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June 17, 2007

12 Years

Having an anniversary. See you tomorrow.

Have an open thread; talk amongst yourselves.

Starter quote: "I don't want another cookie."

Posted by john at June 17, 2007 11:48 AM

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Dan | June 17, 2007 12:22 PM

An anniversary weekend?

Wow. You kids sure know how to do it up right.

Congratulations, and make sure to enjoy your Father's Day.

Christian | June 17, 2007 12:24 PM

I don't want another cookie!

Six Cookies

Happy Anniversary You Two!

Jim Wright | June 17, 2007 12:47 PM

Never say: I don't want another cookie!

Never say: I don't need anther cookie!

Say: I deserve another cookie!

Happy Father's Day all. We're headed out to Hatcher's Pass to hike the Lonesome Mine trail, and do some geocaching.

Jim Winter | June 17, 2007 12:53 PM

Well, then, U can haz a coconut.

TransDutch | June 17, 2007 01:14 PM

me jealous
me only have two scalzi cookies
me want six six six!

I bet he was called johnny when he was a kid.
johnny michæl scalzi
666 (if you use the a-e ligature)

TransDutch | June 17, 2007 01:18 PM

Oh, yes. Happy Anniversary, and Father's Day. Satan.

John Scalzi | June 17, 2007 01:23 PM

I was never called Johnny, actually.

htom | June 17, 2007 01:27 PM

Happy Anniversary, Happy Father's Day, and enjoy the tie!

Nathan | June 17, 2007 02:25 PM

Scalzi only gave me one cookie.

Meh. I'll live.

Geocaching sounds like fun.

clvrmnky | June 17, 2007 02:31 PM

"I just want to ride my motorsookie."

Bill | June 17, 2007 03:02 PM

Someone brought cookies?

Happy Anniversary John and Krissy.

Colin | June 17, 2007 03:22 PM

Congrats. Rose gold like us, or bad color balance?

Dan | June 17, 2007 03:29 PM

I prefer cheeseburgers and steaks to cookies.

Johnny Carruthers | June 17, 2007 03:30 PM

Would you like some fudge instead of a cookie?

Tania | June 17, 2007 04:25 PM

You can't always get what you want.

Me, I want more rhubarb pie. Yummy.

Most importantly, congratulations on 12 years of wedded bliss.

Chang, for rizzle. | June 17, 2007 04:27 PM

i always want another cookie.

Dr. Phil | June 17, 2007 04:45 PM

Here's some cookies for you -- one for each hand. A child can't carry any more than that, so cannot hope for more than that.

Dr. Phil

PS-Putting one in your mouth and holding out an empty hand is sassing back, so don't do it... or the dinosaurs will come with coconuts. And you know what THAT means.

PixelFish | June 17, 2007 05:06 PM

I thought it was thirteen, but I guess that was the number of years you dated. Whoops. Anyway, congratulations to the two of you.

Bookninja | June 17, 2007 05:11 PM

Non-startling realization after my sixth wedding anniversary:

I still really, really, really love my wife.

Startling realization on Father's Day:

I still really, really, really don't care about this ridiculous "holiday". (Yes, I have a child)

Rhiannon_S | June 17, 2007 05:49 PM

If you don't want cookies, change your browser security settings!

Happy anniversary

Matt | June 17, 2007 06:13 PM

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Happy Father's Day and I'm off to celebrate with my daughter too!

Kate | June 17, 2007 07:29 PM

Congratulations on your anniversary. From the time I started visiting regularly, it shows how truly happy you both are with each other.

As far as your opening quote, I present a short sample of words in the form of a ficlet.

I don't want another cookie.

I know its mean to say, but I can't help it.

My wife had been giving me a large frosting covered, chocolate chipper every anniversary since the year we had been married and well, I didn't have the heart to tell her that I didn't much care for the sugary concoctions.

Now, now, before you pass judgement and call me an insensitive pig, let me tell you why.

