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This might make you smile.
posted by brittney (137 comments total) 89 users marked this as a favorite

 
it certainly did make me smile. very cool.
posted by mcstayinskool at 8:05 AM on June 12, 2007


That's awesome. Also, I love Toronto.
posted by chunking express at 8:06 AM on June 12, 2007


Sure did, thanks.
posted by cavalier at 8:07 AM on June 12, 2007


Joey's a MeFite.
posted by dobbs at 8:08 AM on June 12, 2007


Good on ya, Joey! And good on ya, Toronto!
posted by The Card Cheat at 8:08 AM on June 12, 2007


It made me a little teary to see how happy that couple was!
posted by muddgirl at 8:12 AM on June 12, 2007


i saw that yesterday, and thought, "right awwwwwn, joey & redheaded ninja!" :)
posted by slater at 8:15 AM on June 12, 2007


[this is good]
posted by foot at 8:23 AM on June 12, 2007


I just wish that there was someone here to blog all this.
posted by hermitosis at 8:23 AM on June 12, 2007 [3 favorites]


Proof that even LJers don't consider themselves "real" bloggers.
posted by Plutor at 8:27 AM on June 12, 2007


/smiles
posted by Pallas Athena at 8:27 AM on June 12, 2007


What a cute couple. Groovy.
posted by chuckdarwin at 8:32 AM on June 12, 2007


:)
posted by eisbaer at 8:33 AM on June 12, 2007


really enjoyed that, thanks.

*it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
posted by ALongDecember at 8:33 AM on June 12, 2007 [2 favorites]


Awwwwwwww.
posted by gomichild at 8:37 AM on June 12, 2007


I was waiting for a Harry Kim callback but it never happened. Not even the Dragon Shoes.
posted by DU at 8:39 AM on June 12, 2007


ZOMG ADORABLE OVERLOAD

Super story, spamming all my friends with it. Thanks for the post.
posted by sidereal at 8:41 AM on June 12, 2007


This just reminds me that I have been meaning to learn to play accordion for a few years now. Maybe now is the time to start. I do have some friends getting married soon...
posted by uncleozzy at 8:43 AM on June 12, 2007


Yaaaaay!
(time to send this to my conservative parents)
posted by notsnot at 8:45 AM on June 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


It did—thanks!
posted by languagehat at 8:48 AM on June 12, 2007


I just wish that there was someone here to blog all this

Ha!
posted by phrontist at 8:56 AM on June 12, 2007


[adds this to wedding plans bookmark folder]
posted by desjardins at 9:00 AM on June 12, 2007


I feel all squinky!
posted by Jofus at 9:00 AM on June 12, 2007


Who was it who said that same-sex marriage should be legalised so they should have to go through all the same hassles as the hetero population?

During the glory days of Massachusetts weddings I certainly remember one lesbian couple bemoaning the new-found family pressure. Conservative great-aunts suddenly nagging them to go down the aisle.

It's pretty clear that we're going to look back on gay marriage like we do on suffrage: kids often can't believe women used not to have the vote.
posted by imperium at 9:03 AM on June 12, 2007 [2 favorites]


> It's pretty clear that we're going to look back on gay marriage like we do on suffrage: kids often can't believe women used not to have the vote.

WRONG! There won't be any kids to believe women used not to have the vote because once we start allowing teh gays to marry, all of us straight folk will start going homo or getting into bestiality.
posted by The Card Cheat at 9:08 AM on June 12, 2007


Yay!

We got married in Vancouver, BC, at a bookstore owned by some friends (my partner and I are both former bookstore workers, though not at that bookstore). The store was open during the ceremony, and random customers wandered over to watch, and stayed to give congratulations. It was wonderful.

Thanks for the post.
posted by rtha at 9:08 AM on June 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


Aw. That was sweet. And bonus points for including a Star Trek reference. I wish Harry Kim would play accordion at more social events.
posted by Greg Nog at 9:11 AM on June 12, 2007


Today, I do not hate the world.

