Three years ago today I married my best friend.
We’ve known each other since we were both in High School, though we didn’t start a romantic relationship until five or six years into our friendship. Known affectionately as Spaceship Husband (since he is, in fact, a rocket scientist), he is my other half, and I am lucky to have met him and thankful to have married him.
While I can’t credit him for video games – I’m the one that got him playing WoW – I absolutely love that we have this hobby together even if we play it in very different ways.
SSH is a fantastic tank, a fellow Paladin, a lot of fun to hang out with, and the only person I’ve ever successfully leveled a character in tandem with (Aely and his Paladin, when WotLK started). And while I’m learning how to tank with Annie Mae, and he’s talking about rolling a healer class someday, it’s really fun to be an endgame Tank/Healer duo. We’ve developed pretty good coordination thanks to playing in the same room and not needing Ventrilo to communicate, not to mention grouping together for the last 5 years in WoW, and in other games before this one.
And though he’s not really particularly interested in RP, he does occasionally come hang out or make an IC offhand remark. He’s very supportive of my writing and quite tolerant of my ability to sit around for hours in game “without doing anything.”
So here’s to our first three awesome years. I can’t wait to see what the future has for us.
The title of this post is an old joke that started in Karazhan, back when each raid member had to individually loot their Badges of Justice, since they were items and not currency. At some point, we started counting out how many badges everyone should have picked up, to avoid the inevitable “Crap! I’m two badges short and the bosses all despawned!”… which lead to SSH doing a Count von Count impression in vent after boss fights. Three! Three Badges! AH Ah ah ah ah…
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