Is the honeymoon over yet? June 16, 2013 3:33 AM   Subscribe


Do we have to go through this again?
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 3:51 AM on June 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Chocolate Pickle: Do we have to go through this again?

As a rarely used and often neglected marriage-enhancement toy, it's not surprising to hear you ask that.
posted by gman at 4:04 AM on June 16, 2013 [13 favorites]


What -- if anything -- did Ralph end up thinking of all that, anyway?
posted by Jacqueline at 4:24 AM on June 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


Huh?
posted by dfriedman at 4:30 AM on June 16, 2013


"Spouse" is one of my all time favourite silly-sounding words. It's right up there with "blurb".
posted by flabdablet at 5:00 AM on June 16, 2013 [4 favorites]


Guys, she wants you to break up with her.
posted by travelwithcats at 5:01 AM on June 16, 2013


We need a "Bro" button now. "Spouse" is so last year.
posted by Namlit at 5:42 AM on June 16, 2013 [6 favorites]


well, Mrs. Clav and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary...the 11th and we had pizza since we moved and recycled the box.
posted by clavdivs at 6:55 AM on June 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh hey, Juneteenth was yesterday.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:10 AM on June 16, 2013


I would still like a "nemesis" option.
posted by Decani at 7:16 AM on June 16, 2013 [13 favorites]


BB, are you posting from Thursday? Juneteenth is the 19th.
posted by katemonster at 7:28 AM on June 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


The actual date isn't the issue, why can't you listen, why do you always have to try and fix things?!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:32 AM on June 16, 2013 [11 favorites]


Happy Anniversary to my spouses, clever sheep, greenish, and subbes. And to everyone espousened and their spouses as well.
posted by peagood at 7:38 AM on June 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


I am every spousee.
Its alllll innnn meeeeeeee.
posted by The Whelk at 7:39 AM on June 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


Because I'm a little slow to pick up on things sometimes, I've only just realised that the Great Enspousening is the same day as my sister's birthday. So happy anniversary everyone and happy birthday to my sister who I don't get to see nearly enough due to the small matter of the Atlantic being in the way.
posted by arcticseal at 7:39 AM on June 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Decani: "I would still like a "nemesis" option."

How about ARCH-nemesis?
posted by Chrysostom at 7:49 AM on June 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


Happy anniversary, everyone!
posted by rtha at 7:58 AM on June 16, 2013


Is there some kind of enspousening echo effect, where each year's anniversary MeTa leads to a new, but ever smaller, flurry of spousetagging?
posted by MoonOrb at 8:06 AM on June 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


I've only just realised that the Great Enspousening is the same day as my sister's birthday.

I was about to say "me too!" but then I looked at the date again and no, I've still got a couple of days. I'm so bad at this whole birthday thing. My sister is on the other side of the Atlantic and the Pacific, so yes on the not seeing often enough thing.
posted by shelleycat at 8:10 AM on June 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


some kind of enspousening echo effect

Yes. At least, I'm happy to add new spousen in anniversary threads, if anyone says they'd like to join in.
posted by EvaDestruction at 8:42 AM on June 16, 2013


Wow. A year goes by so fast.
posted by 4ster at 9:15 AM on June 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is the thread where I admit that I forgot off of my spouses' birthdays this year. Sorry, I'll try to do better next year, but, since I don't know where you all live or when your birthdays are, it seems unlikely. Happy Massbirthday!
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:19 AM on June 16, 2013 [5 favorites]


Note, that's a generalized birthday wish, not a suggestion that you do or should have a birthday in Massachusetts, although I fully support your right to do do, if you wish.
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:21 AM on June 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


Sigh. "do so." I do support your right to "do do," I suppose, but that's a very private matter.
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:49 AM on June 16, 2013 [6 favorites]


You're all blurbed, and God bless all who sail in her.
posted by flabdablet at 10:24 AM on June 16, 2013


Enspousening: now legal in 12 US states.
posted by item at 11:20 AM on June 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


Sooo...today is the linking-as-spouse-goes-viral-type-of-day, flab, am I right?
posted by Namlit at 11:58 AM on June 16, 2013


Makes me think that I actually should ask for a "pony" button.
posted by Namlit at 12:00 PM on June 16, 2013


Or something.
posted by Namlit at 12:01 PM on June 16, 2013


What -- if anything -- did Ralph end up thinking of all that, anyway?

