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the mishandling of a sacred institution

I'm sure there's a lot of gay people out there that would be handling the wedding plans like a completely Jewish American Princess. And here we are, with the unquestioned legal right to legal and spiritual union and I'm so afraid we're gonna totally botch it!

I can, like, hear Fran Drescher or something saying in her high, nasally Flushing voice, "Oh my GAWD people, your wedding is in four months and you don't even have a caterer yet?"

It took us like four months even just to come up with a location and wedding invitations. Now we have like 6 people who have officially RSVP'd, and no cake, no caterer, no wedding dress, no rings. (Okay, so we've designed the rings and everything, we just have to drop off a check.)

I swear to god whatever licensing body gave me my Grown-Up license should be audited or something.

But really though, what the fuck, we love each other, and we have a pretty location, and we'll find some way to feed those six people...even if I have to cook a big hunk of meat for them myself. Oh wait...most of them are like pescatarians.

As it approaches I feel closer and closer to Roseanne, and gladder and gladder that I resisted the very strong urge to bolt to Uganda. I mean, I'm sure Uganda is cool and everything, but there's a lot to said for the sacred institution, and having a nice pretty garden, and starting a business, and just facing all my intimacy issues and weirdness with one cool, trustworthy girl.

I read in a recent issue of Parabola on marriage, that in an Indian wedding, there’s this part of the marriage where the groom goes for a walk, and is symbolically trying to decide whether to choose the life of spiritual asceticism (it’s a little late for that, kid). But the father, who knows that bachelorhood is closer to asceticism and that the groom would be naturally drawn to that life, comes up to him and sort of gives him a sales pitch on the virtues and advantages of married life. I sort of wish I had that, because there’s not a lot of un-ironic “pro-marriage” voices in our culture.

I think it will be okay, I’m calming down about it, even as I wish I could magically make all the details take care of themselves. And hey, tomorrow’s my birthday! The party's on the 14th. You're invited)

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Hmmm... May, June, July-I make that three months honey!

Yikes!

But seriously, we will find a way to make it work-even if it turns into a potluck and I end up wearing a paper bag.

:)

Marriage to the right person is a beautiful thing. In my case my wife is the best person ever to happen to me. Remeber though that it is a two way street, one day my boy, we will have to have a talk, and I will tell you all about my philosophy on marriage.

Marriage to the right person is a beautiful thing. In my case my wife is the best person ever to happen to me. Remeber though that it is a two way street, one day my boy, we will have to have a talk, and I will tell you all about my philosophy on marriage.

"there’s this part of the marriage where the groom goes for a walk, and is symbolically trying to decide whether to choose the life of spiritual asceticism (it’s a little late for that, kid). But the father, who knows that bachelorhood is closer to asceticism and that the groom would be naturally drawn to that life, comes up to him and sort of gives him a sales pitch on the virtues and advantages of married life."

Bahahah! My Dad handed me the keys to his car 5 minutes before I walked down the aisle and said "The tank is full. Are you sure this is what you want to do?"

Oh Yeah, Happy Birthday man!

Oh, it's actually the BRIDE's father who talks him into it. Hehehehe. THat's pretty funny tho Bill.

Actually I think the best part of marrage is the fact that if you truely love your spouse, Waking up with them next to you and thinking how much for the better you've changed because of them. Now people will say you can get the same thing just living with the person. I however disagree, when you make the commitment and follow through, no matter how rough it gets, the more fulfilling the bond is.