This is a major accomplishment.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 9:17 AM on June 12, 2007 [3 favorites]


Perfect pitch: when you throw the accordian in the trash and it lands on the banjo. Real men play the concertina.

But this post did make me smile.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 9:20 AM on June 12, 2007 [2 favorites]


I couldn't imagine "Praise You" on the accordion, but the video proved it to be even more awesome than I hoped it would be. This is just one more reason for me to save up and buy one (an accordion).
posted by buriednexttoyou at 9:20 AM on June 12, 2007


yeah, what beaucoupkevin said. The comments from one of the girl's father and her response are touching as well. Amazing how stories of human happiness have the ability to hit you right in the soul.

Thanks for posting this. Always lovely reading about T-Dot on the blue.
posted by rmm at 9:24 AM on June 12, 2007


How awesome! I'm all misty *sniff*

Accordion guy kicks ass.
posted by Scoo at 9:29 AM on June 12, 2007


Nice link, it did make me smile.
posted by Zephyrial at 9:30 AM on June 12, 2007


If someone said "hey, I bet you'll tear up if I played an accordian version of Praise You" I would have bet a million dollars against it, but here we are, and that song takes on an entirely new meaning in this context and I'm all happy and weepy about it.
posted by mathowie at 9:36 AM on June 12, 2007 [2 favorites]


Awesome stuff. Really made me happy.
posted by slimepuppy at 9:36 AM on June 12, 2007


Cuuuuuuuuuuuuuute.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:43 AM on June 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


DUUUUUUUDE. I just got a little teary-eyed. I haven't gotten a little teary-eyed since those Master Card "Lost Dog" ads. (Okay, that's a lie. Total emotional female right here.)
posted by katillathehun at 9:47 AM on June 12, 2007


If someone said "hey, I bet you'll tear up if I played an accordian version of Praise You" I would have bet a million dollars against it, but here we are, and that song takes on an entirely new meaning in this context and I'm all happy and weepy about it.

I know, right!?

And I was a little leery from the url too, "craigslist wedding" seemed like it portended horrible things. But it made me smile an' more. Thanks so much.
posted by kavasa at 9:48 AM on June 12, 2007


"Are you crying?" a coworker asks....

Noooo!!
posted by yeti at 9:51 AM on June 12, 2007


From the Craiglist ad:

We’ve been together for a while, are completely in love, but our families are very religious and do not support same-sex unions, and we are just looking for two individuals to help us make it “official.”

From Amanda’s comment:

I have sent this to nearly all of my family and friends and everyone uncategorically loved it (reference my father’s comment above).

Her father’s comment:

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You…..,
When the girls shared this link, I smiled.
Then I smiled some more. Then I laughed till tears flowed.
On reflection, my thought is that you guide your children to become independent, you may even hope that they have the courage to be unconventional.
That has happened and I am a very pleased father.


Did they misunderestimate the degree to which their families would be uncategorically accepting and cool about this wedding?
posted by found missing at 9:57 AM on June 12, 2007 [2 favorites]


That's lovely.
posted by gaspode at 10:08 AM on June 12, 2007


I'm glad that lots of people -- not just Julie, Amanda and those present at City Hall that rainy afternoon -- are getting warm fuzzies from this story! I was especially touched by the comment from "Dave", who is Amanda's dad.

I keep getting requests for an MP3 version of my rendition of Praise You. I'm going to have to set aside some time in a quiet room and record it.

In the meantime, I would suggest that all of you find your "accordion" -- that thing that makes you try out life's little detours -- and use it to practice your own random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty. The rewards are astonishing.
posted by AccordionGuy at 10:10 AM on June 12, 2007 [43 favorites]


Nice. And easy on the eyes, too.
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! at 10:11 AM on June 12, 2007


What you said, found missing. OR did Accordion Guy's blog entry make all of their hating hearts grow three sizes that day?
posted by mumkin at 10:12 AM on June 12, 2007


Can we stipulate that the waitress double-charged them on one of the beers afterwards?

