my best friend Christine and her husband Durrell just celebrated their first wedding anniversary a few weeks ago. since paper is the traditional gift for a first anniversary, i decided to get them a reprint of the front page of The New York Times from their wedding day - August 12, 2006 - as a a keepsake... a clever one at that, if i do say so myself. i thought it was a great idea, and something their future children would think was cool someday.
right. the thing finally arrived earlier this week but i didn't open it until now. and imagine my horror when i saw the headlines - sprinkled with Al Qaeda, 9/11, war in Lebanon - there were stories about prison, too, and liquor coming to dry areas of the south. what the hell? is there no good news in the world any more? apparently not.
i can't imagine Christine wanting to hang anything regarding Al Qaeda on a wall in her house so i'm returning the dumb thing. maybe i would've been better off ordering a reprint of the cover of Us Weekly. shameful.