We met at a Pei dorm party during spring semester at New College in 1995. We had seen each other around campus (with a student body of just over 500, it would be hard not to), and even had a few mutual friends, but we hadn’t officially met.

When I was a kid, we had a family joke about the amount of time I spent in the bathroom. True to form, I officially met Adam when I knocked on his door during the party to ask if I could use his bathroom. Our first date was to see the movie Outbreak, which Adam is probably embarrassed to admit having seen. I think our second official date was to see Carmina Burana at the “Weasel”.

I will admit that the first year or so was a little rough. I suspect we argued almost as much as we laughed (that is to say quite a lot). Two only children never have it easy learning to be a pair. Lucky us – we’re still laughing (and he is very sweetly tolerant of my frequent hunts for the ladies’ room)!



The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.

Hot water now comes out of both taps.

You can make sun tea instantly.

A seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron!

If the temperature drops below 95, you may feel a little chilly.

In July, it only takes 2 fingers to steer your car.

You CAN get sunburned through your car window.

You can actually burn your hand opening the car door.

You break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m.

You can see asphalt in its liquid state.

Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?"

(If you're not excited about the wedding now, there's no hope for you!)