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[Comments] (7) Bridezilla and Groomera: Yesterday Sumana and I got married! Yes, we did. Here are all the details.

We got married in the Shakespeare Garden in Central Park. Nandini, Andy, and Camille were there. The officiant was the Reverend Tony Johnson. We read our weblog proposals to each other, and also poems. I read Shakespeare's Sonnet 116, and Sumana read Yevgeny Yevtushenko's "Colors".

Then we were married! It was awesome. We devoured snacks that I brought: pears, pear-based muffins, and brownies. Camille left to go to work, but Nandini, Andy, Sumana and I went to Belvedere Castle and looked down at the turtles in the turtle pond.

So far we've gotten two gifts! (But don't send us more gifts; see below). Andy's family gave us a great new Shun knife with a caricature of Alton Brown's face on it--a knife that claims to be dishwasher safe! And Brendan and Maria sent us a bamboo steamer, in reference to when they were in New York and I went with them and a friend to Joe's Shanghai in Flushing and ate juicy dumplings.

So, instead of gifts, we would like you to send us advice about marriage. And nice letters. Sumana says that if you want to spend money, you should give to one of the charities Steve and Alice listed when they got married, starting here. Also, Sumana needs a new Brita pitcher and a bookcase that folds up--but don't tell her I said so!

Nandini and Camille took pictures, so soon you'll be able to see pictures.


Comments:

Posted by Brian at Sat Apr 22 2006 08:28

The only advice that I would give you is to never let yourselves go to bed angry with each other. No matter what, always apologize/talk it out before you fall asleep.

Congratulations!

Posted by Kevan at Sat Apr 22 2006 10:23

Ha, excellent, your other post brought up a nonplussed conversation about the oddness of people pledging to do a thing and then not actually doing so for months (apart from the insane orchestration of some people's weddings, which presumably do require some warning). Much kudos to you.

And I can't think of advice that seems necessary; you seemed to be doing well and going strong for long enough beforehand. Have, as I say, fun.

Posted by Aaron Swartz at Sat Apr 22 2006 10:48

Thanks to the power of SCIENCE! I recommend going to bed angry.

Posted by Nick Moffitt at Sat Apr 22 2006 11:01

Beaujolais!

It's a whole 'nother level, man! Any advice would be trite and overgeneral. All the same, I have to say that you just shouldn't be afraid to keep being doting and adorable forever, no matter what you think the neighbors can hear!

Posted by congrats! at Sat Apr 22 2006 19:37

seriously guys, we are so happy for you! Cheers!

Posted by Riana at Sun Apr 23 2006 04:26

My advice, as a single person, is to recognize that your marriage will not be perfect, and that it is healthy to acknowledge these imperfections and work to overcome them. But you've been doing this for 5 years already, so I am sure you'll keep on keepin' on. Would you please send me your address, so I can send you a nice letter?

Posted by Jarno Virtanen at Mon Apr 24 2006 01:43

Congratulations from me, Taina, and Telma, too!

I can't think of an advice that wouldn't sound corny. Well, there's one from Vonnegut. He tells this little story about his Uncle Alex who would like us to notify our happy little moments:

"So when we were drinking lemonade under an apple tree in the summer, say, and talking lazily about this and that, almost buzzing like honeybees, Uncle Alex would suddenly interrupt the agreeable blather to exclaim, 'If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.'

So I do the same now, and so do my kids and grandkids. And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.'"


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