go through the roof.

I have never looked forward to something as much as this. Even when I was a kid, and it was Christmas Eve...

Just ask Daph. She stayed with me on the first night. She knows how I was. I know how I was.

I'm lucky that I have such an amazing support group... we're lucky. Without what we have together and this fantastic bunch of people... who knows how much more difficult it would have been.

So thanks you spakkers. From the bottom of my and most probably our hearts.

[blog SJ365] [blog DaphneR] [blog 1hotWahine] Pixie Curious Helga Trav Gayboy Seriously [blog Saintlianna] Dugster

Thanks for being the collective rock that we have clung to as we've weathered the ocean that has brought us to where we are now. While not quite there yet... we both look back in total amazement at how far we've come.

I know that even though she is the most amazing person to have ever graced my presence... you fuckers have played an important part.

frangipanigal 44F
10406 posts
6/16/2006 7:31 am

Yeh!! And all will be well in the world again in about 9 days 4 hours and 10 minutes.

What would the world be without laughter...

Very happy for you both,

Frangi x


Seriously_Real 48M

6/16/2006 7:44 am

Okay, seriously....someone will be filming when she gets off the plane, right? I mean...really...this needs to fucking be made into a fucking docufuckingmentary. Because as good as your words are, and her words are better (heh), I'm thinking that a video journal of the next 10 days would be fucking amazing.

We'll premiere it at the wedding. Whaddya say?

Who's with me on this?

--Seriously


rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
6/16/2006 7:51 am

Oh, yeah, I stayed with you that first night, but part of my staying was selfishness. I had a good couple hours teasing you with "I know", wondering if you'd finally figure out that I actually did know.

I told her the other day that I'll be away from the house the first part of her trip, but I'll be back at some point that night if you need a babysitter again. Hey, it's another opportunity to watch you ricochet off the walls of the chat room for hours at a time.

The two of you are wonderful together and I love you both.


Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.


rm_1hotwahine 62F
21091 posts
6/16/2006 8:34 am

It's ironic that I won't be in the Babysit Bulge Last time zone during those final hours. That's ok - I'll pull an allnighter with Daph if it's needed.

Geez, I have a stomach full of butterflies. Can't even IMAGINE how you feel. Think I'll go breathe into a paperbag now.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


imLadyBambi 58M/50F

6/16/2006 9:50 am

bulging boy bulgingboy

Nice to have supportive friends isn't it.

Lady B.


imLadyBambi 58M/50F

6/16/2006 9:51 am

bulging boy

Nice to have supportive friends isn't it.

Lady B.


helga_hansen 49F  
1987 posts
6/16/2006 10:27 am

Bloomin' heck... don't you just go on, and on, and on!! Instead of watching that darned clock, Hobbit Boy, how's about finishing off my website? 24hrs you said! That was 2 weeks ago. No wonder time is dragging in your place... your bloody clock is defective!!!

Seriously though... I am ssssooooooooooo excited for the both of you!! I'd give anything, anything, to be at that Arrivals Hall when the love of your life finally comes home. But I can't be, so the two of you are just going to have to tell me all about it...

BTW... I had Phish Food on Sunday. Tell A the jury is out... at heart I may still be an HD girl!

Love ya too, spakker! (In a totally non-sexual way, of course... and will you quit trying to oggle my boobs!!)

♥♥HH♥♥


Love, hugs and kisses from ♥♥HH♥♥


rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
6/16/2006 11:14 am

    Quoting rm_valleyrat4:
    Lazy assed clockwatcha!!!

    valleyrat4...slipping back into the refrigerator for a snack
I still remember you asking a long time ago when the summer of your life would come, and I left the comment that I know it will, because you truly deserve it. She is here now, and she shines beautifully as a summers day....... I you both.

Saint Lianna....Slipping back into the holy shit missed the step *boom bang crash snap*

ambulance please?

Saint Lianna.... Slipping back into the shadows of the ambulance as the stretcher slides her past on the way to the ER.


mm0206 68F
7767 posts
6/16/2006 3:40 pm

I am soo very happy for you both...

you are both deserving of the best and it sure looks like you both will be blessed... and thanks for allowing us to share bits and pieces of the laughter and to get a glimpse of the affection and most evidently the love..

kisses and tender hugs for you both...

Margaret


rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
6/16/2006 3:57 pm

WOW! only 9 days 4 hours 15 minutes ? you can do that standing on your head (and knowing you, likely will)

I'm happy for you both. I love yer guts.

sj *slipping in the bloody mess she made trying to hug your guts*


digdug41 49M

6/16/2006 4:49 pm

Hey bulge you guys were both very nice to me when I chatted with you both one night while A was with you and I'll never forget that just love and take care of eachother and Be Happy.