Greatly amused. I don't think he understands it, but then Metafilter is always hard to explain to a nonparticipant.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 12:08 PM on June 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


I would like some spouses! If you spouse me, I will spouse you back! And it's my birthday today, so if we get married right now, you can come to my birthday party and we can have two kinds of cake.
posted by colfax at 12:12 PM on June 16, 2013 [3 favorites]


Happy birthday, colfax! It's mine, too (go Geminis!). And it's Bloomsday!
posted by rtha at 12:27 PM on June 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


Happy father's day, Ralph.
posted by shakespeherian at 12:34 PM on June 16, 2013 [5 favorites]


Metafilter is always hard to explain to a nonparticipant

Maybe you and I could gang up on my brother one day for this purpose.
posted by Coatlicue at 1:09 PM on June 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


so if we get married right now, you can come to my birthday party and we can have two kinds of cake.
posted by colfax at 2:12 PM on June 16 [+] [!]


Spices are the spouse of life. Colfax, I do!
posted by a humble nudibranch at 1:12 PM on June 16, 2013


I am spousing colfax and anyone else who asks!


things you say online you would never say out loud
posted by bunderful at 1:35 PM on June 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


I like cake! And bigamy!
posted by Zed at 1:55 PM on June 16, 2013 [4 favorites]


Happy birthday, colfax!
posted by arcticseal at 1:58 PM on June 16, 2013


I've just noticed that more than half of my spouses are the same gender as me. I'm trying to decide whether I should figure out if that means anything.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 2:34 PM on June 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Metafilter is always hard to explain to a nonparticipant

Maybe you and I could gang up on my brother one day for this purpose.


That would be a perfect excuse for a Fayetteville meetup, actually. Too bad he doesn't live here anymore!
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 2:52 PM on June 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh, and by the way, I noticed that the proper gift for a fourth anniversary is flowers. I expect when I get to work tomorrow that there WILL be orders.....ahem.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 2:54 PM on June 16, 2013


I list people as contacts all the time for reasons like "Love the profile!" or "Oh, my god! Totally awesome user name!" We don't have useful categories like that. I have been debating making up my own secret code, like "crush = Awesome user name!" and "sibling = bookmarking for the value of links in profile."

Haven't gotten around to it, though I have picked up some MeFi spice.*

* plural for spouse.
posted by Michele in California at 3:42 PM on June 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


Oh, and if you wanted a MeFi spouse and didn't get one, memail me. I have hit up the couple of requests I noticed by I have really awful eyesight. I think I missed someone but can't find the comment.
posted by Michele in California at 4:03 PM on June 16, 2013


Colfax, I had to spouse you because I went to college in Pullman. Happy birthday!
posted by marmot at 5:37 PM on June 16, 2013


The honeymoon never ends.
posted by double block and bleed at 5:40 PM on June 16, 2013


I am currently accepting new spouses, provided they're interested in helping found my new cult(ure). Correspondences via MeMail preferred.
posted by Apropos of Something at 6:59 PM on June 16, 2013


this is one of those things i will never, ever, ever get
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 7:37 PM on June 16, 2013


I think of it as "good, clean fun." People like feeling embraced. (shrug) And it's funny.
posted by Michele in California at 7:47 PM on June 16, 2013


I think of it as "good, clean fun."

Not if you do it right.
posted by Apropos of Something at 7:59 PM on June 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


For me, it has been good clean fun. But feel free to enlighten me as to how you think it ought to be done.
posted by Michele in California at 8:02 PM on June 16, 2013


Yay, spouses! I'm looking for spouses and will spouse you back and we will all live happily ever after. Except, well, now we have the baby so you have to be ready to take care of a sick kiddo at 4 am and do lots of laundry and clean up poop whenever I ask you to. Just so you know what you're getting into if you join my harem.
posted by medusa at 8:23 PM on June 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


I only purchased obtained my two spouses recently (ironically, just as I became unspoused IRL), so do we all celebrate our anniversary on the same day like horses, or do I have to wait almost a year?
posted by dg at 8:31 PM on June 16, 2013


Horsie spouses!

blurb.
posted by flabdablet at 8:50 PM on June 16, 2013


My spouses paid more attention to me before they spoused me!

