Not Put Asunder, Nine Years and Counting

geek couple, Midlife Crisis Crossover

Taken out of context, this photo of a happily armed woman and some dork with a bowling ball could be misconstrued as a future submission to awkwardfamilyphotos.com with a caption questioning the decision to don summer wear in December.

At left in the 2012 Metropolis Superman Celebration T-shirt, my wife is holding a Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time. At right in the hard-to-see shirt sporting the periodic-table block for adamantium, that’s me toting the bowling ball given to Ralphie’s old man for Christmas. The backdrop is the living room from the original A Christmas Story House in Cleveland, open year-round for visitors like us.

Some vacationers might spend their time off getting drunk and sunburned on an exotic beach. That’s not who we are.

We’ve known each other for nearly twenty-six years, but Wednesday marks our ninth wedding anniversary. When the one you love is willing to pose with you without a whit of hesitation, surrounded by this much pop-culture ephemera, confident in the knowledge that we agree on the most important things in life while sharing a variety of commonalities in the Department of Ultimately Unimportant Things, you realize you’re ridiculously blessed beyond what you deserve. You also thank the Lord that He’s in charge and not Joss Whedon, or else something tragic would’ve happened five minutes after the photo was taken.

Happy Anniversary, m’lady. Can’t wait to see our vacation photos at age 70. :)

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About Randall A. Golden
A Hoosier since birth, a geek since age 6, a father since age 22, and a Christian since age 30. Full-time customer service rep; part-time Internet participant; content provider to Nightly.net since 2001; prone to Twitter-lurking as @RandallGolden . Views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of any other corporation, being, or party line.

12 Responses to Not Put Asunder, Nine Years and Counting

  1. Honie Briggs says:

    Happy Anniversary! May you celebrate many happy years of couplehood.

  2. Jazzerina Doll says:

    Happy Anniversary! How awesome it is to find your ideal mate! I wish you many happy and adventurous more! It would have been hilarious if you had on a pink bunny suit.

  3. Gaga6599 says:

    Happy Anniversary! I hope this gun is not for shooting animals.

  4. rarasaur says:

    So sweet!!! I love the photo.

  5. Veronica Roth says:

    Popping over form Rara to say hello. Love your easy geek style. Looking forward to seeing those vacay photos you wrote about. :)

    • Thanks. :) They’re supposed to be a recurring feature every few days till I reach the end of the trip, though a logjam of current events took precedence here the past few weeks and back-burnered them into an inadvertent hiatus. Those should be back on schedule shortly. And thanks for stopping by!

  6. Pingback: 2013 Road Trip Photos #27: Christmas at Ralphie’s House | Midlife Crisis Crossover

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