DigDug41 slips back into his fresh pair of timberlands

roaming the cyber streets of blogland


bulging_boy 49M

6/16/2006 9:58 pm

    Quoting frangipanigal:
    Yeh!! And all will be well in the world again in about 9 days 4 hours and 10 minutes.

    What would the world be without laughter...

    Very happy for you both,

    Frangi x
Thanks Frangi,

All *will* be well in the world that's for sure.


bulging_boy 49M

6/16/2006 10:02 pm

    Quoting Seriously_Real:
    Okay, seriously....someone will be filming when she gets off the plane, right? I mean...really...this needs to fucking be made into a fucking docufuckingmentary. Because as good as your words are, and her words are better (heh), I'm thinking that a video journal of the next 10 days would be fucking amazing.

    We'll premiere it at the wedding. Whaddya say?

    Who's with me on this?

    --Seriously
Her words are better?

Prick.

You're right of course... but then...

So am I.

LOL

If you wanna film it, you're more than welcome.


bulging_boy 49M

6/16/2006 10:05 pm

    Quoting rm_DaphneR:
    Oh, yeah, I stayed with you that first night, but part of my staying was selfishness. I had a good couple hours teasing you with "I know", wondering if you'd finally figure out that I actually did know.

    I told her the other day that I'll be away from the house the first part of her trip, but I'll be back at some point that night if you need a babysitter again. Hey, it's another opportunity to watch you ricochet off the walls of the chat room for hours at a time.

    The two of you are wonderful together and I love you both.
Daph you know the feeling is more than mutual.

So what time will you be back, cause I know know that I'm not gonna get a wink of sleep *again*


bulging_boy 49M

6/16/2006 10:10 pm

    Quoting rm_valleyrat4:
    Lazy assed clockwatcha!!!

    valleyrat4...slipping back into the refrigerator for a snack
Hey. Bring me back a sandwich would ya?

It's fucking hard work watching this clock all day.

Bulging Boy... Wondering how long it's gonna take you to fix that fucking sandwich


impish_pixie 54F
6867 posts
6/16/2006 10:11 pm

"BTW... I had Phish Food on Sunday. Tell A the jury is out... at heart I may still be an HD girl! "

You CANNOT be serious. OMG...You'd pick HD over BJ???? Now that's just wrong. Ok...Phish Food is good, but go back and try Cherry's Garcia. You'll never look back at HD again.


Oh....sorry bulgy. But you know...that was some serious stuff there...can you imagine? Someone liking HD better than BJ? What's this world coming to? OH..wait. SHite..I'm off track again. Umm...so what was that about the 9 days thing? (giggle)

Seriously...though, goodbye's are horrible...but without them you can't have those uber good "homecoming's". And not much out there beats a homecoming with the one who owns your heart. You guys are like my fairy tale. BRAVO!!


I make mistakes, I am out of control & at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. ~Marilyn


bulging_boy 49M

6/16/2006 10:12 pm

    Quoting rm_1hotwahine:
    It's ironic that I won't be in the Babysit Bulge Last time zone during those final hours. That's ok - I'll pull an allnighter with Daph if it's needed.

    Geez, I have a stomach full of butterflies. Can't even IMAGINE how you feel. Think I'll go breathe into a paperbag now.
Wahine,

You *know* you're gonna have to.

Besides... Daph can't have *all* the fun, right?


bulging_boy 49M

6/16/2006 10:15 pm

Lady Bambi,

With friends... *anything* is possible.


bulging_boy 49M

6/16/2006 10:16 pm

    Quoting imLadyBambi:
    bulging boy

    Nice to have supportive friends isn't it.

    Lady B.
Woah...

I swear... De Ja Vue...

*freaky*


bulging_boy 49M

6/16/2006 10:18 pm

    Quoting helga_hansen:
    Bloomin' heck... don't you just go on, and on, and on!! Instead of watching that darned clock, Hobbit Boy, how's about finishing off my website? 24hrs you said! That was 2 weeks ago. No wonder time is dragging in your place... your bloody clock is defective!!!

    Seriously though... I am ssssooooooooooo excited for the both of you!! I'd give anything, anything, to be at that Arrivals Hall when the love of your life finally comes home. But I can't be, so the two of you are just going to have to tell me all about it...

    BTW... I had Phish Food on Sunday. Tell A the jury is out... at heart I may still be an HD girl!

