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tom & katie, kid shay & isis

This weekend marked an important passage for my marriage.  In 2006, I married Isis (not on the fifth day of May).  We were married in a tiny mountain town in Colorado, which, as fate had it, was the very same tiny mountain town Tom Cruise and his blushing finance Katie Holmes had recently purchased a house.  Later that year Tom and Katie had their very own shotgun wedding.

As most of the world knows by now, Katie opted out of her marriage on Friday, sending Tom Cruise into intensive auditing for the remainder of the year.

This means we are officially a more successful couple than Tom and Katie.  I never expected to win any awards for my marriage, but I carry this trophy in my heart for the rest of my days.  When things are looking grim and life keeps handing me lemons, I’ll know deep down that I am a better husband than Tom Cruise.

I bear no ill will to either Tom or Katie (or the ghost of L. Ron Hubbard).  I wish them only the best in their future endeavors, be that more Mission: Impossible movies or another Michael Chabon adaptation.  I just hope that, the next time I run into Katie Holmes, she doesn’t think I stole all her good marriage mojo.

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