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Kathleen Fent Read This Story

CmdrTaco posted more than 12 years ago | from the typed-with-one-pair-of-sweating-palms dept.

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Kathleen, I wanted to do this in this most potentially embarassing way possible, and I figured doing it here and now, in front of a quarter of a million strangers was as good a way as any. I love you more then I can describe within the limits of this tiny little story. We've been together for many years now, and I've known for most of that time that I wanted to spend my life with you. Enough rambling. Will you marry me? Update 15 minutes 30 seconds later: Subj: "Yes", message body: "Dork. You made me cry. :)" Hazah! I'm getting married! :)

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Fist Sport (-1, Funny)

ringbarer (545020) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006740)

But somehow I feel unable to troll...

Re:Fist Sport (-1)

Sexual Asspussy (453406) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006859)

nice fp. this is an historic moment...

"oh, Taco? he's not gay -- he's married."

heh heh heh heh

well.. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3006741)

no!

you need a bath

Are you serious? (3, Informative)

MaxVlast (103795) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006742)

Congratulations, if you are.

Good luck to you, but bah humbug on valentines day (1)

darkharlequin (1923) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006817)

!!!!!!

wow (1)

p3bf (459005) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006743)

who needs coffee with a lead-in like this!

Shouldn't this be a poll? (5, Funny)

CSG_SurferDude (96615) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006744)

Just marry the poor fool. ;-)

Re:Shouldn't this be a poll? (5, Funny)

armb (5151) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006797)

> Shouldn't this be a poll?

And when CowboyNeal wins?

Re:Shouldn't this be a poll? (5, Funny)

snake_dad (311844) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006847)

1. Yes!
2. Yes!
3. Marry CowboyNeal

Good luck Rob!

I've seen it at ball games (1)

PowerTroll 5000 (524563) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006745)

And radio contest, but never on a weblog!

AFAIK, this is somewhat original.

-1, Offtopic (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3006747)

Enough said.

This line should not be necessary.

FIRST PROST (-1)

dadaist (544022) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006748)

For Dada, of course.

Re:FIRST PROST (-1)

dadaist (544022) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006789)

Oops. I mean, yes, of course I'll marry you.

Geekly sweet (4, Funny)

Dwarth (300904) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006749)

This is what I call A Geeky way to ask someone in mariage...

I like it !

Good luck to both of you.

Sure (5, Funny)

elfkicker (162256) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006750)

Go for it... he's rich.

Re:Sure (2, Funny)

AtariDatacenter (31657) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006799)

Rich? He's powerful! He controls the eyes and collective IQs for a quarter million geeks! That's got to be worth something besides banner impressions.

Re:Sure (5, Funny)

Rupert (28001) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006828)

Depends on how soon he was allowed to divest his VA stock.

Oh, and Taco, based on my experience of marriage,
pants will no longer be optional.

Re:Sure (3, Funny)

Anne_Nonymous (313852) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006838)

Yeah, but he's obviously too cheap to buy a ring. Jeeze.

Congratulations! (2)

TrumpetPower! (190615) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006751)

All the best to both of you!

b&

Yes, I do! (1)

Archie Steel (539670) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006754)

...Oops, sorry, I wasn't fully awake yet and didn't know what I was saying.

Seriously, this is quite incredibly romantic, in a weird geeky sort of way. Good luck, Taco!

Woohoo! (3, Funny)

Evanrude (21624) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006755)

What better way to propose...well...except for maybe in person, with a ring? When I get married can I propose on /. too?

Hats off! (2, Informative)

sTeF (8952) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006757)

that's not embarrasing, that's is very romantic (once in a lifetime). and this takes a lot of curage!

i hope the answer is yes.

Well Hell... (5, Funny)

delcielo (217760) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006758)

We really should have given her first post.

This rocks (0)

$criptah (467422) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006759)

This rock, there you go dude! I hope she does marry you, if you got enough balls to say this on \. you got enough balls for everything! Good luck.

P.S.: KATE I LOVE YOU !!!

"Enough balls for everything"??? (1)

absurd_spork (454513) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006807)

I hope she does marry you, if you got enough balls to say this on \. you got enough balls for everything!

This is about the very last comment to make when commenting on someone else's intention to marry, I think.

how old are you? (1, Offtopic)

23skiddoo (31460) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006760)

If you're under 25, Rob, you shouldn't be in such a hurry!

