Monday, March 28, 2011

From taxi to takeoff

In 2004, I was six weeks into my new home in San Francisco when I decided to throw a party. I had never met this Kim Whittaker person but had heard of her a few times from the friend who introduced us. Due to the connection, Kim made the invite list to my first, and so far only, murder mystery party. And given what I knew of her personality as a meek, loving, humble person who likely could not hurt a flea, I naturally decided to cast her in the part of the murderer. The party went off without a hitch, good times were had by all, and I had met the future love of my life.

I wish I could tell you that it was "love at first site" or some cheesy, romantic thing like that, but really it was just a casual meeting in which we didn't speak much. Sure I thought she was cute (as did one of my friends, who shall remain unnamed). It wasn't until years later, however, that we both realized the somewhat prophetic bit of this first encounter with each other. You see, while I cast Kim as the murderer, the person I cast to be the victim happened to be that same friend who introduced us, and, more interestingly, an ex-girlfriend of mine. That's right folks, on the night I met my future bride, I set her up to "kill" my ex-girlfriend. Perhaps I knew more that day that I realized at the time...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pre-flight announcement

Welcome to the story of how Kim and Ben (hereafter referred to in the second person, we promise) got ourselves to the point where we decided to get hitched.

By now, you've received our invitations and we certainly hope you can make it to our wedding. After the ceremony, we will be enjoying cocktails, dinner, and dancing. If you haven't already, please do put that reply card in the mail so we can get an accurate count, and can seat you at a table with people you'll certainly be bored with after a few minutes of small talk! Ha!

Over the next few weeks, we'll be posting stories here in this blog about our relationship that hopefully will give you a bit of insight into the two of us and provide some pre-wedding entertainment. All the obligatory wedding information can be found in the other pages on the tabs above (including a Frequently Asked Questions that we will update as we hear questions from you), but we hope that you'll come back to this site every week or two to learn a bit more about us in the days leading up to our special day.

We're looking forward to sharing more with you and can't wait to see you on Friday, May 27!

Until next time, sit back, relax, and enjoy the site.


Kim and Ben

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