This week, we celebrate two different anniversaries. Tomorrow, 17 years ago, I posted my first blog entry for QueerJoe. Also, this Friday, Thaddeus and I celebrate 36 years together and 6 years legally married.
Happy Week of Anniversaries
Blogiversaries are always a nice time to recognize how long I’ve been writing this blog. Life Partner/Wedding anniversaries are always a great time to look back at all we’ve done and become.
It’s been an amazing 17 years of knitting and writing about LGBTQ and personal issues. I have responded often to e-mails about the blog that I LOVE writing the blog. And even if no one read the blog, I would still publish it. The fact that readers find it useful is fantastic icing on an awesome cake. Here is a brief summary of QueerJoe:
- First year blogging – 2002 (11/11/2002)
- 17 years blogging
- 2,149 blog entries (including this one)
- 3,576 reader comments (thank you all for participating all these years)
- 7,376 photos/videos/screen captures
- Completely lost track of total hits, unique visitors and page views, but it’s a LOT!
Thank you to all the followers of QueerJoe. Both long-time loyal readers and people who have newly found a home here…thank you!
Thaddeus and I met in 1983 at a gay disco in New Hope, PA. The same town where we have called home for the last 31 years. 30 years after our meeting, we crossed the Delaware River to Lambertville, NJ to get legally married.
The gay disco now houses my local bank and also a cosmetic dermatology office. And now, despite attempts by this POS POTUS, our marriage is legal in every State in the United States. Marriage benefits, pension rights and adoption privileges have been whittled away as much as homophobic politicians like VP, Mike Penis can get away with, but today, we’re still legally married.
This Friday, will mark our 36 anniversary of being life partners. It will also be our 6th wedding anniversary. As much as Thaddeus dislikes having his photo posted, I’m taking my anniversary gift early by posting this.
I worked frantically to finish the Garter Striped Mitered End Wrap/Scarf this past weekend. I’m both pleased it’s finished and very pleased by the result.
The wrap/scarf is a whopping 86″ long and 14″ wide.
I think I will block this so that it’s a couple inches wider and a little less long. This will make the proportions nicer (in my opinion) and will also make the fabric more drapey and soft.
The scarf is very soft and very warm. I couldn’t be more pleased with the result.