Going to An Institution

Got engaged today. Fiancée and ring are doing well.

I am a very lucky man.

79 thoughts on “Going to An Institution”

  1. L says:

    Congratulations!

  2. RockyMtnHi says:

    Best Wishes!

  3. savannah says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Best Wishes to you both. xoxox

  4. Alan says:

    Best wishes mate! Good luck to you :) /delurk

  5. E-Maile says:

    Oh that is fantastic news! Congratulations to you both, I’m very happy for you 😀

  6. Stacy says:

    That’s awesome. I wish you both a lifetime of happiness!

  7. HulkieMonster says:

    Congrats, Waiter! Er, Steve! I hope your future with her is long and happy :)

  8. Emily says:

    Congratulations! :) A joyful holiday season to be sure.

  9. Jenn says:

    Congratulations!

  10. Nikki in NYC says:

    Congratulations and best wishes!

  11. Steven Nicolle says:

    Congratulations!!

  12. Chris P says:

    Congratulations!!

  13. Rob says:

    Congrats.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations. (I thought you two were already engaged though.)

    I guess your next book will either be on catering or wedding etiquette.

  15. Jimmy Rogers says:

    Wooo! *Toasts a glass*

  16. Waiterrant Fan says:

    Congratulations to the both of you Steve.
    All the best.
    Now – how about some more posts…???
    😉

  17. Tim McElwee says:

    Long time reader, so very happy to see all or your personal and professional successes! Congratulations!

  18. Mary says:

    Congratulations!

  19. Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian says:

    Congratulations! I’m a first time poster on here but have been reading Waiter Rant for years. Happy to hear about this great news!

  20. pkudude99 says:

    Congratulations!!!

  21. Flycat says:

    Congrats! I wish you a lifetime of happiness and joy!

  22. Cathy717 says:

    Congratulations, Steve!

  23. Aïda says:

    Congratulations! Great news!

  24. Prof. Liddle-Oldman says:

    Dude! Excellent!

    I can sincerely recommend marriage.

  25. Kim says:

    Hip hip hooray! Some good news! Best wishes to you both!

  26. Robert Dobbs says:

    Noticed the quiet here lately; should have known you had a lot on your plate (but only the finest cuisine).

    Congratulations to both of you; may a long and happy life be yours.

  27. Simon says:

    Congrats man!! I wish you all the best and Merry Xmas to you and yours!!

  28. det-res says:

    Congratulations. It is my wedding anniversary! Great day to be engaged. So so happy for you

  29. murgatr says:

    December is a wonderful time to get engaged – I speak from experience 😉 Congratulations to you both!

  30. Mel says:

    woohoo! Congratulations~!

  31. SlipperyPete says:

    Mazel Tov.

  32. Val from Cape Town says:

    Congratulations to you both! Wonderful news.

  33. Anonymous says:

    That is fantastic news. Congratulations!

  34. joeinvegas says:

    Wow, congratulations. Now you’ll have different things to rant about. Perhaps she’ll start a blog, Rants about the Waiter.

  35. DF says:

    Congratulations! And when is the happy day?

  36. Esther says:

    Congratulations! Best wishes to you both!

  37. DABCT says:

    Steve,

    Nice News!

    There is a ring, is there a date?

  38. Jon88 says:

    Mazel tov!

  39. Jen says:

    Congratulations! How exciting!

  40. Meg says:

    Congratulations ! I wish you all the best.

  41. Heather says:

    Congratulations. That’s great news. Good luck to the both of you.

  42. DomainDiva says:

    CONGRATS!!! Hope every day is a blessing to you and the new to be Missus!!!

  43. Clay says:

    Congratulations Steve! Best thing I’ve ever done was to get married and have an offspring. Try it, you’ll like it.

  44. spencer says:

    Congrats!!!!!

  45. Sumana Harihareswara says:

    Steve,

    Yesterday I thought to myself, “Somewhere along the way I stopped keeping up with Waiter Rant. I wonder what he’s written lately?”

    I stopped in and read your entire archives, and enjoyed the old classics and the new hardboiled detective tales as well. Thank you for eight years of thoughtful writing, and for giving me new lenses to see with.

    You’ve grown, your writing has grown, your insights have deepened, the scope of your career has broadened, and you’ve even gotten engaged! I am quietly and warmly happy for you and for your wife-to-be. Congratulations and best wishes.

  46. Kane says:

    Ahhh haa

    So the day has finally come:) you must be very happy indeed:) congratulations sir. Always have thought two people committing to a lifetime with each other is one of the most beautiful things in life

    K

  47. Cheryll says:

    Long, long time lurker. Congrats … and thanks for the tip advice

  48. Disappointed Follower says:

    A heart-felt congratulations to you both!!

