I call my husband Cap. Or Captain. Or Captain Awesome. Or Captain America.
His name in my phone is Cap. Has been for years. When I call it to his face he chuckles at me, like it's silly to him.
It started right immediately after I saw the movie Captain America. I'll try to explain why, coherently and briefly.
Because throughout the entire movie, I kept thinking that the guy reminded me of someone. Someone I knew well. It wasn't until nearly the end when I looked over at my husband and realized that I was married to Steve Rogers or Captain America, whatever you want to call him. The demeanor, the character, the bravery, the devastating jaw line...
So, yeah, I feel like I'm married to a superhero. And I don't even feel bad about it. He's humble, brilliant, strong and complex. And the longer we're together and the better I get to know him, the more crazy in love with him I become.