A Modest Memory I Want to Keep

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Last night, sometime after 2 am, I woke up at Alan’s on my side of the bed, which just happens to be against the wall. The lights were on, my glasses still on my face, and my new Kindle rested on my chest. I never have my glasses on me; I just happen to have them this week because of a sexy case of pink eye. Also, the Kindle is a new thing. I tell you this because I always read before bed but at Alan’s, it’s sans corrective lens and with paperbacks. Normally, I would just push the book aside and conk out.

So there I laid, feeling quite sleepy and groggy, and the bedside table on his side of the bed seemed so far away. Just as I was trying to gather up the energy to place my glasses and Kindle far from harm’s way, I heard Alan stirring in the living room.


“… Linda? You called me?”

“Uh huh.”

He peeked in and I was trying to mentally formulate my ridiculous request. Seriously, what kind of bratty favor is that to ask? Can you please take my glasses and book pleaseeeee? Luckily, he somehow knew and saved me the shame.

“You want me to grab your glasses and Kindle?”


Dude gingerly plucked the glasses off my face and grabbed my reader. He then whispered good night, turned off the lights, and closed the door.

The last thing I remember is smiling in awe and appreciation.

This was such a tiny moment.

So tiny that I felt the need to document it for safekeeping.

Question: What was the last seemingly mundane memory you’ve had that you want to keep?

  • Gorgeous :D

  • So cute! <3

  • I love this. I might even have to favorite it because it’s such a sweet memory. :)

  • Linda

    Thank you, ladies! I don’t even think he knows it struck me as something to treasure.

  • This is so cute and made me really happy. I’m glad you have such a great guy :)

    My last seemingly mundane memory was with my guy too. He knows how much I love orange juice, so one weekend I was staying at his place and had just gotten out of the shower, and there was a glass of orange juice waiting for me on the dresser. :)

    Hope you are having a great day!

  • Linda

    Awww :) That’s a good one. Thanks for sharing. I’m a fan of grand gestures and romantic fanfare but it’s the tiny tokens, i.e. glasses of orange juice left on the dresser, that really make our lives rich.

    Hope you’re having a great day too!
    – Linda

  • I try my best to stuff like this, too. These are the things that make a relationship special :) Happy 2011, dear Linda. So happy to meet you and follow you :)

  • Linda

    That’s awesome, Nino!
    And likewise. It was a pleasure having you as a blog friend this year. Cheers to 2011.
    – Linda

  • What a sweetie/keeper of a guy! I can’t quite bring myself to get a Kindle yet. I love the feeling of a book in my hands & the physical act of turning a page. Even the smell of the paper. Maybe an Ipad is the way to go so I can still mimic turning the pages…lol.

  • Hiya Danielle,

    I’m the same way! Alan got it for me and he could tell from reading my facial expression that I wasn’t a fan. I want that full library one day! He finally lured me by downloading a book he knew I’d read and didn’t have. There is a convenience to it that is seductive.
    – Linda