I dont believe in marriage as an eternal bond created by a paper, i believe it as in an eternal bond created by a man and a woman who truly love each other , does anybody else believe this?
Asked by Itscrafty 6 years ago
I want to buy an engagement ring with an alexandrite stone... i want it to be as graceful and fancy as possible while sticking within the 300$ range. Help would be appreciated.
Asked by 27723773 7 years ago
In January of this year on our anniversary my better half proposed to me. :) I am more excited and happy than I have ever been thinking of being married to Thomas, but there's one aspect that I dread- the actual wedding. I have absolutely no idea what to do. I'm apparently the only girl in the history of girls who hasn't spent a single day of her life imagining her "big day". I don't even know what I want my dress to look like! I have approximately a year and a half before the day comes- we haven't actually set a date but we decided on a two year engagement to have time to take some premarital classes through my church and let Thomas get a foundation in his new job. All that is set down right now: 1)The wedding will most likely happen at our church 2) We want a small wedding and large reception- Thomas' family is HUGE and the church is pretty tiny so this way everyone gets to be a part of it without being crushed 3) One of our mutual friends is going to make the cake (which I'm super excited about) 4) There is a LOT more I have to get started planning and I don't even know where to begin! So please send me your suggestions and any tips, projects or other sites that might help- I really have no clue what all goes into weddings so pretty much anything you could dream up would probably benefit me enormously. Thank you all so much! God Bless! ~Jamie
Posted by .Paramore. 8 years ago
If you want your marriage to be an out-of-this-world experience, a wedding planner and a space transport company are working together to provide weddings in space. For 2.2 million dollars, you get the extra-terrestrial wedding plus a variety of bonuses, including a dress and a reception. Apparently, you can have your cake and eat it too...in space.Link via Gizmodo
Posted by joshf 10 years ago
Http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080111/od_nm/twins_odd_dc;_ylt=AoZvBFiQ44VpuITp2zqX9sWs0NUEI know it's not really what iBles is about... but I couldn't resist posting it.Here is the article from Yahoo! News:Fri Jan 11, 2:33 PM ETA couple discovered after they had married that they were twins who had been split up at birth and adopted by separate families, according to a member of Britain's House of Lords.British peer David Alton recounted the story to parliament last month to support his argument that artificially conceived children should be told who their biological parents are.Alton said he had heard the story of the separated twins from a High Court judge who had dealt with the case."This did not involve in vitro fertilization: It involved the normal birth of twins who were separated at birth and adopted by separate parents," said Alton, an independent member of the Lords. "They were never told that they were twins.""They met later in life and felt an inevitable attraction, and the judge had to deal with the consequences of the marriage that they entered into and all the issues of their separation," he said."I suspect that it will be a matter of litigation in the future if we do not make information of this kind available to children who have been donor-conceived," he said.Alton could not immediately be reached for comment and no further information was available about the twins or where they were from."I think it's a very tragic story for the people involved," said Pam Hodgkins, head of a group that helps adults affected by adoption."It is a lesson that we need to learn and apply to the situation of donor-conceived children," she told Sky News."Whilst ... nowadays it would be most unusual for siblings to be separated ... the risk of secrecy affecting the lives of people born as a result of egg and sperm donation is exactly the same as the risks that have affected adopted people in the past," she said.
Posted by its a lion 10 years ago
Update My Wife and I, would like to say thank you for all your kind messages. The sun is shining over the mountains, we have an amazing cottage with crazy wobbly oak floors, and we are both very happy. I am hoping to get some pictures blogged up on here, both for you all to enjoy, but also to link to my family. Most of you already know, but tomorrow I am getting married. It certainly has come around alot quicker than I expected, but I did expect it to do that. The ceremony is at 11.30 in the morning. Then we head off on our honeymoon to the Lake District. I am really excited, and can not wait. I have just finished packing all my gadgets, now I need to start packing boring things like clothes and such. We are taking the internet with us, but mainly so we can do a little geocaching, and keep a keen eye on the weather. So, wish me all the best, no doubt I will need it. Having said that, I am not one bit nervous. I intend to get ready early enough to squeeze a Left4Dead game in before the ceremony. The downside is that you will see little of me, the upside is, we are hoping to do a 'How to get married' Instructable, after that, I intend to use my new found space and freedom to beat Kitemans 100 Instructables In less than 6 months.