Because this story needs a bad guy in order to fit my expectations of proper narrative structure. If all the characters are thoughtful and unselfish and caring and kind then there's just no momentum or flow, and it's not like real life at all.

Thanks for posting!
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 10:12 AM on June 12, 2007


[This is good]
posted by drezdn at 10:12 AM on June 12, 2007


awesome.
posted by juv3nal at 10:17 AM on June 12, 2007


Oh no, ssF; we're all lovely people here in Toronto. Plus Smokeless is such a tiny place that any delinquent waitstaff would be within arm's length for long enough that fleecing the clientele would be unwise.
posted by scruss at 10:26 AM on June 12, 2007


Man, I teared up, too! Thanks for the post. I am so going to dig my accordion out of the closet (heh) and learn to play "Praise You" on it!
posted by trip and a half at 10:27 AM on June 12, 2007


I'm not sure how to say this, but I'll try anyway:

I'm a dyke. I'm young and urban and lucky enough that I haven't experienced too much overt homophobia, at least not since high school, but even so, homophobia is still a part of my life every day. If you're not queer, it may be hard to relate. But almost every day I have some experience where I have to think about being queer, and think about what the people around me are thinking about it. Little things, like coworkers being too awkward to ask me about my family life, or bigger things, like having to write 'single' on my tax forms.

This post was a sweet reassurance that there are people out there who feel OK about that part of me. But even better was reading all of your comments in this thread. I'll go out on a limb here and guess that most of you commenting are straight. But even if you're straight, you're still smiling or even tearing up reading this cute little story of two women getting married, and strangers helping them to do it. If you guys all think that gay marriage is so darn sweet, well, the whole world just seems a little sweeter (and a little safer) for people like me.
posted by serazin at 10:37 AM on June 12, 2007 [27 favorites]


accordian guy, please do make an audio of "Praise You" for the metafiltr site (it's not as conservative without the e holding it back).

Loved this story!
posted by misha at 10:37 AM on June 12, 2007


Wow, I'm glad the internet is good for something.
posted by furiousthought at 10:48 AM on June 12, 2007


Ah, this is the kind of thing that keeps me going. Thanks, brittney.
posted by frykitty at 10:56 AM on June 12, 2007


This is as cute as a bag of buttons.

However, the woman who pays Fat Boy Slim his royalties is coming over to my place to help me build a cupboard in an hour (don't ask) and I'm going to make sure she collects on Accordian Boy!
posted by i_cola at 11:01 AM on June 12, 2007


By the by... here are the countries that need to get with the programme:

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Brazil
Chile
Costa Rica
Greece
Ireland
Italy
Liechtenstein
Mexico
Poland
Puerto Rico
United States
Uruguay

C'mon, people!
posted by chuckdarwin at 11:07 AM on June 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


Accordion playing is allowed in N. Korea??
posted by found missing at 11:09 AM on June 12, 2007


Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, not a country.
posted by rtha at 11:11 AM on June 12, 2007


What everyone else said. That was cool as hell.
posted by brundlefly at 11:14 AM on June 12, 2007


This story made my day. Thanks!
posted by scody at 11:15 AM on June 12, 2007


BTW, "accordion playing" is what the kids nowadays are calling lesbian sex.
posted by found missing at 11:17 AM on June 12, 2007


okay, I made that up; but, I think it could be a meme
posted by found missing at 11:37 AM on June 12, 2007


found missing:

I've always liked the term "spelunking"

(of course, it has a story associated with it, from a dear friend who died in a car accident a while back).
posted by mrzarquon at 11:42 AM on June 12, 2007


So nice. Thanks to AccordionGuy for being a wonderful human being and to brittney for posting this.
posted by sleepy pete at 11:47 AM on June 12, 2007


This is so sweet. I just sent this to everyone I know.
posted by sutel at 11:59 AM on June 12, 2007


what's on top of the cake? i want to see what's on top of the cake.
posted by breakfast_yeti at 12:09 PM on June 12, 2007


That was so lovely. Thank you for posting. :)
posted by thehmsbeagle at 12:14 PM on June 12, 2007


Sweet!

