Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Life in a single world

First off, HAPPY 39th BIRTHDAY to my brother. You da man, ya old bastard!

OK, so I'm sitting here, contemplating several things. First off, about a year ago, I had been totally devastated by one mean-ass bitch of an ex-girlfriend. I was drinking nightly, wasting money I didn't have, trying to find a way to cope. Lo and behold, it was to no avail. Time was definitely not on my side, but nevertheless, it passed.

Now, I have met someone who is actually compatible with me. She's not selfish, she's not a bitch, and she doesn't insist that everything goes her way. It's amazing the difference a year makes! Now I'm engaged, and the pending marriage isn't far off. So as I read through some of the engagement announcements to get an idea of what mine should say, here's what I've come up with so far...

"The engagement and forthcoming marriage of Dr. Leslie Purdy of Little Rock and Aaron Hoyt of Little Rock, formerly of Greenbrier, is being made known.

The bride-elect is a daughter of Mrs. Linda Higgs and Tommy Purdy, both of Malvern. The prospective groom is a son of Mrs. Jane Mount of Lafayette, Indiana, and Dr. Arthur Hoyt, Jr. of Wooster.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Malvern High School. She graduated from Henderson State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. She received her master’s degree from Henderson State University in Biology Education, and her Doctorate degree from Americus University in Washington D.C. She is currently a chemistry teacher at Hall High School in Little Rock.

The prospective groom is a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Conway. He graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical science, and is currently working as technology coordinator for the Shirley School District.

The couple will be married in a midnight ceremony on October 31 at The Old Mill Wedding Chapel in Hot Springs. The reception will be a costume party that will precede the nuptials in a non-traditional ceremony. Only out-of-town invitations will be sent. All friends and family are invited to attend. The honeymoon will be a cruise to Nassau, Bahamas."

The ring:

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The happy couple

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