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I Missed the Fame Bus.

Well, it looks like I missed out on a chance to be part of a Salon article on “Groom Blogs.” I’d gotten an e-mail about it a couple days ago, but it got shuffled off to my slush pile. Probably just as well. I don’t really consider this a “Groom Blog” any more than I consider it a “Photography Blog” or a “Wine Blog.” Being a groom and the related wedding stuff is just an extension of the stuff that I usually blather on about. Getting married is a huge and important part of my life, but not going to make it my sole writing subject.

Some of the ‘blogs mentioned in the article go into far more detail than I’d want to get into here. For example, I’m not going to give many details about the bachelor party… We had dinner and then headed off to a strip club somewhere around Inkster… It was near to the airport and the auto manufacturing areas. My friends who work in the various auto industries are much more knowledgeable than I am about those sorts of places. There are a lot more of them out near where they work than there are where I work. I guess manufacturing attracts more strip clubs than, say, a university hospital. Anyway, I’d like to keep my mythical PG rating, so I’m not going to go into details here. Maybe later.

Back to the wedding subject, my Fiancee and I headed over to the county courthouse yesterday at lunch and had fun filling out the forms and playing with the pencils on the “Group W” bench…

Whoops! I mean at the records office! Geez, it’s still a month away from Thanksgiving, and I’ve already got “Alice’s Restaurant” on the brain. Sorry about that.

Anyway, we got the paperwork in, held up our hands and promised that we’d read the little laminated handout of the marriage laws, paid $20 and ta-dah! we’re on the three day waiting list for a marriage license. I find it kind of amusing in a sick sort of way that there’s a three day wait to get a marriage license in Michigan, but there’s no waiting period to buy a gun.


(update, Nov. 21, 2003)

A routine check of the server logs shows that this page has been linked to by the Honolulu Advetiser… Sometimes I love being a geek…

So, anyway, hi there! If I’d known you were coming I would have set up a better entry page… As it is, if you’d like to skip directly to the stuff I’ve written about getting married, I’ve set up an archive of those entries here

Otherwise, feel free to come in and browse!

4 Responses to “I Missed the Fame Bus.”

  1. boo Says:

    The three days is for checking to see if you have applied for a gun or not. :)

    I found it amusing that you can not get married if you have Syphilis or Gonorrhea but they seem to not give a rat’s [not pg body part] if you are HIV positive or have herpes or any other disease of that sort.

    Hee! And they wont let idiots marry. Too bad they wont let idiots get a driver’s license.

    Hey! We’re gettin MARRIED!

  2. Matt Says:

    Heh… You know, I saw the e-mail address you used when you posted the comment and my first reaction was “Dammit, the spammers are back!”

  3. jquirk@nmu.edu Says:

    See ya soon.
    Remember that’s neighborhood of my youth those auto guys trecked you through, ha HA.!

  4. Used Cars Says:

    What spammers? You guys make a list?

    Matt: Yep, and you’re on it pal…

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