Happy news

Some of you know one of our regular commenters here…and she has some good news to share.

Hail the happy Happy Beltane season!

Naughty Marvin


Patricia, OM

Are pleased to announce

their engagement.

A Lughnasadh Wedding is planned

at Trout Lake Abbey, Trout Lake, Washington.

I even know where that is! Very pretty country thereabouts. Congratulations to all!


  1. 'Tis Himself, OM says

    Prince Charming is going to marry our Patricia.

    [tears run down face] I’m so happy. [dabs eyes with hankie]

  2. Mattir says

    Isn’t anyone going to express concern for holding a lifecycle celebration at a “spiritual retreat center?” Isn’t that too cheerful for an atheist wedding? I certainly hope there’s going to be some catastrophic confrontation with reality to ensure that Real Atheist (TM) standards are satisfied.

    Or at least some serious good wine.

  3. Brownian, OM says

    Who’s Trout Lake Abbey? Is this some sort of—I don’t know the exact pronunciation but I believe it’s…ménage à trois?

    Whatever the arrangement, congratulations Patricia!

  4. Kieranfoy says

    People who say Pharyngulites are all meanines should see us know. I have tears in my eyes.


  5. Becca, the Main Gauche of Mild Reason says

    Cool! Congratulations to you both, and may it be the least happy day of the rest of your lives.

  6. JackC says

    Trout Lake Abbey – sounds like a damn good beer to me – I am all for it!

    … not to mention a certain soft spot in me hard, hard heart for anyone named Patricia…

    Congrats and best luck to you both.


  7. Janine, Mistress Of Foul Mouth Abuse, OM says

    I already sent her an e-mail of congratulations last night. But I must also do so publicly. Long may the good times last.

  8. Janine, Mistress Of Foul Mouth Abuse, OM says

    Also, it must be pointed out, I think our Queen Of Sluts has a damned good excuse for not hanging out around here. I think we can tolerate her absence for a good while longer.


  9. Nerd of Redhead, OM says

    I would cheer and jump up and down, but I don’t want to cause an earthquake in our area. So I’ll just applaud and cheer the happy couple instead. Long may they be happy.

  10. Nerd of Redhead, OM says

    Well, when Patricia gets back from the honeymoon, she had better start planning the party for PZ’s millionth comment. The Pullet Patrol™ is no help, as the keep eating the donuts I put out for the meeting, then wandering off…

  11. Carlie says

    Woooooooah!!! Awesome!!!! Congratulations, Patricia! You deserve all the happiness in the world.

  12. NovaC says

    Congratulations to you both! I’m a regular reader and rarely post but, for this happy occasion, I just had to pass along my best wishes for a wonderful life together!

  13. Cuttlefish, OM says

    *happy inky tears*
    Congratulations, you two–
    Long life and much joy!

  14. a_ray_in_dilbert_space says

    Patricia, I give the blessing I wish for every couple–may you be as happy in your marriage as my wife and I have been in ours.

  15. Katrina says

    Wonderful news! Congratulations! Wishing you all the happiness in the world.

  16. bastion of sass says

    What wonderful news! Wishing you both, and the pullets, much happiness, and many delicious pies.

  17. MrFire says

    Best Wishes, Patricia!

    Does this mean people will be doing a roundup for a wedding gift? Like maybe a diamond-studded spanking couch?

  18. leepicton says

    Congrats for getting a second bite at the big apple of marriage! Long may it last and may your days of joy increase from year to year. Come back to us soon, though!

  19. Josh, Official SpokesGay says

    How wonderful, Patricia! Wishing you all the happiness you deserve. :))

  20. Ben Goren says

    I’m new enough to not have a clue as to who she is, but please permit me to join y’all in offering my deepest condolences to the new couple.

    (Wait…that is what one is supposed to offer on such an occasion, right? And, if they actually take me up on the offer…where am I supposed to buy them? How much do they cost? How many will they want? Hell, for that matter, what do they actually smell like?)



    EAC Memographer
    BAAWA Knight of Blasphemy
    “All but God can prove this sentence true.”

  21. Janine, Mistress Of Foul Mouth Abuse, OM says

    Ben Goren, Patricia is one of the reasons why I love this blog. She is a former snake kisser who came to her senses. Because of this, she knows all the parts of the bible that the thumpers love to throw at we wicked atheists. And she beats them at their own game. She is also the Queen Of Sluts with her Brass Brassiere, Spanking Couch for all of the willing and unwilling denizens, the Pullet Patrol and trebuchet filled with chicken shit.

    Not trying to bring down the celebration here, but last year, her husband died. Needless to say, she had a rough time. We long time regulars are celebrating that she has got some happiness and good times back in her life.

    Now back to the partying! Nerd! Where is my grog?

  22. Nerd of Redhead, OM says

    Where is my grog?

    What? I left it on the bar. *looks over the bar, sees the spilled tankard on the ground with the puddle being swilled by the Pullet Patrol™* Sigh. *draws another and hands it directly to Janine.*

  23. triskelethecat says

    Many, many happy years, Patricia! Best of wishes to you and the man lucky enough to marry the Queen. May your fainting couch and pullets be joyful!

