“ευτηχισμένη επέτειος” or “felicem diem anniversarium” Armitageworld

I had a brainstorm a while back and today seems to the perfect day to officially unveil it:

Today is my wedding anniversary…

anniversary blurred

Sixteen years and counting…if you’re doing the math, you’ll have worked out that Showbiz was a guest at the nuptial festivities in 1999.  (Scandalous!!)   My phone has been buzzing all day with Facebook alerts with well wishes from friends and family.

Interestingly enough, tomorrow is my “Armitage Discovery” anniversary…the day I first watched North & South and jumped onto the hook.  This seems to be the perfect segue into a little project I’ve been thinking about.  As much as I enjoy receiving congratulations on life events, I also enjoy extending them to others, but I often don’t know about the milestone dates for people in the Armitageworld community until they have already past.  I have a couple of issues with just asking outright:  1.  I don’t want to seem to be probing people for information and 2.  I’m positive I will miss someone.

I love the annual celebration of August 22, and since each and everyone of us also has at least one date of note,  I thought it might be fun to start an Armitageworld Community Calendar where those who are inclined can share their important dates (Real life birthday, or Armitageword dates like “Discovery,” Blogiversary, “delurking” etc.) and bask in the well wishes of fellow fans.  To that end, I’ve taken the liberty of setting one up as a page here at Ancient Armitage:

It's a bit sparse at the moment...

It’s a bit sparse at the moment…

Interested parties can either reply with their dates in the page comments or email me at:

ancientarmitage@gmail.com

I (with the gracious assistance of Guylty) will enter the dates on the calendar.  Once there are more than my dates (I have my *me-me-me* moments, but I won’t get carried away 🙂  ) I will publish a weekly listing of who’s celebrating what for that week and people can comment here or take well wishes directly to the individuals via blogs, Tumblrs, email, etc.   You can reach the new page by clicking on “Community Calendar”

What's this called?  The "header"  ??

What’s this called? The “header” ??

I thought this might be a fun little side activity…my hope is that I won’t be picking shrapnel from my forehead in short order.

Ready….set….go!  

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9 comments on ““ευτηχισμένη επέτειος” or “felicem diem anniversarium” Armitageworld

  1. Guylty says:

    Love this idea. I am all for spreading a little more love and to celebrate the days when a new blogger/commentator/fellow fan decided to spice up my online life. Looking forward to a never-ending string of parties.

  2. Esther says:

    Happy anniversary!! I got married only a month and a half after you. 🙂
    Not sure yet what dates to share or not, so will get back to you.

  3. jholland says:

    Hope you have a wonderful anniversary, Obscura, and this is a fun idea.

  4. Perry says:

    Really nice idea. I’ve sent you my blogiversary date ) coming up soon, so get crackin’)
    And Happy Anniversary and thanks for sharing your wedding photo ( and that bit of gossip).

  5. katie70 says:

    Happy Anniversary! Tomorrow the family – son1 (Army Training) will be at Mr. 70’s nephews wedding 51 years after his parents where married along with the nephews two handsome sons. In fact the wedding is a year late as the bride was six months pregant on June 13 last year and chose to wait. Does it matter, not one bit as long as they are happy.

  6. Hariclea says:

    Congrats first of all!!! Lovely dress that 🙂 hope you are doing something fun for the anniversary!
    Great idea! no shrapnel from me :-p but wait… disclosing personal information…. bday.. what if somebody infers my age? that would be rude!.. what if somebody else gets a bigger virtual cake than me?? that will hurt my feelings (wink wink .. irony!) 😉
    It’s a great idea, we can get really creative with the virtual cakes and not feel guilty about the calories and plenty reasons to celebrate. I’ve been getting giddy about summer coming up anyway as i look at the calendar and the tickets from last year stuck to the board in my kitchen and smile 🙂
    will email 🙂

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