My mother caught me stealing expensive girl scout cookies from the top of the refrigerator when I was a child. She punished me by making me eat them all at once.

Needless to say that on a day where I should be happy and celebrating yet another wonderful year with my soul mate, I have images of running to the bathroom.

You have to understand, I would consider myself the typical simple guy who loves things like video games or dvds to celebrate important milestones.

Yet there she was, standing triumphant and happy as she opened the white box from Mrs. Field's. As she broke off a piece and gently fed it to me, I couldn't help but wish it were a pie.

Ah, the things we do for love.

Dr D | June 17, 2007 08:01 PM

I love Cookie... she is our little puppy. And no you cannot have Cookie because she is ours and we love her.
Happy Anniversary well done!
Our Fathers Day in Australian was a few months ago - must be some kind of difference between us two contries.
Have a good weekend.

Jason | June 17, 2007 09:35 PM

Congrats, man! May the next 12 (and beyond) be as blessed.

Oh, and I NEED another cookie. And as Uncle Mick likes to say, "If you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need." Ain't life grand?

jonquil | June 17, 2007 10:35 PM

I just got back from Bouchon, where we celebrated our 26th with some spectacular food and an 18-year-old Calvados.

I raise a glass and wish you the same. June 17 is a good day to get married.

A Rusty Butter Knife | June 18, 2007 01:25 AM

My question: which year is the cookie anniversary?

Phil B. | June 18, 2007 06:14 AM

@ Dr D

Which state are you living in?? In Australia (East Coast, anyway) Mothers' Day is in May, Fathers' Day is in September.

I'll add my congratulations to everyone else's. Well done, sir!

Bob Portnell | June 18, 2007 09:25 AM

"I don't want another cookie. What I want is to see the fragments of your skull dripping down the far wall.

"I'll settle for your still-beating heart in my hand."

Yeah, kinda grim, but I had to go for the big contrast against cookie.

CJ | June 18, 2007 10:05 AM

Kife: I think that, if you're doing it right, every anniversary is a cookie anniversary.

Congrats on your 12th. Hope you keep your lovely wife happy for another dozen years.

Chryss | June 18, 2007 10:40 AM

Not even a biscotti? Look, why don't you try some of this lovely amaretti cooky, I made it just for you...no? Well, fine. That's OK. I'm not hurt. You go ahead and starve to death, if you want. That's just fine. After all, it's OK that I slaved to death turning on the oven in 90 degree weather to make cookies you didn't want. You're looking too thin as it is...

Patrick Shepherd | June 18, 2007 10:56 AM

Congrats on #12! My wife's parents are celebrating their 60th today, very much a rarity in today's world. May you also reach such a milestone.

As far as cookies go, a little something I wrote awhile back:

Stray Cookies

Cookie, cookie, can I have a cookie?
Plaintive plea of pretty perky pixie
Tin lid lifted, one only sitting lonely
Quickly snatched and stuffed, grinning greedy

Sighs and whys for all the thoughtless lies
Follow mama's gaze as out the door she flies
Wondering how just one more she can buy
Midst the broken ties and love gone dry

Once they teamed in dreams and schemes
Dancing deftly over life's streams and steams
Now bills, no skills, set looming late-night screams
Breakup's trouble and rubble stacked in legal reams

Absent other fills unbidden stray
moments of memories, wishing they
Three again could be, till her child's gay
laughter stills the pain for one more day

Ann Vallier | June 18, 2007 12:10 PM

Husband: "I brought you another cookie."

Me: "I don't want another cookie."

Husband: "Then can I have it?"

Me: (smacks head on hard surface and cries)

Steve | June 18, 2007 12:53 PM

'What are "Things Children Never Say"', Alex.

Aaron Haynes | June 23, 2007 04:59 AM

Having just had two cookies at the exact moment I read this, I genuinely don't want another cookie. Very unsettling.


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