Now that the wedding is over, we have to figure out what to do with … do we hold it in perpetuity as a last memento of the glory days of our engagement?

Sitting on the domain just seems unfair to the legions of Evanses and Tashas sure to follow (especially as appears to taken as well).

Instead, we have decided to take merge my web site ( with the engagement site, to form a brand-spanking new site called I had bought that domain for my parents for a Christmas almost five years ago (hi mom!) but sadly, nothing came of it (sorry mom!) and my mom ended up with a computer instead.

Anyway, if you want to keep track of the Sparklers from this point forward, you have come to the right place. You might want to grab our RSS Feed (if you are into that sort of thing) or sign-up to be notified by email when we post something new.

p.s. If you are wondering about the picture, for the last decade — dating back to when my vanity web site was — my site has featured the same picture of my face on Karl Marx’ body that you see here. The new addition is the lady sparkler’s face gracing the body of Catherine the Great, who was arguably the most powerful female ruler of the last half millenium (it seemed fitting).

UPDATE: Karl Marx and Catherine the Great are growing to be a little too obscure, even for us. I just swapped them out for The Great Gonzo (needs no explanation) and Abby Cadabby, the newish girly-girl-fairy-princess Muppet on Sesame Street (which seems to resonate the lady sparkler all over the place). I was also thinking about Shaggy and Velma — which would be funny beyond all possible understanding — so maybe that will come next.