"First of all, Mr. Z and I are VERY strange people. We love to watch Jared Hess movies and laugh so hard we start crying...even when no one else gets it (and many of who don't like Napoleon Dynamite will understand this...even though we both think it's a brilliant movie). It's also okay for us to argue about football and be okay with it because we both think it's cute. And it's also okay for him to joke about calling me his Mexican maid and for me to say "could you not beat me tonight? I promise I'll stay in the kitchen and make your steak the way you want it to"...and laugh about it.
It's even okay when we're in tears at the airport about to be torn apart from a war across the ocean and still take out my macbook to take pictures of us make silly faces on photobooth.
But I think the WEIRDEST part about us is the one song that reminds of each other so much is:
Paper Planes by M.I.A.
You would think that you could probably find some really heartfelt song like "I honestly love you" by Olivia Newton John or even an alternative classic like "soul meets body" by Death Cab for Cutie (which is one of our songs...but not as much as this one). But no. We're content with our little idiosyncrasies.
So let's get to how in the WORLD this song is pertinent in my life (although...I'm not a slumdog living in India scraping up money by any means in order to live...kinda the opposite).
"I fly like paper, get high like planes"
I actually DON'T get high by the way. I've actually been asked what I'm on quite a number of times just because I'm too happy for my own good. Mr. Z's the same way.
Speaking of which...
One of the things that Mr. Z was telling me on his update from Afghan was the fact that they had certain "rules" they had to abide by. One of the rules, before his MCMAP (Marine Corps Martial Arts Program) class in the middle of the desert, was to verbally abuse him as much as possible. Why? Because he's so happy.
Anyway, we both have very high standards and because we have such burning testimonies of how God is awesome, great, and wonderful, things don't seem to phase us as much. We fly like paper and glide through life like it's a cake walk. And we're always so giggly and happy that people often wonder what makes us so high like kites and where they can get some.
And life is actually pretty difficult, but if you think of it in those terms...it seems like every day it just cruises right on through!
"Bona fide hustler making my name"
Okay, this just sounds outrageous. We're actually not hustling people, but we do have goals set for one another. That's something that has truly made my life into what it is now; setting goals is getting me to places that I want to be. I love knowing that one day I could just use everything I've learned to help someone in need--why??
THIS LITTLE GIRL WAS HUSTLING THAT'S WHY.
"No one on the corner has swagger like us, hit my on my burner prepaid wireless. We pack and deliver like UPS trucks. Already going heck* just pumping that gas."
If you could ever get advice from a song, this would be it. It sounds like it's not making ANY sense right? Well...it's true. No one on the corner HAS swagger like us. Really. Just kidding, I'm sure many of you do! But if anything, you should work as a team to get through things and keep working at it even when times get tough.
Now does it make sense?
I know the UPS truck thing was a little much, but just BEAR with me for a second. Mr. Z worked for UPS for a while so he can tell you about teamwork at UPS more than I can...but that's another post for later.
All in all though...
Songs are weird like that...you can take so much from them. And I guess you got a weird glimpse into what kind relationship Zach and I have...we're weird AND happy.
I heard this one quote from a girl.
"You know, life's a little weird. And we're a little weird. And when we get together with that one person in mutual weirdness, we call that love."
As hard as deployment is we should all try to remember that...making silly faces and all on photobooth and singing "NO ONE ON THE CORNER HAS SWAGGER LIKE US!" in the car with the music blasting.
And remembering tender moments like that. That's what gets us through.
God bless :)"