June 23, 2004

FOB, the RNC and OBD (Our Big Day)


Since I spent most of my day at the Rockefeller Center Barnes & Noble yesterday to meet President Clinton and get an autographed book, I did not make it to the gym. I'm not sure how many calories one burns standing up for six hours straight, but I do know that lifting the 957-page memoir is as good as reps with a set of barbells.

While I stood in line I had plenty of time to think about the wedding and laughed to myself as I thought of the ways in which a booksigning and a wedding are similar. President Clinton was making his debut as an author just as L and I will be making our debut as husband and wife. Many people there to wish him success. Essentially, I was standing in a receiving line, albeit one with over 2,000 people that wrapped around the block.

At about 12:45 PM when Clinton's motocade went by and I looked around at the level of security for the event, I realized that our wedding will take place only one day before the Republican National Convention officially begins in New York City. That means that the city will be a zoo as delegates, protesters and the media descend upon Manhattan at once.


It also means that many of our guests who have to fly back in to New York on Sunday night or Monday morning following our wedding will most likely be greeted with huge crowds at Newark, LaGuardia and JFK. My advice to all of them: book your tickets NOW.

Posted by The Groom at June 23, 2004 05:45 PM