Posted by gmjhowe 8 years ago
Has posting a project on Instructables and being a member of our community helped you nail an interview / get your dream job / propose to your partner / get an A on a school project / muster up the courage to ask someone out?? We want to hear your stories! Please share them below
Posted by kazmataz 6 years ago
Hello everyone, I'm not very active here and I think this is my first post on the forums... I just wanted to say how I really like the fact that there are No on Prop 8 banner ads on Instructables. :) But since we're on this topic now: How do you feel about Proposition 8? (If you don't know what Prop 8 is, it's the "Marriage Protection Act", it would amend the California constitution to say that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid and would make same-sex marriages unconstitutional.)
Posted by teh darkcloud 9 years ago
So, I was looking through a book and I found this amazingly detailed (and freaky) painting called "Arnolfini Marriage". Lot's of weird messages behind it. Anyway, here I have enclosed some of my favorite artworks I have seen. I want you to do the same with your comments. 1. Johanness van Eyck - "Arnolfini Marriage" 2. Leonardo Da Vinci - "Mona Lisa" 3. Edvard Munch - "The Scream"
Posted by Flumpkins 9 years ago
Dear honorable members and staff at Instructables, My family and myself cordially invite you all at the marriage of our daughter Anita Christy with Mr. Anandha Bharathi On Monday, 09th June 2014 at 09:00 AM at "Our Lady of Lourdes Church", Kayathar, Thoothukudi District, Tamil Nadu, India. Route: Chennai (Tamil Nadu) - Madurai - Thirumangalam - Kovil Patty – Kayathar (Distance from Madurai : 130 kms) Reception at Bride's home-town on 13th June 2014 at 04:30 PM at K.K.S. Mahal, Uthamapalayam, Theni District, Tamil Nadu Route from Chennai (Distance 530 kms) Chennai - Tiruchirapalli - Dindukal - Theni - Chinnamanur - Uthamapalayam Route from Madurai (Distance 110 kms) Madurai - Usilampatty - Andipatty - Theni - Chinnamanur - Uthamapalayam Nearest Airport and Rail-head : Madurai With Regards Antoni Raj & Mrs. Josephine Raj Jose Xavier Anand (younger brother to Anita Christy) Alice Niraimathy (younger sister to Anita Christy)
Posted by antoniraj 4 years ago
What better way to start a marriage than an AT-AT cake that celebrates the Battle of Hoth? Teresa Ulrich made this one for her friend, Rebecca Dudeiros, and the results are great. It also comes with Ewok cupcakes. Wait a minute... Ewoks weren't at the Battle of Hoth! Awesome Star Wars Wedding Cake via Craft
Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago
I'm just curious. Why should someone marry someone? Why not just domestic partnership? What about gay marriage? I'm up for a debate. If your points are not appropriate, message me. Really, go ahead. I wanna know.
Posted by Warlrosity 7 years ago
I'm just curious. Why should someone marry someone? Why not just domestic partnership? What about gay marriage? I'm up for a debate. If your points are not appropriate, message me. Really, go ahead. I wanna know.
Asked by Warlrosity 7 years ago
At least in India, people generally print around 100 to 2000 invitations for marriages or such ceremonies. This is usually a simple sheet or a single fold sheet like that of greeting card. Guadier ones can have more folds. The front of the folded sheet usually has a Image of a God and OR or a simple painting of a marriage parade. On the Inside are a tonne of details. (The bride, the groom, the Venue, the date, Timings, a small list of well wishers, etc.And after all this, the only use of this beautiful piece of art made of cards made out of wood /bamboo are wasted the day the ceremony commences and ends. My idea is that making them into usable items during production itself would be a great idea . Think of it . Invitations that expand to become a tabletop foldable calendar, with the back of the invitation having (Even the ceremony could be marked nicely).. An empty slot which can be used to turn it into a photo decorator/fantasyfier..Those are the two ideas I can come up right now. If you can come up with more, please do post.
Posted by kamathln 9 years ago
I have an Arduino (not super relevant, I will buy a different controller if necessary) and am trying to design a very unique marriage proposal (hence my throwaway account name and lack of details). I want to know if it is possible to light candles on command using a microcontroller....Has anyone attempted this? The ignition source only needs to work once, and to be as inexpensive as possible so I can scale this up without killing my budget. Thanks for your help!
Posted by 65f76ghuyt6 6 years ago
Since samesex marriages became legal here in Sweden two days ago it is becomming clear that no one is making those little figures that go on top of the cake in more than one theme (guess wich one). There is the usual pair but they're often plastic molded as one piece and needs a LOT of work to mod. We need an instructable showing how to make, mod, mold, sculpt, massproduce or even bake toppers for Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transexuals and Transvestites (I've probably forgotten someone).
