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MattB
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quote:
Pool cues? Power hockey?
[Smile]

Oh, and the Good N Plenty will be mine too. [Smile]

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quote:
Matt asked me to marry him.
Congradulations! I am so happy for you. See...Hatrack is good for you! I will see if I can make it to 20,000 posts. Maybe I will get cast in an Ender sequel.

[The Wave] For you!

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Mine was the Tolberone. *sheepish*
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Then I'll send both [Wink]
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[Big Grin] [Smile] [Big Grin] [Wink]
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Look, someone needs to come in here and make fun of this whole 'missing the top third' of the wedding dress stuff, or I'll be making raunchy jokes in a bloody engagement thread and that's crass even for me!
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I would enjoy weddings a lot more if more brides were missing the top third of their dress. You'd need a different kind of photographer, though.

(happy?)

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Congratulations, Katie. I am so incredibly happy for you.

I always knew that you'd find someone that fit who would love all your many sides. And you do look great together.

Bountiful is beautiful in August.

Best wishes.

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Oh YAY!!!! That's one of the happiest, nicest, most wonderful landmarks EVER. Kat, I can't tell you how happy I am for you!! And how lucky YOU are, Matt!

Thank you for the lovely Valentine's Day gift, you two. I'm going to go kiss my husband and remember our courtship now. [Big Grin]

(And for wedding dresses, I think I did well by getting mine at a secondhand wedding dress consignment shop in Denver in the midst of a blinding snowstorm. It was *exactly* what I wanted and fit me as if it had been made for me, even down to the length. It was perfect.)

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Oh, happy day!
Oh, Kat, I am all teary and tingly!

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*hugs* Me too. [Smile] [Smile] [Smile] Oh, thank you for your congratulations, everyone. I've been floating. [Smile] [Smile]

I hope this makes it okay that I couldn't come up and visit last fall. That NYC trip was the one where I was going to take a little tour of New England. That's still a plan to do at some point - I'm moving to D.C., and that's much, much closer. [Smile]

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I'm slightly amazed I'm writing this. I've been around Hatrack for a long time – my first post was in the "OSC, I challenge thee" thread, which seemed to bring a lot of lurkers out of the woodwork – but although I have for years consistently skimmed the board at least a couple of times a week, once participated in a fluff thread, and even got into one or two rumbles, I've never considered myself a jatraquero.

I make this point to emphasize that the series of events that led to the posting of this thread seem to me nothing short of miraculous. (Though Katie will tell you the over-frequent use of the word 'blessing' rankles my theology.)

Some of you may remember that almost two years ago my sister married Katie's cousin. (And yes, this is a source of perpetual hilarity to all those appearing on the guest list we've borrowed from them.) I by then had been around here long enough to stop and look quizzically at the address on the envelope that I was helping my now-brother-in-law stuff. In fact, it seemed odd enough that it provoked my first Hatrack thread, which was, I believe, the first interaction that Katie and I ever had.

Katie didn't come to the wedding. Her uncle, though, talked her up to me, which led to a couple of frantically awkward moments in the back of my head.

Do I tell him that I know everything he's telling me about his niece from reading an internet message board? No. Probably not a good idea.

Flash forward a year. Katie needed help with a script. I am currently in grad school, which means that my summers are fully stocked with cubicle-oriented internships. I was looking for something interesting. I also used to make movies when I was an undergrad. So I emailed her, read the script, and liked it. And I liked her.

I sent her poetry. *eek*

She liked it. *yay*

(or said she did, I guess. hm.)

After a couple of weeks, I would try to stop by my computer around five thirty, Dallas time, when Katie would write me – about the movie, about books, about . . . Well, on one hand, it mattered a great deal what it was about, because she is bright and fierce and funny and interesting on a thousand different topics (it is known), and more, she *cares.* She cares about the search for what is important about life, and she cares about whether Paul Giamatti will win an Oscar. The two on their own are rare enough; together they are exceptional. So on one hand it mattered, but on the other hand, it didn't matter at all. Katie is extraordinary; she lives and feels with passion, and if she had written me a thousand words about the layout of the cubicles at Boy Scout headquarters, by the middle of August I would have read it three times immediately and then again the next morning.

In August, she dropped hints that she was going to New York in October. I live in DC, a four hour bus ride south. By the end of September, I decided to close my eyes and step off the cliff like Indiana Jones.

We met at the steps of the Met at 2:30 in the afternoon on October 29. I got there a little early and saw her cross beneath me at the foot of the stairs. I came up behind her and said, "Katie." It was the first word I had ever spoken to her. And she turned around and smiled and she was radiant.

