virtual confetti

October 22, 2018 3:07 PM

One great joy of MetaFilter is to read the thoughts of strangers, and to be caused to dream, from even just a few of their words, of their intellect, their talent, their wealth of experience and their great humanity. Of one of you dreamish strangers, I’d like to take the chance to say (well ... to warble, off-key): congratulations. On her upcoming wedding day.

“virtual confetti”

I read the news you posted that made 68 people smile
The plusses of congratulations formed a golden pile
And every one a tiny happy wish that came from miles and miles away

That's a method to salute you, but not the only one
I hear fingers hitting keyboards like the heartbeat of a drum
To hope for you the best time, the warmest sun to light your happy day

So if I say "hooray" for you
Please don't think me insincere or petty
We're throwing out our love
If only in the form of virtual confetti

You’ve a talent for communication, they said it saved a life
Though we ain’t met Mr. billiebee, he’s gonna have a lovely wife
That’s some happy news for both of you, so have a lovely party and a cake

And though my tangled sentences
Make as much sense as a plate of burnt spaghetti (!!!)
We're throwing out our love
If only in the form of virtual confetti

Best wishes come to you
From every thomas, harry, dick or betty (???)
We're throwing out our love
If only in the form of virtual confetti

So let's cut to the chase: we’re glad to hear your news
This world is far from perfect
But for you, I want today to solve its blues

I hope you have a wedding that’s as wonderful as everything you're due

Happy wedding day to billiebee
Happy wedding day to you
Happy wedding day to billiebee
Happy wedding day to you

posted by the quidnunc kid (4 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

This is lovely! Congrats billiebee
posted by ellieBOA at 3:56 AM on October 23 [2 favorites]


Well this is just ridiculously lovely! Thank you so much! I don’t know about you all but I’m voting #1
posted by billiebee at 4:37 PM on October 27 [2 favorites]


Yay! What a good thing, the quidnunc kid. I've often seen your comments here on MeFiMusic and I thank you for being here and supporting us. Congrats on your first MeFi Music post! This is so sweet and musically like it's right out of the hits of the '90s. It's my favorite song with the lyric "burnt spaghetti." :)

And hooray indeed to billiebee - she's the bee's knees.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 11:17 PM on October 27 [2 favorites]


That’s super kind of you all, thank you - (and hooray again for billiebee!).

It's my favorite song with the lyric "burnt spaghetti."

Hee hee! Err ... probably should also apologise to a couple of characters who didn’t make the cut ... a yeti, and Christina Rossetti.

Then again, woulda been a bit difficult to fit an abominable snowman and a Goblin Market into that! ;-)
posted by the quidnunc kid at 12:04 PM on October 28 [1 favorite]


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