Thursday, April 19, 2012

Married With Dishes

Married With Dishes

The Cooking Channel
Sunday, April 22 @8pm and Midnight EST

When I met Karl, eight years ago, I told him in no uncertain terms I would never get married again.  I think I might have even told him that before he saw me naked.

Perhaps it made me more interesting to him; Most women my age were running the exact opposite game: "Are YOU my husband? How about you, are YOU my husband? What kind of father would YOU make? Hey! Where are you going?"

We dated, we moved in together, we got married on the Staten Island Ferry. All in all, it’s been a great time.

I have to take a moment to tell you that without Karl, there would be no Married With Dishes, and I don't just mean the title. The photograph above speaks volumes about Karl and I. He makes me laugh every single day, and there is nothing I love more than that. He is incredibly intelligent, hilariously funny, game, and encourages every idea I try to make into reality, whether it’s sensible or not. He supports my Big Ideas despite my Little Planning, and is even gracious when I shout "You have NO VISION! It’s going to HAPPEN! We can DO IT!". I drive the poor man fucking CRAZY but he ceaselessly comes back for more.

I have no idea when it initially occurred to him that a life with me was a life dominated by open doors to friends, and a living room / backyard that would be always filled with those friends, with strangers, dinner parties, and with cocktails. We never really discussed it, he just started helping one day and never stopped. He has graciously picked up my slack and fixed what was broken, sometimes just by being there. He has taught himself to make delicious desserts, even when I make fun of his OCD mise-en-place.

He has been a powerful force behind me, propelling me forward, and I am absolutely certain I couldn't have done any of it without him.

I love you, baby. even if it turns out that my Dad was right and you wind up being the star of our show.


Kelly Tanner said...
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Kelly Tanner said...

You know a marriage a great when you like both people in it individually, but you like them even more together as a pair - that they somehow strengthen and enhance each other's sheer wonderfulness. Ever since I met you two, that has been the case. Wishing you all the best and hope you enjoy the ride - cannot wait to be as big a fan of you on teevee as I am in person.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't get any more beautiful than that. Congratulations!

Tamara Reynolds said...

thank you so very much for the well wishes! We are so grateful for your support, Kelly and Astoria Haiku!

Kristina Carroll said...

I cannot WAIT to watch you both tonight! I miss you guys so much, that having you in my living room, if only for an hour, will be great. Although not getting to eat Tamara's cooking is going to frustrate me. ;)

Jane Ann said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your show tonight. You two are such fun to watch & had me laughing much of the time. Your show made my evening! I'd love to see you both in a series. I can only hope. Thanks for tonight's show.

Sugar Rae said...

Loved the pilot episode! Wanted to be there to have dinner and fellowship with you all. Thank you for a funny and interesting cooking show!

Christine's Pantry said...

Wish you the best with your new show. I'm sorry to say, I missed the pilot.

iamyoursforever said...
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iamyoursforever said...

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