Thirteen Years

Krissy and I got married thirteen years ago today.

It was a good day.

Crazy Love – Bryan Ferry

By John Scalzi

I enjoy pie.

89 replies on “Thirteen Years”

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?

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 :)


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]

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.

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.)

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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