The Wedding's Off


The fiancee and I closed on a new house this past weekend (thank you, Meredith). We moved all her stuff over on Saturday, and my stuff follows this Saturday. And by "we", I mean "the packers and movers we hired."

You learn a lot about a person when you go throughunpack their things, and I discovered something about her this morning that might just be a deal-breaker for me. I was unpacking a box of CDs, filing them in a storage unit, when my eyes were opened to the kind of person she really is.

She owns a Milli Vanilli CD.

How can there be trust after this?

Now if you'll excuse me, I must go and quietly dispose of my carton of Star Trek novels.


I used to own a Mili Vanilli cd (I still have at least one song on my computer). The music itself was fine pop music of the time.

Now if we're hiding our dirty laundry, I'll ask you to look away from the two Garth Brooks cds in my case. I really don't know how they got there - I hate country music.

I thought the same thing when I saw my wife's Enya CD. *shudder*

Shame I don't live closer to you to take those Star Trek novels off your hands.

Bah, that Milli Vanilli CD (and I love how you call it *a* Milli Vanilli CD...c'mon, there's really only one) is a part of music history, man. And I dunno about you, but I felt a lot less guilt over liking "Blame It On The Rain" after I found out those two dreadlocked nancy-boys weren't the ones actually singing it. :)

I think you are missing the beauty of the situation Peter. She can hardly expect you to get rid of your Star Trek novels now that you have so lovingly assured her that you still love and respect her even though she owns (perhaps is was a gift?) a Mili Vanilli CD. As long as you each have something embarrassing neither one of you has any leverage over the other to toss it out.

Besides, if we didn't all have our secret passions for shallow pop culture, wouldn't life be less interesting?? My brother and I must have watched 'The Pirate Movie' with Christopher Atkins and Kristy McNichol a dozen time as teens - we knew it was bad (even by musical standards) but we LOVED it! (Sorry Don - now you know.)

I thought I remembered loving the Pirate Movie as a youngin', but I watched it again recently and it was really hard to take. And I am a big fan of bad movies (and apparently bad music).

Pumping and blowing... That song didn't have the sexual innuendo that the title holds for me now...


If it was the SECOND Milli Vanilli CD it is worth quite a lot of money... I'll give her the benefit of the doubt and say that she's holding on to it 'cuz of the high value.

Even I don't have a copy of the first one.

But when you found it... You should have been very accusatory about something and then said, "Girl, you know it's true."

Thinking back on it, the most chilling thing that should have set off alarms about my wife was her attraction to me. She's over that now, of course. It's the lies that get to you in the end, though. Claiming I snore like a badly-tuned truck is laughable--if I snored, I'd be the first to know, wouldn't I? And when I can figure out a way to see the scale when I'm standing on it, the jab that "I could lose a little weight" will be shouted down for the untruth that it is.

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