Happy Valentines! (1)

botono9 (199523) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006761)

Could this be a first post? Probably not! Good luck you two!

Aw crap! (5, Funny)

jehreg (120485) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006762)

*I* was gonna ask her...

I guess he "first post" me...

Kathleen, please say "yes" (2, Insightful)

Charles Dodgeson (248492) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006764)

A geek who would post his proposal this way is a very good catch.

Slashdot goes down in flames! (1)

AtariDatacenter (31657) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006765)

Commander Taco becomes a married man! Geekfactor--. Webcast at 11.

Jane Doe. (3, Funny)

saintlupus (227599) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006769)

Man, I hope for your sake there's only on Kathleen Fent.

Assuming, of course, that you don't live in Utah.

Congrats either way.

--saint

OMG (0, Offtopic)

Keick (252453) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006771)

How cool is that! Good thing you didn't attach a link to her, or she would be slashdotted! Oh wait, she probably is!

{And I was just going to send flowers to my GF}

Aw. How Romantic. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3006772)

Gee, I wish someone would propose to me over the internet on a site that is overrun with countless visitors! (Does that make me a geek?)

Re:Aw. How Romantic. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3006858)

(Does that make me a geek?)

Or a loser... whichever you prefer.

DON'T DO IT (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3006773)

HE'S GAY! He's having an affair with Hemos, Kats, and timothy!

Congratulations ! (1)

Zappa (26961) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006775)

Best wishes to both of you, if she doesn't want, maybe all slashdotters together might convnce her ;-)

Best wishes !!

Way to go, man (1)

Carnivore (103106) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006776)

I wish you the best of luck.

Nice! (1)

trackspace (469394) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006778)

Rock on, man... That was great!

Her reply... (4, Funny)

iworm (132527) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006779)

I'm intrigued to see if her reply gets modded "Interesting", "Troll" or maybe "Flamebait". ;-))

Um.. (1)

Noodlenose (537591) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006780)

...only if you shave, loose 10 kg and get ris of all these horrible computers..

good luck anyway!!

Happy Valentines Day,

Dirk

Brings a smile to my face... (2)

Bill the Cat (19523) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006781)

:-)

pictures (1)

stilwebm (129567) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006782)

We want to see pictures of her reaction.

The real question (5, Funny)

Carmody (128723) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006783)

If you two get married, will you be all propritary towards her, or will she be open source?

There goes slashdot...ah I mean good luck. (1)

mohaine (62567) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006784)

If she says yes, congrats.

Frodo (5, Funny)

underclocked (71050) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006785)

One ring to rule them all?

There goes slashdot... (1)

rwa2 (4391) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006787)

First comes love, then comes marriage, then your wife throws away all of your old computer junk and you're left in an empty room. Oh, that's just the "Zen" decor.

Oh well, good luck... it had to happen sometime or other... ;>

Re:There goes slashdot... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3006860)

Or she cuts your computer budget to nothing.

Betting pool! (4, Funny)

2Flower (216318) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006788)

What will the moderation on her response be? (+5, Insightful), (+5, Informative), (+5, Funny) or (-1, Troll)?

Wuv is in the air on Slashdot. It's a beautiful thing. And I don't mean that sarcastically. Go Taco!

Congrats CmdrTaco (hopefully) (1, Informative)

ZeiramMR (245794) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006790)

Well, here's hoping she says yes. But would she be answering on Slashdot herself, or will you be posting a followup so we know the response?

Don't leave us hanging, man!

Well ... (4, Funny)

dago (25724) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006791)

Imagine a beowulf cluster of ... euh ... ooops sorry, wrong story

-

@@@ (-1, Troll)

raindog151 (157588) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006792)

it's about time taco lost his virginity, now maybe he'll have the balls to fire jkatz.

Re:@@@ (-1)

dadaist (544022) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006816)

Watch out for "taco snotting" though.

Heh. (1)

quinto2000 (211211) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006793)

This is why I still visit Slashdot. Way to go, Taco!

concessions (1)

mirko (198274) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006795)

Hey Taco, you may have to adjust your scheduls not to come back to late at night and also to take your part of the home-related tasks, dish washing (okay : echo on > /dev/dishwasher) and so on.