    Love ya too, spakker! (In a totally non-sexual way, of course... and will you quit trying to oggle my boobs!!)

    ♥♥HH♥♥
You'd give anything?

How about giving the pilot a blowjob. He'd make room for you in his cockpit, and you could fly for free.

If it's non sexual... why are you rubbing my dick?


bulging_boy 49M

6/16/2006 10:21 pm

    Quoting rm_saintlianna:
    I still remember you asking a long time ago when the summer of your life would come, and I left the comment that I know it will, because you truly deserve it. She is here now, and she shines beautifully as a summers day....... I you both.

    Saint Lianna....Slipping back into the holy shit missed the step *boom bang crash snap*

    ambulance please?

    Saint Lianna.... Slipping back into the shadows of the ambulance as the stretcher slides her past on the way to the ER.
Awww Saint.

I do remember that post and your comment. Thanks for reminding me.

I you too.

Bulging Boy... Feeling guilty for not fixing that stair when he should have.


bulging_boy 49M

6/16/2006 10:31 pm

    Quoting mm0206:
    I am soo very happy for you both...

    you are both deserving of the best and it sure looks like you both will be blessed... and thanks for allowing us to share bits and pieces of the laughter and to get a glimpse of the affection and most evidently the love..

    kisses and tender hugs for you both...

    Margaret
Margaret,

I appreciate your comment. We do share bits and pieces, but not all. Balance is important, and I hope we've got that right here.

Cheers


bulging_boy 49M

6/16/2006 10:34 pm

    Quoting rm_sj365:
    WOW! only 9 days 4 hours 15 minutes ? you can do that standing on your head (and knowing you, likely will)

    I'm happy for you both. I love yer guts.

    sj *slipping in the bloody mess she made trying to hug your guts*
Actually SJ,

I'm useless at standing on my head. I can't even do cartwheels.

Bulging Boy... Shoving his guts back into his stomach and looking at the bloody mess.


bulging_boy 49M

6/16/2006 10:37 pm

    Quoting digdug41:
    Hey bulge you guys were both very nice to me when I chatted with you both one night while A was with you and I'll never forget that just love and take care of eachother and Be Happy.

    DigDug41 slips back into his fresh pair of timberlands
Dug man,

I remember that well, and I'm looking forward to catching up with you in chat soon buddy. You're always good for a laugh and I appreciate you taking the time to chat.

Bulging Boy... Looking at his worn sneakers and getting jealous seeing Digdugs timberlands.


rm_goddess1946 105F
13518 posts
6/16/2006 11:43 pm

The miracles are neverending
Excited and so happy for both of you!

9 days? A blink of an eye in the big picture, kiddo!


Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...
{=}


bulging_boy 49M

6/17/2006 12:00 am

    Quoting impish_pixie:
    "BTW... I had Phish Food on Sunday. Tell A the jury is out... at heart I may still be an HD girl! "

    You CANNOT be serious. OMG...You'd pick HD over BJ???? Now that's just wrong. Ok...Phish Food is good, but go back and try Cherry's Garcia. You'll never look back at HD again.

    Oh....sorry bulgy. But you know...that was some serious stuff there...can you imagine? Someone liking HD better than BJ? What's this world coming to? OH..wait. SHite..I'm off track again. Umm...so what was that about the 9 days thing? (giggle)

    Seriously...though, goodbye's are horrible...but without them you can't have those uber good "homecoming's". And not much out there beats a homecoming with the one who owns your heart. You guys are like my fairy tale. BRAVO!!
You guys need to take your HD vs Phish fight elsewhere.

This is a blog of intellectualism and honour, and as such will not tolerate interjections of icecream favouritism, unless by 30 different bloggers.

LOL

I'm so happy that we give you some kind of joy there Pixie...

But BRAVO???

Fucks sake... Who says that??

Bulging Boy... Shaking his head at the Rah Rah English phrases


bulging_boy 49M

6/17/2006 12:07 am

    Quoting rm_goddess1946:
    The miracles are neverending
    Excited and so happy for both of you!

    9 days? A blink of an eye in the big picture, kiddo!
Kiddo?

Actually, I feel honoured to be called kiddo by my favourite Goddess.

Wooohoooo.

Thanks.


tillerbabe 55F

6/17/2006 2:05 am

I'm so happy for you both and...inspired!


bulging_boy 49M

6/17/2006 4:03 am

    Quoting tillerbabe:
    I'm so happy for you both and...inspired!
Thanks Tiller,

We're pretty stoked too!


