Today is the anniversary of my marriage (wedding). The 36th anniversary, in fact. There is a whole list of long, complex words that describe anniversary dates, such as Quinquagenary for a 50th anniversary. There's no such equivalent for 36th.
If you have an anniversary coming up, don't forget the card. And check this list, your anniversary might be on it:
2nd Biennial 3rd Triennial 4th Quadrennial 5th Quinquennial 6th Hexennial 7th Septennial 8th Octennial 9th Novennial 10th Decennial 11th Hendecennial 12th Duodecennial 13th Tredecennial 15th Quindecennial 16th Sextodecennial 17th Septendecennial 20th Vigintennial 30th Trigentennial 40th Quadragennial 50th Quinquagenary or Jubilee 60th Sexagennial 70th Septuagennial 75th Septuagesiquintennial 80th Octogintennial 90th Nonagintennial 100th Centennial
As they say in Icelandic: ánægð afmæli.
If you want to give me an gift for the occasion, the appropriate material is Bone china. We have both Noritake "Norma" and Lenox "Tuxedo", should you care to match our existing sets. I doubt I will receive any china though, because last year I didn't get any Jade gifts. Look here for the list.
Here are a few wedding photos (family and friends) I found in my iPhoto database today. Remember we didn't have digital cameras back in those days .... I'll leave it to you to decide which wedding was mine.
I have to get out of here and get my anniversary celebration going!