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Let me be the first to congratulate you and Sean. May you make many Fourier transforms together. Who else would marry a guy for his Cube of Darkness? :^)

Does this mean you're moving to LA (Sunnydale)? Hooray! And congrats! I once had my very ownes crush on Dr. Carroll, and am so very happy to hear that he's over the moon for a member of the slayage sisterhood.

This is all so lovely!

Congratulations, Jennifer, let me be the second to say best wishes for a happy, healthy, intellectually stimulating, and "physical" life together! And fun...don't forget the fun. :-)

Congratulations! May this lead to a happy future for both of you!

Congratulations! And hooray for the Internet as a way of helping bring people together, in contrast to the stereotype as it being a way of subverting human interaction.


CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What a fantastic match!

Oh, so, did you get a diamond anvil? ;-) (You don't have to answer.)

Words fail me, so I'll fall back on platitudes. Congratulations, Jen - I wish you both a lifetime of joy. (You can get the plushy plagues at Archie MacPhee.)

I'm so very happy for you!


But what happens to an internet avatar when her meat world counterpart becomes spoken for? Is pauvre petite Jen-Luc destined for a virtual life of old maidhood? You know, I know this very nice avatar over on the Huffington Post...

Congrats to you both!

See, I always tell my students that physics can be phun.

Thanks to everyone for the congrats... Can't respond to everyone in turn, but I can answer a few obvious questions:

(1) Yep, I'll be moving to Los Angeles, although finding time to actually make the move, given our respective schedules in the first half of 2007, will be a major challenge.

(2) We so could not have made this work without the glories of the Internet! A truly amazing series of tubes!

(3) I didn't get a diamond anvil, but there was a mishap with the ring re-sizing that might just spawn a blog post about the materials properties of gold... and possibly diamond... based on that terrific comment thread a couple of weeks ago.

(4) Jen-Luc Piquant feels a bit betrayed and abandoned at the moment, since she'd always envisioned a nice long mutual spinsterhood for us both. She might be interested in meeting a few attractive avatars... although ideally, she wants a Phil Plait avatar. :)

Congratulations to both of you...

In a strange coincidence, only two days back, I started a series on Fourier series at my blog... ;)

"Sean is nothing if not romantic. So he put his arms around me and whispered, 'Wouldn't it be fascinating to take a Fourier transform of those waves?'"

Brought tears to my eyes.

That's awesome, congratulations. I love stories like this... life is crazy for sure but crazy can be so much fun.

Okay, I'm not a physicist but I am a sap for a great romantic story. Hearty best wishes to you both and congratulations!

CONGRATS!!! I'm sure Jen-Luc will find her own love out in L.A. I look forward to reading all about it.

Well I can't be the firt
so I'll join the long q
to wish you both all the best

PS - I sortta guessed, you know. lol!

*sniff* Congrats. May it last a lifetime.

Much hearty clinking of foamy mugs to you both!

As someone who has been married to another physicist for 15 years, I will warn you that you are joining a VERY exclusive club of profoundly strange couples. Have I mentioned here before that my wife-to-be and I held hands in graduate quantum mechanics class? Looking back, that weirds even ME out!

And don't even get me started on the kids! Our then two-year-old daughter spontaneously used the phrase "Thermal shock!" when exiting an air conditioned room into the hot CA sun. Any kids you have are clearly doomed from the start!

You have my sincere good wishes for a long, successful, and strange marriage!

Congratulations again, Jennifer! How about a blog posting about the physical behavior of light inside diamonds, now? ;-)

As one physics geek a long way down the asperger's scale (and I just about manage to function with people suffering "normal social adjustment syndrome" around me) married to another such I can heartily recommend the union. How else could you say things like "Oops, it's spontaneously decayed to the ground state" when you drop something on the floor and have your partner understand? Or better yet, have *her* make that quip to you...sigh.

And yes, the kids are a problem. For other people.

Enjoy. And did I mention congratulations?

Boy, I don't know; Fourier or wavelet analysis?



Hey, wait! Is Jen-Luc still available?

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