  24. Usagichan says

    As a newcomer here I feel like a stranger crashing a family party, but *raises glass* good health and happiness to you both. Thanks for brightening my day!

  25. CanadianChick says


    Best wishes to both, and especially to the lovely Patricia

    “may the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past”

  26. aratina cage says

    How wonderful Patricia! Congratulations! Judging from his name, I’m confident Naughty Marvin won’t have a problem with the spanking couch, now will he?

  27. Commissar Claw says

    Congratulations. May lord Cthulhu bless your union by eating you first.

  28. Haley says

    Wonderful! I hope you have a lovely engagement, a perfect wedding, and a long and happy marriage.

    If you’re looking for the perfect wedding cake, start here ;)

  29. John Scanlon FCD says

    She is a former snake kisser who came to her senses.

    Why? What’s wrong with kissing snakes?

    Anyhow, best wishes. Don’t stay away too long!

  30. deriamis says

    Huzzah and congratulations to the Lady and her Lord!

    @Nerd: Do you have a stock of mead, milady? I have a shilling burning a hole through me pouch and another if ye find it quick!

  31. JeffreyD says

    May you both be happy,
    may the sun rise in your eyes every morning when you see your lover,
    may you sleep each night entwined and warmed – breathing the warm air of your love’s breath,
    and may the days be as moments, but the moments a whole life long.

  32. Anubis Bloodsin the third says

    ‘Bright Blessings on your union and so mote it be.’

  33. greg.bourke0 says

    Go dtuga na maideanacha áthas agus na tráthnónta síocháin daoibh.
    Go dté bhur dtrioblóidí i laghad mar a méadaíonn bhur rath.
    Ná raibh an lá is bróine i bhur dtodhchaí níos measa
    ná an lá is sona i bhur saolta roimhe seo.

    May your mornings bring joy and your evenings bring peace.
    May your troubles grow few as your blessings increase.
    May the saddest day of your future
    Be no worse than the happiest day of your past.

  34. Louis says

    Congratulations Patricia!

    Well…of course I mean…erm…Congratulations Marvin!

    Oh pants, erm ahahaha…..I mean of course…Congratulations to both of you!

    Bugger…I forgot…And may you live a long and happy life together.

    I’ll come in again…



  35. maureen.brian#b5c92 says

    Very best wishes to both of you!

    Sounds like a great wedding venue. Pictures will be expected, of course.

  36. David Marjanović says

    All has been said, I have nothing to add :-) :-) :-)

    Why? What’s wrong with kissing snakes?

    :-D Herpetologist :-D

  37. Cosmic Teapot says

    Congratulations to you both.

    Wishing your tea is always of the right strength, and you never run short of cake.

  38. Nerd of Redhead, OM says

    @Nerd: Do you have a stock of mead, milady?

    Sorry, we don’t a milady Nerd running around here. Although some of the miladies may be a bit nerdish…

  39. Celtic_Evolution says

    *sigh*… and so one more wonderful, intelligent, charming and ignorant slut is off the market…

    While I am full of joy for you, my dear Patricia, I am selfishly saddened that my prospects have now shrunk slightly. ;^)

    In all seriousness, happy day! Huzzah and congrats to one of my favorite pharyngulettes…

  40. Alan B says

    Naughty Marvin vs Patricia OM

    A WIN – WIN result.

    Congratulations to you both!

  41. Caine, Fleur du mal says

    Woohoo! Congratulations Patricia and Naughty Marvin! May your kites always fly high and your picnics sparkle.

  42. Gregory Greenwood says

    Congratulations to you both. May the Tentacled One smile open your union. May your teeth always remain sharp and your coats sniny…

    *throws confetti*

  43. B166ER says

    Best wishes from Everett!

    Have a beautifully scientific and godless ceremony!

    No Gods, No Masters

  44. Patricia, Ignorant Slut OM says

    THANK YOU all for the wonderful good wishes! It’s good to be happy again.

    Naughty Marvin would type his own thanks for the huzzah’s, but he’s busy polishing the brass bosoms.

  45. Nerd of Redhead, OM says

    but he’s busy polishing the brass bosoms.

    Better make sure he gets it right. Otherwise, some “punishment” might be in order… ;)

  46. FossilFishy says

    Congrats Patricia and Marvin.

    Shared pain is lessened and shared joy is increased for both sharer and sharee. So, thank you for sharing your wonderful news it brightened my day.

  47. Gyeong Hwa Pak, Scholar of Shen Zhou says

    Sorry for the late arrival:

    Congrats for the couple. :)

  48. cicely says

    How the heck did I completely fail to see this thread???

    Add my congratulations to the ever-growing heap.


  49. Aquaria says

    How sweet! I remember when Patricia mentioned that first date.

    Congratulations, and may you always have lots of bacon.

    Somebody had to mention bacon.

  50. Janey Mack says

    Congratulations to you both! It’s nice to know that sometimes, even in this crazy world, the right people find each other.

  51. sakura10 says

    Oh, I love Trout Lake and Goose Lake and the Forlorn lakes and just about every lake surrounding that beautiful Mountain.


  52. ursa major says

    *arrives fashionably late* Congratulations – I will have a BLT and a Sam Adams in your honor.