Today is International Kristine Blauser Scalzi Appreciation Day

On account that it is also her birthday. Allow me to go first and to simply say that I can’t imagine what my life would be without her; probably it would me being alone in a small apartment, eating cold cereal from the box and weeping, every day, all the time. And, yeah. Don’t want that. So thank you, Krissy, for being my wife and making my life a joy every single day you are with me. I love you.

If you wish to leave my wife birthday greetings, by all means feel free to do so in the comments.

(Photo: Kyle Cassidy)

79 thoughts on “Today is International Kristine Blauser Scalzi Appreciation Day

  1. Happy birthday, Krissy, and thanks for putting up with John so that we can also put up with him. Wait, no, I mean “enjoy” his work. Yup. (Also, Kyle Cassidy’s author photography is consistently brilliant; has he won or been nominated for any awards for his work with sf/f authors? When I think of the iconic sf/f author photographs of the past 10 years they’re… pretty much all his.)

  2. Happy birthday, Krissy! Thanks for making John happy so he can write awesome stuff for us to read!

  3. Happy Birthday! (it’s also my birthday, my best friend’s, my niece’s, my boss’, my friend Mable’s, and another friend’s too… What the hell is up with 9 months before today???)

  4. Happy birthday, Krissy, and congrats to you both on having found each other and created what seems (from the outside) to be a great life together.

  5. Indeed; happiest of anniversary of womb ejection to Mrs. Old Man’s War. Many joyous returns on the day.

  6. Happy birthday Krissy. I wish I knew you so I could send you a great big hug. Consider yourself virtually hugged anyway – please ask John to deliver.

  7. Joyful felicitations on the day, Mrs. Scalzi! I hope your spouse makes you as happy as you have clearly made him. May you enjoy many more years of laughter and love!

  8. Happy B-day, Kristine Scalzi!
    Many happy returns…and cake.

    @John: Dude, who’s that goddess in the picture with you, and does your wife know about this?

  9. 10/10 – would bang. (If that’s sexist, it’s the good kind.)

    You’ve got a lot to be grateful for. It’s got to take every day effort, consideration, and thanking the heavens to earn your keep with her.

  10. Others besides myself who share this birthday include actors James Wood and Barbara Hale. On this day, there was quite an earthquake in San Francisco, Rhodesia became Zimbabwe, Doolittle lead an attack on Tokyo that brought the war to Japan, and Einstein died…

  11. Have a very happy day. What a wonderful tribute from your hubby. He has a really great way with all kind of words.

  12. Happy Birthday, Krissy! Thank you for making him happy and tolerating his oddities (among them writing the books we love). And thank you for Jane Sagan (yeah, I know he wrote her).

  13. Happy birthday, Krissy! Hope you have a great way to celebrate the day. Also thank you for saving your husband from a life of closet-sized apartments and eating cold cereal daily, co-producing the wonderful Athena, and being co-custodian of a wonderful four-legged menagerie.

  14. Happy Birthday! I always side with you when John lets us know your opinions. (Erm, ensures I won’t get mallated).

  15. Happy Birthday! I only know you from what your adoring husband says, but that’s enough to make me think you are a great person.

  16. Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag (Literally: Cordial wishes of luck for your birthday) or Happy Birthday Krissy. Many happy returns.

  17. I’ve read the first three books in the Old Man’s War universe, and my understanding is that you, Krissy, were the first to read all three, to tell their author if he was on the right track.

    So it goes that you’ve been instrumental in the delivery of many hours of my amusement (and many minutes of reflection, too). For that, and for all of the manifold other ways in which you make it easier for your Mr. Scalzi to write, I thank you.

    …And offer my best wishes for the year to come.

  18. Happy Birthday Krissy! I hope you, John and Athena are having a wonderful day. Today is also my mother’s birthday and she would have loved that picture of you two.

  19. All smart men marry AT LEAST one level up. It makes them try to be better men. Krissy, thanks for making John a better man. :-)

  20. Happy Birthday, Kristine Blauser Scalzi! (Not sure if that counts as something I think, really, but happy birthday anyway.)

  21. I’m a tad late, since I spent Krissy’s birthday in the English Channel, en route to Southampton, but I hope you all had fun, and that you have many more happy birthdays to come…

  22. Happy birthday! If only of a fraction of what John gushes about you, you are an amazing wife and mother. Best wishes and have fun on this special day.

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