Posted by omnibot 9 years ago
Ok this is the Joke A Catholic engaged couple are in the car and the die just before the wedding and the go to heaven and they are at the pearly gates and see a pastor. they ask him if the can get married in heaven and he says "I'll go check". Four days later he comes back to the couple and hes says yes you can. Then the married couple says "Well 50% of marriages end in devorice. Can we get devoriced in heaven? and then the pastor says. For the love of Pete women it took me for days to find a Preist dfo you know how long It'll take me to find a lawyer!
Posted by Metal4God 10 years ago
Hello, I was given this certificate as a Christmas present. I thought it was just a novelty but was assured that I could, if I wished, now sign legal forms/change my bankbook/change my passport to utilise the prefix Rev, because this is an officially recognized church. I was overjoyed but very, very skeptical. I Googled but can only find one site under The International Church Of Atheism, which is very basic and without contact details. http://internationalchurcho.fatcow.com/ Reading around the subject it seems that this kind of thing is legal in the US of A ( such as the First Church of Atheism ) and even allows you to perform weddings but I can't find any useful info on how much weight this carries in the UK. I know that it will not give legal status to performing marriages or any heavyweight duties here but I do like the idea of having Rev. on my driving licence; would anyone know if it at least allows that ? Does anybody with actual legal knowledge know ? No guesses or opinions please, I've found enough of those while Googling. Thank you for your help. Rev. Friend Of Humanity. UPDATE After Kiteman's comment I feel that I should state that I Photoshopped my real name out in order to illustrate this question. And just to clarify: I am asking if I can legally use this prefix on my passport etc. I do not have any plans to use it in any practical way such as performing/witnessing marriages.
Asked by FriendOfHumanity 5 years ago
These are the winners of my art contest. Haven't joined? -> https://www.instructables.com/group/artcontest The link to my art contest. 1st- username252 2nd- I LIKE TURTLES 3rd- LoneWolf 4th- happyjo 5th- sagart Now the results of the instructables entered. 1st- How to Make an Origami Wayfinder - username252 2nd- Shark Drawing - I LIKE TURTLES 3rd- Guides to Drawing Wolves - LoneWolf 4th- My Art! - happyjo 5th- Draw Dog From Photograph - LoneWolf 6th- Gwendolyn: An Unwanted Marriage - happyjo 7th- camelean - I LIKE TURTLES I anounce the 1st prize to username252. The 2nd prize to I LIKE TURTLES. And last the 3rd prize to LoneWolf. Want to have your name posted as a winner? Show off your best art instructables on my group! https://www.instructables.com/group/artcontest
Posted by lil larry 7 years ago
I have recently become curious about holiday traditions that people have that no one else has. This curiosity began when I contacted a holiday historian about a tradition passed down in my own family. The historian felt this originated within my family, though it has elements similar to England's plum Pudding ( my gm was half English) . My best guess is that my grandmother came up this ( a gift filled Christmas Pie) out of a desire to make a meager Christmas special early in her marriage. We have a second tradition that I started. It is a house elf, who writes letters year around and visits for two weeks at Christmas. I called on him because of my daughter's terror of Santa, whom she called the Claws. Both these traditions were likely born of need, and because they served their purpose well, were embraced and stayed. Now I am curious about others. Do you have a tradition you will share?
Posted by acorniv 11 years ago
So... I'm starting to think that I am weird... because I like art like Mona Lisa, Arnolfini's marriage, and stuff... But I love stuff like death metal. It's just like watching Mona Lisa headbang. I like doing origami... but I like metal drumming. It's like seeing someone like AdamsSara from Youtube playing a constant double bass to death growling. I am actually very polite, but if you knew me for real, you would think I am someone who would like cut school (which I don't). It would be funny though. It would go something like this: Me: *Walks into convenience store* Dude Behind the counter: Aren't you supposed to be in school? Me: Why yes, thank you for saying that. Now give me all the money in the register please. If you don't mind. I won't hurt you. Dude behind the counter: No Me: Thanks anyway, please don't call the cops on me. *Laughs* Am I weird?
