Q: Ahahaha, you got married? That’s a joke, right?
A: Nope! Sean and I really got married on Monday, Oct 5. All witnessed and photographed and legal and everything.
Q: Wow, why so sudden? Why didn’t you plan a big wedding and/or tell me? Are you pregnant??
A: We always figured we’d get married with little fuss someday when the time was right; I guess the time was right. Sean needed health insurance, so we figured we might as well. We did not get a chance to tell everyone we wanted to, though we did talk about it on our blogs, twitter, and facebook (so follow us there if you want to know what we’re up to!). I am not pregnant.
Q: Did you wear shoes to the wedding?
A: Yes, Mom.
Q: So how was the ceremony?
A: It was really nice. We were joined by our friends Keri and Jeff, Skipper, and Chris and his lovely wife Brenda. Chris took photos for us, and Keri and Skipper were our official witnesses. The ceremony was the standard one written by the county clerk, and it was great. Afterwards, we went to Ruth’s Diner and ate way too much food.
Q: So are you changing your name?
A: No, no. I’ll retain my own identity instead of being subsumed into Sean’s. I’m casting off the shackles of patriarchal hegemony and keeping my “maiden” name, given to me by my father.
Q: You really crack yourself up, don’t you?
A: Oh, yes.
Q: So, uh, we didn’t get you any presents. What can we get you?
A: Aww, that’s sweet, but you don’t have to get us anything. We’re cool. We’ve got everything we need and a lot that we don’t need, including a hot dog toaster.
If you must get us something, Sean would love a pizza. We would also make good use of gift certificates (to pretty much anywhere, including Ikea, local restaurants, hotels, bookstores, etc).
Or, channel your generosity to people who really need it: support organizations working for marriage equality in all states, so that all couples can just run off and get married if they want to.
A: Where are the photos?
Q: Sean’s got a few up on his web site; there will be more.