May 16th – A new AWESOME SITE you MUST SEE oh em gee, my brother’s wife, more
Firstly, there’s a new greatest site in the Universe: SadTrombone.com. IT NEVER GETS OLD.
My brother gets married tonight in Yosemite – 9:00pm EST (8:00pm CST/6:00pm PST), to be exact.
He called me today and we had a discussion about last names. Neither of us could get over the fact that his fiancee and soon to be wife will have the last name “Marshall” in a few short hours. He’d proposed doing a hyphenated name, but she didn’t want to. He also offered to change his middle name to her last name, which she also declined.
Both of us have mixed feelings about women taking our last name. It’s almost as if we’re removing a part of somebody’s identity and/or ending a family line. I don’t write this because I truly believe that to be the case or to advocate that women stop taking the names of men they marry, but rather to provide more of a glimpse into the thought process of men with a tremendous amount of Irish-Catholic guilt.
So congratulations, Jack and the soon-to-be Jill Marshall. It’s a shame that Jack isn’t taking your last name, Jill, because a name like “Jack McClellan” was made for a sports anchor who does the whole “turn around and smile” pose when his segment is promoted on the evening news.
If I ever get married (ha!), I’m going to propose that we create a new last name. This will create a new family line AND usher in a new global Renaissance.
I’m leaning towards “Flimflam” as that name. Thoughts?
It figures that the one day I take off for a Floating Holiday is the first time in like a month that the weather’s absolutely miserable.
Ah well. Off to dinner with people.