Alright. Who's bogarting the box of tissues?!
posted by deborah at 12:15 PM on June 12, 2007


Did they misunderestimate the degree to which their families would be uncategorically accepting and cool about this wedding?

I suspect they do. But, for whatever reason, society doesn't seem to judge homosexual females as harshly as males (there's lots of theories about that), and some of the traditional issues such as raising children are easier obstacles for them to clear.

Regardless, it is refreshing to see that kind of acceptance. I think a previous poster was right in that, in the future, people are going to look back and not understand what all the fuss was about.
posted by mstefan at 12:18 PM on June 12, 2007


This made me tear up, and I'm such an anti-sap that I make fun of my husband whenever he starts gushing about how Our Love Is The Greatest Love In The World, Etc., Etc.

Thanks, Brittney!
posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 12:35 PM on June 12, 2007


Just wonderful! Thanks for the post.
posted by ibmcginty at 1:02 PM on June 12, 2007


Great post! Thanks for this!
posted by annieb at 1:19 PM on June 12, 2007


I was disturbed that the panhandler at the beginning ducks into Burger King at King and Dufferin when he could have ducked into ISLAND FOODS right next door. So the beginning made me sad.

But the rest- great stuff. My partner and I married August 8 2003 in Ottawa and we had to get an officiant (we did not realise this until day before we departed home in Calgary and really had to scramble- we settled on a Humanist); we thought we'd be able to get married at "City Hall" there a la in Toronto, but nope, we only got our licence at City Hall. The wedding we had to set up ourselves, so we did it at the home of friends in the Glebe. Only one gay person was in attendance (among a "party" of about a dozen), so yeah, there are cool straight folks out there for sure, from our friends present to the officiant to the jewelry designer in Calgary who did our rings (and who's now thrilled that same-sex couples can be married EVERYWHERE in Canada, not only Ontario as was the case back then).
posted by ethnomethodologist at 2:12 PM on June 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


Thanks for posting! I'm tearing up and sending this to my moonpie.
posted by fiercecupcake at 2:20 PM on June 12, 2007


Well done, brittney and accordion guy, whose blog I've enjoyed for a long time.... :)
posted by Lynsey at 2:31 PM on June 12, 2007


Man, this totally made my day. I may be a bitter single person, but seeing two people who are clearly that crazy happy with each other... *snif*

It's beautiful. Congratulations, ladies. And AccordionGuy? You fucking rock.

Let's have a meetup and celemabrate!
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 4:24 PM on June 12, 2007


MetaFilter: it’s not just for writing about cutting yourself or hiring people to off your mom anymore!

I think this post demostrates that amply *sniff*
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:47 PM on June 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


I am one of those ridiculously happy ladies- and thank you all so much for finding our story and sharing it. We are every bit as happy and a thousand times moreso than even Joey's account let's on...

Craigslist rocks- and we were both so privileged to have met the blog author, his wife, and our two other awesome witnesses last Friday. We had a blast, rocked out to the accordian (never in a hundred thousand lifetimes thought I'd utter that) and couldn't believe what great luck we have.

To the above poster who commented...
Did they misunderestimate the degree to which their families would be uncategorically accepting and cool about this wedding?
posted by found missing at 9:57 AM on June 12


1/2 my family is against my marriage- my mother will not be in attendance. Until the wedding- in fact- until Joey's blog, I had no idea how my father felt positively or negatively. It was as much of a surprise to me as it was to you!

But 1/2 of both of our families still dissent, and there is that to work through. Fortunately, good people on Craigslist and around the internet give me hope- and as another commented mentioned above, the whole weekend was full of days where, "Today, I do not hate the world.
This is a major accomplishment."

