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So then that happened

Filed under: Life — Thomas @ 5:04 pm

5:04 pm

I’ve been more quiet than usual lately. I guess that’s what happens when you get married.

Oh, yeah, so that happened.


When I first met her years ago at a friend’s birthday drink she sat next to me all night and completely ignored me.

Years later I crashed a women only outing where she happened to be as well.

A random party, a six-o’clock-in-the-morning omelette on a terrace watching the sun come up, a birthday party, a jaunt to the Gentse Feesten and a long Christmas in august later, we were already together for two months before we knew it. I took her to my sister’s wedding, and not even three years later we went to our own, three weeks after I proposed. (Tip for anyone thinking of proposing: maybe the sauna isn’t the best place after all)

Getting married to her ended up being the most natural decision I’ve ever taken. And the answer to the most-asked question? Yes, it does make a difference. No, I didn’t expect it to. But it does.

Thank you to everyone who ever dumped me – I had no idea better things were coming.


  1. Congrats Thomas!

    Comment by Jean-Paul Calderone — 2013-6-7 @ 5:35 pm

  2. Congratulations Thomas!

    Comment by Christian Schaller — 2013-6-7 @ 5:44 pm

  3. Congratulations Thomas!

    Comment by Nushio — 2013-6-7 @ 6:08 pm

  4. Congratulations!

    Comment by Ruben Vermeersch — 2013-6-7 @ 9:04 pm

  5. Congratulations! Now for the kids ;)

    Comment by Gil Forcada — 2013-6-7 @ 9:55 pm

  6. The last line is the best ending of a blog post I’ve ever read.

    Comment by Ryan Patrick — 2013-6-8 @ 12:05 am

  7. Congratulations, and I like that last line too.

    Comment by Debarshi Ray — 2013-6-8 @ 4:43 pm

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  9. Congratulations Thomas!

    Comment by Varun Priolkar — 2013-6-10 @ 7:06 am

  10. “Yes, it does make a difference. No, I didn’t expect it to. But it does.”

    Does it? My wife and I have been married 7 years now and it doesn’t feel a single bit different to when we weren’t. (Except for the extra €50 or so of tax breaks.)

    Comment by Pad — 2013-6-10 @ 3:27 pm

  11. Congratulations to you, wish you both the best.

    Comment by Pete — 2013-6-11 @ 1:25 pm

  12. Congratulations to you both! Mazel tov!

    Comment by Glyph — 2013-6-11 @ 9:57 pm

  13. Thanks Glyph!

    Comment by Thomas — 2013-7-17 @ 9:33 pm

  14. Yeah! Vive les mariés!
    Love that last line too! :)

    Comment by Kevin — 2013-6-19 @ 12:40 pm

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