I want to take a break from the standard fare here (whatever that is) to very publicly wish my wife, Maia, a happy anniversary.

Maia and I eloped, so we never had the big wedding. We always figured we’d do something major for our tenth as compensation; but I dragged her to Columbus for the year, away from our closest friends and our family.

Also, it would appear, away from being able to find a babysitter for the night.

So, no party, No dinner out, even. We put our daughter to bed. Made and ate some pasta. Watched a DVD. Had ice cream for dessert.

You know what? It wasn’t such a bad way to spend our anniversary after all.

Here’s to many more.

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