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 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Tuesday, October 12 2004 @ 09:57 PM PDT
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LifeI woke up laughing today.

I was having a dream that it was my wedding day, and what made it funny is that my mind didn't even make excuses for itself by filling in details like it usually does in a dream. Without going into the exact details, I was both late for my wedding (which, in and of itself is funny), and marrying a very pretty girl whose name I couldn't remember, and about whom I knew nothing.

It was the realization that I learned my wife's name from the celebrant when he said, "..and Christina, do you take..." that made me wake up laughing, because I felt like I was watching my own life on Mystery Science Theater pointing out plot holes and cliches, and saying things like, "Who writes this crap?"

So, if anybody knows a woman named Christina that's about 5'4, thin, auburn hair, blue eyes and single, let me know. Given a second chance, I should probably get to know her.

Perhaps more interestingly than all of that though, is that this dream was the first time I think I've ever thought of myself in the context of marriage and felt okay with it.


So anyway, I got bored tonight at work and decided to make a list (I make lists of random things when I get bored. See: this) of the people I'd invite to my wedding if I were having it tomorrow and money wasn't an issue.

I recommend you try this. I had no idea I had that many friends. I mean, seriously, I'm like a hermit, but assuming similar numbers from the bride, we're talking about a very large function hall, and bordering on having to rent a midsized theatre for the ceremony. It's a little frightening, actually, because it's going to really suck if I do get around to getting married, because there will inevitably be a budget constraint, forcing me to revert back to the third grade mentality of listing friends in order of "bestness".

Yet another reason to never get married. ;)

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  • Daily affirmation
    Authored by: Dan4th on Wednesday, October 13 2004 @ 08:50 AM PDT
    Heh. Funny, I spent a good deal of time talking about the concept of
    marriage and the meaning of marriage yesterday. I discovered that the whole
    reason I'm so conflicted about the institution is because I'm goal oriented.
    Somewhere in my cultural programming, marriage has been implanted as a
    goal for all healthy adults, despite the fact that I have no reason to want to do
    it, or faith in the institution.

    However, I have tried to make up the guest list from time to time. My family
    isn't even as big as yours, and I usually give up in frustration when I get over