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June 17, 2014 7:53 PM   Subscribe

I'd like to offer delighted congratulations and the warmest of Mefi wishes to long-time members Miko and Lipstick Thespian, who were married on Sunday, June 8th at a lovely farm in New Hampshire. Mazel tov and wishing you many years of happiness!
posted by jokeefe to MetaFilter-Related at 7:53 PM (149 comments total) 51 users marked this as a favorite

Aw, nice. Congratulations!
posted by SpacemanStix at 7:56 PM on June 17 [1 favorite]


Other Metafilter members present for our doin's:

Jessamyn

theora55

Elsa

notondisplay

initapplette

terrapin

turtlegirl

I think that's all - much love to this community for bringing the love of my life into my arms.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 7:59 PM on June 17 [47 favorites]


Yay!

(SPOUSED!)
posted by zennie at 8:00 PM on June 17 [4 favorites]


Congrats!
posted by Gorgik at 8:01 PM on June 17 [1 favorite]


Yay! Congrats!

(Copycats. Elizard and I soooooo did that before it was cool.)
posted by BitterOldPunk at 8:01 PM on June 17 [12 favorites]


Congratulations!
posted by drezdn at 8:03 PM on June 17 [1 favorite]


Yay! Congratulations! Live Free and Marry Hard!
posted by ChuraChura at 8:04 PM on June 17 [4 favorites]


Congrats Miko & LT! May you both curate a long and wonderful life together.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:04 PM on June 17 [3 favorites]


Felicitations!
posted by ocherdraco at 8:05 PM on June 17 [2 favorites]


Aw, congrats!
posted by Fig at 8:11 PM on June 17 [1 favorite]


Huzzah!
posted by ormondsacker at 8:11 PM on June 17 [1 favorite]


congratulations!!!

(also, i was selfishly hoping this meant that miko was back)
posted by nadawi at 8:15 PM on June 17 [14 favorites]


Aw! Congratulations!

(me too, nadawi)
posted by gingerest at 8:23 PM on June 17 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!
posted by Dip Flash at 8:28 PM on June 17 [1 favorite]


Congratulations Miko and Lipstick Thespian!

(And me three, nadawi)
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 8:29 PM on June 17 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!
posted by medusa at 8:36 PM on June 17 [1 favorite]


Were the vows just like a David Lynchian backwards version of Miko's breakup guidelines?
posted by Sebmojo at 8:41 PM on June 17 [45 favorites]


Congratulations!
posted by Sara C. at 8:44 PM on June 17 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 8:48 PM on June 17 [1 favorite]


Yay!!!!
posted by pearlybob at 9:02 PM on June 17 [1 favorite]


Congrats!!! I didn't see that coming!
posted by cashman at 9:03 PM on June 17 [1 favorite]


Whoa, how awesome is this? Congrats!!!
posted by mykescipark at 9:20 PM on June 17 [1 favorite]


Congratulations from another married MetaFilter couple (one that beat BitterOldPunk and elizard :). Enjoy the adventure!
posted by NortonDC at 9:23 PM on June 17 [2 favorites]


I know and love you both, and I approve, and I slap you each in the face with a fish for no particular reason.

*FWAP*

Hugs, too, but anyway.
posted by mudpuppie at 9:43 PM on June 17 [3 favorites]


Very very best wishes for a wonderful life together!
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 9:50 PM on June 17 [1 favorite]


Congratulations, you two crazy kids!
posted by Lynsey at 9:52 PM on June 17


Congratulations Miko and Lipstick Thespian!
posted by jamjam at 10:00 PM on June 17 [1 favorite]


Congrats!
posted by klangklangston at 10:05 PM on June 17 [1 favorite]


And by the power vested in me, I combine your user numbers … you're now uh, asharchist apparently.
posted by klangklangston at 10:07 PM on June 17 [6 favorites]


Whatayknow, I was just missing Miko's presence on the site today. Way to go, you two. Congrats!
posted by benito.strauss at 10:15 PM on June 17 [1 favorite]


Sincerest best wishes for your future together.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 10:21 PM on June 17 [1 favorite]


