November 3, 2009

It's the Meade + Althouse first quarterversary!

3 months of marriage, and it looks like this:

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136 comments:

Joan said...

Awesome photo.

Many, many happy returns of the day.

former law student said...

Yay!

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Ah, sweet love. I'm happy for you both.

(Meade looking somewhat devilish in the Althouse embrace)

Quayle said...

That is the face of one lucky man.

Ann Althouse said...

"Meade looking somewhat devilish"

It's those eyebrows...

WV: "nonster"... a not-scary monster.

AJ Lynch said...

Congrats you two!

edutcher said...

May that gleam in your eyes last many years.

Methadras said...

Ah yes, the smirk of happiness. I like it.

Bob said...

Title that one Meade Within The Vortex.

*grins*

Happiness to you both.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

The key to happiness is to realize just how lucky you are. From the looks of the picture, both of you do.

Congrats!

save_the_rustbelt said...

Ahhhhhh. Gosh.

Meade you lucky devil.

Meade said...

Thanks, everyone.

Yes, I think it just might work.

Why?

Shared interests, shared beliefs, nonsmokers, similar lifestyles, and...

both want children.

Hoosier Daddy said...

I was picturing a scene from SAW but it looks like you guys are doing just fine.

As you were.

Joan said...

both want children.

LOL

I think you left the word "grand" out.

Bill said...

Quarterversary?!? What're you guys, in high school?

'Cause you look like it.

Get a room.

Dogwood said...

Congrats!

Jeffrey said...

Both want children?

Hey Meade, you already GOT children. You're a step-Dad, right?

Great photo. I hope it works, too.

*

Bissage said...

Best wishes from USDA zone 6b.

May you both live and love in good health together for another four hundred.

Bissage said...

P.S. Nice under cabinet lights!

kristinintexas said...

Awww, hooray! You're a gorgeous couple.

wv: upregl

*raised eyebrow*

traditionalguy said...

Kitchen intimacy is special. Sharing your food preparation together leads to all kinds of needs being met.

Ann Althouse said...

"P.S. Nice under cabinet lights!"

Halogen. I hate fluorescent.

Jeff with one 'f' said...

Very sweet! Are you now glad that you didn't sell your house?

Republican said...

Beautiful portrait of a young couple in love.

I love that you are visually wrapped up in each other.

steve said...

I can understand what Meade saw in Althouse from a purely physical standpoint. She's photogenic. She really is pretty in a 50ish sort of way

AllenS said...

Happy quarter!

WV: trash

Now take out the trash, Meade!

1jpb said...

Meade the multitasker.

Looks like he can have photo fun and still not lose track of his finger's orientation on the touch pad.

Anyway, it's good to know things are working out for these two. I could imagine that the kind of person who day after day (sometimes hour after hour) blogs and thinks about blog fodder could be challenging for the (seemingly) less compulsive Meade. But, we see that there was a need for Meade in the Althouse "vortex."

t-man said...

1/4 congratulations! This picture is sweet, in the old fashioned sense.

Nice lighting, too, but you should change the cabninet door pulls.

Kev said...

(the other kev)

Meade, you have better things to be doing with those hands.

Congrats to you both!

Hector Owen said...

Smoochin' in the kitchen, yay.

Congrats!

JAL said...

You look very happy.

So nice to see you enjoying love.

Thanks for sharing.

wv tielerda
Sorry, no habla español

Salamandyr said...

Congratulations!

Joe M. said...

aww. Congratulations.

HelenParr said...

Cong a

Michael Hasenstab said...

Congratulations and best wishes for many years of happiness.

That peninsula is hiding tour lack of pants, isn't it.

chickenlittle said...

How about a quarter carat for a quarter year Meade?

wv: shibli Get yourselves a bottle and enjoy!

Here's to reaching that important millstone! cheers and congrats!

David said...

Guy's a stud, Althouse. Did you know that when you went to meeting him for the first time?

MadisonMan said...

Excellent photo! Enjoy the day.

ironrailsironweights said...

Very nice picture.

I hasten to add, however, that you're supposed to finish the bottle of wine when you open it. When you recork the bottle and finish it later, it's never quite the same.

Peter

peter hoh said...

Sweet photo. You get a pass on this quarterversary stuff for now.

Young love and all that.

t-man said...

(Just between us, your port door is open.)

Ann Althouse said...

"you're supposed to finish the bottle of wine when you open it"

You can drink too much wine with rules like that. It's only a half bottle, but it still takes 2 days to finish it.

