So WhiteonRiceCouple got me thinking (bloody hell, can I ever do a post without mentioning them?). I have a ridiculously talented and completely gorgeous wife, and I have never really talked about her on my blog. That strikes me as a little rude to be honest, so here.. I am fixing that. I might be many things, but I don’t reckon I am rude.
Danika. We met whilst working in the film industry, and hit it off rather fast. After leaving that rat race in search of another rat race, she managed to convince me to move to Seattle. She wanted to be closer to her parents, and I wanted to be closer to her. That was one of the easiest decisions I ever had to make! We have been married 4 years now, and we work together. Yep, that is right folks, we work and live together. In fact, we share the same office – and sit about as far apart as the camera is from her in the picture above. You know what? We love it. Call us odd, but it just works for us. We are so ridiculously cute, people at work call us “Mattika”.. feel free to puke now if you wish.
We both share a love of food. Not just any food, but clean, simple, local, natural, properly raised food. YUM. Her food knowledge is actually pretty crazy. She is the one that tells me what vitamins and minerals are in what – what is high in antioxidants, and so on. And tells me rather passionately does she.
But wait.. as with all good stories, there is more. She is an artist. Not just any artist, but a fudging good classical figure artist. You know the type – that sits down with a pencil and paper and makes it look so sodding easy you figure you can easily do it – only to end up looking rather stupid for thinking so. Even though I see her working away at her drawings, each one still blows me away. She has this relentless passion to always push forward, improve with every drawing, and to try new things. A passion like that is really honestly incredibly motivating – it helps me try and do the same with cooking.
She gets even more sickeningly good though. Her knowledge of art history is just darn annoyingly comprehensive. Who the heck needs a tour guide around the Louvre – I have my Danika. Little charming facts about artists just spill from her mouth, with great passion – not just who drew what, but information about their lives. Fascinating doesn’t even begin to describe it.
(before you ask, that isn’t me above.. It is a middle aged bald bloke with a pot belly named Randy).
Opps.. Did I mention she was the sexiest woman alive? Nope, I guess not. Well, she is. I’m a very, very lucky bloke.