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August 03, 2005

The Greatness Weds

Okay, so it's August, and I promised my readers a weekly update starting this month. Obviously we have to start with the big news: The Greatness is now married. Sorry girls, I'm taken, so please stop sending me your tearful entreaties. Besides, The Sweetness is probably taller than you -- she will kick your ass if you try to mess with our marital bliss.

I don't have any wedding pics yet, but I'll put some up as soon as I get them. In the meantime I will attempt to give my perspective on the festivities. Simply put: they ruled. Here are some random observations I made about the occasion.

Thanks to everyone who could make it. I don't think I could have imagined a more delightful wedding day than the one y'all treated me too. For everybody else, don't worry: I should have some pics soon.

Hmm, and I guess some honeymoon details are in order. Here goes. Jen and I had a very nice time in Montreal. The city is actually annoyingly easy to get around in English. Virtually everyone either speaks it or can go find somebody in the shop who does (the teenage flunky usually). I bought her a bunch of clothes in the ginormous mall that is the Underground City. We only saw half of the thing but I still counted 7 food courts. She bought me an atlas, which I've wanted for some time so that was very cool. Remote, totally unimportant Pacific islands depicted in glorious National Geographic detail! As for sights, we saw the Notre Dame cathedral, the Biodome (it's got an indoor rainforest, temperate, and a polar environment with penguins), the hotel that Ben Franklin stayed in when he was trying to get Canada to join the rebellion, the old port, Six Flags La Ronde and its spectacular fireworks festival (so many incendaries! probably an Innsbrook-July-4 every minute, the soot was in our hair and everything), and Ikea (we live in Halifax, after all; it's not like we get a chance to browse big stores too much). We also took a horse-drawn tour of Quebec City on the way back home. As for the hotel.. The Ritz was not as opulent as you might think, but the room had everything you might have wanted if you were old-world rich read: no DVD). The maid service cleaned the room twice a day, we had two full-size A/Cs, there were 2 robes that they brought new with the sheets daily, the bathroom had 3 sizes of mirrors and a scale, etc. And every time we picked up the phone to make something happen, it actually did. Good service shouldn't be surprising given the price, but it's nice to see it is still available somewhere.

Posted by The Greatness at August 3, 2005 03:36 PM


Greetings from the wild west,

glad all went well! happy wedded life :)

Posted by: The Krow at August 31, 2005 09:16 AM