the judge looked upon me & saw that i was good. not Good, for though i may claim many things (Sharp, Brilliant), that is not among them. i took my papers to the administrators & they said that all was in order; the cashier down below (up & down the stairs i climbed! up eight flights, down six flights) did not have change but the candy shop (down three flights) did indeed so all was fine (back up three flights). then i was to wait for the judge (up eight flights) & for a moment it was touch & go-- the clerk was concerned at the spelling of my last name being different than jenny's (all intentional!) & thought it possible that the judge would need a signed affidavit from jenny. i assured her that jenny planned to change her last name when we were lawfully wed, & the judge saw fit to put her stamp & sign upon my papers. back at the bureaucrats (down two flights) they saw that all was writ as should be, & more seals were pressed upon my document. i left then (down eight flights) & now all that remains is for the local newsrags to tell my tale; then all this nasty, brutish business will be official.