Today is our anniversary. Twenty-two years ago, I met Kelley in the corridor of the sixth floor of Owen, one of MSU’s graduate dorms. It was the first day of a six-week writers’ workshop called Clarion. (I’ve described that meeting before.) But on our friend Mark’s blog are some pictures you’ve never seen. (He says we were on the seventh floor. His memory is probably better than mine in this regard. Anything over two stories is unnatural as far as I’m concerned.)
The first photo Mark shows was taken in week four. Kelley looks beautiful, of course. (I’m not in it–perhaps I was passed out under a table somewhere). The second was taken just a couple of days before we all split up and went our separate ways. We’re dressed up like this because, apparently, the Stupid Class Photo is a Clarion tradition: look like doofoids and see if you can get your picture in Locus magazine. Sadly, we succeeded. This is where I learnt that one shouldn’t do Funny Fotos for publicity purposes. (Those big hammer things, by the way, are croquet mallets.)
Speaking of Locus, this afternoon I’ll be at the Locus Awards here in Seattle, where I have every expectation of losing, hopefully with a modicum of grace. But, hey, it’s always a blast to be nominated for something, and we can party afterwards. Life is good.
16 thoughts on “Celebrating by losing in public!”
Congratulations to both of you and good luck with the Locus Awards!
And yes, it is a lovely photo. Thanks for sharing.
Good luck & happy nostalgia!
Dianne, Mordicai, thank you!
Happy Anniversary! — and we're not tired of the photo (Z agrees) – it's great in that it really says it all.
I've never seen the photo, so not only is it lovely to me–it's new! Congratulations on being nominated! –Elena, who can't really deal with the login options.
Nope not tired of that photo – love it, and fun to see the other's on Mark's blog.
Happy Day and congratulations on 22 brilliant years.
I hope you win today!
best of luck at the awards ceremony and, of course, happy anniversary!
Elena, glad you like it.
Jennifer, they have been brilliant. All 22 of them. Wow. 22. Who'd've thunk it?
Love this picture! Happy anniversary you two! :)
Eddie, thank you! I'll say hello to Pierce for you.
Sorry, brain is in neutral today — hope you win!
Good luck and happy anniversary!
Have a great time at the ceremony and party and a very happy anniversary to you… Congratulations!
Alisha, David, Jude, thank you! And now back to my sweetie…
22 years: that kind of love and commitment is becoming uncommon these days. May you both have 22 more, even better than the last.
Thanks, Dave. That's the plan…
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