How wonderful. Congratulations.
posted by taff at 10:24 PM on June 17 [1 favorite]


Best ♥ wishes.
posted by Cranberry at 10:30 PM on June 17 [2 favorites]


Ain't life wonderful sometimes? Congratulations.
posted by alltomorrowsparties at 10:34 PM on June 17 [2 favorites]


What happy news!
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 10:38 PM on June 17 [1 favorite]


congrats!
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 11:05 PM on June 17 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!
posted by mazola at 11:13 PM on June 17 [1 favorite]


Congrats you guys
posted by smoke at 11:32 PM on June 17 [1 favorite]


Ah, a million blessings on your heads my darlings. Whenever yiz want to roll down to the cape I'll feed you up real good. In fact it would be my distinct honor if you would. Steamahs are still sweet as berries and I do business with an honest to god professional butcher who cuts to order.
posted by Divine_Wino at 12:13 AM on June 18 [3 favorites]


(Ok, NOW can we have a wiki entry of mefi couples?
I totally can't keep up the. )
posted by taff at 12:50 AM on June 18 [2 favorites]


Congratulations from Australia!
posted by bakery at 12:55 AM on June 18


Hurrah!
posted by GenjiandProust at 1:35 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]


[this is good!] Many congratulations to the happy couple!
posted by misteraitch at 2:26 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]


Big ups!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 3:11 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!
posted by chasles at 3:43 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]


Congratulations, you kids.

Very sweet.
posted by spitbull at 3:44 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]


Congrats!! :)
posted by Serene Empress Dork at 3:46 AM on June 18


Although who wouldn't be a bit nervous marrying the author of the world's most famous "how to break up" script!?

I kid, I kid.
posted by spitbull at 3:46 AM on June 18 [11 favorites]


Congratulations!
posted by carter at 4:03 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]


Super cool! Yay! This is neat. Woooooo. Congratulations you guys!

Now, Miko, get back here. Things have been falling apart without you. And I miss you.
posted by Toekneesan at 4:21 AM on June 18 [3 favorites]


Great job, everyone!
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 4:33 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]


FAMOUS MONSTER: Great job, everyone!

Was this some sort of group wedding?
posted by gman at 4:49 AM on June 18 [2 favorites]


Much happiness to you both!
posted by BibiRose at 4:49 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]


Should I be nervous that it's THIS thread that I'm finding out that Miko evidently has an amazing breakup script handy and has for some time? o.0

quickly designs a surefire favorite generating "how to be the most amazing husband the world has ever seen or at least the internet has" script...
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 4:50 AM on June 18 [43 favorites]


Congratulations you two !!

And nthing everyone else here: Miko, come back, pretty please, with lots of ice cream, whipped cream and many cherries on top !!
posted by marsha56 at 4:51 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]


That is wonderful! Congrats!
posted by xarnop at 5:05 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]


Congratulations to both of you!
posted by Pope Guilty at 5:05 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]


Excellent news!

A wish, borrowed from my own wedding ceremony, to the both of you: May this covenant of steadfast love made between you give you long years and deep friendship and the making of glad memories in peace and tenderness, now and forever and ever more. Congratulations.
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:16 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]


Thanks Mike!
posted by Greg Nog at 5:21 AM on June 18 [2 favorites]


Hi everybody! I'm in the midst of a self-imposed MeFi break so that I can work on a couple of large projects in my professional life (it frees up a ...surprising...amount of time). But I had to log back in to say thank you for these well wishes.

Lipstick Thespian and I would not be together now if there were no MetaFilter. He has a great story about how he discovered the place - dragged to a meetup by a MeFite friend in something like 2005, being introduced to a strange culture where people went by handles, wrote shout-outs, made obscure references and talked internet slang. We met and became friends via MetaChat and took it from there, beginning a long-distance relationship that led to a cross-country move and eventually a shared household. It's been a long (nearly 8 year) road to marriage, due to one life change and another as we moved, changed jobs, and weathered the economic storms of 2008-9, but all that time allowed us to grow together and build the community we were blessed to bring together at our wedding.

