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I'm giving fair warning that I'll be posting less the next few weeks. Why? Starting this Thursday I'll be in Europe for my French Wedding, now dubbed The French Connection.

Some of you who have followed this blog since its inception, may know that back in 2004 I met Dr. Helene Malabed on Sunday November 7, 2004 as a result of some serendipity by two blogger buddies, Bob Cox, now founder of the Media Bloggers Association who convinced me, over my protestations, to attend the BloggerCon in Palo Alto, CA that year, and Om Malik, who asked me to come to San Francisco and organize a wine dinner that showcased which wines work best with Indian food that same weekend.

Never one to turn down a reason to drink good wine, I called my long time winepal Melanie Wong, who organized a dinner at Sultan which included my friend, and now Comunicano colleague Bill Ryan, who also knows Om, Adityo Prakash, who now know Om, and a few others. Helene and I met in the W lobby, where she was doing some work on her Toshiba Tablet (she got high geek factor points with that one), wearing funky pink fuzzy Ugg Boots and drinking red wine. My opening line:

"Can I share half of your Internet connection." She said yes, and the rest is now history. Helene ended up joining us for dinner that night and quickly all at dinner, including the two of us, realized that there was something special happening.

So, thanks Bob and Om...for making me the happiest guy in the world...

For those that want to keep up with what's going on in France, I'll post now and then to my wineblog.


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Dan York

Many congrats, Andy! I hope you all have a wonderful wedding and I do wish you all the best!

Stefan Constantinescu

That is a beautiful story. I only wish I could meet such a wonderful woman.

We need pictures, lots of them too!

Ricky Cadden

Congrats, Andy! That's a great story of how you two met. One of my life mottos is "Live life to tell great stories." I hope you have a killer wedding (even if all the events are out of order) and an even better marraige.

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