Thirteen Years

Krissy and I got married thirteen years ago today.

It was a good day.

Crazy Love – Bryan Ferry

89 Comments on “Thirteen Years”

  1. Awww, happy anniversary! Here’s to many many more (so many that you end up like that sweet old British couple that have the world record for the longest marriage).

  2. And you’ve still not taken out the garbage or done the dishes!

    Congratulations, you two kids, and happy anniversary.

    By the way, is there something special for the thirteenth anniversary? You know, like the first one is paper and whatnots?

    Is thirteen lead? Boron? Plutonium? Cheese?

  3. All the best on your special day.

    Or, for the Hallmark-phobic, “Holy cats, I can’t believe he/she has put up with her/him for so long!”

  4. Happy anniversary! And my condolences on being forced to give it up now that gay marriage in CA is making all heterosexual marriages crumble like sand castles as the tide comes in.

  5. Congratulations! I’ve frequently been heartened by the depth of your relationship and commitment that still shines through after all this time and all of the challenges you’ve faced together. I’m sure it feels even better from the other side :)

  6. Congratulations!

    A small sample of the Prime Curios about 13 may be found at:

    such as:

    The U.S. House has voted a total of 13 articles of impeachment against U.S. Presidents: 11 against Andrew Johnson and 2 against Bill Clinton. 13, 11, and 2 are all prime. [Wolfe]

    The Virginia Opossum usually has 13 nipples efficiently arranged in an open circle with one in the center. [McCarthy]

    Apollo Lunar Mission number 13, which was aborted while enroute to the Moon because of an explosion of a fuel cell in the service module, left the launch pad at 13:13 (CST) hours military time and the accident occurred on April 13. [Cooley]

    In five-card poker, the chance of holding two pairs or a better hand is approximately 1/13. [Post]

  7. Thirteen years?

    Amateurs. :)

    My wife and I will hit 30 years this year.

    All kidding aside, congratulations to both of you. Keep it up, the rewards are worth the work!

  8. Hmmm.. choices choices


    Apparently this site dictates what you must buy for Chrissy. I rather like the lace picture:

    Who the hell still buys “furs”? And the “textiles” picture is hideous. “Hey look honey, I got you a t-shirt!”

  9. Congrats! Hopefully there’ll be about 200 years more…who knows, maybe you’ll spend part of that as a green person :P

  10. Congratulations, John & Krissy!

    @Dan #8 – Thirteenth is bacon, dontcha know…
    (couldn’t resist – sorry!)

  11. Hi John, it’s my second anniversary today as well. Unfortunately my wife suffers from depression and we’re not together at the moment. On the plus side we’re meeting up for dinner tonight which fills me with worlds of hope for the future.

    May your day be a wonderful reminder of the good things you two have together.
    all the best.

  12. Congratulations! For us, twenty-five years of living together “in sin”, and we’ve been married for just over ten. It just keeps getting better (at least for us, and I hope for you as well.)

  13. Congrats on the anniversary. I loved your writeup on Same Sex Marriage. That is great advice. Maybe one day I will be able to take advantage of it.

    I also want to say how much I am enjoying “OLD MAN’S WAR”. It came highly recommended by Joe Mallozzi and David Hewlett. I love all the characters. Even the really annoying ones like the senator who thought he could negotiate peace but got him killed instead.

    I was on the bus this morning when I read the scene of John telling Jane about reciting Romeo & Juliet to his late wife. You almost made me tear up in public. That was such a sweet scene.

    Thanks again. I am looking forward to reading more of your work.

  14. Aw. So sweet that you two have few enough anniversaries that you remember them — and not so many as to make it An Event. We have two anniversaries a year: Once from the judge who didn’t see us while he ate lunch and married us (he was blind and fit us in during his lunch hour) and once from the wedding in Bond Chapel at U of C (before some idiots damaged the baroque organ). So sometimes we look at each other, “Did we just have an anniversary the other day? Number 24? Huh, well, Happy Anniversary.”

    Dr. Phil

  15. Congratulations! My guy and I are getting married on Saturday! (Yes, I had to make this comment about me. ::grin::)

  16. Everyone elses comment is so sickly sweet, John’s getting some tonight, there I said it.

  17. Awwwwww. I hope someday I get to make it to thirteen years. (And a whole bunch of numbers afterwards.)

    Congrats, you crazy kids.

  18. Awwww, Happy Anniverary. You are a lucky bastard. But I think you already knew that.

  19. Happy Anniversary too. Not sure what an Anniverary is but I wish you a good one of those too.

  20. Congratulations! I always enjoy hearing about what a loving, supportive, balanced marriage you and Krissy have. You set a good example for the rest of us.

  21. I echo the many congratulations. My Dh and I celebrated 19 years last week.

    Here’s to many more years together.

  22. Much like the Nidu, I am sending you my congratulations via smells. Or maybe it’s just the onions from my quiznos sub.

  23. Congrats!

    I’ll be having my 7th, 1st of July (I wanted 4th, but the wife didn’t want to wait!).

    We’ll be enjoying it in Jo’ Burg, South Africa. I’m just not looking forward to 18+ hours in a plane. We’re going Business class which will make it much more tolerable. But still. And the daughter will be joining us for a week+.

  24. “Thirteen years?

    Amateurs. :)”

    Well, sure. Why else to be married than for the love of it?

    Congrats to you, John. You both seem so happy together.

    And congrats to fogeyman on his upcoming three decades.

  25. Well done, you too. Having read your commentary on marriage, I can see how you made it. Having gotten through 11 years, I can see where I got it right… and where my SO is exceedingly, extremely understanding.

    And yeah – get the ice-cream.

  26. Happy Anniversary John & Krissy. I’m sure it was a good day and I hope you have many more years of good days.

  27. So, let’s see… 25 years is the Silver Anniversary, so that makes 13, what, Benzine?

    Well, whatever it is, good for you sticking together that long. Not always easy to do.

  28. Congrats on thirteen years, and hopefully many more happy years together are in your future.

    A guy I work with is sharing your anniversary, though his is fifty-one years, and my great-aunt and uncle celebrated their fifty-eighth anniversary yesterday (actually they celebrated over the weekend so everyone could make the trip for the party). Seems the middle of June is a popular time to get married.

  29. Happy Anniversary John & Krissy. My wish for you is that 13 years is just the beginning of your lives together.

  30. It is wedding anniversary day for me and my wife as well!
    We are coming in at 9 years married and about 5 years together prior.
    Anyways have a great night!

  31. Congratulations. My wife, Marilyn, and I are celebrating our 19’th today. Doesn’t feel a day over 20. You wanna know our secret? Hold hands. Even when walking out back on our trails, we still hold hands. That’s the secret kids.

  32. Ahh… I mean that in the best way possible. Well done. Congrats. You’ve got me by two anniversary years, but somehow I’m going to try and catch up! Is that possible?


  33. My wife and I have been married sixteen years, seventeen in two months – but she often says that it seems longer. And she says it with this sort of tone in her voice, then she re-reads my life insurance policy.

    Congratulations and etcetera and so on and so forth. One observation though, from the picture the last thirteen years seems to have leached the lifeforce from your mutual skin tones. If this trend continues by your twentieth, you’ll both be too sepia toned to photograph.

  34. twenty next year for us….not sure how Audrey has tolerated me for that long, hope Krissy continues to put up with your lovable (?) antics.

  35. Let me add my congratulations. Good job, buddy, keep it up.
    Valkyries are notoriously hard to keep satisfied. I stand impressed.

  36. Thats so sweet… I hope my wife and I have not killed each other after 13 years of fighting. (5 so far) :)

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