Today marks our four-year wedding anniversary.
Tina and I sealed the deal August 8, 2008 at one of the best parties I’ve ever been to.
Eight. Eight. Eight.
Ours was a completely secular wedding. The ceremony and reception took place at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the art on display was Jeff Koons, including his Made in Heaven series, which surely shocked our guests, I’m sure.
Other parts of his work were there as well.
Our day was an homage to art. To love. To happiness. Some of our favorite people surrounded us. And we longed for those who passed too early and didn’t celebrate with us.
Tina and I work together, so our partnership is several fold. We’re best friends. We’re lovers. We’re fighters (honk). And we’re business partners.
Without her, I might crumple up in a cardboard box under an overpass and lay in a heap of Colt 45 bottles surrounded by piles of my own vomit.
The great thing about our relationship is every day feels like a celebration. We don’t have children. We’d take them if we could have them. But it certainly makes a difference without competing for Tina’s attention from some stinky-diapered rug rat …
All I’m saying is, we have a different relationship than a lot.
We wish all our friends and family — gay and straight — the same happiness that we share.
Our values are simple and loving.
Just the way we like it.