I had to go deep into my queue to find this today. I drew the background in 2005, but never posted it. I rediscovered it a few months back and added the Horribles.
The reason today is special is because one year ago in Taiwan, Doolies and I were married in the first of our two wedding ceremonies. In some ways, I can't believe it's been an entire year, and in other ways, I don't want to remember what it was like before I married the Doolies. I can't understand how I survived so long without the Doolies. I never realized how terrible I was on my own until Doolies was there for me.
This has been the first in what will be many years together. Going into the marriage, I had little doubt that Doolies was right for me. She is smart, kind, and beautiful, and even agreed to marry me even after I told her that I had lots of issues--I never articulated what the issues were, figuring it would be more fun to figure them out once we were married.
We are off to our favorite restaurant, La Medusa, near the Castle. We haven't been back since we moved, and we're looking forward to celebrating our anniversary there tonight. We're going to alternate our anniversary celebrations every year: next year we'll celebrate on July 1st, the date of our New York ceremony (Doolies prefers to celebrate both dates, but it's way too much pressure for me).