Married to the Mefi July 5, 2010 5:07 PM   Subscribe

A little shmoopy for y'all

This is to thank the askme crew for all the help you've given me over the past 18 months or so with regards to getting married. You helped me decide how to talk to my in-laws, how to have a wedding on the cheap, how to talk to my in-laws (reprise), who should cater my wedding, the etiquette of inviting assholes, wedding transportation concerns, how to make the invites, even where to have the rehearsal dinner. With your help, I was able to pull off easily the best of wedding of all time last night. I am honestly wondering if there is, in the wake of this superlative wedding, any reason for people to get married anymore. By comparison, any subsequent nuptials would just look embarrassing.

Thank you so much, Metafilter.

PS: I got that job at NPR, too.
posted by orville sash to MetaFilter-Related at 5:07 PM (48 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

When is the wife swap?
posted by Schmoopy at 5:09 PM on July 5, 2010 [4 favorites]


I am happy for you. Now as your mod, I'm advising you to get the hell off the computer this instant!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:10 PM on July 5, 2010 [40 favorites]


Congratulations on all counts. Now you are the official MetaFilter go to guy for wedding advice.
posted by netbros at 5:12 PM on July 5, 2010


2nding jessamyn. What the hell are you doing on Metafilter? YOU JUST GOT MARRIFIED
posted by shakespeherian at 5:14 PM on July 5, 2010


Congratulations!!!!!

Nthing Jessamyn. Go be lovebirds and enjoy your honeymoon! :)
posted by zarq at 5:16 PM on July 5, 2010


Congrats on the wedding, and yeah - unplug for a few days!
posted by LobsterMitten at 5:17 PM on July 5, 2010


Three cheers for all the positive developments in your life! Now do as Jessamyn says!
posted by EatTheWeak at 5:19 PM on July 5, 2010


Congrats, but you're about 15 years early for ignoring your spouse while on MetaFilter!
posted by arcticseal at 5:20 PM on July 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


Honeymoon's not for a couple of weeks. I can promise you that when the time comes, I will be duly unplugged. For now, unfortunately, it's back to work.
posted by orville sash at 5:20 PM on July 5, 2010


I didn't give you any good advice, but am glad everyone else did. And MAZEL TOV!!
posted by bearwife at 5:22 PM on July 5, 2010


Congratulations on the wedding! And the new job!
posted by badmoonrising at 5:23 PM on July 5, 2010


you're welcome.
posted by gursky at 5:24 PM on July 5, 2010


(just kidding. i didn't help at all!

congratulations, though! on the wedding and the dream job. all the best to you!)
posted by gursky at 5:24 PM on July 5, 2010


Pix or it didn't happen.
posted by new brand day at 5:32 PM on July 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


Congrats on the wedding, and yeah - unplug for a few days!

heh. My advice is to do the exact opposite.
posted by gman at 5:46 PM on July 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


You do realize that per your vows to Mefi, you are obligated to explain the full resolution of each of those issues. Awaiting updates.

Congrats and best wishes.
posted by 26.2 at 5:46 PM on July 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


My advice is to do the exact opposite.

gman and I can both be right - just alternate this with my advice.
posted by LobsterMitten at 5:52 PM on July 5, 2010 [2 favorites]


any subsequent nuptials would just look embarrassing

We'll just have to continue emspousenating each other online, then.
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:01 PM on July 5, 2010


This new wife of yours, she vibrates? Congratulations!
posted by doublehappy at 6:06 PM on July 5, 2010


Congratulation!
posted by rtha at 6:19 PM on July 5, 2010


How did you end up getting married in PA when you originally wanted to get married in MA and the in-laws wanted you to get married in NJ or NY? I insist on an explanation right this instant.
posted by iconomy at 6:22 PM on July 5, 2010


Can't you guys read the post title? Clearly, the advice he received on askme was so damn good that he abandoned his previous marital plans and straight up married the website itself.
posted by mannequito at 6:28 PM on July 5, 2010 [5 favorites]


Ours is a forbidden love.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 6:32 PM on July 5, 2010


Whups, posted too quick.

Congratulations on your marriage!
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 6:33 PM on July 5, 2010


Christ, what a husband!
posted by Iron Rat at 6:55 PM on July 5, 2010


woohoo! congrats.
posted by rmd1023 at 7:06 PM on July 5, 2010


Congrats, Alex! Also, way to go on the NPR gig! (Remind me to add you on facebook sometime, so I don't have to go to MeTa to see the updates.) You're coming to LA for the honeymoon, right?
posted by klangklangston at 7:21 PM on July 5, 2010


DTMFA

Wait, no. Wrong answer.

Sorry, habit.
posted by bondcliff at 7:24 PM on July 5, 2010 [6 favorites]


Yes, you can eat it.

WEDDING CAKE, I MEAN. SHEEEESH.
posted by not_on_display at 7:31 PM on July 5, 2010


Man. I gotta get some lottery numbers picked. That's all I ask form
posted by GuyZero at 7:41 PM on July 5, 2010


Do what mom says or I'm telling Matt Dad!

Seriously -- Congrats!
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:57 PM on July 5, 2010


Did Bob and Joe come?
posted by flabdablet at 8:56 PM on July 5, 2010


heh. My advice is to do the exact opposite.

Gman, that was exactly the sort of thought I had, but you, my friend, were man enough tasteless enough to actually post it. Hats off, ya big knucklehead!

And congratulations, mister sash!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:35 PM on July 5, 2010


Congratulations on your new marriage and job!
posted by Lynsey at 11:52 PM on July 5, 2010


Congratulations!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 1:43 AM on July 6, 2010


Yay!!! Congrats! :) LOVE IS NICE!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 4:54 AM on July 6, 2010


Awesome! Can we name your first baby?
posted by DarlingBri at 5:50 AM on July 6, 2010


Can we name your first baby?

May I suggest Quonsar? For old times sake.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:58 AM on July 6, 2010 [3 favorites]


Quonsar Trouttrousers Eelybreeks McMackerelpants.
posted by pracowity at 6:41 AM on July 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Can we name your first baby?

There aren't enough Augustuses in the world if you ask me. If the child is female, she can go by Augustina or "Aggie", a name to ensure a kind of strong, agate willpower will take root.
posted by The Whelk at 7:25 AM on July 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Can we name your first baby?

Wait for the askme, please.
posted by orville sash at 7:40 AM on July 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'd name the first kid "Meta" then when she starts gabbing you can say, "Look, Meta talk!" Or when she gets older you can say to her brother, "I don't know where the ball is, ask Meta"
posted by JohnnyGunn at 7:41 AM on July 6, 2010


Josh - yes, please do find me on Facebook. And I'll probably be in LA in December or January. Let's work that out.
posted by orville sash at 7:46 AM on July 6, 2010


I feel both a "Yay!" and a "Congrats!" coming on...

Yay! Congrats! Woo!

Whoa! I have no idea where that "Woo" came from though. Just spontaneous happiness I guess.
posted by quin at 8:11 AM on July 6, 2010


Congrats. Megatron Voldemort Sash has a nice ring to it.
posted by Mister_A at 8:35 AM on July 6, 2010


> May I suggest Quonsar? For old times sake.

There is no Q in quonsar!

Congratulations! Also, you owe us big time.
posted by languagehat at 8:47 AM on July 6, 2010


HUZZAH!

*throws confetti*
posted by goshling at 11:05 AM on July 6, 2010


Many, many congrats!
posted by angiep at 3:46 PM on July 6, 2010


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