It was a beautiful day in a beautiful place. Because it's useless without pictures, here are a couple snaps - our official shots aren't back yet so these phone shots are all I've got to share right now.

This was an overwhelming and awe-inspiring experience which provided lots of reflection on the meaning of our relationships in life - really, truly, the only thing that much matters in the end. Lots of those great relationships are here, with friends I've met and haven't met and still hope to meet - so it's especially kind of all of you to share your well wishes and of jokeefe to make note of the occasion. I wish for all of you the same joy we've partaken of.

And Divine Wino - we are so down with that. Would love to meet you and share of the food of the Cape.

Miss you all, and hope to be back before long, but I MUST do my work! All the best.
posted by Miko at 5:22 AM on June 18 [100 favorites]


Excellent work, kids. I still owe you some toxic waste gum balls.
posted by jonmc at 5:24 AM on June 18 [3 favorites]


Ok, NOW can we have a wiki entry of mefi couples?

Already exists! Might even be a little out of date; anyone not on the list should add themselves. We also have jackets. CONGRATS AND MANY HAPPY YEARS!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:27 AM on June 18 [2 favorites]


Who did the music for the reception? :7) Warm congratulations.
posted by wenestvedt at 5:37 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!
posted by COBRA! at 5:41 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]


Yaaay! Congratulations!
posted by colfax at 5:41 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]


Hooray! I'm another Great Internet Forum Leads To Great Marriage spouse (Barbelith, in my case), and there's something about these communities that leads to great bonds. Much happiness to both of you!
posted by Shepherd at 5:43 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]


Awesome! Congratulations!
posted by readery at 5:45 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]


Yay! Congratulations! I love MetaFilter weddings, the beans are always extra fancy.
posted by arcticseal at 5:49 AM on June 18 [3 favorites]


Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! CONGRATS!
posted by the young rope-rider at 5:52 AM on June 18


Hooray love! Congratulations!
posted by xingcat at 5:53 AM on June 18


Congrats!
posted by griphus at 5:53 AM on June 18


Awww congrats :3
posted by dismas at 5:55 AM on June 18


Congratulations, you guys did a great job!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:56 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]


Congrats to you both, here's to a long and happy life together!
posted by marxchivist at 5:56 AM on June 18


Yay! Mazel Tov! Congratulations to you both, and may you have wonderful, long and happy lives together!
posted by zarq at 5:59 AM on June 18


Congratulations! Come on out to SF so we can feed you food and drinks!
posted by rtha at 6:00 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]


!מזל טוב
posted by Sheydem-tants at 6:22 AM on June 18


Very nice!
posted by josher71 at 6:26 AM on June 18


Well there's a couple of people who take their Mefi en-spousening seriously! Congrats!
posted by easily confused at 6:29 AM on June 18


Hooray and congratulations!
posted by interrobang at 6:44 AM on June 18


Congratulations!
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:50 AM on June 18


Oh how very wonderful! Congrats! So happy to hear this.
posted by dog food sugar at 6:51 AM on June 18


VICTORY. Congrats!
posted by corb at 6:52 AM on June 18


Daw! Congratulations!!
posted by dirtdirt at 7:17 AM on June 18


You are both so beautiful in the pictures! Many happy congratulations!
posted by stoneweaver at 7:20 AM on June 18


Congratulations, you two!
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 7:24 AM on June 18


Congratulations to you both! Most awesome.
posted by Mooski at 7:29 AM on June 18


Way to wed, you crazy kids.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:33 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]


Gadzooks.

I believe I may have said something like this privately to Lipstick Thespian in MeMail once: you are two of the luckiest people on the planet. You're both awesome, smart, incisive, caring, funny--and not afraid to be blunt, but never cruel, with the truth when called for.

That sounds like a recipe for a hell of a good marriage. I'm just some random internet dude but I wish you both all the happiness you can stand. Mazel tov, congratulations, félicitations, and all those other words that don't even come close to accurately conveying what a wonderful thing this is to see; I can't even begin to imagine how you two feel right now.

