Tuesday, August 11, 2009

happy dance

Okay, THINK!

What were YOU doing 19 years ago today - August 11th, 1990??

I was graduating from college. Actually, I had already officially graduated, but the whole pompous cap and gown and tassle ceremony was 8/11/90, and I was a happy NO SHOW.

Nope, didn't go. Didn't feel the need. Just give me that diploma in the mail and make sure my transcripts say that I sucked it up 'til the bitter end.

Besides, I had more important things to attend to. I was getting hitched. It's close, but I think getting the husband was easier than getting the college degree.

Today, I'm not actually sure where my college diploma is. Probably in a musty box somewhere. Maybe the same musty box with the marriage certificate.

But yeah, nineteen whole years. I checked online for the traditional significance of this event and found:

"This Wedding Anniversary does not have any traditional materials or symbols
associated with it"

Well now, isn't that special...

But they're not fooling me. It's nineteen years and I consider that a feat! Nineteen good good years! Nineteen years of wedded *COUGH* bliss!

And we're celebratin'!


  1. Well, according to (, it's supposed to be Bronze or Aquamarine. You could get him a propeller.

    Congratulations to both of you on making it another year. Ya'll been married longer that some countries have been in existance. Go wild and enjoy yourselves!

  2. Whoo hoooo!!!! Party at Abby's blog! Happy anniversary!

  3. Can't you make up some kind of material/symbol? Something weird, like gumboots or rhubarb or chewing gum?

    Anyway, happy anniversary! Congratulations to you both!

  4. Congratulations!! Unlike the old joke:

    How long have you been married?

    We've been happily married 25 years.

    But honey, we've been married 30 years.

    Yeah, but some years weren't all that hot.

  5. Yay! Congrats! 19 for me too.

    We have lots in common. 'Cept you have that extra kid...and no girls...and you can run far...and always win at Word Twist. Okay, never mind. We do have 19 years in common though.

  6. Well, happy anniversary, love! Here's to 19 more years.

  7. no gift for 19? does that mean I can skip the anniversy celebration at 19? I hope that is what that means

    16 more I'll have a free pass.

  8. Congratulations! 19 years is huge! Happy Anniversary to both of you.

  9. Abby -
    Andy and I just passed our 19 too and I just passed the 20-year college mark. Wow: we are truly on parallel paths. I did do the graduation ceremony ... but only because I snuck out the door a semester late and needed to go back for some closure.
    I love seeing a picture of Magnum - he has definitely got that good-looking Aspie charm!