Monday, August 17, 2015

I have a few more weeks of vacation to enjoy, and I'm spending a little time right now at a place called Heritage Bikes in Chicago where you can get coffee and get your bicycle fixed.  At least I think they'll work on your bike because there are bikes everywhere in this joint.  Anyway, I thought it would be a good day sit outside enjoying the weather with a cup of coffee and catch up on blogging.

A few things . . .

1. So, I got married on August 1st.  When I started this blog back in 2005, I was fresh off a divorce that left me pretty scared and confused.  I thank any and all readers who have been along for any part of me documenting my misadventures in dating and other things.  It has all led me to the right lady, and I'm very happy.

We got married in San Francisco.  Mrs. Noisewater's grandfather volunteers on a ship on Fisherman's Wharf, the very boat he served on during the Normandy Invasion in World War II.  They fired off the cannons when we were pronounced man and wife, it was all pretty awesome, and everyone had a great time.  

I'll never forget waiting in my tuxedo for the "first look" photo, which in case you don't know (because I didn't until a couple weeks ago) is the photo session of the bride and groom right when they see each other for the first time before the actual wedding.  I was standing on a pier facing the bay with my back turned to my bride coming towards me (it all reminds me of some ancient Greek mythology), when this cool black man walks by and says to me "Damn, you look debonair as fuck!"  I have had a lot of compliments in my day, but I doubt I will get one with such a perfect blend of robust vocabulary, profanity, and a perfect delivery.

That's an actual picture from the big day.
2.  The honeymoon was relaxing, beautiful, and a downright love fest in Maui.  I hadn't ever been to Hawaii, and if it weren't for the fact that it's really expensive, I would probably go every year.  We signed up for a tour where a van picks you up from your hotel at 2AM and drives you up a volcano.  They give you jackets and gloves and things because it's freezing way up there, and then you watch the sun come over the horizon right at eye level.  It was pretty incredible.  You are then given bicycles and a helmets and you coast on your bike down the volcano!  We got dropped off back at the hotel at 12PM, and it was like, "What do we do now?  We've already biked down a volcano before noon!"

Here's a volcano crater sunrise pic from the internet that is better than the ones I took on my crummy phone.
 3. The other night my bride and I cooked a nice meal together and opened up a good bottle of wine.  We were looking for something to watch and she says, "Why don't we watch this beach volleyball match that you taped?"  I got the right lady.  She's awesome.  Awesome "as fuck," as a matter of fact.

This isn't us.  But this is how I felt after her DVR choice.

8 comments:

billy pilgrim, knight of the woeful countenance. said...

congratulations on finding a keeper! will there be any little kenneth noisewaters in the future?

Gorilla Bananas said...

Congratulations, Dr Ken! Good that you didn't make too big a deal of getting married. Marriage should be a confirmation of what already is, which seems to be so in your case. And love, as everyone knows, is compatible home entertainment choices. :)

Kenneth Noisewater said...

Billy: Little Kens could be a lot of fun if they're anything like me, but if they're anything like me, pains in the ass too.

Gorilla: You're right about that. I think people liked the vibe that we're going through with it because we dig each other so much. It wasn't really heavy-handed, and I think people liked that too.

Exile on Pain Street said...

Yeah, I have a few weeks of vacation to enjoy, too. It's just that they're spread out over the coming years. No all put together. Lucky. What are you? European? Greek?

Debonair as Fuck is going to be the name of my new album. Do you mind?

Is "beach volleyball match that you taped" a euphemism for something that would, let's say, draw a lot of traffic to your blog?

Jimmy Fungus said...

Congratulations on all the good news, you are a lucky man, not to mention being debonair as fuck.

Kenneth Noisewater said...

Exile: Take that title and run with it! No euphemism. I was just pumped that she wanted to watch that with me. It's the little things, Exile. The little things . . .

Jimmy: Thanks! You too are DAF (Debonair As Fuck).

Cocaine Princess said...

Aww--- congratulations!! This was such a sweet post & thanks for sharing the pictures with your readers.

DAF--- Hehe, gotta love that!

Kenneth Noisewater said...

CP: It's a love story that started in a bar, like all fun romances.