Two years ago today, I married this guy.
Here’s a few things I like about him, in no particular order.
1.) Nate gets crap from a lot of people for always carrying a weapon on him. When someone asks “Why do you always have a gun on you?” his reply is always “well because I can’t carry a police officer with me wherever I go.” I get a lot of crap from Nate for not carrying a weapon with me, and my response to him is “well because I can carry you with me wherever I go.”
2.) Nate and I usually don’t battle over what to watch on TV. I can watch his hunting and fishing shows no problem, he’ll tolerate my Dancing with the Stars, we like all the crime shows, and sometimes I even get into Gangland. But the one thing I really just have never been able to get into is the UFC cage fighting. Mostly because he has this funny quirk about him that whenever the fight is over he’s, like, ready to rumble and I suddenly am stuck in some sort of an arm bar, or my legs have been tripped out from under me from some tricky maneuver. It’s for this reason as soon as he finds a fight on TV I high tail it to another room. Seeing how into it he gets, it’s kind of amusing, and funny, in a weird, annoying sort of way.
3.) Nate has this weird thing for flashlights. He really really likes flashlights. You name it, he’s got it: tactical flashlights, self-defense flashlights, flashlights that strobe and blink in funny patterns…he’s got it all. And again, Nate’s not much of an excitable person, so it’s comical to me to watch his eyes light up (no pun intended) like a kid in a candy store whenever he gets a new flashlight. That and plus if our power ever goes out we’re in goooooood shape!
4.) Nate is never afraid to fight crime. We saw (or actually, he saw, I was completely oblivious) two teenagers try and steel eggs from the grocery store once. He got out of the car walked up to them, made them sit on the ground, gave them a good lecture and the ultimatum to call the cops or they could go inside and return the eggs. He turned them in to the store manager and then we were on our merry way. Another time as we were leaving our neighborhood a bunch of kids tried to can our vehicle. He noticed exactly what they were doing, pulled over to the curb and asked them what they were up to. He gave ‘em a good talkin’ to, told them to knock it off, and made them leave with their fishing line and cans in tow. He also saw some dude try and steal stuff from Wal-Mart one day and after being confronted by the security guard the dude punched the security guard in the face. Nate saw what was happening, ran over, took the guy down hard, and kept him under a citizen’s arrest until the cops got there. He’s pretty BA.
5.) Nate can sing you every George Strait song there ever was, verbatim. That’s not even an exaggeration.
6.) Nathan is the master of the grill. Steak, chicken, fish, wild game, anything...he will grill it to absolute delicious-ness. Heaven in your mouth. He puts me to shame 'cause when he does dinner its always better than when I do dinner.... I'm working on it ok??
7.) Nate is the bees knees.
He is as close as it comes to a real life, knight in shining armor.
Here's to many more years...