I’m glad to see things worked out for you Steve. My 40th is coming up next year. If I had a time machine I would go back to my younger self and announce my older self as the Ghost of Collecting in the Future. I then would soundly thrash the stupid younger me and leave him with a baleful warning, Do Not Get Married.
Of course, I still managed to fill up the house with thousands of pulps, books, old paperbacks, dvds, artwork, and you name it; so what am I complaining about.
Thanks to all for your congratulations and good wishes — all very much and greatly appreciated! We spent a quiet day and evening both separately and together, going out only for one long errand a couple of towns over and later for a (very late) dinner.
The rest of the day was spent on various activities too boring to relate here, but watching TV after we returned home was among them. I had thought we might find a movie playing locally we’d both enjoy, but somehow going to a real theater is something that we don’t do much of anymore. If we don’t get a direct hit from the storm semi-promised for tomorrow, we might try again on New Year’s Eve.
I think I’ll echo Paul and post my New Year’s greeting here. May 2010 be better to us than this past one. Cheers to all!
PS. Walker, if you hadn’t gotten married, you would started collecting women. Think of all the trouble you’d be in then. Dan, Shh, don’t tell her. (But I think she knows.) Liz and Ben, I hope you’ll come visit us sometime. I have a hunch that it will be a long time before Judy and I get to Vancouver, as much as we’d love to.
You married about a year before I was born! Love that time and the photo of you two as well–with those great glasses you look like you’re ready to go out and review crime novels for the New York Times.
I enjoy this site and having the opportunity to post a review on it myself occasionally.
You’re younger than I am, Gayle, so you might be remembering it better than I do, but the way I recall it, Judy and I were married on December 30th, and he wasn’t going be to be sworn in as a NY State Supreme Court justice until the 1st or 2nd of January.
Either way, it was his last official duty as a district judge or his first as one of the Supremes. As for me, I think I was more worried about remembering my lines or dropping the ring or both!