Tungsten /ˈtʌŋstən/, also known as wolfram /ˈwʊlfrəm/ (wuul-frəm), is a chemical element with the chemical symbol W and atomic number 74.

A hard, rare metal under standard conditions when uncombined, tungsten is found naturally on Earth only in chemical compounds. It was identified as a new element in 1781, and first isolated as a metal in 1783. Its important ores include wolframite and scheelite. The free element is remarkable for its robustness, especially the fact that it has the highest melting point of all the non-alloyed metals and the second highest of all the elements after carbon.

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Look at that nice mane of hair. And LovelyWife’s hair is not bad either.

Sixteen years ago LovelyGirlfriend became LovelyWife. This is our Tungsten anniversary. Like Tungsten, being married 16 years is a hard and rare thing. Like Tungsten, we are remarkable for our robustness, and I have a really high melting point.

LovelyWife likes to set things on fire (that’s the carbon reference) including my heart.

And that’s a W. 😉

Happy Anniversary Honey! XXX

This? Is Not Better: My Wedding Photo Edition

A few days ago, Angie from A Whole lot of Nothing …and then some posted her engagement picture on her website. Go look, it’s totally worth it. 😉

I commented on the post:

Of course being French-Canadian we don’t really do engagement / announcements photos, and since my FMIL is in the process of moving, the pictures I mentioned in the comment are neatly packed away at the moment.

But I won’t leave you hanging. In the meantime, I give you a picture taken at my wedding:

So. Yeah.

This is not better. 😉