Elysha Dicks is cool.

My wife has many amazing qualities, but best of all, she’s just cool.

Last night she spent an hour watching The Walking Dead with me. She loves the show. She also enjoys Comic Book Men, the show that follows The Walking Dead starring Kevin Smith and his band of comic book loving friends, even though she has never read a comic book.

She is also a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, South Park, The Simpsons, 24, The Sopranos, Battlestar Galactica and a lot of other television shows that many women I know disdain.

On our first date, in the midst of a meaningful and deep conversation, she asked if we could stop talking, turn on the TV and watch The Simpsons instead.

At that moment, the Heavens opened, the angels sang and I knew that I had found my future wife.

I received an email from Elysha around 6:30 this morning. I had been up for a few hours, working downstairs, and she had just awakened and started reading on her iPad in bed.

The first email was for a The Nest, a self-regulating thermostat that uses motion detection to learn your family’s lifestyle and adjust the heat accordingly. She had heard about this marvel of technology a few months ago and had registered to receive an email alert when the product was available to consumers.

Five minutes later I received a second email, this one linking to a video that explained how to install a USB wall socket into an electrical outlet

The woman had started her day by reading about thermostats and USB wall sockets.

And yet when you meet her, you’d never expect that she is the woman who enjoys watching zombie, vampire and science fiction. You’d never think of her as a person who might get excited over the idea of a USB socket in the wall. She’s also extremely knowledgeable about art, design and fashion and is an excellent cook.

She really is the best of every world.

My friend, Kim, has always said that the most important decision a person makes is choosing a spouse.

Until I met Elysha, I don’t think I would have agreed.

Now I can’t imagine how awful life would have been if I had never met her. Elysha has taught me that when is comes to choosing a spouse, there is no second best.