All the best, for all the time.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 7:51 AM on June 18 [6 favorites]


I think i love Mefi Weddings more than Mefi Babies. And I LOVE Mefi babies.

Congratulations!
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:52 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]


Congrats to you both.
posted by Gygesringtone at 8:15 AM on June 18


NOW BEGINS THE CONGA LINE
posted by The Whelk at 8:16 AM on June 18 [3 favorites]


Fabulous! Congratulations!
posted by OmieWise at 8:28 AM on June 18


Yay you lucky devils. Congrats. Youze guys are awesome.

LT: Anyone who could write this* is a serious find.


* Probably one of the single most humane and insightful distillations of the problems of listening to wanderlust, what relationships take and how to maintain a loving relationship, that I have EVER seen, anywhere, period
posted by lalochezia at 8:30 AM on June 18


Mazel tov!
posted by brujita at 8:38 AM on June 18


Congrats!
posted by dhruva at 8:46 AM on June 18


Yay congratulations!
posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 8:47 AM on June 18


There's an old saying I like for weddings:

Now all your joys will be doubled, and all your sorrows halved, because you have someone to share them with.

Cheers!
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:49 AM on June 18 [4 favorites]


Congratulations!
posted by Lyn Never at 8:50 AM on June 18


EXTREME HAPPY
posted by sweetkid at 8:56 AM on June 18


Oh, how wonderful! Congratulations! May you have great joy together.
posted by rmd1023 at 8:58 AM on June 18


Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!
posted by mochapickle at 9:04 AM on June 18


So did you guys enspousen on MeFi before taking the Plunge?
posted by chainsofreedom at 9:05 AM on June 18


Congratulations!
posted by Zed at 9:06 AM on June 18


Hearty congratulations!!!
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 9:13 AM on June 18


So many congratulations! As my grandfather wished me on my wedding day, may you have only enough clouds in your life to give you many beautiful sunsets.
posted by houseofdanie at 9:28 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]


congratulations ::throws sugar paper candy::
posted by Faintdreams at 9:31 AM on June 18


What a couple of cuties! Mazel Tov, and may your marriage be long, successful, and happy.
posted by Hermione Granger at 9:39 AM on June 18


Congrats!
posted by maryr at 9:40 AM on June 18


Mazel tov!
posted by Sticherbeast at 9:45 AM on June 18


Totally disagree with all forms of "marriage", and the celebration of this obscure and frightening rite can only lead to the inevitable destruction of our society.

As scripture tells us, love and marriage go together "like a horse and carriage". But today we all have cars, which are faster and more efficient. So too, marriage is "yesterday's technology", and is in fact the slowest method we know of growing old together with someone special.

Today's tech-enabled consumer-unit requires a simpler and quicker way of moving from "I do" to "I'm dead" in the company of their soulmate(s). That's why quidnunc kid technologies Ltd offers happy couples the opportunity of using a patented range of "partner accelerators".

Step inside our Large Spouse Collider in romantic Switzerland, and you and your loved-one will be instantly accelerated to relativistic speeds by giant magnets. Then, within milliseconds, you will be smashed into one another under strict laboratory conditions, and instantly destroyed in a shower of high-energy gamma rays. Thus you will achieve your aim of a life-long committment to your significant other, and would still have enough time in your day to catch a movie or have a well-earned coffee, if not for the fact that you are dead.

In that context, I pity MeFi members Miko and Lipstick Thespian who have chosen NOT to be collided in this fashion, and instead can only look forward to years of joy and happiness with one another and the well-deserved good wishes of all their friends on MeFi.

Imagine - they are attempting to collide their futures together another using "love" - a technology that has not changed for thousands of years! And they don't have ANY giant magnets! Truly a day of rueful grimaces for all of us evil scientists.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 9:54 AM on June 18 [43 favorites]


Yea, verily, WOOT.
posted by bakerina at 10:26 AM on June 18


Congrats!!!!!!
posted by Stewriffic at 11:22 AM on June 18


Huzzah! Congratulations!
posted by homunculus at 11:33 AM on June 18


Congratulations and felicitations!
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 12:07 PM on June 18


Mazel tov!
posted by Sophie1 at 12:16 PM on June 18


Congratulations, y'all!
posted by ob1quixote at 12:37 PM on June 18


Whoo! Congrats to you two!

