Today is my 4th wedding anniversary. Can I get a woo-hoo?? We are celebrating by getting up at the crack of dawn this morning (0400 for Ethan, 0430 for me) and going to work, and this afternoon we are planning to sit down on the couch and watch a movie. And possibly eat dinner. Trust me, it will be *the* celebration of the year.
As it turns out, our anniversary is just two days after Loving day, which celebrated it's 40th anniversary this year. Loving day is an unofficial holiday which celebrates the verdict of Loving v Virginia, in which interracial marriage became legal in all 50 states for the very first time. Prior to that, interracial couples in a variety of states were subject to fines, jail time, etc if they were found to be married. Pretty silly. Anyway. There are a variety of celebrations around the country every year. We missed the one in Seattle last year, but if they do one again I really want to go. at www.lovingday.org they had pictures up of this year's celebration and it was really cool to see all the interracial couples and the bi/multiracial kids. One of my biggest pet peeves, which is actually just a little one, is that people assume Ethan and I are not together--like when we are leaving a basketball game, trying to go out in the crowded aisle to walk up the stairs, and Ethan will go, and someone will push in front of me and we get separated. Usually people see a couple and they let both of them out together, but with us they assume we aren't together and butt right in. Now I just grab a handful of his shirt so we are physically attached and it is less of an issue. But, really--you just can't assume anything. Color, age, size, etc, etc, etc. All sorts of people make a kaleidascope of couples .