Julie and I will be riding our high off this for a long time to come.

thanks so much again, everyone! (And especially our CL witnesses, Joey, Wendy, M. and Allison...)
posted by motogrrl03 at 4:51 PM on June 12, 2007 [44 favorites]


I hope you realize that you'd better come back to Toronto for your first anniversary :)

Seriously. Congratulations. You two look so unbelievably, deliriously happy... *snif* aw dammit I'm teary again
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 4:53 PM on June 12, 2007


Awww. That's super :-)

(Wendy The Ginger Ninja used to hang out in the comments of my blog years ago. Good to know she married well and is still doing teh crazy stuff).
posted by Sparx at 5:16 PM on June 12, 2007


From Joey's MeFi profile:

Location: Accordion City (Toronto, Canada)

Henceforth, "Toronto" is dead to me.
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:23 PM on June 12, 2007


Bitten by a radioactive polka musician, mild-mannered Joey deVilla was endowed with strange new accordion powers! He then soon learned a very important lesson:

WITH GREAT ACCORDION COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY.


:)
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:27 PM on June 12, 2007


Congrats! What a great story.
posted by danb at 5:59 PM on June 12, 2007


What an incredibly awesome story. Congratulations and may your love bloom forever.
posted by meinvt at 6:16 PM on June 12, 2007


Mad karma, bro. That story made my day.
posted by AsYouKnow Bob at 6:23 PM on June 12, 2007


Congratulations to you and Julie, Amanda!

Your story has brightened many people's days. Thanks for allowing that accordion fellow to share it with all of us. May your marriage continue to bring joy to each other and throughout the land.

And thanks for joining up! You'll love it here!
posted by ibmcginty at 6:35 PM on June 12, 2007


And thanks for joining up! You'll love it here!

Whoa, steady on, ibmcginty!

Just because this story has briefly warmed the cockles of the bitter pulsating globules of weltschmerz-encrusted vile matter that pass as sorry excuses for our hearts, doesn't mean we're not going to revert immediately to the standard faux-hip snarktacular* that passes for discussion around here as soon as this thread is over.

* filched from stavrosthewonderchicken
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:51 PM on June 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


Well hell, that's just plain awesome. Congrats, you crazy kids.
posted by cortex at 6:54 PM on June 12, 2007


Oh, and Amanda, Julie: Thank you both for letting Accordion Guy share your story.

Best wishes to you both, may you have a long and happy life together, full of love.

*Sniff*. (...It's ok, I always cry at weddings....)
posted by AsYouKnow Bob at 7:15 PM on June 12, 2007


Go fuck yourself, UbuRoivas.
posted by ibmcginty at 7:18 PM on June 12, 2007


kidding
posted by ibmcginty at 7:18 PM on June 12, 2007


O, this is awesome, and I never would have sat down to take a break from moving if I had known I was going to get this choked up!

Congrats to the couple, and AccordianGuy rocks.
posted by ugf at 7:27 PM on June 12, 2007


now, that's more like it, ibmcginty, other than the "kidding".

McGinty thought he could fool the Fall n00b
With his imitation speeds welcome
But he had not accounted for the psychic nose
He did not know there are no big shots on the rock
And even if there were, McGinty would not be among them

posted by UbuRoivas at 7:36 PM on June 12, 2007


Congrats! Great story!
posted by chrisamiller at 7:40 PM on June 12, 2007


serazin: "I'm not sure how to say this, but I'll try anyway:
f you guys all think that gay marriage is so darn sweet, well, the whole world just seems a little sweeter (and a little safer) for people like me.
"

I'm straight, and strongly pro-gay marriage. Mainly, because I'm strongly pro-human rights.
posted by signal at 7:59 PM on June 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


[this is good]
posted by Mick at 8:14 PM on June 12, 2007


This just reminds me that I have been meaning to learn to play accordion for a few years now. Maybe now is the time to start. I do have some friends getting married soon...

I guess accordion is the new ukulele. Sigh. My time has passed.
posted by davejay at 8:17 PM on June 12, 2007


Yeah, but the ukulele is still the old ukulele. And so is the banjo. There's hope for us outmoded misfits yet, davejay.

I was pretty pleased to find out that the Judge that married me and the wife was one of the powerhouse officiants in the (heavily contended) run of Oregon gay marriages a few years back.
posted by cortex at 8:27 PM on June 12, 2007


Sorry to dredge up the ugly past like this, but if it helps refresh your memory: you might remember Joey from this remarkable story.

