Tuesday, February 26, 2008


It was exactly 6 years ago today that I first met Bambino (that's about a bizillion in gay years). Without getting too mushy about it, let me just say that I wouldn't trade the past 6 years for anything in the universe. From the way his laughter can part the darkest of clouds to the fact that I only thought I understood generosity before we met, finding him remains, without doubt, the best thing that's ever happened to me.

He's a prince among men, my Bambino.

Happy Anniversary, Aşkım!

UPDATE: By request, a photo with us both. My favorite. From our trip to Kyrgyzstan:

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Blogger Mark said...

Aaawwww, young love...congratulations.

2/26/2008 10:39:00 AM  
Blogger joy said...

love the pic!

big congrats you two.

2/26/2008 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous nathaniel said...

me and mine just celebrated 7. i mirror your feelings of deep satisfaction :)

2/26/2008 11:24:00 AM  
Blogger Mike @ MAO said...

A Big MAO Congrat's to you and the Bambino... You guys are amazing.

Love that photo..

Hmm..He's a prince among men?? Now MAO could swear we overheard someone (probably nextdoor) say Bambino was more of a princess.. But we my be mistaken! :-)

2/26/2008 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Franklin said...


2/26/2008 11:49:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

Now MAO could swear we overheard someone (probably nextdoor) say Bambino was more of a princess


Oh No They Didn't!

Bambino will make short work of those someones, mark my word. ;-)

2/26/2008 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Bambino said...

Consider it's DONE

Thank you everyone

2/26/2008 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous sharon said...

Aww-- best anniversary post (and picture) ever!

2/26/2008 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Sharon said...

February 26th has been my birthday for the past, well, let's just say my entire life. It's a drizzly, drab day most of the time, but sometimes I celebrate on my half-birthday so I can plan a party without worrying about the weather. I'm glad to know I'll be sharing it with you two, hopefully for a good long time. Congratulations.

2/26/2008 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous jec said...

What a lovely post, Ed. Happy Anniversary to you two!

2/26/2008 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

xx congrat,,,dears.

Do we get to see you nude too?


2/26/2008 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous bambino said...

coming soon......

2/26/2008 02:32:00 PM  
Blogger Donna Dodson said...

my partner and i met 11 years ago this month- happy anniversary to you, both! he just gave me julia child's book, my life in france to read for valentine's day- because she is one of my heroes!!! in any case, julia and paul child's tradition was to send out valentine's cards to their friends each year instead of christmas/holiday cards- one of them is on the cover of the book- the one that is not on the cover of the book- is the one they took in the bathtub one year- with soap bubbles concealing all their private parts- cheers...

2/26/2008 02:41:00 PM  
Blogger Joanne Mattera said...

Congratulations, you two. Molto amore! Molto felicita'. Now we need a picture of you TOGETHER.

P.S. Bambino, what do you call Ed?

2/26/2008 04:15:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

Thanks everyone.

Joanne, I've added a photo of us both, just to prove we are NOT actually the same person.

What Bambino calls me? You'll have to ask him in person. They're not publishable in this family-friendly forum. ;-)

2/26/2008 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Franklin said...

How do you pronounce "ş," by the way?

2/26/2008 05:56:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

How do you pronounce "ş," by the way?

"sh" as in "Ash" ... pronounced "ash-kim"

It's Turkish for "love of mine."

I generally prefer my romantic talk in Italian or French, but the more I learn of Turkish (which is quite minimal mind you), the more I think it's one of the most romantic languages there is. Istanbul remains, hands down, the most romantic city I've ever visited.

2/26/2008 06:02:00 PM  
Blogger Bill Gusky said...

Beautiful, Edward, congratulations to you and Bambino! Love the photo too --

2/26/2008 07:23:00 PM  
Blogger Joseph Giannasio said...

Congrats to you Edward and Aşkım

I have an Albert Einstein quote a day widget on my igoogle page and the quote for today was:
No, this trick won't work...How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?

The daily quotes reveal Einstein to be deeply philosophical and heroically romantic, acknowledging that there is something more going in life which cannot be explained, or quantitatively analyzed

another quote of his befitting the nature of love

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love

and as a lead up to one last Einstein quote a favorite saying I've heard explaining being in love comes to mind

"Love is a religion of one
with an imperfect god"

which A.E. might say

Before God we are equally wise--and equally foolish

Happy Anniversary, and many more to come.

2/26/2008 07:48:00 PM  
Blogger John Hovig said...

If we're speaking Turkish then maşallah!

(I was going to say "çok güzel" but that's even harder to say than aşkım. [Chokhh geuzel]. BTW, Franklin, note the dotless "i" in aşkım. It's a really short i sound, kind of like a schwa).

2/26/2008 09:41:00 PM  
Blogger Annie B said...

Happy bazillion-year anniversary! The Kyrgyzstan photo is beautiful - thanks for posting it.

2/27/2008 01:38:00 PM  

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