Time for the once a year update!
I'm married!!! Due to coronavirus we got married in our backyard and broadcast it on Zoom, but it was a really amazing day. I've been dating Jeni almost 3 years and we had a whole huge wedding planned for the end of May which all got pushed out in March due to our friend COVID-19. We're hoping to get to celebrate in person next year, but didn't want to delay the marriage part for another year so decided to elope in the backyard. It was a great ceremony with lots of crying and then did a virtual reception with cake and champagne and an hour long dance party with everyone dancing around in their living rooms with us on Zoom. It was great! And yep, it's too that Englishwoman I mentioned 2 posts and 2 years ago.
It also means I'm officially legally a step-dad to two awesome school aged kids. I never expected to become a parent but life happens sometimes! They're great and so kind, fun, and absolutely hilarious and we all get along incredibly well. It's been awesome!
And I can't do an update without talking about coronavirus and how that's utterly messed up so many people's plans and killed so many. I've been working from home since March and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Thankfully it hasn't really affected me or our family. One of my friends in NYC did catch it though, and while she's better now, she said it was super miserable. I still don't get why people think this is all just going to magically go away, and aren't wearing masks or doing even basic precautions to prevent the spread. It's why I think if something like WWII happened today we'd definitely lose because we can't even focus on something for 3 months, much less 4 years. So if we end up killing millions more people than died in all our wars, it just gets a big ::shrug:: from the general population.
And of course the Black Lives Matter protests have exploded across the country and hopefully this time it'll actually make a real difference. The attacks on peaceful protesters by the police has been horrific and maybe all the cell phone cameras capturing police grossly abusing their power will be the catalyst for change. We'll see.
Also Donald "Just drink the bleach" Trump is still an appallingly awful person. But we still haven't had nuclear Armageddon, yet, so he's still beating the (incredibly low) bar.