Ron Sparks Solution Architect, Author, Poet

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Engagement Photos

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You all know I proposed to Carey in January; right in the middle of my chemotherapy and radiation. It was a magnificent and wonderful day, full of love and promise. I was so weak I could barely walk to through the gardens where I proposed to her, but I wasn’t going to let a little thing like cancer get in the way of true love. No way. No how. Here we are – almost six months later. The...

A Wedding Argument

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It’s funny how silly the arguments a couple have are when you step back to objectively look at them. Carey and I skirt over sensitive issues that would have other couple reduced to blows with nary a glance. We recognize the signs of stress and emotional investment in nearly every situation we find ourselves in and work together to back down before a situation turns into an argument. If you...

Bedroom Strife

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Carey and I have an interesting problem in the bedroom. It’s not what you think. See the issue is this – Carey really, really enjoys lounging in the bedroom. She can stay all day in bed, watching television – only getting up to pee and eat. I can’t do that. The bedroom only has two purposes in my opinion. One of them is sleep. So you begin to see the dilemma. Carey...

Carey’s Revenge

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If you remember in my previous post, Wedding Show Discrimination, I made lighthearted fun of Carey for excluding me from the bridal show she took her friend to. Well, she exacted her revenge this past weekend. She took me to a bridal show about 10 million times bigger and more chaotic than the other one she went to. This company, Perfect Wedding Guide, put on a show in Orlando. There were...

Wedding Show Discrimination

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Why do women get to have so much fun with wedding planning while men have to sit the entire thing out? Carey and I had a humorous exchange the other day when she walked up to me and said, “There’s a wedding show in a couple of weeks. I just bought tickets for me and my girlfriend.” I smiled, pretended to listen, and kept playing my video game. A couple of minutes later it sunk...

Wedding and Reception Booked

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Carey and I had an appointment this mornng with Leu Gardens to reserve our wedding and reception. Yes; we’re having the wedding and reception both at Leu Gardens! Sunday October 11th, 2009 at 10:00am! It’s all very exciting. The wedding will take place under the great oak tree in front of the plantation/museum house. It’s really beautiful there; you get such a great feel for...

The Wedding Monster

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I think I created a monster when I proposed to Carey. We’re looking to get married on October 11th, 2009. That’s 278 days away. That’s a lot of days, to me. Apparently, though, it’s not enough time and we’re already behind on everything! On Sunday, Carey dragged me to the bookstore to buy a wedding planning album. I was completely oblivious about wedding planning...

The First Wedding Argument

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We were driving to the pet store to get a new tag for our beagle, Cassie, when we started discussing the guest list. We were differentiating between people we HAVE to invite and people we’d LIKE to invite. I brought up the name of a particular person I’d like to invite and Carey immediately said, “He can’t come; he makes me uncomfortable.” Pause. I waited a beat...

A Proposal for the New Year

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For months he had been sending her images of rings to look at and rate. Engagement rings. Did she like solitaires? Three-stone rings? What type of cut did she prefer? He sent hundreds of images to her, gleaned from just about every internet-friendly jeweler out there. As the weeks, and the ratings, went on he slowly got a feel for exactly what kind of ring she liked. She liked three-stone...

Ron Sparks Solution Architect, Author, Poet

Ron Sparks

Ron Sparks is a technology professional, science fiction and fantasy author and poet living in Zurich, Switzerland. His latest book "ONI: Satellite Earth Series Book 1" is available on Amazon.com.

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