_Safira 53F
11260 posts
6/17/2006 6:18 am

*Fairytales can come true ... It can happen to you ... If you're young at heart*

Here's wishing both of you live to 105 (and beyond) for years and years of happiness.

Thanks for sharing your love, your passion, your hopes, and your dreams (if even in the smallest part) with we here in Blogville!

Well-done, Bulging ... Well-done!


Safira(Mistress Bunny Foo Bitch) {=}

This is my blog - Comes With Warning Labels. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

RECOMMENDED READING: A F F ... The Only Site For Me?


TheRealThing655 48F
9558 posts
6/17/2006 6:37 am

I too am so happy for both of you- you really show us that anything can happen here...and if people take chances they can find something they never thought possible.
Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness.


bulging_boy 49M

6/17/2006 4:51 pm

    Quoting _Safira:
    *Fairytales can come true ... It can happen to you ... If you're young at heart*

    Here's wishing both of you live to 105 (and beyond) for years and years of happiness.

    Thanks for sharing your love, your passion, your hopes, and your dreams (if even in the smallest part) with we here in Blogville!

    Well-done, Bulging ... Well-done!

    Safira(Mistress Bunny Foo Bitch) {=}
Thanks Safira,

I'm kinda hoping that we get beyond that, cause every day with her makes life so special.

My blog is a snippet of my life, and other random shit... so it's only natural that she and how she makes me feel should feature in it.

I just try to keep that celebratory shouting confined to real life for the most part. Some of it is worth sharing with our friends here, and so it is.

Yeah. I feel I have really acheived something by snagging this girl. She's amazing.


bulging_boy 49M

6/17/2006 4:57 pm

    Quoting TheRealThing655:
    I too am so happy for both of you- you really show us that anything can happen here...and if people take chances they can find something they never thought possible.
    Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness.
Thanks Real,

I guess the other often overlooked thing is that we're both real, we don't play games and we're honest with each other.

You see people getting burned left, right and center and it's usually because one if not both parties had chosen not to be completely truthful about themselves.

But yeah. Anything can happen, that's for sure. I'm not going to be taking her for granted anytime... ever!


duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
6/17/2006 5:29 pm

Your story brings happy tears to my eyes. I know not the pain it must be to be apart from the one you love, not to mention, being a world away from each other. I am getting a hint of a very short time as I stay home tonight while my boyfriend spends the night and fathers day with his children. *sigh*

DustStormDiva


FeistySyn 51F

6/17/2006 10:03 pm

awwww geeesh, anything I say will just sound so lame now... but I am happy for you both... yes, I peek in her blog, and she deserves you... though not sure what you deserve, besides a good kick in the arse