WV: "monsto"

I'm picturing a great battle: Nonster versus Monsto.

Freeman Hunt said...

Hooray!

Pogo said...

Hey, is this photographic proof of Hoffman's despicable attack on Assemblywoman Scozzafava?

It offends me personally and exemplifies exactly what's wrong with his right wing backers!

No?

Oh.

Never mind.

P.S. Hippo University!

Fred4Pres said...

Congratulations.

EDH said...

Photo credit?

Iapetus said...

Meade has that George Clooney thing going for him.

rdkraus said...

Now, here's Meade at his laptop just trying to set his fantasy football roster for the weekend, when along comes ... a fetching blond distraction.

Drat it all.

Can't concentrate.

Gone.

bagoh20 said...

That makes my day, even with the overwhelming envy and coveting I must suppress. Oops, I guess I let it out.

Couldn't happen to a nicer couple, now stop canceling out each other votes.

David Walser said...

Congratulations to both of you. May you enjoy a lifetime of joy together.

Henry said...

Keep up the good work!

Paddy O. said...

congrats!

Today I'm celebrating my ten monthiversary of marriage. So, I'm joining you in the joy, celebrating the celebrations, delighting in the delight.

Hooray for the bliss!

Pogo said...

My wife and I celebrated our 100th quarterversary this summer.

101 next week.
Woo hoooo!

I like the quarterversary idea,

former law student said...

After pogo's comment, I'm wondering if strangers assume M and A (mergers and acquistions?) are a long-married couple.

Hazy Dave said...

Congratulations are in order at the Meadhouse. What music is playing?

And, nice going, Pogo. Coincidentally, I have a quarter in my pocket right now. I know!

Art said...

Great photo. Is that a MacBook Air?

DADvocate said...

Meade is quite the closthes horse, isn't he? :-)

Congrats!

Pogo said...

Thx, hazy Dave.

Her parents may have objected to her marrying a marsupial, but we've been really hoppy.

Man, I got a million of 'em.

Hazy Dave said...

Oh yeah, don't forget to swap end zones at the end of the first quarter.

("Jump Around" occurs after the third quarter. Be sure to mark your calendars.)

Fritz said...

Public affection is the greatest gift a wife can give to her husband. It is a big deposit into the love bank. Wow!

Lem said...

I'm afraid I have to be in the desenter column.

Lem said...

I will try and explain myself.

wv - imetine = no te metas en lo que despues te ba a pesar.

Pogo said...

The Wisconsin state quarter.

Bicycle quartering.

Quartered zucchini.

Close quarters.

muddimo said...

Hah, hah! It WOULD look that way after three months. Enjoy the honeymoon while it lasts. Hopefully, you can then move to comfortable late-marriage without all the drama that usually occurs in between.

Lem said...

why did we cacht or dear Mead speeding in the rain with his dear wife and our dear host as his passenger?

my sentence dont need to make sense, I just want to know why was our dear Meade rushing after the concert?

It had been a great night.. what was the rush about?

not that is any of my business. I'm just asking.

Lem said...

I have never hard of a guy not adjusting the speed of the wipers.

im sorry but I'm not buying the sea of tranquility.

wv - entfusne = if it wasnt for this stupid wv i could post more often.

Tari said...

beautiful!!

Patm said...

Thats a terrific picture. You make a handsome couple and you look very happy, which means you're blessed. Congrats

Lem said...

If the question is why would Meade drive so fast in the rain with Althouse as his passenger...

I think thats for the jury to find out ;)

wv - redica - as if i didnt know.

Greybeard said...

Neat.
You both look great.
Celebrate!

AlgonquinS said...

Happy anniversary you two!

knox said...

Great pic & congratulations!

k*thy said...

Nice picture - there's a lot of joy there.

Lem said...

We either have Althouse asking Meade to drive fast or ... we have to believe the impossible that Meade took it upon himself to put Althouse in danger.

With leads me to the only conclusion and that is that Meades wife, also kwon to us as Althouse asked her husband also known as Meade to "hurry up"

maybe.. Im' just speculating.

Tom said...

I appreciate the artistic composition...

Prominent in the photo is the device, with Meade at the controls, used to capture Althouse, yet she is the one initiating/displaying the dominant embrace..(intentional irony?)

Other thoughts:

a. Dishtowel + sleeves rolled up...did Meade just do the dishes?

b. That looks like a bitchin' blender...is that the one Insta-Glenn recommends?

ddh said...

とっても 可愛い.

Lem said...

