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17 years+

The man and I didn't have a fancy wedding; neither of us really wanted one. So instead of shelling out thousands of dollars we didn't have, we hired a preacher from the phone book to come to our apartment and marry us. We plotted this about a week ahead of time, bought some wedding bands, got a marriage license and then gave our immediate families three days' notice. It was a short and sweet ceremony and only cost $60. Saturday will be our 17th anniversary. I think we got our money's worth ;)

We've actually been together a lot longer than that, though. I met the man in 1985 and we've been a couple since early '87. So it'll be 23 years together in March. It amazes me when I think about that... Twenty-three years. We're very different, the man and I, but our personalities gel somehow. We have minor spats once in a while, but we never argue. I think what makes us work is that we truly bring out the best in each other. And we love each other.


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Dec. 25th, 2009 01:23 am (UTC)
Congratulations, Roxy and The Man! You two are awesome. I am so happy to have met you both. And I can't even BELIEVE you've been married 17 years, 'cause you're too YOUNG! :)
Dec. 25th, 2009 01:58 am (UTC)
Aw thanks.

And flattery like that will get you a free beer at Dragon*Con.
Dec. 25th, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
Happy anniversary! And many more to come. :)
Dec. 25th, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
Thank you :)
Dec. 25th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)
aww Roxy that's sweet and makes me hopeful :)
Dec. 25th, 2009 07:50 am (UTC)
As the unknown future rolls toward you, you can face it for the first time with a sense of hope.
Dec. 25th, 2009 04:11 am (UTC)
Awesome! And I got your christmas card today. I was SOEXCITEDOMG!!!! to see the SCC stickers :)
Dec. 25th, 2009 07:58 am (UTC)
Hee. Nothing says Christmas like some SCC stickers!
Dec. 25th, 2009 05:33 am (UTC)
Very cool. Merry Christmas to all!
Dec. 25th, 2009 07:58 am (UTC)
And Merry Christmas to you too :)
Dec. 25th, 2009 09:42 am (UTC)
Awww. That is very lovely. Congrats to you both and many more to come. Cat and I were sitting on the sofa the other day when I looked at her and realised we'd spent an entire decade (+ one year) together. Fair warmed the cockles of me heart it did ;-) Wasn't easy at the start but everything worked out just fine.

Have a peaceful one. x
Dec. 25th, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
What a lovely uplifting passage to read on Christmas Day.

Thank you for sharing your stories with us.

The woman and I have been married 16 years, and while there are occasional rough patches, I know in my heart why I walked away from all who came before. There's no one else who could tolerate my eccentricities so well for so long.
Dec. 25th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
Awww [:D!! Congrats, and warmest wishes to you both! :)
Dec. 26th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
Happy Anniversary!
Dec. 26th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

As usual, we'd forgotten it was our anniversary. We're always visiting family at Christmas and there's lots of activity, so many years we don't even remember until late in the day or the next day. But I got the LJ notice of your comment which reminded me :)
Dec. 27th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
Glad to be of service, ma'am. :-)
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Roxy Bisquaint

Roxy Bisquaint...

Is self-indulgent. Over thinks everything. Tweets too much. Looks really good in these jeans. Wants to eat butterscotch. Makes herself laugh. Obsesses about aging. Does some crunches. Lives with two ghosts. Procrastinates daily. Measures once, cuts twice. Hates Foo Fighters. Drinks lots of coffee (keep it coming). Puts spiders outside. Brings balance to the force. Draws a perfect curve. Enjoys dark chocolate. Bangs on the drums. Always gets in the slow line. Orders from a menu. Hopes to be reincarnated. Speaks fluent Sarah Connor. Cooks tasty crack theory. Loves a good storm. Dances like a dork. Picks some locks. Tips well. Refuses to share the popcorn. Dreams about the future. Ignores the clock. Sings off key. Has a superpower. Shoots the paper bad guys. Needs some eyeliner. Goes to bed at dawn. Can't resist good smut. Quotes movie lines. Eats whipped yogurt. Lets the story tell itself. Maintains a rich fantasy life. Knows all the mysteries of the gods and of the universe.

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