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KING Of All Schmoes
|Directed by:||Anthony Russo|
|Written by:||Anthony Russo|
|Cast:||Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Robert Downey Jr., Chadwick Boseman, Daniel Bruhl, Martin Freeman, Tom Holland, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Don Cheadle, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, Elizabeth Olsen, Emily VanCamp|
|Genre:||Action, Adventure, Comic Book|
Since 1920, approximately 170 superhero films have been released, with an estimated 30 to 40 more due within the next five years. One begins to wonder if the industry is going to overstay its welcome with the viewing public at such a pace. That said, Captain America: Civil War sets the bar very high for upcoming projects, to say the very least...[more]...
We were married at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 4, 1996. My best friend Joe and my brother Bill were my best men, along with my brother-in-law. She went to have her hair spiral curled before the ceremony. I thought she might be getting cold feet. She never did. Her mom tried to talk her out of it, but as her mom so often does, failed miserably. My mom didn't come to the ceremony because she hated my dad at the time. I was unhappy with that, but I got over it. Everyone else showed up, and that's all that mattered.
Everyone looked great...except for my dad, who had tried to send a model rocket up for his buddies at work in the days before, but it stalled, blew up on the launch pad and set his hair ablaze. (My brother and I agreed he looked like a chunky George Peppard from the A-Team at the time.)
When my wife walked down the aisle, I didn't really expect her dad to be able to make the trip with her. He had been ill for a while and in a coma for about a month before the event took place. He managed to walk the aisle and stayed standing long enough to give her away. She looked beautiful. I was very happy, regardless of our lunatic mothers.
There we stood in front of our pastor, who, in his thick Nigerian accent, recited Paul's letter in Corinthians..."Love is patient. Love is kind..." I remember her mom and my 'stand-in mom' lighting our unity candle and 'stand-in' had a husband who sang and played guitar at our ceremony. The line that stuck out from his song was "...most of all, I love you because you're you."
We said our vows and Brother Michael pronounced us husband and wife. We kissed and headed to the reception. We actually had two receptions, no thanks to the busybody who was married to the church deacon. She didn't want to go to the lake and be outside in the weather. Meanwhile, we had already rented a lake house and had the reception there, too. So we did double duty, one at the church and one at the lake. No worries, it was still fun.
I worked the room, getting hugs and kisses from crying family members, at least a couple of whom were relieved that I had changed my mind about marriage once I found the right one. Her father wasn't much for emotion on any level. But he walked up to me and put his arms around me for the only hug we would ever exchange.
I remember telling people how she liked the same things I did. She loves Star Wars (R2-D2 is her favorite) and she watches tons of movies, especially Pixar and horror films. She collects things like I do and plays video games and board games to this day.
She has so much in common with me, our opposite personalities were drawn together in such a way that we complimented each other. I admit that's a taller order for her than me, considering I have my cranky moments compared to her more even personality. She calls me Shrek, I call her Fiona...we looked at her mom and said "Donkey!"
We made it through the honeymoon phase and we had our share of ups and downs, our share of arguments and apologies, We've been through losses, but we've had some of the best wins we could have hoped for. She encourages me to get out of my comfort zone and try new things. She spoils me from time to time with surprises and I sometimes do the same for her. It's a rare thing to compliment one another so well.
There are no secrets to what we did. We were committed and we were patient when the going got rough. We still see through the unhappy moments and still know there's a terrific big picture there. That picture has only gotten better with time. I know it will continue to do so. Here's to another twenty years.