Way back when, vickyandnorm asked me if I would make some remarks at their upcoming wedding. I hadn’t thought much about it until I was at the gym this morning, when, halfway through a difficult chest press, I finally got my “theme”. That was all I needed and most of what I want to say fell into place immediately thereafter. According to Emily Post, these kinds of remarks at a wedding are supposed to be sentimental. Neither Norm nor Vicky seem that sentimental to me. But that’s okay, because what I’ve got should work.

One more thing I can cross of my mental to-do list. 25 days and counting, kids!

*Epithalamium: Latin for “wedding song”

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.