Anyway, you're right, this is either romantic and also disappointing for the lady.
But now, are you sure you'll not only accept to act as her husband ?

Don't forget that such an explosive demand has to be unique.

OMG (1)

TheGreenLantern (537864) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006796)

This is great. Congrats and all, but I can't wait to read the trolls in this one.

wait all day (2)

Evanrude (21624) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006798)

Do I have to read this thread all day to find the reply? I hope she posts with a +2.

Congratulations! (2)

Null_Packet (15946) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006800)

Congratulations, both of you!

Misread as (4, Funny)

banuaba (308937) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006801)

"from the typed-with-one-pair-of-sweating-palms dept."

Was first seen as "from the typed-with-one-sweating-palm dept."
Which seemed much less romantic.

God, I hate this 'holiday'.

You know he loves you (5, Funny)

OpenGLFan (56206) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006802)

because he spell-checked this post.

Taco's Wife Slashdotted? (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3006804)

So what happens when Miss Fent gets pounded by a quarter of a million Slashdot readers? Ewwhh...

That's my wife you're talking to (-1)

CmderTaco (533794) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006806)

you prick

Which Kathleen Fent? (2, Troll)

Binestar (28861) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006808)

Which one? [whitepages.com]

Although, now that I post that link, i see only one is listed. I guess out of the quarter of a million people there is only one Kathleen Fent.
But we can all call and congratulate her.

Yeah, Go for it! (0)

rajinikanth (235707) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006809)

WTG, CmdrTaco! Let's see how Microsoft reacts to this one:)

Prenuptial Agreements (5, Funny)

DohDamit (549317) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006810)

1. No, you will not call him Commander. Or Taco.

2. He will not make you metamoderate during sex. It's just not right.

3. Cowboyneal is NOT allowed to sleep at the foot of the bed.

4. He has to leave work at work. No logging in from home.

5. You will not be the subject of various polls.

and finally,

6. No open-sourcing bedtalk!

Best of wishes.

My wife made me promise (2, Funny)

dcocos (128532) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006812)

My wife made me promise that computers wouldn't be involved in my proposal.

COOL! (2)

ankit (70020) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006813)

I wish i had the first post on this story! This one will be remembered for a long time

Congratulations to you both!

WOO HOO... No one can mod me down this time :)

oh boy, i'm speechless (0, Troll)

Frothy Walrus (534163) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006814)

i'm trying to think of a +1, Insightful thing to say, but i feel i am underqualified.

;-)

Woohoo! (2)

Mr_Perl (142164) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006815)

I have a feeling she will give you an enthusiastic "Yes"

Be sure to UPDATE: us and congratulations on your courageous proposal.

=)

Use the Preview Button!!!! (3, Funny)

mckwant (65143) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006819)

Seriously, congrats (I hope).

How about a Poll? (0, Redundant)

jamis (16403) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006822)

I think we should get a Poll for this and see what the Slashdot community thinks! :)

1. Yes
2. No.
3. Marry CowboyNeal instead.
4. etcetcetc.

Congratulations! (0)

LinuxHeadMN (457423) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006823)

Kathleen, I hope you say yes. :-) Congrats to both of you! May you spend many happy nights up together plucking away at computers and be blessed with many little computer geeks. Congratulations!

You cad.... (-1, Troll)

flimbag (558587) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006824)

How dare you go proposing to another woman, when you're already married to me.

And me pregnant again with our sixth...

good luck (1)

gregstoll (90319) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006825)

Best of luck to you...let us know how it turns out. :-)

Yikees (1)

sehryan (412731) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006827)

You know you are a geek when you ask someone to marry on on Slashdot.

Can we have a poll where we can vote on what her answer should be?

Marriage? Girls? (4, Funny)

dbolger (161340) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006829)

How does this fall into the topic of "News for Nerds" then? ;)

Lame (4, Funny)

SamBeckett (96685) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006830)

Dude, this is so fucking lame, its not even funny. She's going to call up her mom...

Kathleen: "Mom, Rob proposed!!"
Mom: "GREAT!!! How big is the ring??"
Kathleen: "Uhm... Well... There isn't a ring.."
Mom: "Oh..... I see... How did he propose?"
Kathleen: "Well.. It was on his website."
Mom: "Run. Run Like Hell. Don't look back."

