I Love My Wife (Reason No. 8,192)


Coffee Love by Ahmed RabeaAfter spending 20 minutes on the Internet and another 10 minutes on the phone with my bank trying to resolve an error that turned out to be entirely my fault (thankfully it wasn’t the kind of error that costs money), I emerged from my office, met by the aroma of freshly-brewed coffee.

“Oh,” I said. “You made coffee while I was being dumb. May I have a cup?”

“Sure,” she said, “but I don’t think it’ll help.”

5 responses to “I Love My Wife (Reason No. 8,192)”

  1. Eric Feldhusen Avatar

    Just curious, 8,192 is 2 to the 13th power (2^13), any significance?


  2. Kris Avatar

    @Eric Feldhusen — Well, I deliberately chose a power of 2 in the title because…I like powers of 2. But I realized in retrospect that I chose the wrong power of 2. Our 12th anniversary is coming up in October, so 4,096 (212) would have been a little more synchronous and implied that every year we’re married the reasons I love her double. Of course, it would also have implied that I only loved her for one reason (20) on 12 October 1996, which is certainly not true.

  3. Jahnoth Avatar

    After playing our Wild Cards game with you guys, it is so easy for me to imagine exactly this situation. Love it!

  4. Eric Avatar

    @Kris – Yup, I knew this October is going to be your 12th, so that’s why I asked. 🙂

  5. Kris Avatar

    @Jahnoth — I don’t know about you, but the whole “I’m using my newfound superpowers to landscape our lawn” discussion was my favorite part of the entire evening.

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