Who Needs Flowers

What girl doesn’t love fresh flowers?

In the early days of our relationship, I occasionally found little discreet ways to hint to Niels that tulips are my favorite flowers and that I thought roses are so cliché. I just thought he should be aware in case he ever . . . wanted to know or anything.

Needless to say, I felt slightly crushed when he directly shot down my passive hints by telling me that fresh flowers are overpriced, they die too quickly, and that they were not a part of his poor student budget. Zing. I thought that was pretty Debbie Downer of him initially . . . until I discovered that he would give me things far cooler than an occasional tulip arrangement.

Niels has always been a music buff. He lives to find new bands on blogs and he is constantly updating his iPod with fresh tunes. And then you have me who gets around to changing my songs out about thrice a year . . . if that.

Who needs flowers when your husband makes you awesome new music mixes every month? They don’t die, they don’t cost a dime and they are one of a kind.

I listen to each mix all month long and by the time I am burnt out the next month’s mix is ready. It’s a fabulous system he has going really. Oh, and his disk art is always the best part.

At first glance I was confused by this one. He said, “Look closely, it’s a mixture in a beaker.”

This month's was pretty good too - the labeled cornucopia.

Do you put ham in your cornucopia?


Logg said...

Is there any way to get on a mailing list for a Niels mix CD?
Unless songs are interspersed with Niels saying things like, "I love you Suz" sign me up.

Rebecca and Nick said...

oh my gosh, that is so cool! I wish Nick was more into music. I love good new finds, but don't have the time to do it! (but I always have time to blog/facebook, go figure) I too, would love to be on the mailing list.

Hawks said...

that is awesome. i love the music from the show GLEE..watch it!

Niels and Susie Jensen said...

Logan, I am pretty sure we can edit out all the subliminal messages Niels includes in the tracks. You already endured enough those things as his roommate while we were dating.

Maybe I will start posting a few songs each month.

Clarke and Kamie said...

clarke is a loser too about the flower thing--but lately mariko talks him into buying me flowers at costco. good girl miko:) a new cd every month would be fantastic!

Stephanie said...

So that's where all the music came from - Niels! I want a CD before your life gets crazy again... maybe I'm too late.