Back to the beautiful present: congratulations and rice, kids! This story warms my heart.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:45 PM on June 12, 2007


Yay! See, brittney, UbuRoivas's filching of one of my cockeyed neologisms aside, we're not all snark and no heart 'round here.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:49 PM on June 12, 2007


"Today, I do not hate the world. This is a major accomplishment."

Hear, hear. And you have made it so by being happy and beautiful. Thank you and carry on.
posted by homunculus at 8:52 PM on June 12, 2007


Thanks, Accordian Guy, Julie and Amanda, for sharing the story with all of us. Reading it completely made my day. Many congrats to the happy couple. I wish you a fantastic life together.
posted by aine42 at 8:52 PM on June 12, 2007


You're a mensch, AccordionGuy!
posted by brujita at 9:22 PM on June 12, 2007


This just makes me smile. Yay for random accordion indeed.
posted by O9scar at 9:26 PM on June 12, 2007


That was such a great entry. I would have missed it if not for mefiusersites. In fact, today has been a great day for MetaFilter. After having my MeFite heart broken last Sunday, today, topped by this post, reminded me of why I am hopelessly addicted... like heroin I tells ya, heroiiiiinnnn like this site so damn, damn much.
posted by Kattullus at 9:27 PM on June 12, 2007


* HUGS ALL ROUND!!! *
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:40 PM on June 12, 2007


(keeps subtle watchful eye on possessions around kattullus)
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:45 PM on June 12, 2007


Hugs?

Or BIG HUGS?
posted by Kattullus at 9:47 PM on June 12, 2007


I'm straight, and strongly pro-gay marriage. Mainly, because I'm strongly pro-human rights.

Honestly, I'm simply pro-it-isn't-anyone-else's-damned-business. We love who we love.
posted by mstefan at 10:22 PM on June 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


nice story, nicely told. Thanks
posted by nicolin at 5:20 AM on June 13, 2007


Wow! best wishes to the happy couple and way to go Accordion man!
posted by Wilder at 10:01 AM on June 13, 2007


That made me tear up. Fantastic!
posted by arcticwoman at 11:28 AM on June 13, 2007


totally freaking awesome and touching. thanks!
posted by killy willy at 12:25 PM on June 13, 2007


Reading the comments in threads like this gives me hope. Maybe there's a critical mass of tolerant people out there after all. Most days I get more evidence to the contrary, and my hope gets eroded, but then there are moments like this when I get a glimpse of what the world can be like, and I remember what it is we really fight for. The future where everyone's first comment is what a nice couple the brides are. Some of that future is here already, and I tend to forget that and underappreciate it because I've mostly lived in areas where intolerance is the typical and loudest reaction. It tends to drown out responses like these. I'm still a little in awe of places where it's otherwise, like here.

So yes, this made me smile.
posted by Tehanu at 1:23 PM on June 13, 2007


Tehanu you need to move to Toronto. It's lovely here.
posted by chunking express at 1:25 PM on June 13, 2007


And if you're cute you can sleep on my...sofa... ;)
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 1:32 PM on June 13, 2007


Mazel tov to the happy couple, and thanks for the smile, brittney!
posted by tizzie at 1:41 PM on June 13, 2007


Nice, very nice. Both the story and the post.

The smiles on their faces tell me everything I needed to know.

(Unfortunately, no videos yet. At work. But later, I promise...)

This so makes me wish I had some MeFites around. Other than my ex-wife. Who's evil.

Well, why ruin a happy story, eh?

And more of you need to move to Illinois. I'm just saying...
posted by Samizdata at 3:03 PM on June 13, 2007


DAMN YOU SERAZIN
I was doing just fine, smiling and stuff, but ever so above it all, hip as I am, old straight guy and all, then I read your post and... well. Not that actual measurable moisture accumulated near my eyes or anything....

Carry on, nothing to see here.
posted by cccorlew at 4:44 PM on June 13, 2007


And more of you need to move to Illinois. I'm just saying...

