six years of married bliss.

Six years ago, I married my best friend.  Six years later, she still is.  It’s amazing how much better life can be when you’re married to someone who fits you.

We’re going to celebrate with a few glasses of wine and a shrimp tikka masala tonight after we put the kids to bed.  (Of course, as an anniversary present, our washing machine broke on us this morning.  Luckily, our home protection insurance covers the old Kenmore, so this shouldn’t hit the household wallet too much.)

In other news, it’s warming up here in Upper Cryogenica.  When I went into town yesterday morning, it was a crisp -20F.  This morning, it has warmed up to -1F.  We’re going to break out the shorts and the lawn furniture tomorrow morning at this rate. (Thank you, Algore, for directing some of your global warmings this way!)


26 thoughts on “six years of married bliss.

  1. julie says:

    Congratulations on your 6 years of marriage!

  2. scotaku says:

    Congratulations. May the sublime ever outweigh the mundane.

  3. M. Philbrick says:

    Happy anniversary!

  4. OrangeNeckInNY says:

    Funny thing about all this “global warming” thing is that if it wasn’t for “global warming” it would be even colder than it is now, because our planet is on the cusp of another Ice Age, as I had read somewhere a few days ago. Therefore, to avoid the catastrophic effects of another Ice Age, we need to put out even more greenhouse gases in order to retain planetary heat. I have a feeling all this “global warming” fearmongering is going to backfire on all those who created this non-problem. Worse, it’ll make the new Ice Age even colder.

  5. OrangeNeckInNY says:

    And Happy Anniversary!!

  6. congratulations, mw, best wishes for many more to come. negative 20? dangitman!


  7. Jay G. says:

    Happy Anniversary Marko and Robin!

    After you get the kids in bed, be sure to do something daring, something unusual, something that you wouldn’t get a chance to do with them awake…

    …Like have a conversation with actual pauses in it…


  8. og says:

    Congrats! I’m sure you’ll find a way to keep warm.

  9. Congratulations!

    I hate to add a neg, so let’s just say I’ll be highly surprised if you don’t have some blog grist in regards to that insurance plan. Let’s hope you don’t have 2-10.

  10. Marko says:

    I fixed it myself by reading the instructions and doing a reset on the thing. I will now send myself a bill.

  11. Happy anniversary!

    Good job on the do-it-yourself repair…now you only have yourself to blame if it breaks again!

  12. BobG says:


  13. crankylitprof says:

    Happiest of anniversaries!

    After the kids go to bed, enjoy just *being with each other* in a quiet room.

  14. Eric says:

    Happy Sixth Anniversary!

    The traditional gifts are candy and iron, while the modern one is wood. So have some sweets and put another log on the fire!

  15. Ted says:

    Congratulations! A lot of folks don’t start out as best friends, which is sad, and a lot end up no longer as best friends, which is sadder.

    And the words “… after putting the kids to bed” are the sweetest you can hear until the kids say “OMG! Call of Duty 5 has Nazi Zombies!” 😉

  16. Julia says:

    Congrats and Happy Anniversary!

  17. JD says:

    Congrats and may you have many more!

  18. Congrats to you two!
    It’s the best being married to your actual “mate”; I’m there as well.
    I know what’s good, because I’ve done it the other way as well…

  19. mike w. says:

    Congrats Marko!

  20. farmist says:

    I married my best friend 30 yrs. ago last August. May your union be as fulfilling as ours.

  21. Tam says:

    Conratulations, y’all. 🙂

  22. MarkHB says:

    Happpy Anniversary, feller. I was struck by how well you and Robin fit each other. That you’re obviously still in love after six years is, frankly, beautiful.

  23. Rick in NY says:

    Congratulations, Marko.

    BTW, I know what you mean when you say you married your best friend, I did the same. There’s nothing better.

  24. John says:

    Congratulations. Back to the drawing board for me. 😦

  25. John Hardin says:

    I have a feeling all this “global warming” fearmongering is going to backfire on all those who created this non-problem. Worse, it’ll make the new Ice Age even colder.

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