Some quick questions

  • Wendy and I are celebrating ten years of marriage this month. Ten years is the tin and aluminum anniversary. I am serious. Anyways, other than hubcaps… do you have any ideas for an anniversary gift? I know diamonds are the modern anniversary gift but she doesn’t want one (last year she read some on the artificial diamond market and that jaded her – as if ten years of marriage to me wasn’t bad enough). If you have any cool anniversary gift ideas, traditional or not, let me know.
  • When you are travelling with your passport, where do you keep said passport? I have travelled internationally before but never with a passport so all of my ID was just in my wallet. Is it safe to keep in your hotel room or should I leave it in the hotel safe (which seems just as unsafe to me – pardon the pun).

11 thoughts on “Some quick questions”

  1. The hotel safe is probably the best way to go, if the safe lets you set your own combo. . . otherwise, if you don’t have a safe, I have hid it in my luggage and just always hung a “Do Not Disturb” on there. I don’t like the idea of an underpaid cleaning person to have the option to make a few bucks with a passport.

    I have always kept it on my person. But in the bahamas, I indend to be in swim trunks and no shirt for the duration, so I will be looking for a room safe.

  2. In sunny places, I always put mine in the hotel safe. Otherwise, I always make sure the jacket I am wearing as an inside zippable pocket preferably with some velcro covering and carry it with me as I go. Gotta love those MEC tech clothes.


  3. we just celebrated our 20th and Keith offered me diamonds too and I turned him down for the same reason. I told him that the only real jewelery I dream about was a Superhero necklace from Andrea Scher. I had read her blog for years and she makes these gorgeous necklaces. I love mine – and I really do feel like a superhero. She added some extra links for me so that it wasn’t a “choking” choker.

    Here’s the link:

    Happy Anniversary btw!

  4. i don’t do this every year but i try to do it with “fun” elements like tin & paper. i find various types of the element put them together and then explain why i think the characteristics of this element are true of what my wife brings to our relationship. it get who every time.

  5. A aluminum baseball bat? In tin foil wrapping paper? You never know when a baseball bat might come in handy…

  6. I travel pretty frequently and I keep my passport on my person – with a copy in the hotel just in case. I use a passport carrying bag thingy – you can get one from REI or something like that.

    Also, went snorkeling this past year and wondered what to do with my passport while on the beach and found a waterproof bag you wear while you swim at REI as well and it was PERFECT. Kept some cash for cabs, passports and our ship card (we were on a cruise) and it was a great tool – must have.

  7. Do you need to do any redecorating, like a basement ceiling? What about a tin ceiling? If they are too costly, you can get squares you can attached to ceiling tiles.

  8. For our tenth anniversary, about 5 years ago, we invited a bunch of friends to church and renewed our vows during the service.

    We had a BBQ afterwards and got to catch up with a lot of friends that we hadn’t seen for a long time.

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