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Offline Beleth

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Congratulations, Mrs. Rebecca Watson-Rodrigues!
« on: July 11, 2009, 11:46:17 AM »
News flash -

Rebecca married Sid Rodrigues during the SGU panel section of TAM today.

More news forthcoming I'm sure.

ETA:
Video can be found here, including the proposal, at about the 26:40 mark:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/1788954
« Last Edit: July 11, 2009, 12:10:32 PM by Beleth »
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Re: Congratulations, Mrs. Rebecca Watson-Rodrigues!
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2009, 11:49:08 AM »
Congratulations, Rebecca!

This is the first surprise wedding I ever watched over live-stream on the internet. It is also my parents' wedding day. What are the odds?

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Re: Congratulations, Mrs. Rebecca Watson-Rodrigues!
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2009, 11:50:58 AM »
Congratulations, Rebecca!

This is the first surprise wedding I ever watched over live-stream on the internet. It is also my parents' wedding day. What are the odds?

One in 365. Or less, since more people get married in summer than winter.

congrats, Rebecca, and the lucky groom.
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Re: Congratulations, Mrs. Rebecca Watson-Rodrigues!
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2009, 11:51:10 AM »
CONGRATS!!
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Re: Congratulations, Mrs. Rebecca Watson-Rodrigues!
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2009, 11:55:56 AM »
Congrats!

I am so a girl, I am so excited...lol
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Re: Congratulations, Mrs. Rebecca Watson-Rodrigues!
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2009, 11:56:37 AM »
Congratulations Rebecca.

Quite a suprise when I went to my computer on a sunny Saturday afternoon here in Switzerland and happen to see the live ceremony on ustream.

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Re: Congratulations, Mrs. Rebecca Watson-Rodrigues!
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2009, 11:57:43 AM »
It was a surprise for her, I think?  Her family was here, the skepchicks were the bridesmaids, the other rogues were the groomsmen, George Hrab played guitar, and Adam Savage was the ring bearer.

The reverend was a lady named 'A'...one of the event organizers...and like a few people on the board, a real reverend.

They had a cake, but had to use a plastic knife. 

The invitation handed out after the fact says, "The honor of your presence has been forced against your will at the marriage of Rebecca Watson and Sid Rodrigues
Saturday, the eleventh of July
two thousand and nine
at half past eight in the morning."
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Re: Congratulations, Mrs. Rebecca Watson-Rodrigues!
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2009, 11:58:55 AM »
Yeah ... congrats to both!

I just heard about this forthcoming event last night, and in the absence of any news on the web I was starting to think I'd been wound up.

But ... does this mean they will now jointly run Boston Skeptics, or London Skeptics?

I missed it live. Is it on YouTube or something?
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Re: Congratulations, Mrs. Rebecca Watson-Rodrigues!
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2009, 12:01:20 PM »
Congratulations to the couple.  Very nice.  My first Vegas wedding. My first remote wedding.  I'm all e-choked up.  Congrats 

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Re: Congratulations, Mrs. Rebecca Watson-Rodrigues!
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2009, 12:03:53 PM »
Congratulations, Rebecca!

This is the first surprise wedding I ever watched over live-stream on the internet. It is also my parents' wedding day. What are the odds?

One in 365. Or less, since more people get married in summer than winter.

congrats, Rebecca, and the lucky groom.

Not to mention that I would I have noticed if it were my own or any close relative's wedding.

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Re: Congratulations, Mrs. Rebecca Watson-Rodrigues!
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2009, 12:11:38 PM »
I missed it live. Is it on YouTube or something?

It's here, at about 26:40:
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/1788954
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Re: Congratulations, Mrs. Rebecca Watson-Rodrigues!
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2009, 12:16:04 PM »
Totally cool....lucky I happened to be watching.

JimS- I'm pretty sure she knew about it. It was definitely scripted.

Would have been cool if Matt Dillahunty (he was in the audience) could have officiated, but it was still really neat.

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Re: Congratulations, Mrs. Rebecca Watson-Rodrigues!
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2009, 12:28:19 PM »
The reverend was a lady named 'A'...one of the event organizers...and like a few people on the board, a real reverend.

A is also one of the Skepchicks. She's a.real.girl on the blog.

Congrats Rebecca!

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Re: Congratulations, Mrs. Rebecca Watson-Rodrigues!
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2009, 12:43:52 PM »
Congrats to the lucky pair!

Though I thought what happened in Vegas stayed in Vegas and not broadcast live on the inter-tubes?

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Re: Congratulations, Mrs. Rebecca Watson-Rodrigues!
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2009, 12:57:43 PM »
Congratulations, congratulations and thanks for letting us take part in it, albeit through the tubes!
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