Tuesday, January 7, 2003

Before the Blog: On Being Famous

Whew - Is Christmas over yet?. It seems we've been celebrating it for a month. We flew to Texas on Monday December 23 to spend Christmas with my family and returned on Saturday the 28.

The next day we did Christmas with Shrike's extended family, and then celebrated with her more immediate family on New Year's Day. We finally found time to exchange our gifts to each other last Friday - January 3!

We had a really nice New Year's Eve - not too crazy, but we've decided that we're too old for craziness anyway. We went to a new gay bar in a nearby town and met up with Shrike's sister and her partner, and a couple of new friends.

Funny story about that, actually - a few weeks ago we got an email saying "We really liked your website. . . my partner and I are planning a commitment ceremony. . . in TownWhereShrikeWorks."

Needless to say, I emailed back and told them that we're neighbors!

After a few emails back and forth, they told us about the bar, and we decided to meet them there. We really enjoyed meeting them, although it was a little disconcerting realizing that they already know so much about us, like when they told us now they met - then told us how we met! But we got over that, had a great time and hope to get together with them again soon.