    Still, can’t help feeling like a bird who had been thrown a few crumbs here – some more frequent posts (more than a sentence or two) would be nice…

    No, you don’t “owe” your readers anything – your success was your own, but a lot of your readers have grown to really enjoy your posts and want to know how your life is going (without, of course, infringing on your privacy), and it’s sad that you now seem to have so little time to even attempt to write a proper post these days…

    And Happy Christmas – you seem to have forgotten to post that day… 😉

  49. MikeQ says:

    Congrats!

  50. amit says:

    Congratulations Steve. Happiness for you from Singapore and India.

  51. Anonymous says:

    Congrats!
    Best Wishes!

  52. Cristina says:

    Augurissimi anche da Firenze!!

  53. Gal says:

    Massive congratulations!!

  54. Schalk Lourens says:

    Wow. Congratulations. What wonderful news. I hope the two of you have a blessed future together.

  55. Schalk Lourens says:

    What exactly do you mean by “Going to an Institution”? Are you referring to a church?

    1. guru says:

      The institution of marriage.

  56. Mary G says:

    Congrats

  57. RS says:

    Congratulations Waiter! Now you’re moving on up, to the Eastside!

    Incidentally, you might want to take a look at this story on tipping here in SF (came out today):

    http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/2013/01/10/customer-makes-a-political-point-with-his-lack-of-tip-at-cupola/

  58. alliekat76 says:

    Hey.. congrats! Have been following your blog for years.. long before the big reveal :) very happy for you! Best wishes to you both!

  59. alliekat76 says:

    P.S. wish you would post more often!

  60. -J says:

    Congratulations!

  61. -J says:

    Oh, also, I heard a piece on This American Life that made me think of your blog (which I think about whenever I go out to eat) and I am never eating calamari again. :-)

  62. Lola says:

    Congrats Steve. It was about time

  63. Christine says:

    Congratulations!! :)

  64. Shon says:

    Congrats waiter! May all your days filled with joy and nights filled with love.

  65. Eaeme says:

    Congratulations to you and yours. We will see our 52nd anniversary in 3 weeks, let us share our fortitude with you. We remember the exciting start and the roller coaster ride to the comfort of today. Our best wishes to you for the same, hang in ! ! !

  66. Nathan Partyka says:

    Great news, I wish you and your bride to be all the happiness that can be thrown your way.

  67. Nataliia Coates says:

    Best wishes!!! be very happy!!!

  68. Andy says:

    With just one ‘proper’ post in over six months I think its clear that Steve has lost interest in this blog. Its a shame as we have all been following him for a number of years but now he’s no longer a waiter I suppose The End was inevitable sooner or later.
    Good luck Steve.

    1. Bob Dobbs says:

      Andy, Steve’s a great writer with a lot of heart — and a lot of things on his mind. That we keep checking back is a testament to all that. I’m hoping that there’ll still be something “new” from time to time. Perhaps it’s time for Steve to start a new site, and new blog with new emphasis, for himself.

      1. Andy says:

        Hi Bob,

        My comment was not a criticism of Steve or the blog in any way. I have been an avid read of Waiterrant for years. I was just saying that its a shame that it seems to have reached its natural conculsion. I agree, that should Steve continue this blog or start another one with his general musings or short stories then I shall continue to visit.

  69. josh says:

    hey, mazal tov steve and bride! here’s to a long happy and healthy road together!

  70. Jeff Martinek says:

    Your fiancee is my cousin and she just shared the news with me a few days ago. You are getting one of the smartest, coolest, wittiest women I’ve ever had the honor of knowing. Even as a little kid, she was a pistol—one of those people who just sparkle with life and energy and creativity. I believe you have met your match!

    Best to you both.

    1. Anonymous says:

      I have indeed met my match! Hope you can make it to the wedding!

  71. MIchelle S says:

    Yay! Congratulations!

  72. Lucien says:

    Been following you seen 2006, and it’s great to hear that you’ve found happiness. Congrats and I”m sure we’re looking forward to SOME pictures 😛

  73. thatgirl says:

    going on 3 months now… le sigh. =*o(

  74. Kingodnile says:

    Congratulations

  75. Ary says:

    Yay! Marriage is a wonderful institution, despite all of the naysayers. My husband of 5 years (we’ve been together for 10 years, but decided to make it official when our 2nd son was on the way) is really my rock. He’s a massive pain in my backside, but I love him more than anything. And I never have to worry about who I’m going to kiss on New Year’s Day, so there’s that,

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