Today is International Kristine Blauser Scalzi Day

Today is the birthday of the most fabulous person I know, namely, my wife, Kristine Blauser Scalzi, for whom my love is boundless. If you might wish to offer her felicitations on this most auspicious of days, I think that would be lovely, and I would thank you.

115 Comments on “Today is International Kristine Blauser Scalzi Day”

  1. Hey, Kristine! Happiest of natal days. I only know you through John’s eyes, filtered through the internet, but that’s enough to know that you’re an amazing woman. Congratulations on thriving through another turning of the Great Wheel.

  2. Jay – New Bern, NC – INGREDIENTS: coffee, books, music, podcasts, NPR, cats, movies, the Oxford comma, and Netflix - - - WARNING: may contain nuts - - - MADE IN THE USA
    Jay E.

    Frohe Geburtstag, Krissy!

  3. Tammy – Reader, book collector, and reviewer of quality fiction, primarily in the genres of fantasy,science fiction, horror & speculative fiction. The stranger the better...

    Have a wonderful day, Krissy:-) What a lovely headshot:-)

  4. Karen A. Wyle – I'm an appellate attorney, an author, a photographer, a politics junkie, and a Hoosier (aka intermittent fan of IU basketball). My published work (aside from law review/legal journal articles) includes multiple science fiction novels, some near future and some involving other planets, equipped with aliens. More recently, I've veered off into historical romance, specifically a series called Cowbird Creek and set in 1870s Nebraska. I've also published one nonfiction book, Closest to the Fire: A Writer's Guide to Law and Lawyers. While originally intended to help writers use accurate details in their legal settings and expand the scope of such stories, I realized while writing it -- and have heard from readers -- that it could also be of use and interest to students, immigrants, and anyone interested in better understanding the American legal landscape. My other blog, Looking Around, is at
    Karen A. Wyle

    Happy birthday to Krissy! [insert original, witty, and/or profound observation]

  5. Happy birthday Kristine!
    You are indeed a saint, being married to one as John (guys with lots of wit and sense of humor are terrible, can’t have a serious talk with them, so says my wife…).
    I wish you the best.

    For John
    John, my wife birthday is this friday, if the signs do have a influence on personality and your wife is like mine, you are the true saint here. ;)

  6. Please accept my heartfelt wishes for a joyful birthday today, Mrs. Scalzi, followed by a year full of happiness and health.

    I’d also like to thank you for sharing your spouse with the rest of us on his many cross-country jaunts, since I recognize that there are impacts on the entire family when one family member is gone for an extended period of time. We’ll endeavor to send him back healthy and not too exhausted, I promise.

  7. Happy birthday, Krissy! May your day be filled with joy and the coming year with peace, happiness, pleasant surprises, and ample time with family and friends.

  8. Ms. Scalzi: Happy birthday! Feliz Cumpleanos! And thank you so much for sharing John with those of us from Santa Fe, Los Alamos, and Albuquerque. Especially…especially since I’m sure he’d rather have been with you on your birthday.

  9. Happy Birthday Ma’am! The least John should do for you is his beloved churros… but do not eat or even LOOK at his idea of a burrito.

  10. La mulți ani Kristine! That’s Romanian for ‘Happy birthday’. I wish you (and your loved ones) all the health and all the love in the world.

  11. Happy birthday, Kristine. Thank you for sharing your husband with us, at least through the internet and his incredible stories. You’re a saint and we all appreciate you more than we could ever express.

  12. Happy birthday Krissy. Live long and prosper!

  13. So, Kristine- I’m pretty sure you and John have ways of celebrating birthdays that aren’t necessarily tied to a calendar, and having John here in the Southwest on yer b-day won’t change that one bit.

    And be aware that he just can’t refrain from celebrating your presence in his life on all possible occasions, to wit: when handed a ukelele at the Cocteau last night, in front of GRRM and everyone (well, okay, about a hundred of us,) he immediately launched into the Cure, “Friday I’m in Love,” which I have NEVER heard so well-executed on the ukelele.

    (So, okay, it was the only time I’ve heard it on the ukelele at all… but nevertheless he rocked it.)

    And also showed us yer picture and told us, you know, the “How I Met…” story, and I just couldn’t help sliding my hand into the hand of the One Who Brung Me, and we got a whole contact ‘awwwwwwwww…’ lovey-dovey thing going, just from the awesome power of John’s love for you, coming off that stage.

