No, this is not OUR anniversary, that would be November. And this is not the anniversary of her sobriety, that will be recognized in June. Today, April 16, 2002, is precisely TWO YEARS since the Lovely and Talented Geobabe began here at the Straight Dope Message Board!
Now, she means everything to me, as some of you may have noticed, but let’s look back to her first post ever, appropriately about music. Then see how quickly she caught on and made an introductory thread, and her first “wrong forum” post! I love this woman with all my heart, but what we have now started some time ago. What attracted me to her early on was her love of Marines and men who dress well. She is well traveled, is Scotch/Irish like myself, educated, and then she demonstrated excellent taste in men, good coffee, and she thinks I’m cute to boot!.
We agree on political issues, personal issues, we both cuss a little when appropriate. Lise is firmly grounded in reality and life. We see eye to eye on SO many things. She likes Key West for a wedding site, and I know I’m going to be wearing a tux with a bowtie, and boxer briefs underneath!
I know she has also touched many of you out there in the world, and I would like to ask you all to join me in wishing Lise, my bride-to-be and partner for life, a Happy Anniversary. And I thank you all for being the people you are. You drew me in here and kept me, and you drew her and kept her in the same fashion. We met through this group, and for that, I owe you all my eternal gratitude.