Going to An Institution by waiter | Dec 16, 2012 | Uncategorized | 79 comments Got engaged today. Fiancée and ring are doing well. I am a very lucky man. 79 Comments L on December 16, 2012 at 4:26 pm Congratulations! Reply RockyMtnHi on December 16, 2012 at 4:54 pm Best Wishes! Reply savannah on December 16, 2012 at 5:07 pm CONGRATULATIONS!!! Best Wishes to you both. xoxox Reply Alan on December 16, 2012 at 5:46 pm Best wishes mate! Good luck to you 🙂 /delurk Reply E-Maile on December 16, 2012 at 6:10 pm Oh that is fantastic news! Congratulations to you both, I’m very happy for you 😀 Reply Stacy on December 16, 2012 at 6:57 pm That’s awesome. I wish you both a lifetime of happiness! Reply HulkieMonster on December 16, 2012 at 7:07 pm Congrats, Waiter! Er, Steve! I hope your future with her is long and happy 🙂 Reply Emily on December 16, 2012 at 7:09 pm Congratulations! 🙂 A joyful holiday season to be sure. Reply Jenn on December 16, 2012 at 7:14 pm Congratulations! Reply Nikki in NYC on December 16, 2012 at 7:20 pm Congratulations and best wishes! Reply Steven Nicolle on December 16, 2012 at 7:55 pm Congratulations!! Reply Chris P on December 16, 2012 at 8:36 pm Congratulations!! Reply Rob on December 16, 2012 at 10:52 pm Congrats. Reply Anonymous on December 16, 2012 at 11:48 pm Congratulations. (I thought you two were already engaged though.) I guess your next book will either be on catering or wedding etiquette. Reply Jimmy Rogers on December 17, 2012 at 3:20 am Wooo! *Toasts a glass* Reply Waiterrant Fan on December 17, 2012 at 5:02 am Congratulations to the both of you Steve. All the best. Now – how about some more posts…??? 😉 Reply Tim McElwee on December 17, 2012 at 12:45 pm Long time reader, so very happy to see all or your personal and professional successes! Congratulations! Reply Mary on December 17, 2012 at 1:11 pm Congratulations! Reply Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian on December 17, 2012 at 1:27 pm Congratulations! I’m a first time poster on here but have been reading Waiter Rant for years. Happy to hear about this great news! Reply pkudude99 on December 17, 2012 at 1:27 pm Congratulations!!! Reply Flycat on December 17, 2012 at 1:33 pm Congrats! I wish you a lifetime of happiness and joy! Reply Cathy717 on December 17, 2012 at 1:50 pm Congratulations, Steve! Reply Aïda on December 17, 2012 at 3:21 pm Congratulations! Great news! Reply Prof. Liddle-Oldman on December 17, 2012 at 3:25 pm Dude! Excellent! I can sincerely recommend marriage. Reply Kim on December 17, 2012 at 3:26 pm Hip hip hooray! Some good news! Best wishes to you both! Reply Robert Dobbs on December 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm 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. Reply Simon on December 17, 2012 at 4:26 pm Congrats man!! I wish you all the best and Merry Xmas to you and yours!! Reply det-res on December 17, 2012 at 7:52 pm Congratulations. It is my wedding anniversary! Great day to be engaged. So so happy for you Reply murgatr on December 18, 2012 at 2:50 am December is a wonderful time to get engaged – I speak from experience 😉 Congratulations to you both! Reply Mel on December 18, 2012 at 5:12 am woohoo! Congratulations~! Reply SlipperyPete on December 18, 2012 at 5:12 am Mazel Tov. Reply Val from Cape Town on December 18, 2012 at 8:10 am Congratulations to you both! Wonderful news. Reply Anonymous on December 18, 2012 at 10:27 am That is fantastic news. Congratulations! Reply joeinvegas on December 18, 2012 at 11:17 am Wow, congratulations. Now you’ll have different things to rant about. Perhaps she’ll start a blog, Rants about the Waiter. Reply DF on December 18, 2012 at 11:40 am Congratulations! And when is the happy day? Reply Esther on December 18, 2012 at 7:02 pm Congratulations! Best wishes to you both! Reply DABCT on December 19, 2012 at 3:39 pm Steve, Nice News! There is a ring, is there a date? Reply Jon88 on December 19, 2012 at 6:01 pm Mazel tov! Reply Jen on December 19, 2012 at 11:58 pm Congratulations! How