September 11, 2009
Okay, so I know it's 5 pm on a Friday and there's absolutely no point in posting at 5 pm on a Friday but I cannot stand leaving that pointless, neurotic post up all weekend and anyway I spent all afternoon scanning and it always takes so much longer than I think to produce four minutes' worth of entertainment but what I am trying to say is that I updated the When You Marry gallery with two more chapters. Newlyweds and Money Matters. New additions start here.
Also, a reader found the original 1945 edition online for a DOLLAR, and I ordered it and I was all excited but then I got an email from the store and they said that it had already been sold but they were trying to find another copy, and then it arrives and I was all excited AGAIN, but then I realized it was the 1953 edition, not the 1945, and I composed this long complicated email to the store about why this wasn't right (especially since it is virtually word-for-word IDENTICAL to the 1962 version, which means all the crap in the forward about being completely re-written and expanded for today's modern American teen-agers was LIES, NOTHING BUT LIES)...and then I stopped and realized I was about to really confuse some used bookstore's poor summer intern and spend five bucks to ship the book back across the country just so I could get my DOLLAR back. So...if you're a friend of mine who plans to get married anytime soon, well. Mwa ha ha, baby. Have I got an awesome wedding present for you. Yes, indeed.
(It cost a freaking FORTUNE. Like, a hundred dollars. It's an antique!)