February 5, 2004
Milestone of the Moment
The engagement ring I gave Mo. Her mom insisted that she give it back. We signed the papers for seperation last night at the most banal location imaginable: a "The UPS Store" (formerly Mail Boxes Etc), where they had a notary who works later than 9-5. I decided it was as good a time as any to stop wearing my ring and she followed suit a bit later. (Maybe I was trying a bit too hard to make a dramatic gesture.) There was crying by both parties, more by her, at least that night. The small stuffed frog that's been riding in my car all these years (since '96, almost as long as I've had the car and longer than my romance with Mo) gets to wear the wedding band I was wearing. He's always liked silver things.
Quote of the Moment
"The reason we say 'fell in love' is that it makes it sound more like an accident. Men act like, 'I was walking along and fell in love. I tried to get my boys to pull me out, but I got all tangled in the ropes and sticks and I couldn't break free.'"
Poem of the Moment
Incidentally, today's title is from the National Lampoon poem Deteriorata, which is a parody of Desiderata. Each is worth a read, albeit for different reasons.
Music of the Moment
As an online toy it's rather limited, but sometimes I like setting up the Weeblmixomatic as background music to listen to.