Apparently the depth of depravity here is bottomless... don't you feel right at home?
~~~~~


barbiebunny 36F
5597 posts
6/17/2006 10:17 pm

Wishing you the very best and I am planning to come visit in new zealand, and I better get an invitation dammit!

*slipping back into a dark closet*

Its good to be...ME


bulging_boy 49M

6/18/2006 12:06 am

    Quoting duststormdiva:
    Your story brings happy tears to my eyes. I know not the pain it must be to be apart from the one you love, not to mention, being a world away from each other. I am getting a hint of a very short time as I stay home tonight while my boyfriend spends the night and fathers day with his children. *sigh*
Dusty,

Thanks for your comments, yeah... it's pretty insane when you think just how painful it is to be apart for this long. I'm glad you're in a similar situation even if it's for a shorter period... you obviously appreciate being with him when he gets back.


bulging_boy 49M

6/18/2006 12:09 am

    Quoting rm_Spicy481:
    Ohhhh I'm soooo happy for both of you!! Reading about all your loving mushy stuff over the months has been great. It gives *hope* that finding true love is still possible in this day and age! Thank you for sharing snippets of your life here. Your blog has made me laugh my ass off (terrific entertainment!), made me think at times and I have even have shed some tears. All great stuff!

    I wish ALL the best to both of you for a very long and happy life together!!!!

    Thank you for the inspiration!!!

    Someone please pass me a tissue....*snif, snif*
Awwww Spicy,

Love is possible in any day and age. If our road gives others hope, then I'm glad we've shared this much.

It's good to know you're still getting something out of this as well. Crying? Ahhh come on... it's not that bad... sure somedays you wish you never clicked on my handle... but it's not worth crying over is it?


bulging_boy 49M

6/18/2006 12:20 am

    Quoting FeistySyn:
    awwww geeesh, anything I say will just sound so lame now... but I am happy for you both... yes, I peek in her blog, and she deserves you... though not sure what you deserve, besides a good kick in the arse
Hmmmm... she deserves me?

LOL

She deserves *way* more than I can offer, but I'm not gonna argue. I'm just glad that some of her wires aren't connected and she hasn't worked that out.

Read your comments.


bulging_boy 49M

6/18/2006 12:22 am

    Quoting barbiebunny:
    Wishing you the very best and I am planning to come visit in new zealand, and I better get an invitation dammit!

    *slipping back into a dark closet*
Thanks Barb,

Invite? You don't even need to ask sweetie.

Ummm... you're not bringing the rabbits are you?


barbiebunny 36F
5597 posts
6/18/2006 1:17 am

Of course! it will give all your sheep new friends because ull be busy with your blonde friends. oh and are you counting the 24 hrs on the flight too?

Its good to be...ME


bulging_boy 49M

6/18/2006 1:47 am

    Quoting barbiebunny:
    Of course! it will give all your sheep new friends because ull be busy with your blonde friends. oh and are you counting the 24 hrs on the flight too?
Can't argue with that logic sweetie.

Yep. Counting every second until she touches down.

and when she touches down? She'll be touching down.

LOL


redlipsprincess
(Princess Lips)
51F

6/18/2006 1:55 am

awwwww sweet

Best wishes to you both...

TTFN


bulging_boy 49M

6/18/2006 2:27 am

Thanks RedLips,

She's sweeter than sweet.


bardicman 50M

6/18/2006 6:23 pm

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this mystical magical journey.
It has been a wonderful journey and I look forward to years and years of its continuation.



I am not dead yet


bulging_boy 49M

6/18/2006 7:16 pm

    Quoting bardicman:
    Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this mystical magical journey.
    It has been a wonderful journey and I look forward to years and years of its continuation.
Dude,

You made yourself part of this journey with your unwavering friendship.

I look forward to years and years of it as well.

Cheers


FeistySyn 51F

6/18/2006 8:15 pm

"read your comments" .... huhhh? you mean on my blog? I have been silly.... or am I truly lost here?

Apparently the depth of depravity here is bottomless... don't you feel right at home?
~~~~~


bulging_boy 49M

6/18/2006 11:27 pm

    Quoting FeistySyn:
    "read your comments" .... huhhh? you mean on my blog? I have been silly.... or am I truly lost here?
Yeah on your freaking blog.

FFS Feisty.

There's a particular whinging / non whinging post.


bulging_boy 49M

6/19/2006 1:41 am

    Quoting rm_Spicy481:
    Ohhhhhh bloody hell! No worries Kiwi!
    They were tears of joy!!
Yeah?

Well in that case... cry away Spicy one.


HBowt2 58F

6/19/2006 6:48 am

If I could move the clock forward for you both I really would....but you do have the rest of your life to enjoy each other.....hope it is wonderful....


bulging_boy 49M

6/19/2006 10:35 am

Maybe if we could speed this part up and slow it down once she's here?

Thanks HBowt


curious082385 31F
4925 posts
6/21/2006 2:45 am

I feel so bad that I was out of town and didn't find this one until now.

The two of you really are an inspiration. The love and trust, the friendship...and how wonderfully the two of you just click together. It is beautiful to see and I'm truly humbled to have borne witness to it.


bulging_boy 49M

6/21/2006 3:22 am

    Quoting curious082385:
    I feel so bad that I was out of town and didn't find this one until now.

    The two of you really are an inspiration. The love and trust, the friendship...and how wonderfully the two of you just click together. It is beautiful to see and I'm truly humbled to have borne witness to it.
Awwww Sweetie,

I'm humbled by the warmth and support of you guys.


bulging_boy 49M

6/22/2006 2:13 am

    Quoting travelingintexas:
    My Biatch!

    I already did the heartfelt boo hoo girl shit over on Buttheads post. You my brother are the man. Steadfast and true. A heart of gold with a compassion unmatched by any other. Even though the miles seperate you became the brother I never had. (Thank you Skype and Cingular)

    Every moment over the last year when I reached a new depth or pain, your ugly ass was there. Not once did you waver or grow weary, not once did you turn from me. True.... you guys were always true.

    You deserve this time.... this place... and this hour... Just dont fuck up... Tab A goes in Tab B not C.... sheeeshhhhhhh

    If yall pull an all nighter on Butthead watch, call me and let me know. Ill be there...
Mate,

I've got two brothers already, but you lot became the not the brothers/sisters I never had, but the ones I more truthfully wanted.

You can count on me calling. Clock watching at that level is not something to be undertaken solo.

Of course I'd want you and whoever to share my increasing insanity.

Cheers


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