:(
posted by mazola at 9:27 PM on June 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


My spouses paid more attention to me before they spoused me!

:( posted by mazola at 9:27 PM on June 16 [+] [!]


You didn't even spouse me back, so, yeah. What did you expect?

;)
posted by Michele in California at 9:39 PM on June 16, 2013


I seem to have lost a spouse! I remember another one of these MeFi "Spouse Fests" and I swear I remember becoming en-spousenated to another MeFite, but I can't recall who my spouse was, nor who initiated the "relationship."

Anyway, if anyone out there wants to get e-hitched, feel free to put me down. I would mark a few users down as spouses, but I don't want to be perceived as being TOO forward.

It's just that it kinda sucks when you know you had a spouse at one time, then you find out that you no longer do, and, to top it off, you don't even remember who your spouse was! I don't even remember the ceremony OR the honeymoon!
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 9:42 PM on June 16, 2013


Hear ye! Hear ye! I would like to announce that Michele in California and I have formally been enspousenated. (BOTH ways, too!) Ah... Alone no more. What a relief.
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 10:10 PM on June 16, 2013


I must've missed that thread. I was all ready to go to town making fun of people making fun of St. Alia, thinking it was the actual new metatalk thread. Glad that's all sorted.

It did serve to remind me that I am listed as co-worker of Eoabelisaurus mefi, the dinosaur we adopted a while back.
posted by Celsius1414 at 11:15 PM on June 16, 2013


Since I am in a non-American time zone, I woke up to a plurality of spouses! You have all been enspousenated right back! And thanks for the birthday wishes!
posted by colfax at 11:36 PM on June 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Happy anniversary to my beautiful and sensational spouses, both spoused and espousened. Ponies, decked with silks elaborately embroidered with beans, plates and taters, will be delivered to each of you later on today to mark the occasion.
posted by greenish at 2:46 AM on June 17, 2013 [3 favorites]


I don't need more spouses, but I could do with more kids and pets...
posted by infini at 2:48 AM on June 17, 2013


Sorry, couldn't see any options for that, so consider yourself spousenated.
posted by dg at 3:06 AM on June 17, 2013


I resonate with your current status, dood, reverts.
posted by infini at 3:39 AM on June 17, 2013


Enspousel-enhancement ensues!
posted by Devils Rancher at 5:01 AM on June 17, 2013


I am a little worried about how ephemeral these spousing seem to be with people forgetting them right and left. This will lead to more comments coming from broken homes, and, as you all know, broken homes mean more broken links. Perhaps the mods could set up a pre-spousing webinar, so the spouses-to-be understand that spousing is work (well, in as far as you should look at your contacts and find out who spoused you).
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:04 AM on June 17, 2013


Broken links, broken hearts, spouses gorn.
posted by flabdablet at 6:33 AM on June 17, 2013


*sneaks in two new spousens under the radar*
posted by infini at 7:07 AM on June 17, 2013


I need more spouses cause mama's got big dreams!
posted by QueerAngel28 at 7:42 AM on June 17, 2013


@------
@------
@------

There are your roses.
posted by Jacqueline at 9:20 AM on June 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Isn't it a little more like
@-,-'--,-',---',-°o===

?
posted by Namlit at 9:54 AM on June 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


I removed the thorns from mine!
posted by Jacqueline at 10:04 AM on June 17, 2013


But as a poet once said : every rose has its thorn
posted by The Whelk at 10:07 AM on June 17, 2013


Just like every night
I chug Dawn
posted by SpiffyRob at 10:14 AM on June 17, 2013


I am available for enspousenations, how do you say, n00bile?
posted by [expletive deleted] at 10:20 AM on June 17, 2013


Pony request: spousifications in my inbox, please.
posted by Namlit at 12:29 PM on June 17, 2013


I only have two spouses :(
posted by WinnipegDragon at 9:20 PM on June 17, 2013


Well, two is enough to start a spreadsheet or a ranking list or something else cute.

