Making stuff as a founder of Avocado. Former music-maker. Tuna melt advocate. Started Google Reader. (But smarter people made it great.)

I will be marrying my friends this summer.

Speechless. My friends asked me to marry them. That is, to be the officiator at their ceremony.

"You can do that?"

In California, at least. Specifically, in Oakland, one petitions to become a One-Time Deputy Marriage Commissioner, Without Compensation. And then you can say things like "By the virtue of the authority vested in me by the County of Alameda and the State of California, I now pronounce you..."

Cool. And in the course of my research I discovered some interesting stuff, such as: How to Marry a Prisoner. It's not satire, just a short list of required steps. (From About's Marriage Guide. Warning! Pop-ups.)

What am I going to wear? Wait! What am I going to say?

Posted at April 10, 2002 10:59 AM
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