Wednesday, April 21, 2010
It was Twenty years ago today...
Today we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the marriage of myself and the lovely and talented Georgene!
We met in '89, and then got married in April 0f 1990 at Chicago City Hall which is the same building where they have that great chase scene in Harrison Ford's The Fugitive during the St. Pats parade.
We went on a Saturday morning after our usual ritual watching of Pee Wee's Playhouse at 9:00. This made us a little later that we would have liked and there were three judges working that day. The waiting room was filled with every kind of human condition imaginable from entire extended Polish families to pregnant Mexican brides in micro mini white dresses...and us. It was like a scene out of Night Court.
The office closed at noon on Saturday and we were becoming increasingly nervous as the morning wore on and we waited for our name to be called. Finally, I asked a security guard exactly what occurred if we were to not get married by one of the judges before the noon closing. He told me in a rather hilarious and sneering manner that, "Everybody gets put into one big room and da judge marries you all at once...Moonie style". Just as I was explaining this to a somewhat crestfallen blonde, they called our name and we happily avoided a mass nuptial.
We then proceeded to head off with our witness, Mr. Paul Roeder, and got drunk at brunch.
Anyhoo, congratulations to me and the missus. She is, without a fraction of doubt, the best thing that ever has happened to me. May we have many more such happy days filled with joy, love and laughter...