exciting! Reply Meg on December 20, 2012 at 1:08 am Congratulations ! I wish you all the best. Reply Heather on December 20, 2012 at 11:32 am Congratulations. That’s great news. Good luck to the both of you. Reply DomainDiva on December 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm CONGRATS!!! Hope every day is a blessing to you and the new to be Missus!!! Reply Clay on December 20, 2012 at 10:00 pm Congratulations Steve! Best thing I’ve ever done was to get married and have an offspring. Try it, you’ll like it. Reply spencer on December 21, 2012 at 11:10 pm Congrats!!!!! Reply Sumana Harihareswara on December 23, 2012 at 6:31 pm 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. Reply Kane on December 27, 2012 at 9:29 am 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 Reply Cheryll on December 28, 2012 at 6:47 am Long, long time lurker. Congrats … and thanks for the tip advice Reply Disappointed Follower on December 28, 2012 at 2:57 pm 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… 😉 Reply MikeQ on December 29, 2012 at 2:03 pm Congrats! Reply amit on December 30, 2012 at 1:15 pm Congratulations Steve. Happiness for you from Singapore and India. Reply Anonymous on December 30, 2012 at 7:50 pm Congrats! Best Wishes! Reply Cristina on December 31, 2012 at 11:49 am Augurissimi anche da Firenze!! Reply Gal on January 2, 2013 at 8:19 am Massive congratulations!! Reply Schalk Lourens on January 2, 2013 at 8:30 am Wow. Congratulations. What wonderful news. I hope the two of you have a blessed future together. Reply Schalk Lourens on January 2, 2013 at 8:31 am What exactly do you mean by “Going to an Institution”? Are you referring to a church? Reply guru on January 9, 2013 at 10:10 pm The institution of marriage. Reply Mary G on January 7, 2013 at 9:14 am Congrats Reply RS on January 10, 2013 at 8:09 pm 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/ Reply alliekat76 on January 12, 2013 at 12:56 am Hey.. congrats! Have been following your blog for years.. long before the big reveal 🙂 very happy for you! Best wishes to you both! Reply alliekat76 on January 12, 2013 at 12:58 am P.S. wish you would post more often! Reply -J on January 15, 2013 at 10:15 am Congratulations! Reply -J on January 15, 2013 at 10:16 am 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. 🙂 Reply Lola on January 15, 2013 at 10:57 am Congrats Steve. It was about time Reply Christine on January 18, 2013 at 6:41 am Congratulations!! 🙂 Reply Shon on January 20, 2013 at 3:29 pm Congrats waiter! May all your days filled with joy and nights filled with love. Reply Eaeme on January 29, 2013 at 3:41 am 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 ! ! ! Reply Nathan Partyka on January 31, 2013 at 3:03 pm Great news, I wish you and your bride to be all the happiness that can be thrown your way. Reply Nataliia Coates on February 5, 2013 at 3:27 am Best wishes!!! be very happy!!! Reply Andy on February 5, 2013 at 9:27 am 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. Reply Bob Dobbs on February 21, 2013 at 4:05 pm 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. Reply Andy on February 22, 2013 at 9:50 am 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. Reply josh on February 10, 2013 at 9:34 pm hey, mazal tov steve and bride! here’s to a long happy and healthy road together! Reply Jeff Martinek on February 20, 2013 at 1:50 am 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. Reply Anonymous on March 15, 2013 at 1:54 am I have indeed met my match! Hope you can make it to the wedding! Reply MIchelle S on February 20, 2013 at 10:24 am Yay! Congratulations! Reply Lucien on February 24, 2013 at 10:57 pm 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 😛 Reply thatgirl on March 8, 2013 at 6:02 pm going on 3 months now… le sigh. =*o( Reply Kingodnile on March 9, 2013 at 10:51 am Congratulations Reply Ary on July 17, 2013 at 8:41 pm 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, Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.