People sometimes ask me why I'm almost always happy, even when the bank balance is approaching zero, there's no Kraft Dinner left in the cupboard when I get home at 5 am, or - even worse - Star Trek: Enterprise is being cancelled.
Just thinking about my "better half" brings a smile to my face.
Here she is, above, in Flagstaff, Arizona, back in August, 2004, while we were on vacation.
For the record - Linda Wood, MA, LL.B, currently working as the Program Administrator at the Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation. My film industry colleagues are always telling me she does a "great" job - much better than me, when I held the post back in 1998 - 1999.
And they're 100% correct!
Here she is, at left, being assimilated by the Borg - or, to be more precise, the Las Vegas Hilton, at the Star Trek Experience.
17 years together, and still as happy as we were when we first met.
Not as drunk, perhaps - but just as happy!
All hail Nathaniel Hawthorne - and Ig, you still owe me for the bet!!