Rom Says: Do Not Do This Thing!

Though it seems like everybody I know got married this summer, last Saturday I finally accepted an invitation to show up to one. It's better I not show up to most of these, for everyone, as my reaction to them would have been this:

Mireille & RémiGeek elements: Avid comics reader/WoW player/singer/guitar player gets hitched to Trading Spaces queen.

Chantal & Phil
Geek elements: Groom obsessed with Eric Clapton and playing 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon.

Josée & Francis
Geek elements: Groom is 55-year-old in a 25-year-old body. I made him read ACME Novelty Library once.

Mel & Joey
Geek elements: A homoerotic bachelor party. No wait, that's GREEK, not GEEK.

Diana & Tornado
Geek elements: Bachelor party was Star Trek on iMax in Starfleet drag. Star Wars theme played at reception. I call that a mixed metaphor.

Gabrielle & Justin
Geek elements: None really. Unless I somehow count their engagement patio furniture.

Catherine & Rémi
Geek elements: The Justice of the Peace made it clear they were to share their lives, comics and DVDs. Rémi, who works at a comics shop, got the worse end of THAT deal. Next time: Prenup!

So this Saturday, what did I say to Gwen & Eric?
Geek elements: The One Ring. Instead of Elvish on the interior, it's simply written "Titanium". Like the strength of their love. Awwww.

But seriously, I've been friends with them for more than 12 years. They were my roommates for 4 of those. Gwen was a close neighbor for 2 more, and Eric's been kind enough to employ me for the last 4. My cat still holds Gwen's family name. She's been my improv captain and often a most trusted advisor. Eric's been my guild leader, infrequent RPG buddy and "Oh Captain, My Captain" at work. They've been together 10 years, and my feeling is it's a knot that won't easily be untied. I hope the next chapter is as great for you guys as the last has been. Cheers!


Sea-of-Green said...

Ha! Congrats to all!

And I swear that has to be one of the greatest comic book panels of all time. Certainly the best ROM panel of all time. :-)

Siskoid said...


Siskoid said...

I especially like the shocked expression on those two guys at the edges of the panel.


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