All I know is that they were going so fast Althouse could not take a picture to save her mortal soul ;)

it was a blur!

Kirby Olson said...

Luther said a man and a wife who are happy together is as beautiful as a rose bush.

It's nice to see it!

essaybee said...

Our Ann looks so happy -- almost made me regret being single for a nanosecond.

Congrats to the happy couple!

Lem said...

i know i'm out on a limb when i say this but .. in my present condition I'm just going to go ring and say it.

We need .. heck we want Meade and .. waths her name?

for the sakes of us all!

I think we need them together!

Lem said...

My impression is that Althouse is enjoying her blog more sinse Meade.

I mean this could not be better for us!

Treacle said...

O.k. Where are all of the gay comments? Am I missing them? But then my taste runs about 10 years older than I. So maybe I alone appreciate that Meade is hot.

Deb said...

Cool. Gosh Meade is cute.

wv: codstyw.

Lem said...

Ok I had a little complaint. its over!

I think the fact that Meade drives his wife is a major cue ;)

Meade is my hero!

Photog714 said...

Caption: In a moment of steaming ardor, Ann rocks Meade with a right hook and a smack on the jaw.

Great picture! Congratulations.

Lem said...

If anybody has has anything.. anything to say ... I got Pauly Walnusts on the phone.

yea its him!

wv - ronestio - the rest are related.

kentuckyliz said...

Looks like Meade can stand the heat.

WV idophoti

blogger's editorial comment, not mine

Donna B. said...

Lovely! And congratulations. May there be many more quarterverversaries! (My dearest and I are on our 78th. It's my 2nd marriage, his 5th. Before me, he just never met a woman who took that "until death do us part" thing seriously.)

Ann Althouse said...

1. Here's the high-quality blender. Who cares if Glenn recommends it? I recommend it! Meade recommends it. Buy it at that link and you will be contributing to this blog (without paying any more money).

2. Photo credit? Althouse! I used this excellent, convenient tripod and set the camera on its 10-second timer. After framing Meade and advising him not to move, I came over to pose with him in the space I knew was properly framed. I did that on one try. I'm pretty proud of it!

3. "Meade has that George Clooney thing going for him." I agree! "Gosh Meade is cute." Yeah!

4. "Guy's a stud, Althouse. Did you know that when you went to meeting him for the first time?" I'd said "send me a picture" a while back and, finally, he did. It was not what the delay in sending had caused me to imagine. So I knew what he looked like before I agreed to go out with a guy who was willing to drive 500 miles to meet me.

5. @Lem He wasn't speeding, just driving the normal way, going home at night with 140+ miles left to go. I was just being the self-indulgent passager, amusing myself with the camera and, later, sleeping. Yes, Meade likes to drive my car, as do I, but I also love being the passenger.

Palladian said...

Hot!

Ann Althouse said...

Hi, Palladian, my sweetheart.

Meade said...

Hey, Palladian!!!

Palladian said...

Hi guys ;)

You both look terrific. Congrats!

Lem said...

yea yea yea ... eeeeeeeeeehhhhhhh!

ok ok ok ok .. Go Phillies!...

please beat the yanks!

Lem said...

Palladian is here?

YES!!!

Lem said...

WE MISSED YOU PALLA.

I dont know about other people but I know I have.

sonicfrog said...

Soon after this picture was taken, Meade gave Ann Althouse the Aunt Jemima treatment!

Lem said...

another song whith white folk pretending to sing the blues..

nice going Althouse ;)

wv burnisms -there is no burnisms here, we like staying at the WH thank you very much ;)

Lem said...

oh my god i have to go vote..

i'll be back..

wv - plate - omg.

Penny said...

Lem said...

"another song whith white folk pretending to sing the blues.."

Only one requirement for singing or even enjoying the blues. You got to live 'em now and then.

1jpb said...

"After framing Meade and advising him not to move"

Now we know why Meade still has his hand ready for controlling the computer: he was continuing to comply w/ the don't move direction at the same time he was also complying w/ the pose w/ me direction. Wise husband, that one. Many years of bliss to follow.

Like Meade, I always wear the pants. [She just tells me which ones to wear.]

Ron said...

If the first anniversary (or in your case, Anniversary) is paper, is the quarterversary Post-Its?

Let's fold scarves!

Ah Pooh said...

Put up many more pictures so that Palladian will stick around!

Penny said...

Before Ann explained exactly how that picture was taken, I was about to suggest that Meadehouse ditch their photo-taking guest as quickly as possible.