She was a step ahead of me as we went up the stairs, and I don't quite consciously remember making the decision – which perhaps indicates how natural it seemed – but I reached out and took her hand.

Right after I did it, I thought – wait, maybe this is a bit too forward – but in a moment of sheer amazement that I still can't quite believe, I realized that she didn't even seem surprised.

Katie told me once that she considers the Hatrack community her family. I guess I'm here to say – and I'm not sure who or what to say it to – but, thank you, and I treasure her as much as you all know she deserves.

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Awwwwwwwwwwwwww.

[Big Grin]

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Awwwww. [Smile]
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Congratulations!
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[Big Grin]

And here I thought I was special because both me and my wife posted on Hatrack on our honeymoon.....

::pouts::

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quote:
Originally posted by MattB:Do I tell him that I know everything he's telling me about his niece from reading an internet message board? No. Probably not a good idea.
I literally laughed out loud when I read this. [Big Grin]

Congrats, you two. I hope you will be deliriously happy together. [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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El JT de Spang
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It actually is a 20K landmark, if you combine your post counts.
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That's awesome, guys. [Big Grin]
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Congrats! [Smile] [Smile]
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That's awesome [Smile] Congrats!
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I can't believe we're already on the second page and no one's added a [Party] yet.

Super Congratulations! to both of you...

Thank you for giving me the best warm fuzzy I've had all Valentines Day.

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[Party]

Yay for you guys! [Smile]

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Just want to add my Congrats! (Katie already got them by email, but this extends them to Matt [Wink] )

Hope you both have many years of love and learning ahead. [Smile]

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I am so happy you have found each other. You both look so in love [Smile]

Yay! [Smile]

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I've been thinking how lucky Matt is, but after reading that, I'm thinking how lucky kat is too.

Congratulations you two from someone else who got engaged in DC!

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[Big Grin] [Smile] [Big Grin]

Congratulations!!

And a big *awwwwwwwwwwwwww*.

You guys are so cute. That's fantastic news. You've made my morning. [Smile]

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I've always felt that the perfect match was someone with whom you could be entirely yourself, warts and all, and still feel completely comfortable with each other and love each other. [Smile] I love it when that happens.

Congratulations! [Party]

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I have been waiting for this for weeks and weeks.

I was even a tad suspicious that y'all were already engaged . . . but told myself I was just being paranoid.

A month?!? [No No]

But I guess you're forgiven, considering the circumstances. [Wink]

I wish you much joy, happiness, and bliss. [Smile]

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I'm very happy for you, Kat. Good stuff. [Smile]
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Hey, congratulations Kat and Matt, you two are great people, and deserve happiness together for eternity. [Smile]
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Congratulations, both of you. That's great news. You look lovely together, too.
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I've been thinking how lucky Matt is,
Me too.
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Awww! That's sweet. I guess there will be no harming of Matt necessary. [Big Grin] That's a good thing.
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Woah. I picked a good day to be browsing this board!

Congrats you two [Smile] Much happiness to you both.

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Congrats!
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Could someone please tell me (PM or email) what Kat's name is so I can get first dibs on the registry gear?
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It is in here.

Her first name is the same, and the last name was mentioned in MattB's first thread there. [Big Grin]


Although it won't be that for long now. [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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No, she'll be KatieB. [Smile]
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Congratulations!

What a great story. Glad it's just the prologue [Smile]

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It took me a while to find the registrys because I searched for Katie P... and it was Katherine.
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What a wonderful thread to read. I only regret I was too sick to read it yesterday, on Valentine's Day.

My congratulations to you both. [Smile]

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Where are they registered? Did I miss a link somewhere?
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Bed, Bath, & Beyond
Tar-jay [Wink]

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"I hope this makes it okay that I couldn't come up and visit last fall. That NYC trip was the one where I was going to take a little tour of New England. That's still a plan to do at some point - I'm moving to D.C., and that's much, much closer"

You are SO forgiven!
And now, you will be an east coaster.
Oh, my.

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Congratulations, you two.

And hurry up and bring forth a son who likes older, intelligent, beautiful women. ;-P

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Congratulations [Smile]
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You'd need a different kind of photographer,
You mean the type that takes mammograms?

And congrats you guys. We are going to have quite the Metro DC clump come summer.

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*beams* Thank you. I'm still kind of floaty.
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Katie!!

I am *so* excited for you. Do you know who's moving where? If it's out here, to DC, well...we have to have lunch. At least once.

Congratulations [Big Grin]

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