Armagideon Time

After maintaining a site like this for over a decade, one eventually runs out of new insights or cute anecdotes when a significant date rolls around.

On this day in 2004, I married my partner of thirteen years in a small (and very strange) ceremony at the Tufts University chapel. The next day we moved in to the still-unfinished House on the Hillside, though I got held up trying to bypass the route for Woburn’s annual Halloween parade.

That night we ate takeout on the couch and watched The Phantom of the Paradise on a 13-inch TV I set up as a placeholder for the cable installers.

Two days later we drove to Boston’s South End to take custody of Addy the Big Red Dog, who we found by the side of I-93 in August and had placed into foster care with Animal Rescue League.

A spouse, a house, a dog — all in the space of a few days and in the shadow of the Red Sox’ first World Series win since 1918. Even Bush’s re-election couldn’t spoil the moment.

There have been a lot of good times and a few bad once since then, but I regret none of it and eagerly look forward to what the future will hold.

Recommended listening:

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5 Responses to “Halloween Countdown: October 30 – Didn’t wanna do nothing anyway”

  1. Scholar-Gipsy

    I’m partial to the Cait O’Riordan/Pogues version, but this is still one of those songs I will always associate with achingly sweet young romance.

    Young or old, though, I wish you both a happy anniversary. Here’s to Halloween love!

  2. Caffeinated Joe

    Congrats on the anniversary! Weirdly, this is the 2nd blog post I have seen today celebrating a 13th anniversary. Hmmm…

  3. SJB

    Such sweet sentiments blog + song selection

  4. Crowded House

    Happy anniversary to you and Maura!

  5. TheStrawMan

    Ah Salud

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