Good to know it was a merely and tripod and a laptop between you two and your quarter-honeymoon.

Enjoy!

Lem said...

I wish i could report i pulled the lever..

its push button now.

it was not the same for me.. pushing a button.

there was no loud riskitirak.

i felt anonymous.

wv - dimma - the way i feel right now.

Lem said...

if anybody wants to sue to bring back the old machines just ask me where to join in.

the button felt that maybe i pushed too hastily..

I dont know.. it felt as thought there was no finality to it..

i dont even think i push the candidate i wanted.

it was so fast it was over before i knew waht had happened.

Lem said...

i think i need to move out of NJ.

No offence Bissage.

1jpb said...

Lem,

Seattle (where I live some of the time) doesn't even have polls any more--vote by mail only. Presumably this would bother you even more, so you could look at the glass as half full.

Ann Althouse said...

"Let's fold scarves!"

LOL. I love Lisa Kudrow!

Penny said...

That should have been "a" tripod, not "and" up above.

Lem, glad you voted. This is a critical election in NJ. We're at the tipping point of this being a one party state.

When I went to my poll, there was a "Democratmobile" parked in the center of the lot with campaign signs all over the car. The two cops on duty, to maintain order, were merrily kibbitzing with their buddies from the Democratic machine.

Ann Althouse said...

Link.

Meade said...

Thanks again, everybody!

(Lem, amigo mio, you crack me up, man.)

Penny said...

Apologies to Ann and Meade for the brief political hijack of their love post.

Lem said...

vote by mail only..

i thinks that turning democracy over to to the post office is a bad idea.
you are right, i cant think of anything more depressing ;)

wv - vinge - wv is a kiss and tell veteran.

Lem said...

that was a funny link profe.

Meade my friend .. i secretely pull for you al the time

ssshh.

Lem said...

Everything I know about Meade says hes not a Yankee fan..

In oother words, I could not hold my friend Meade in higher steam ;)

Lem said...

BTW - i just want to mention it was reassuring to see the volunteers at the high school doing the work they do every election.

they are the unsong heroes of our democracy.

former law student said...

I haven't flipped a lever since Jerry Ford was President. It was chad chad chad until the mopes in florida messed it up for everyone.

The punch card readers were hard to hack into. Not so the modern machines. The old machines had to be zeroed like a trip odometer -- left room for mischief by leaving tallies associated with the lever you wanted to win.

Lem said...

.. left room for mischief by leaving tallies associated with the lever you wanted to win.

it's worked fine for all these years.. leave it alone ;)

Lem said...

BTW - I voted republican .. let it be known i did what i could save the republic.

wv - bombra - a new Venezuelan thing.

Marcia said...

Here's to the next three quarters, and all the wholes after that!

peter hoh said...

Can't vouch for the blender, but the Joby Gorillapod is a very handy tripod. I use it a lot more than my old-school Star-D.

Penny said...

"BTW - i just want to mention it was reassuring to see the volunteers at the high school doing the work they do every election."

Lem, they aren't volunteers. They get paid BIG bucks to sit there.

Some say that the selection for such a cushy job is dependent on your local politics, if you get my drift.

Aaron John said...

Hey Larry,

Your Carl Dean impression just keeps getting worse!

From Inwood said...

Congrats.

Hazy Dave said...

Alternate Wisconsin quarter here (along with several other states).

Amusingly, Googling drunk on ice wisconsin quarter returned a blog called Althouse as the top result.

Oops, almost got lost listening to old Airplane tunes and reading old comment threads...

amba said...

A lad, a maid, and a laptop.

(No, a maid, a Meade, and a laptop.)

Many, many more versaries!

amba said...

important millstone!

chickelit? Was that impish or Freudian?

vw: explifi

amba said...

Lem, you sound a little like BarackBorat.

Irene said...

This is such a tender photo. It reminds me that I must kiss my adorable sweetheart and squeeze his arm with gentle loving fingers for the twenty years he has spent with me!

William said...

The blender just above the laptop. The blended couple growing out of the laptop. A Hallmark moment for laptops.

pbuxton said...

*squee!* So cute! Happy Quarterversary!

PatCA said...

Congrats and many more quarters!

(WV, oveol. If she starts oveolating, watch out!)

Scott said...

Meade, you are one lucky dude - a beautiful brainy bride and a MacBook Air.

Congrats, you two.

traditionalguy said...

Life is good. Thanks for sharing the especially good parts on the Blog.

Roadkill said...

Like many others have said: That Meade is one lucky guy. Best wishes for a long life together.