My life is pretty wacky. I am a pretty huge geek on a number of levels. At 37 I still love to play video games, I love comic books (Batman > Superman), I own and have worn many different costumes from Superhero Spandex to StormTrooper Armor. I sometimes collect various toys and still love to play with Legos. I can discuss the inner workings of the Star Trek Holodeck and have seen the entire run’s of shows from Firefly to Doctor Who.
Just 10-15 years ago I would have been considered an Outcast to society, (some may still think that) but, I love who I am, and I love what I do. I have many friends that think/act/enjoy like I do and those are my family. Some people may look at me and think the typically “Bro” thing of “How do you ever date?”
Well, here is the secret. Almost 5 years ago I met someone perfect. She worked at a comic book store and we had so many of the same interests. She loved to play her Super Nintendo on a tiny CRT screen and would stay up late nights playing Fallout 2. She had assembled a Teen Titans Raven costume to wear and has a Batman tattoo. It was a match made in Gotham.
3 years ago today we escaped out to Las Vegas to get hitched. Family and friends were still there and it wasn’t weird. I wore a suit, she wore a dress (which for us was still like wearing a costume). Ever since that time, I am constantly amazed that we managed to find each other and still wonder/fear that this amazing dream will end.
I hope it never does.
Happy Anniversary Sarah!