I met them at a meetup in Boston in the early days of their courtship and they made for a lovely couple. I'm glad they've stopped living in sin.
posted by Kattullus at 12:53 PM on June 18 [3 favorites]


Congratulations!
posted by Iridic at 1:14 PM on June 18


Congratulations. And thanks for stopping by to say hi, Miko!
posted by nangar at 1:18 PM on June 18


Félicitations !
posted by fraula at 1:24 PM on June 18


Congratulations!
posted by trip and a half at 1:44 PM on June 18


Congratulations!
posted by michaelh at 1:58 PM on June 18


Giant Magnets? How the fuck do they work??
posted by jonmc at 2:47 PM on June 18 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!
posted by misozaki at 3:34 PM on June 18


aaaaaaaw! MAZELTOV!
posted by dabitch at 4:02 PM on June 18


Just saw your photos. What a lovely wedding!
posted by misozaki at 4:04 PM on June 18


Day late and dollar short as usual, but congrats!!! And best wishes!
posted by Michele in California at 4:32 PM on June 18


Congratulations and best wishes for a happy life together!

And whew, glad Miko is just taking a little self-imposed break from MeFi - I'd hate to lose her permanently!
posted by Quietgal at 5:21 PM on June 18


Woohooo!

Many happy years to you both.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 7:22 PM on June 18


Yay, hooray for love! Congrats, y'all xo
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 7:49 PM on June 18


Be kind, be honest, be available, and allow one another to be human. I'm sure those are things such excellent people such as yourselves already know and practice, but that's my benediction, and I truly wish you all the happiness on Earth.

(Cribbed from Annie Proulx' Shipping news) And it may be that love sometimes occurs without pain or misery.

Congratulations!
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:57 PM on June 18 [2 favorites]


That's it, quidnunc kid. Someday I'll get married, and somehow that wedding will have to involve *giant magnets*. In the meantime though, I'll settle for being happy that Miko + LT (whom I also met at various Boston meetups once upon a time) have gone this happy route (magnets or no). Congrats, y'all!
posted by nat at 10:59 PM on June 18 [1 favorite]


Many happy returns of the day, and all the best in the years to come!
posted by NorthernAutumn at 1:04 AM on June 19


Yay! Congrats!
posted by angrycat at 3:37 AM on June 19


Meta happy confilterulations.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 3:39 AM on June 19


Congrats! :)
posted by needlegrrl at 6:32 AM on June 19


Felicitations! May you have many happy years together!
posted by blurker at 7:27 AM on June 19


Too soon?
posted by flabdablet at 7:35 AM on June 19


Yay! Congratulations!!
posted by sarcasticah at 3:45 PM on June 19


Auguri per una bella e felice vita insieme.
posted by francesca too at 4:52 PM on June 19


Checking in belatedly, but so happy for you both!

The photos made me do a mini Kermit-dance which was then followed by the "Flickr wtf is up with your interface?" fist-shake
posted by Lexica at 9:28 PM on June 19


Congratulations!
posted by Obscure Reference at 10:11 PM on June 19


Yay, two super people, super mefites - this is great news. I am very happy for you both! Congratulations! Miko, thanks for sharing those photos, moar when you get them please.
posted by madamjujujive at 6:06 AM on June 20


You two looked beautiful. Come to SF and share some peninsula food with us :)
posted by allkindsoftime at 10:53 AM on June 20


Awesome! Congratulations!
posted by safetyfork at 5:51 PM on June 20


Late to the party but Congratulations.

Also, it looks a bit like Cortex is officiating!
posted by marienbad at 12:52 AM on June 25


OMG holy crap I totally missed this congrats!!!
posted by brina at 7:14 PM on June 25


Belated congratulations!
I went hunting to see whatever happened to Miko on this site, and found this. So, let me me join the chorus that's hoping you'll be back soon. And, I hope to run into you one of these days here in New England.
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