Today Beth and I celebrate 8 years of wedded bliss. She more than any other keeps me happy and sane in an often sad and insane world. She is my soulmate, the love of my life. How do I know this? I know this because as I was picking out a dozen roses and a lovely bottle of Piper-Hiedsieck to celebrate our love, I reflected on a couple of things. First, I was buying this stuff at 5:00 on the day of our anniversary, having stopped at the Ralph’s down the street from our house on the way home from work because I am lame and every year I wait until the last possible minute to get her something, and second, while perusing the selection of dog-eared Hallmark Funny Anniversary cards I happen to look up and she was standing right there (having stopped at the same store for some milk) and she did not kick me in the balls.