One of the Better Questions I Ever Asked

Sixteen years ago today I asked Krissy to marry me. She said yes, and I’ve worked since then to make sure she’s never regretted answering in the affirmative. It’s been worth the effort.

55 Comments on “One of the Better Questions I Ever Asked

  1. Congratulations! (Who’s the guy with the hair?) :)

  2. Wow you look even goofier with hair. I would not have thought that. Krissy of of course is her stunning self.

    Congratulations.

  3. Congratulations to you two.

    Being married to the right person does, indeed, rock the dwelling to a ludicrous degree. Every joy is doubled, every sorrow halved.

  4. Wow, while Krissy hasn’t changed at all, you sure got old!

  5. Congratulations! I wish you many more happy years.

    Not to jump on the hair wagon, but I see an eerie similarity between my scalp emergence and yours over the same time span..

  6. Holy crap. Who’s….

    Oh, never mind.

    Congratulations on the anniversary.

  7. Wow, from that photo, one of you hasn’t changed a bit. Which one I leave as an exercise for the author. And go go go, you guys!

  8. Congratulations to you both.

    I agree as one who knows:

    Good partnerships are indeed a lot of effort, but they’re worth every bit of it.

  9. Can you believe some people think asking questions makes you look dumb? Looking at that picture, I’d say it’s probably one of the smarter things you’ve done.

    She looks really happy that she caught you you asked, too.

  10. Pretty Good, but not as good as the greatest question ever asked.

    “Now who’s the dean?” -Homer Simpson

  11. i think it’s wonderful that you remember the day you proposed. :)

  12. John, while this is a short post it has had a great impact on me. It has inspired me to try harder as a husband. Thank you!

  13. :bigdumbgrin: On a diet, the sweetness is not good for me, but is for you. Contrats to both of you.

  14. That’s awesome, and very sweet of you to mark the occasion. I just got asked the same question three days ago and couldn’t be happier.

  15. Congratulations John & Krissy!!! Wow 16 years that’s fantastic! I love you both & Krissy your the best!
    P.S. I remember when you had all that hair…LOL

  16. Congratulations on 10000 years of binary bliss, here’s hoping that it carries on to several more powers of two.

  17. That beats, hands down, my best: “Are you gonna finish that?”

  18. Congratulations! Many happy returns.
    And based on what I’ve seen in the photos you’ve posted, Krissy’s hair is now a few inches shorter than in the photo above :)

  19. …sixteen years ago, you were Wil Wheaton?

    This is going to change some of those contest submissions, I bet.

  20. You know, I can’t help but look at that picture and think, “John sure got the better end of that deal.”

    Of course, in all honestly, I can look at my wife and myself and say, “Damn, I sure got the better end of this deal.”

  21. Congrats!

    I love the look in John’s eyes that says “Dang… How did I get so lucky?!?!?!

    And the look in Krissy’s eyes that says “I GOT HIMI!!! BACK OFF LADIES!!!”

    Truly an example of “Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”
    — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  22. ah, now I’ll have to stop eating for 3 days to burn off those extra sugar calories. but who the hell is the guy in the photo with Krissy if this is supposed to be about John proposing? I’m confused, again.

  23. Guys, lay off the hair. We all know that the only hot guy in SF/F is a baldy, right?

    Congratulations, John!

  24. Sixteen years and I bet you’re still as happy as you look in that picture. What a magnificent accomplishment.

    Catherine

  25. You are both so cute!

    Was there something special about the June 15 that prompted you to propose, or was it more random? Just curious …

  26. Congratulations! I know I’ve seen more recent pictures of you both with the same big smiles as you both had when this picture was taken and that says alot about the continuing quality of your relationship.

  27. Justme:

    It was the day my weekly newspaper column ran; I proposed to her in it. Also, it was one day short of a year after our first date, so it seemed good timing.

  28. Congratulations! Hope you have many more happy years together!

  29. You should celebrate in Put in Bay the way Nita and I are this week.

    Oh, wait. You don’t drink.

    Well, the food’s good and there’s lots of boats.

  30. That’s all well and good, but who’s the baby face in the photo?

    Seriously, congrats upon congrats. There’s nothing better in the world than a happy marriage (and I mean that to be ALL inclusive, not exclusive!)

  31. Congratulations! I was going to say something snarky but I can’t mess with a man doing his damnedest for the woman he loves.

    Congratulations!

  32. Coming up on 25 years for me and Chrissie. You and I dared to propose to women prettier than us, smarter than us, and with more common sense than us. I reject the notion that we “got lucky.” Luck has nothing to do with the hard work of Love, nor the rewards that can be obtained to all. I’m sure that I’m happier with a good marriage and no Nebulas, Hugos, or Pulitzer prizes, while being bitter and alone. Now, if I were bribed with a Nobel prize… nah.

  33. John,

    Congratulations. Always good to see happiness. I hope you will have what my parents achieved, 60+ years and still lovebirds.

    Just goes to show asking the right question is a good thing.

    Cheers

    Michael

  34. Rather than agonising over finding something witty to write, I guess I’ll just stick with the traditional: Congratulations! It’s simple, and it’s short. A bit like me.

  35. Congratulations! Not just on 16 years, but on both of you being prepared to put in the effort to make it work. And relationships can be hard work sometimes.

    May you both enjoy many more years of making it work :)

  36. I think it is more impressive that a guy can remember the date than it is to be married for 16 years.

    We are generally bad at that. Your wife is lucky to have you.

  37. What a lovely picture because of the perceivable happiness of the couple – also, Krissy is ageless. Utterly amazing.

  38. An example of the right person asking the right question…Congratulations..

  39. Very nice post. But I’m glad you lost the rug. It did nothing for you.