A ten year update... and an SF meet-up. August 13, 2016 12:40 PM   Subscribe

Nearly 10 years ago, I commented on the green about having fallen head-over-heels for a woman only once, back in college - but how, after 13 years of wondering if I'd ever have that feeling again, we ended up moving in together, had just gotten married, and all was right in the world. weapons-grade pandemonium issued a challenge just three minutes later: Update us in ten years, eschatfische. And so we will! gucky and I are pleased to invite Bay Area MeFites to our 10 year anniversary party, featuring a 35mm matinee of When Harry Met Sally, September 10th at 1pm at the Roxie. RSVP information inside.

Spoiler: we're doing great.

The Roxie's at:

3117 16th St. (16th at Valencia)
San Francisco, CA 94103

There's no charge for the screening, and we'll have light snacks, but seating will be limited. If you're interested in coming, please just send us an RSVP.

Hope to see you there!
posted by eschatfische to MetaFilter-Related at 12:40 PM (32 comments total) 73 users marked this as a favorite

Aw! That's what I call follow-up.

Also, if it makes sense to do so, you could totally make a formal meetup announcment on IRL.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:41 PM on August 13, 2016 [3 favorites]

Holy smokes and congratulations! Wishing you and Bay Area Mefites a swell party.
posted by hungrytiger at 1:39 PM on August 13, 2016 [2 favorites]

Congrats! Wish I could be there.

(I second "post it to IRL!")
posted by Michele in California at 1:54 PM on August 13, 2016

IRL it is!
posted by eschatfische at 3:09 PM on August 13, 2016 [2 favorites]

How lovely!
posted by SLC Mom at 3:32 PM on August 13, 2016

That is so sweet, congratulations you guys.
posted by smoke at 4:42 PM on August 13, 2016

! 😍
posted by terrapin at 6:21 PM on August 13, 2016

That's just awesome.
posted by COD at 8:09 PM on August 13, 2016

So happy for you guys! I seem to be pretty much jinxed in going to meetups lately, but allow me to raise a glass from
2,271.6 miles away, and know that I have nothing but warm feelings for you.
posted by pjern at 9:24 PM on August 13, 2016 [1 favorite]

This is the nicest thing ever, oh gosh. Congratulations!
posted by angeline at 9:55 PM on August 13, 2016

This is lovely! We will try to join you for the movie and celebration!
posted by rtha at 11:17 PM on August 13, 2016

I thought the Roxie went away but I'm so happy it didn't! gucky has been an awesome contributor to Human Relation posts - which I read obssesivly. Her advice is always spot on. This bodes well!!
posted by bendy at 1:32 AM on August 14, 2016

posted by radioamy at 11:31 AM on August 14, 2016

Congrats. Update us again in 25.
posted by Justinian at 3:40 PM on August 14, 2016 [3 favorites]

And that, dear readers, is the rest of the story.

posted by mightshould at 3:46 PM on August 14, 2016 [2 favorites]

This is great. I will try to be there!
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 4:15 PM on August 14, 2016

posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:46 PM on August 14, 2016

Great job.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:23 AM on August 15, 2016

Congrats! Also: Please update us again in another 10 years!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:48 AM on August 15, 2016 [1 favorite]


Also, seriously: is there any cuter MeFi story than this?!
posted by wenestvedt at 10:34 AM on August 15, 2016

Well, there was that one time I briefly dated Hello Kitty...
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:41 AM on August 15, 2016 [1 favorite]

These stories are the best stories.

posted by blurker at 11:15 AM on August 15, 2016

Ten years of having what she's having? Congratulations and cheers to you both!
posted by headnsouth at 11:54 AM on August 15, 2016

*dust in eyeball surely*

I wish I still lived in San Francisco!! Congratulations! this is the Metafilter I am proud and honoured to support
posted by infini at 2:34 PM on August 15, 2016

Excellent! Great job, both of you!

Also, I guess if gucky is putting on When Harry Met Sally, I should probably respect it more? And maybe it's weirder than I remember!
posted by ignignokt at 7:07 PM on August 15, 2016

ignignokt: It's kind of embarrassing that two people so into weirdo film have WHEN HARRY MET SALLY as their movie (as it is super mainstream), but if it makes you feel any better, the first film we watched together was John Waters' DESPERATE LIVING. Which 1) isn't appropriate for an anniversary celebration and 2) doesn't have the hilariously friend bucket story of me lending him a VHS copy of WHEN HARRY MET SALLY in response to him asking me out back in 1993.

Other options based on stuff we watched when we met:
- BOXING HELENA (because he had the poster in his dorm room wall)
- BARTON FINK (because we spent many hours discussing wallpaper peeling as symbology)
- This Firesign Theater sketch with the song "Rat in a Box" (YouTube link) that I posted about on Usenet the week we met

Given the choices, I think HARRY MET SALLY is the only thing people might want to see with brunch.
posted by Gucky at 7:35 PM on August 15, 2016 [5 favorites]

Hooray! As it happens, I've never seen it, so I'm coming with no preconceptions.
posted by tangerine at 6:55 PM on August 16, 2016 [1 favorite]

This is the best thing ever!
posted by Harald74 at 5:51 AM on August 18, 2016

Nice : ) Congratulations!
posted by gt2 at 1:31 AM on August 19, 2016

I missed this when it was originally posted but it was obviously because I was supposed to start my weekend off with this happiness! Congratulations!
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:30 AM on August 19, 2016

My goodness! Congratulations! This really is the best kind of story.
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 7:27 PM on August 25, 2016

I LOVE this!!

Congrats to you two kerazee kids. :)
posted by Salamander at 6:43 AM on August 26, 2016

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