Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Reasonable Dedication to a Hobby III

October 14, 2008, I had my first date with Maria. I wrote about it at the time here.

To recap, it was a first date and first meeting with a woman that had contacted me on the internet after reading my personals profile here. The date was scheduled just after my classes for the day, so I had my backpack, so during the lunch I pulled out the gaming books I carry around in there. This was right around the time Carcosa was a controversial subject so I also spent a fair amount of time talking about it and complaining about the prudes who went beyond the "I don't like it" talk into the "this should not exist author terrible human being!" territory.

The date went well, I should say. I moved in with her in December, and very soon had two groups a week over for gaming. Maria bakes fresh goodies for them every time, even if the game is during her work shift.

When I started up the publishing thing for real, she helped out immensely, fronting some money, and more importantly, listening to me rattle off ideas, talk about plans, worry about setbacks, and generally talk about it for hours and hours... a day.

... and less than half an hour ago, she married me.

Yesterday was also my birthday and the 4th anniversary of my arrival in Finland.

So, in lieu of gifts (hopefully not gifts in the loo), place an order for a book or two, whether direct from me or from one of my vendors, would you?

36 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Who proposed? :)

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  2. You'll have to just accept my congratulations, as I've already bought everything you've published so far. But I promise to keep on buying what you put out in the future, if that's any sort of wedding present. Fantastic, happy news.

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  3. Wow! Congratulations! Best wishes for the future :D

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  4. Congratulations! Having married earlier this year (February) I want to say this new phase in your life will be full of joy.

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  5. Congratulations! That's wonderful!

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  6. Congratulations. Your journey toward geezer-hood continues apace.

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  7. Great News! Congratulations, and I wish you a happy New Year!

    I will place an order, soonish.

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  8. Congrats! Happy news. I’m ordering DFD for a friend for Christmas, btw.

    By the way Jim, make sure to listen to the next episode of RPG Circus. You’re being mentioned in our Best & Worst of 2009—favorably. ;)

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  9. Great news. You've got a keeper! :)

    I would buy a couple LotFP products today, but I've already put them on my Christmas list (so I will be getting them soon enough)!

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  10. Congratulations Man! I wish you many years of happiness.

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  11. Best wishes to you both, Jim.

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  12. CONGRATULATIONS!
    Where will You spend your honeymoon?

    kirilow

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  13. Wow, that's fantastic! Congrats! :)

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  14. Congratulations!
    I already have a book on the way and am looking forward to giving it a review.

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  15. Congratulations! Your wife is an excellent editor/proofreader, too. :)

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  16. Congrats to for both of you! I wish you both a happy future!

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  17. Congratulations to both you and your happy bride, Maria!

    Cheers.

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  18. Congratulations. May the two of you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.

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  19. Well, that's great,James! Failed her Save VS Raggi, did she?

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  20. Congratulations! But dude, 30 minutes after the ceremony you're updating your blog? That really is dedication to the hobby!

    I don't think RPGs even entered my mind for the first 24-48 hours of my marriage. :)

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  21. Wow, congrats! She seems like a great person from everything you've written about her and it's great you found each other.

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  22. In lieu of a gift, I will abstain from doing any calculations based on the time of the wedding, the elapsed time from that 'till this post, and the ramifications for the honeymoon. Congrats all the same. LOL

    -DYA

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  23. Congratulations to you and your new bride! Bravo :)

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  24. I raise a pint of black to you and your bride! All the best to you both!

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  25. Congrats! I got married myself in July, and find it most agreeable. :)

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  26. Belated congratulations and best wishes for 2010.

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