This weekend Josh and I saw a New York Times wedding announcement for author Andrew Solomon (The Noonday Demon, A Stone Boat) who wed John Habich, an editor at the Minneapolis Star Tribune when the two met and fell in love more than six years ago.
Over the weekend the two were married (or civilly partnered--however you want to put it) in a luxe ceremony at the Spencer family mansion (as in Diana Spencer, a.k.a. Diana Princess of Wales) in England.
Josh and I saw Andrew Solomon in New York just a few weeks ago at a reading for the anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys, co-edited by Trouble Boy author Tom Dolby. Andrew seemed very happy at the reading as he read his story in the collection (and also when we met him afterward), and perhaps his upcoming nuptials had something to do with that.
A Josh & Josh reader sent us a picture that he found of us on the Manhattan media blog Gawker, taken at the book party for the Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys anthology. (Hi Steven!) We hadn't seen the picture and had a good laugh when we saw the caption the Gawker editors had given out photo:
"I like your glasses." "I like YOUR glasses." "Let's make out!"
Maybe we should tell Gawker that we each have a boyfriend of our own?
Meanwhile, in other Minneapolis news, a study reveals that Minneapolis has the highest rate of volunteerism of any city in the United States. Four out of ten adults in Minneapolis are volunteers. How about that for Minnesota nice?