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I forgot last week to tell you all how lucky I am to have married [personal profile] buckaroobob  (aka dr_whuh) 32 years ago, as of Dec. 12. He's the best thing that ever happened to me, you damn betcha, and I am so lucky to have found my team mate,, lover, moral compass and best friend.

We have a tree! It's the best tree ever! (All our trees are the best tree ever.) We didn't have one last year because Too Much Crazy. This one is surviving five cats, and I only have four ornaments to put back on the tree so far. Not bad, eh?

I got some Christmas and holiday cards out this year. Another victory, go me.

I missed my old friend clearlydark's birthday. Happy birthday, my friend.

I don't think I've missed apostle_of_eris' birthday, though. Happy birthday - what a joy it is to know you!

I am going shopping today with BB. Wish us luck.

I am going to cry when Matt leaves. How did Eleventy become My Doctor?

I should never read the Moffat secrets on [community profile] fandom_secrets . They make me crazy. Why so hatey, guise? Oh, don't answer.

I'm still excited by Capaldi, though.

I regret never getting the essay done for [community profile] who_at_50  that I promised to do so many months ago ... the one that compares Jackie to Nine. It's still somewhere, half-done, on my drive. Should I complete it?

And now? Off to shop!

This entry was originally posted at http://kaffyr.dreamwidth.org/284581.html?mode=reply, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments. You can comment there or here; I watch both.


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Dec. 21st, 2013 07:51 pm (UTC)
Felicitations on your anniversary. Your marriage was about a month before nellorat and I moved in together.
Dec. 21st, 2013 11:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you - and felicitations on your own pending 32 years!
Dec. 21st, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC)
Aww- happy anniversary! :)

Ugh- yeah. I think the Moffat secrets were the main reason I ended up leaving fandom_secrets. It just reached a level where I couldn't do it anymore, because I knew I was always going to check the comments. :/
Dec. 22nd, 2013 12:03 am (UTC)
I love fandom_secrets; I just need to have more self-control and just scroll by the Moffat ones. I think I'd also scroll by any anti-RTD secrets, too, because really, I don't hate or otherwise dislike either show-runner; the whole him vs him thing just tires me out. I'm fonder of one than the other, but when you realize that they both did so much for the franchise, there's no reason to indulge in that kind of pettiness.

Which is why I've refrained from posting secrets that are all, "Tennant's a nice guy, but he's plain as a post and leaves me cold ... cold, do you hear me??!!?" secrets.
Dec. 22nd, 2013 12:14 am (UTC)
Preach. I have to confess mine would be "I only liked Ten when Moffat wrote him!!1 Which is practically sacrilegious to some people.
Dec. 22nd, 2013 12:39 am (UTC)
Heh ... Everything is shinier with Moffat.
Dec. 22nd, 2013 12:48 am (UTC)
Anything that includes Jackie and Nine would make me happy. I'd actually be interested just to read the half you do have done even if you don't ever complete it.
Dec. 23rd, 2013 01:04 am (UTC)
*makes a note of your interest*
*shifty eyes*

Dec. 22nd, 2013 02:20 am (UTC)
Wow. How the heck did it get to be 22 years since that splendid 10th Anniversary Party? If memory serves, it was a surprise party. I don't remember who hosted it -- someone whose apartment I hadn't visited. At least, I think it was an apartment. My clearest memory from that night was sharing stressful events of the time with Ed Sunden and how he put his hands on my shoulders, looked me seriously face-to-face, and said, "Geri, I have just two words of advice for you: Key West."

I gave much thought to Ed's advice as I was driving through a snowstorm the next day, staying on the road as best I could in the hope of arriving at the Lansing hospital where my sister was a self-commited patient on the mental ward before the end of visiting hours. And less than a month later, Jeff and I were in Key West. It was a lot cheaper and considerably more fun than checking my own self in for mental health care. Better yet, it did the trick. Ed's advice was totally spot on that night.

We came back as planned after a just few days, but for years and years after, just saying the words "Key West" served as a mantra of happy peace and calm between us. "Key West" still serves that valuable purpose for me today. Good times.

And the ice dams at Toad Hall that lead to water dripping from the dining room chandelier, one of the stressful things I told Ed about that night? Jeff put heating cables on the roof and that never happened again.

Bob is good for you and you are good for Bob. In marriage, you've been through oh, so much together. I'm honored to have stood witness to the bonds you share for 31 of the 32 years you've been married. "Team mate, lover, moral compass, and best friend" is a marvelous description of your love for each other.

Much love and Merry Christmas!
Dec. 23rd, 2013 01:06 am (UTC)
It's funny; I read your comment on my phone last night, as I was sitting in JT's living room with Dr. Bob and Dr. Gonzo, and Joan, aka yobie, Ed's widow. I read her portions of the comment, and her face just brightened up immensely. "That's Ed, alright," she said, a big grin on her face.

So your memory made two people smile (three, if you include yourself.)

Ah, Ed, I miss you!
Dec. 22nd, 2013 06:30 am (UTC)
Oh, heaps of congrats on the anniversary!!!

And yes, I am going to weep a little when Matt goes...

Edited at 2013-12-22 06:31 am (UTC)
Dec. 23rd, 2013 01:07 am (UTC)
Why, thank you!

It's funny; I was very sad to see Nine go, less so when Tennant left; but thinking of Matt leaving? Lump-in-throat time.
Dec. 23rd, 2013 12:32 am (UTC)
OMG!! Happy Anniversary and YAY for finding The One!!

I cannot believe he became My Doctor, either....I am so conflicted!! OMG...wanna keep him AND get Capaldi!! WANT THIS!!


Dec. 23rd, 2013 05:17 am (UTC)
We're both lucky, eh?

It's the eyes, the old eyes. And the gawk. And tbe smile. And the rage. And the love. And the geeky. Oh, yes, the geeky.

It's all that, amirite?
Dec. 23rd, 2013 10:09 am (UTC)
We are indeed - you are (definitely) right, lol!!

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