    So, happy birthday, today and every day.

  14. Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag, Krissy!

    I don’t know if you speak German, but I learned it 25 years ago and I still remember this bit. I can also ask for a blue pencil, but I’m not sure that’s relevant here.

  15. Happy birthday, Kristine! I’m sorry you don’t get to spend your day with John, but I hope you have a great day anyway.

  16. M.A. Kropp – NH, USA – I am a writer who is also a wife, mommy, and grandmother. I live in MA in the USA. I write mostly fantasy and science fiction. I speak sarcasm fluently. I am Irish and a ginger- that is fair warning. Puppies and kittens are my friends. I like good food, good drink, good friends, and good books.
    M.A. Kropp

    Many warm birthday wishes to Krissie.

  17. John Hedtke – Eugene, OR – John Hedtke ( is the author of 26 books and a couple hundred magazine articles. He does disaster recovery and business consulting for public and private companies. John has several blogs, notably "Hey, kids! Become an author at home in your spare time and earn big bucks!" ( for would-be authors. He is a Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication. John lives in Eugene, OR, with his wife, their youngest daughter, and 4 cats. (Follow him: @johnhedtke).
    John Hedtke

    Here’s my favorite birthday song to sing: :)

    As was said above, I only know you through John’s eyes, but the radiant glow that illuminates your description is awesome. May the coming year be filled with prosperity, health, laughter, and more happiness than you’ve ever known.

  18. mknelson101 – An ardent Oregon native plant restoration gardener, I grew up in the woods east of Portland and spent my summers camping and working through the Camp Fire organization. WoHeLo! They taught me not to roast food on Cascara sticks and where to look for huckleberries. And a lot of valuable skills that kept me alive while hiking through the Northwest woods. I volunteer as a Certifier for Backyard Habitats and am happiest getting my hands in the soil. Favorite quote: " ...and all this depends on two inches of top soil and fact that it rains." Anon.

    Happy Be Day!
    Thank you for being the Scalzi better half!

  19. Grattis på dagen! (Swedish for Happy Birthday). Have a great one! Thanks for taking good care of Mr Scalzi so we can have great books to read!

  20. Happy birthday, Krissy! I hope today that you hit all the lights green, get no telemarketing calls, feel delightful, and enjoy your friends and family.

  21. Dear Krissy,
    Sorry John isn’t with you today, but it sounds like you are never far from his heart!
    Happy birthday, and many happy returns of the day.

  22. Happy birthday, Kristine! May it be full of joy!

  23. Happy Birthday, Kristine. It is a wonder to behold a man who loves his wife as much as John loves you, may you continue always to be blessed and loved as you are today.

  24. Happy International Birthday Kristine! Gruß aus Deutschland und alles Gute! (Nerdy aside: if I were writing this from the Netherlands, I’d be able to congratulate you, John, on it being Krissy’s birthday. It is a thing they do there, so van harte gefeliciteerd! Since I’ll probably get up there in the next month or so anyway.)

  25. Brian – Santa Rosa, California – Abstract artist. Perennial student. Seeker of connections and hidden worlds.

    Happy birthday, Krissy! From everything John says about you, you seem utterly fabulous. So obviously this is a day to celebrate!

  26. April is THE BEST month for birthdays! (I should know – mine was yesterday!) HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope it’s been a fantastic one, with many more to follow!

  27. firstpersonpersonal – I call myself a conservative but some of my views are WAY liberal. I'm really more of a pragmatist than anything else: I go with whatever works. I'm something of a techie, something of a Luddite. I am a writer, and someone who is trying (not so successfully) to support myself.
    Walter Davis

    Live ten thousand years!

  28. A very, very Happy Birthday to you Christine. Clearly you are an amazing person; and an outstanding parent! In John’s pictures I see both wisdom and a quirky sense of humor in your eyes. And you have multiple pets – there’s evidence of good character right there! Hope you get the birthday celebration of your dreams.

  29. Happiest of Birthdays, Kristine. Seen through John’s eyes (the only view most of us have), you are obviously an exceptional woman, wife , and mother…not to mention critter lover extraordinaire. All the best on a wonderful celebration when John comes home from his book tour.

  30. I can only offer felicitations and happy birthday wishes two days late, but at least I made it before the thread closed.

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