But that's not even close to Sydney!
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:27 PM on June 13, 2007


Having read the story and this thread, I am convinced there is some part of my emotional reaction machinery that is broken. I mean, don't get my wrong, as the grandson and brother of two proud lesbians I must say I love gay people tremendously. I just..I don't know. This was a happy story, and I am happy for them, but it seems like so many people are "tearing up" or sobbing over this and I just don't have that response.

/derail


Congratulations, I'm very happy for you both.
posted by lazaruslong at 10:59 PM on June 13, 2007


Don't get ME wrong*
posted by lazaruslong at 11:00 PM on June 13, 2007


as the grandson and brother of two proud lesbians

I'm as tolerant as the next guy, but your grandmother and your sister are a couple?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:10 AM on June 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


lazaruslong,

I don't think your reaction indicates a missing heart. If anything, lesbonic love is routine for you, not a novelty, so seeing two lesbos get married just isn't as interesting.

But I'm fascinated that your grandma is a lesbian! Feel like sharing any details?
posted by serazin at 9:33 AM on June 14, 2007


“The movie will be there tomorrow,” I replied, “and it’ll eventually end up on DVD. This,” I said, gesturing all around us with my pint glass, “won’t ever happen again.”

Well said, Joey. Well said. Thanks for the reminder.
posted by RikiTikiTavi at 1:42 PM on June 14, 2007


UbuRoivas -

Ummmm, I know some soybean fields that are pretty progressive...
posted by Samizdata at 3:30 PM on June 14, 2007


huh?
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:59 PM on June 14, 2007


Congratulations! And this made my day too. Acts of unnecessary kindness are the greatest things. And I loved the accordion playing.
posted by MythMaker at 6:41 PM on June 14, 2007


But, please...

No unnecessary acts of accordion playing...
posted by Samizdata at 2:17 PM on June 15, 2007


UbuRoivas -

I say this too much...

It was funnier in my head...
posted by Samizdata at 2:19 PM on June 15, 2007


"as the grandson and brother of two proud lesbians"

I'm as tolerant as the next guy, but your grandmother and your sister are a couple?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:10 PM on June 14


Now that made my day.
posted by ponystyle at 1:50 AM on June 16, 2007


Aw, this taught me to love again, so sweet.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 6:17 AM on June 16, 2007


But I'm fascinated that your grandma is a lesbian! Feel like sharing any details?


Aye, she was married to my grandfather for about 20 years and produced 4 children (one of whom is my wonderful gay uncle who taught me everything I know about the culinary arts) and then divorced him, met her life partner, and they have been together ever since! She's a sweet lady, and a riot at the reunions.


I'm as tolerant as the next guy, but your grandmother and your sister are a couple?

LOLincest

I don't think your reaction indicates a missing heart. If anything, lesbonic love is routine for you, not a novelty, so seeing two lesbos get married just isn't as interesting.

You know, when you put it that way, it seems so obvious! Yeah, that makes sense. I feel much better. Thank you.
posted by lazaruslong at 8:09 AM on June 16, 2007


beautiful!
posted by amberglow at 1:54 PM on June 16, 2007


(actually, i'm kinda with lazaruslong. it wasn't until serazin's heavily-favourited comment that i even consciously noticed that the couple were lesbians. for me it was just a cute story about a couple getting married with accompanying accordion music from an intarwebs stranger.

lesbonic love is routine for you, not a novelty

could sum it up. i actually live with a lesbian couple in about the gayest suburb of one of the gay meccas of the world, so dykes are just part of the furniture around here)

posted by UbuRoivas at 3:38 PM on June 16, 2007


Joey's a MeFite.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.
posted by rob511 at 11:48 PM on June 16, 2007


Lovely story. *sniff*

Congratulations to the happy couple!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 12:38 PM on June 21, 2007


Congrats to all involved, and thanks MeFi sidebar for making me see this.

If there's one thing I need about now, it's happy stories.
posted by pompomtom at 9:42 PM on July 11, 2007


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