Monday, November 05, 2007

Happy Birthday AJS!!

Today, AJS turns 40.

During our courtship, which lasted about 5 years, we really had no pressure to have a wedding; things were going well, we were happy, why mess with it? But at the five-year mark, there was a bit of a clock ticking: 10 years ago, AJS had set a goal get married before he turned 30. So, we did it, with a few months to spare!

Two years after, we went on a vacation to England and Ireland, where I took this photo of AJS drinking Guiness in a Dublin pub. It's one of my favorite photos of him. Doesn't he look happy and well rested?

So at 40, after 10 years of marriage, 4 different jobs, 3 cars, 2 houses, 2 gorgeous & wonderful children, 2 pet birds, a handful of vacations, and countless loving friends and family,

What's next?

Whatever it is, I'm there with you. As we toasted while at your birthday dinner on Saturday, "Here's to another 40!"

I love you, my snarky, clever, hilarious, sensitive, frank, this-is-what-you-get, cook-extraordinaire, silly-bath-daddy, mr. smoove, fiction-writing, audit-editing, monkeyrotica, man-o-mine!


  1. happy birthday to the snarkiest smoker (and i mean that in the cooking-est sense, not the puffing-est way.) wishing you many, many years of cranky chatter. or something like that.

    (would it be too unsnarky of me to say i heart so much of your writing?)

    i raise my glass in your general direction. or something like that.

  2. Wow, he DOES look well rested! Parenting makes you haggard.

  3. I believe that's the pub around the corner from The Gate Theater in Dublin, where we saw that production of Salome done with actors in whiteface and tuxedos (about which we will never mention again). And because they had a no-one-will-be-allowed-back-in-once-the-play-has-started rule, that beer (and the ones that followed it) just about exploded my bladder.

    Knocked a lot of enamel off the urinal after that play.


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