The Ultimate Grudge Match: 1987 vs. 2007
My wife and I reached a milestone this past Wednesday. Twenty years married. And both still alive, and relatively undamaged, at that! It makes me wonder, however, if we're better off now, or in 1987. Let's do a quick comparison of August 22nd, 1987, and August 22nd, 2007:
1987: Beautiful but impractical wedding gown, and not-terribly-manly all-white tux.
2007: Casual comfortable clothes.
1987: My wife's, curled and lovely. Mine, poofy and already thinning at 21.
2007: My wife's, under a hat but as nice as always, mine, missing in action.
Winner: Um, let's call that one a draw.
1987: Church. In Sydney.
2007: Open water near Peggy's Cove.
Winner: 2007. With apologies to God.
1987: No kids. Whew.
2007: Five kids. But not with us at the time! (That scores bonus points)
Winner: 2007 (even not considering the 'missing kids' bonus points)
1987: Marrying, dancing and partying. But also lots of stress, jitters, and sweating.
2007: Kayaking. Totally stress free and amazing.
Winner: Ooh... tough one. However, as nice as 2007 was, I better give the edge to 1987 for the 'wedding' thing.
And the grand winner is... with a slight edge.... 2007!
Yay. I always knew we were better off.
Congratulations to the present. Past, you had your time, and it was pretty good, but you know your place now. Behind us.
That's all for our first double-decade challenge. Check back in 2027 for the next round!