Sure Beats my proposal (2, Funny)

EvilTwinSkippy (112490) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006834)

(Somewhere on the Black Horse pike in New Jersey)

Say, do you want to get married...
(Screech)

(Did I mention she was driving...)

Congratulations! (1, Funny)

Tepar (87925) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006835)

...Assuming you survive the ensuing beating, that is.

Erm.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3006836)

Is the 'GBA Internal Light Ready?' link part of the proposal?

Anyway, good luck to you too. Marry him Kathleen, whoever you are. And teach him how to spell.

Moderator Points (0, Offtopic)

blues5150 (161900) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006837)

Damn! I wish I had saved a couple of my moderator points. This would be a good thread to use them.

that takes guts (1)

oyenstikker (536040) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006839)

Now if she says no, everyone will know. That takes a lot of guts, probably indicative of a lot of trust and love. CmdTaco, you are an inpiration for geeks everywhere.

i submitted this story three days ago!! (5, Funny)

krog (25663) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006840)

hey, how come you rejected this when i posted it?!

Yes! (2, Funny)

Marx_Mrvelous (532372) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006841)

Yes, I'll marry you!
Oh wait, that wasn't for me? BREAK MY HEART WHY DON'T YOU!@@#@#

Congratulations! (3, Funny)

theghost (156240) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006842)

What has this got to do with news for nerds?

Plenty. It's so rare, that every time a geek finds love, it should be treated like a court judgement against Microsoft! Another win for the underdog!

You know what will happen next.... (1)

psycht (233176) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006843)

That's the last post we'll see from him. ;-)

happy valenties people.

Hoping for the Best (2)

briggsb (217215) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006844)

Good luck Rob. Congratulations.

It puts it all in perspective (1)

Sway (153291) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006848)

Enough rambling. Will you marry me?

GBA Internal Light Ready?
This certainly puts everything in perspective, doesn't it? Congratulations, though (assuming she has posted a positive reply). Good for you, Taco, and best wishes to you both.

No picture? (2)

sphealey (2855) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006849)

Hey, how about a link to a picture?

sPh

Two suggestions: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3006850)

  • Might have used a new icon, such as a pair of rings.
  • Might have put this in the "Interviews" section.

wth (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3006852)

what is slashdot now?

this is not why i read it, nor is it the purpose of slashdot.

OFF TOPIC, 'commander taco' >:-/

I can't decide... (2)

alexjohns (53323) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006853)

I can't decide whether this is just the ultimately geeky thing to do, or a ploy to get /. into the national news. Either way, I hope she accepts. Everyone deserves a little happiness. You go, Rob. Oh, and it's Valentine's Day. How womantic.

Then and than (0)

JerkyFlake (513732) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006855)

Is it so much to ask that you under stand two commonly used english words. 'Then' is a time. I will give you a swift kick in the nuts then. 'Than' compares to things. You will probably prefer a swift kick in the nuts to getting hot grits dumped down your pants. Understand? Learn it. Use it. Live it.

Kudos (1)

fordp (16731) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006856)

...and best of luck to both of you

first baby! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3006857)

I got first baby!

That is really weak, man. (0, Troll)

rschwa (89030) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006861)

How cowardly.

One ring to rule them all.... (4, Funny)

FPhlyer (14433) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006862)

....One ring to bind them.

Seriously, I hope she says yes.
You will let us know what she says, won't you Taco?

You Lucky Girl. (0)

burnboy (48519) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006863)

Oh My God! I would have NEVER thought anything like this would have been posted on Slashdot!

If it doesn't work out, dude, I'll marry you.

Taco! You stallion! (2, Funny)

fadeaway (531137) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006864)

Go for it dude!

But be careful.. if you marry her, she's entitled to half of your mod points! Pre-nup!

Never. (-1, Troll)

Kathleen Fent (558811) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006866)

I don't love you Taco. I will never marry you! So long as there exists at least one other man on God's green earth! I'd have sex with the Goatsex man [goatse.cx] before I give my life to you!

Slashdot just jumped the shark! (3, Funny)

ellem (147712) | more than 12 years ago | (#3006867)

Damn you Taco! Now Slashdot will really suck! This is just like the musical buffy episode.

Damn you, Damn you to Hell!

Oh and I hope she says yes.
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