June 13, 2016
It’s almost our anniversary! Nine years! Nine freaking years! Ah. That’s starting to feel like a big number to us. Five years still felt like we were new at it. At nine years it still feels new, but we’re starting to think that it’s an impressive number.
I didn’t go over the full details of the story in our video. A few years ago we are at a fancy event for fancy people, and we were brought because we’re YouTubers. I still feel bizarre when we’re invited to these events in which we hang out with ridiculously wealthy people. Anyhow, at this event, I went over to the bar to get drinks for Martina and I. I saw three dudes there in business suits, with their jackets unbuttoned along with a couple buttons off the top of their shirt. They were holding drinks and laughing together kinda drunkenly. When I ordered two drinks they said “oh! Having a party by yourself, are we?!” at which point I explained that one of the drinks were for my wife. Oh, married, are we?! How long? It was only a few years at the time. “Wait till you hit year seven. That’s when you’ll hit the seven year itch” said one of them, and the other two nodded and chipped in their points of agreement. That’s when they left their wives. Seven years is as good as it gets, according to them.
At the time I didn’t know what to say. I couldn’t be like “well, you don’t know us. That’s not going to happen” because if I did say that I’d get a follow up with “oh you’re young still. Just you wait!” Well, seven years has passed. It’s about to be nine years, and Martina and I are closer than we’ve ever been before. And now that it’s nine years I feel like I can start telling people that they’re wrong. I’m at that old, retired person stage, where I can say what I want because I’ve got more experience. Sleazy businessmen can’t give me advice or suggestions about marriage anymore. People that have been married for a couple of years and then got quickly divorced can’t tell me what women are like.
Though, I’m sure some will try, and for many of them, they might be right. Maybe their relationship advice grew from their own personal experiences and the anecdotes of those close to them, and they all may be valid within those circles. And I heard the advice of people around me whose marriages I watched fall apart. But I knew when Martina and I first started dating that we had something different. We knew within one month of dating each other that we were going to get married. We bought our wedding rings after one month of dating. No joke. We knew then. We still know now. We’re going to be together forever.
Ok I’ll stop. This week’s Thursday video will be a bit delayed, because we’re celebrating our anniversary, but it’s gonna be a good video. Saturday 6PM Japanese time is when we’re publishing it. It’s another collaboration. It’s gonna be super fun. I think you’re gonna like it :D