This emerging spousing-everyone system is going to be really good for Metatalk, you know. When a discussion gets too complicated, we can always say:

"I'm too tired to argue, sweetheart, let's just go to sleep."*


*from Downton Abbey season 2 deleted scenes. One wonders why that one was deleted. Too obvious?
posted by Namlit at 12:24 AM on June 18, 2013


We could plan global enspousenated meetups!! With orange blossoms ...its June... the full moon is on Sunday....

/wait... what am I thinking?
posted by infini at 1:07 AM on June 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


I've been a total enspousenating maniac lately, and I don't regret it one bit. Having said that, however, if I've enspousenated anyone who would prefer I hadn't, all you have to do is to contact me via MeFi mail and we'll get a MeFi de-enspousenation as quickly as I can adjust my contacts in my profile.

Who knew metafilter would be such a source of e-polygamy? Or was that mathowie's plan the entire time? Hmm....
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 1:46 AM on June 18, 2013


It's been awhile since we had a good espousing.
posted by zizzle at 11:43 AM on June 18, 2013


InsertNiftyNameHere: "...we'll get a MeFi de-enspousenation..."

Each person you divorce gets half of your favorites.
posted by double block and bleed at 12:00 PM on June 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


I have read through this thread and suspect that some of you aren't taking this seriously.

I really like St. Alia of the Bunnies, simply because she's game enough to keep returning to the community, despite all the mockery. And if this bugs her, then maybe the Powers-That-Be need to get off the pot and address her concerns. I think we're a pretty good group here, on Metafilter. We all have faith in each other. But when some bozo undermines that trust, it's time to cut the lawn and trim the hedges, you know?
posted by SPrintF at 9:07 PM on June 18, 2013


Hey, I am a relative newcomer. I have not spoused St. Alia of the Bunnies. I have not mocked her. I don't particularly know her but I don't get the impression she is bugged. It's a meme on MeFi. From what I gather, it started as a kind of Streisand effect and has become a sort of in-joke. I have no idea who originally spoused her that started her initial inquiry, apparently four years ago. At that time, the mods did not try to go on the war path and give people hell about it. It seems a bit late now. From what I gather, there isn't much if anything they can do (technically) to prevent it. What do you think should be done socially?

I spoused a few people a while back very quietly when it got mentioned in some other thread. I have only spoused people I felt were very clearly asking for it. If I had any doubts at all, I didn't. I'm a hedonist. I like keeping my fun both good and clean. I don't think hurting people or having regrets qualifies.

In all seriousness, what do you think should be done about it?
posted by Michele in California at 11:10 PM on June 18, 2013


Do we get notifications when we're spoused? Otherwise its a bit weird.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 12:36 AM on June 19, 2013


Spice is the variety of wife.

Spousing is nice sans confetti and rice, regardless of weirdness that spousing arouses. And mouses are mice, but spouses aren't spice: the parallel plural for "spouses" is "houses".
posted by flabdablet at 1:19 AM on June 19, 2013


SPrintF, I understand your concerns, but I think that the fact that St. Alia is the one who reminds us all of our "anniversaries" every year is a safe enough reason to assume that she is okay with this.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:16 AM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Since Brandon Blatcher forgets all your anniversaries every year. In his defense, he does have a LOT of spousen, but come on, dude, it's the same day, amirite?
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 6:08 AM on June 19, 2013


St. Alia's spouses, we contrary louses
Pressed spousehood upon her when told we should go.
Our suits were rejected and she, disrespected;
Unfortunate, gauche and a very poor show.
So Brandon's abandon in getting a band on
Enticed us and wooed us and filled us with glee.
Marrying Blatch was the start of a batch;
Even XFN marriage is sacred, you see.
!
posted by flabdablet at 6:23 AM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Just dropped in to do a bit more casual spousing. No offence, earlier spousen.
posted by greenish at 7:35 AM on June 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


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