Last Post On Our Anniversary

The Slackmistress and I are back in LA.  Did you miss us?   We went to Palm Springs to celebrate our anniversary and some very good people were kind enough to join us.

We mostly lounged poolside for a few days, venturing out only for trips to the grocery store and for dinner on Sunday which was our actual anniversary.  At 5:30 PM on Sunday May 10 we had been married for exactly two years.  As we prepared to go out for dinner I tried to find the right thing to say in the moment.   Thanks to Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond I found it in a line I remembered from The Apartment; the part where the perpetually struggling C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) says to Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine):

“Ya know, I used to live like Robinson Crusoe. I mean shipwrecked among 8 million people. And then one day I saw a footprint in the sand and there you were.”


I think I messed up the line but my wife understood what I meant; as long as she’s around I’ll never be shipwrecked again.



Filed under bethemarriage, General Tomfoolery, marriage

8 responses to “Last Post On Our Anniversary

  1. way to make me cry will. seriously, this is a sweet post.

  2. Last Anniversary Post ever?! Or just for the year? :P

  3. Sarah

    Awww, that’s one of my favorite movies ever. Happy belated anniversary to you both :)

  4. Beautiful. You guys are so lucky to be together.

  5. dvl

    “…i’ll never… be shipwrecked… again…”

    i love it.

  6. The Girl

    You make me sick.

  7. That was sickeningly adorable. Congratulations you two!

  8. Paul M.

    Sorry a little off topic but Palm Springs in
    the 1920s and 30s Bob Hope and Bing Crosby
    bought up a lot of land real cheap and made a
    If only we had a time machine, and yes we missed
    you both.

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