I saw Jen Kirkman last night at Nerdmelt - she was working out some new material and while I "know" her on Twitter I've never actually seen her do stand-up because I go to bed at 9pm. But the opportunity to see someone work out what works and what doesn't, what could be a part of a set and what was just chuffa was really interesting as a comedy writer. Writing for TV, a lot of what you write you don't get to see people's reactions to it for weeks-to-months.
She talked about being married, and what she thought marriage was supposed to be like. I've written a lot about how I never imagined myself being married. I've never wanted kids, and the picket fence in front of our rental house is to keep the homeless people from peeing in our yard.
Besides, being married is something grown-ups did. Something for people who wear pantyhose and have separate boxes of kleenex in the house instead of blowing their nose into a crumpled up wad of toilet paper.
Except that I am married. So I thought...is this what I expected marriage to be like?
Yeah, pretty much.