Happy anniversary, hon!

I’m not sure when my relationship with Michaelyn really began.  Was it our first kiss?  Was it the first time we hung out together, just us?  We were very casual and just kind of naturally grew into a couple.  However, today it has officially been one year on facebook as a couple, so let’s just call that our anniversary.  When we were lobbying congress with American Atheists and Amanda Knief referred to us as the gooiest couple in atheism.  That’s all Michaelyn’s fault.

Before I go any further, I’d like to preface this by saying that I am the meanest atheist on the internet and will continue to be.  That being said, I really like this girl.  She’s got a wonderful sense of humor (see that image to the right?  She sent me that).  Michaelyn also has her shit together more than just about anybody else I’ve ever met, and I admire that.  She’s brilliant and hard-working, yet humble to a fault.  Being possessed of what must be a torturous amount of compassion for others, she is kind to everybody, including those who cannot benefit her personally.  For that she is someone I very much admire.  She’s also very pretty, and could likely have any guy she wanted on account of it.  And she picked me.  That fact has made the good days great and the bad days better for over a year now.

I don’t believe co-dependence is healthy, but every time I see her, whether it’s in-person or on skype, I immediately smile without meaning to.  I enjoy her company, even if we’re just in the same room working on different projects and not saying a word.  Texts from her still make my day.  This is either a pretty special thing we’ve got going or the longest honeymoon period ever.  Either way, it’s been a magnificent year, and I can’t wait for the next one.

And Christianity is still an absurd bunch of contradictory crap.  Raaaaaaaawr!  Meanest atheist!

PERSONAL: Mid day lab pics from the wife.
PERSONAL: Happy birthday, Hitch.
Update and pics from #AACon15. MST3K cast members were at my talk.
You guys are wonderful.
About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Dave, ex-Kwisatz Haderach

    But… but… atheists are mean, bitter, sad people who can’t love. Love only comes from Baby Jeebus’ smiles and we just make him cry. Or something.

    Congrats JT and Michaelyn! I wish you many many happy years.

  • http://www.dellion.net Allison

    Nice try, JT. :) Happy Anniversary!

  • Laura

    Ohhh man clearly it’s been a long day because I definitely reared up reading this. I love love. :3

  • http://peternothnagle.com Peter N

    Thanks for sharing this with us, JT. And after 19 years of marriage, that’s pretty much how I still feel about my sweetheart. I just wanted to say that in public.

  • Katy

    Aww. Congratulations to you both.

  • Fran Welte

    Congratulations, Michaelyn and JT! It’s “just” love JT, quit trying to figure it out ;-) and “just” enjoy it! All kidding aside, you both deserve the happiness you give each other.

  • phil zombi

    I salute your commitment to your facebook relationship status(IRL also). Well done. As it so happens, on this day five years ago I went into Boston city hall with the love of my life and we got hitched or tied the knot or entered some sort of legal/metaphorical union. Happy anniversary to us.

  • John Horstman

    Awww, congrats. Well-wishes.