So there was this bug where all the other matches on Match.com showed their distance from me in miles, but hers was in kilometers. And a weird number of kilometers; to my knowledge you can’t possibly be 45 kilometers away from each other if she lives in Sunnyvale and you live in Santa Clara.

Vickie and I met in March and married in October of 2000. Ten years later, Match.com sent us a plaque on our tenth anniversary; it was an icky plastic plaque that we tossed, but hey: it was a plaque!