Posted by Flumpkins 9 years ago
Greetings to all you budding mad scientists out there. I am an Student Artist who specializes in more 3D art forms, especially Jewelry/Fine Metalwork and Ceramics. Currently my interests are moving more toward the imagery found in the Steampunk style. This beautiful combination of Brass, wood, glass and leather in classic Victorian style is just speaking to my core being. So new designs are currently spewing forth from this place deep inside me, crying out for me to breath life into them. But my muse, sadly (or maybe not :)) is pushing me beyond my current skills. I have yet to incorperate light and electricity into my work, but to this current genera it is a natural marriage. So I am in need of assistance. An online Igor to my Frankenstein of Jewelry. I am needing to incorporate some LED lights (5-7) into my new piece to hopefully give it an almost otherworldly glow. But I have never done this before. Aside from LEDs I do not know what else I will need. Transistors, circuit boards, kinds of batteries ext of whatever else. So if anyone out there possesses the knowledge I am seeking I would appreciate any enlightenment you send my way. Thanks in advance - Draco Rincewind
Posted by DracoRincewind 10 years ago
I am doing a mini research experiment for my psychology class involving interviewing 60+ year olds who have aged well and are Exuberant in their old age. However being 18 I don't regularly keep in contact with many 60 year olds. I was wondering if any 60+ year olds (or anyone with wisdom regarding aging happily) would be willing to answer some short questions. If anyone is interested in helping me out these are the questions 1.How well are you enjoying your career/retirement? 2. How would you describe your last vacation? 3. What personal relationships have been important to you since you turned 50? Describe the most important one. 4. Ask persons about their marriage relative to "the Four Horsemen". Find out strategies used for successful marraiges. 5. Of the adaptive defensive mechanisms (aka Mature defense mechanisms), which do you believe you display on a regular basis. Also if anyone has any general wisdom on tips for remaining happy in their advanced age or how to stay happily married I would enjoy to hear it. (I'll write them down and store them away for 30 years from now!)
Posted by TheCheese9921 6 years ago
My friend Bug is responsible for a fine Valentine's Day tradition: the Love Sucks party.This party is held whenever he's single (according to the rules below), and is open to any single friends and their single friends. It's usually held at a distinctly non-romantic type of restaurant with ample seating and strong drinks. I know of at least one marriage that's come of Love Sucks parties, but that's really not the point, is it?The rules:1) Single is defined as a) really single, b) your SO is at least 3,000 miles away, or c) you don't have a date for Valentine's Day and your romantic entanglements require a white board for proper mapping, otherwise known as the Circus Trainer Clause. (As in, "my girlfriend is out for dinner with her husband and her girlfriend, the circus trainer..." or something equally convoluted enough to require a whiteboard for mapping.) Either way, participants are likely to be a bit grouchy about the holiday.2) Single friends can bring another of their single friend as a "non-date", ie someone they would never date. There may be more rules, but as I've never been (un)lucky enough to attend one of Bug's Love Sucks parties I'm a bit fuzzy on the other details. (Bug, can you help out here?) It should be noted that he's NOT planning one this year, as he doesn't qualify to attend. ;-) This shouldn't stop you from picking up this worthy tradition. Just make sure to bring a whiteboard.UPDATE: here's Bug's official description and invite template for all to use.
Posted by canida 11 years ago
It's been a long journey since I first looked over Saul's shoulder in our shared 4th-floor MIT Media Lab office and saw the proto-sketches that would become Howtoons, but today the book finally launches! Here's the word directly from Saul:I along with my co-authors and illustrators, Nick Dragotta and Joost Bonsen are proud to announce that today is the official publication and release of our fully-illustrated, science-meets-adventure-and-mischief comic book, HOWTOONS ! The Possibilities are Endless. I know I personally am nervous, relieved, and all of the other things that a first time author can be. You can buy the book directly from AmazonAlthough all of the authors wish to compel you to walk, run, or ride a bike to your local book store and get one there (or demand that they carry copies!).We'd like to thank each and everyone on this email list for their moral and other support in the gestation of this exciting project. Thanks for loaning us your children, your ideas, your inspiration and your feedback. Hopefully we are now returning all of them to you in good healthy order and with interest on top!We'd love to encourage you all to buy hundreds and thousands of copies of this book for all of your favourite 4-94 year olds. The jacket copy says 8-12, but we know that our group of friends have nothing but the most intelligent children (hence extending the age range down to 4) as well as being fundamentally immature and appreciative of fart jokes (hence increasing it to 94).HOWTOONS seeks to put the joy, the story, the adventure, the free-spirit, the fun, the downright ridiculousness, and the real heroicism of science and engineering back into education. We do this through stories and illustrations designed to show children that science and engineering is not only one of the coolest possible things that you can study, but that it touches upon everything in modern life and can be found in the simple objects around you... One tag line we often like to associate with the book is: "See the world for what it can be, not for what it is." The world is increasingly technical, and many of the greatest challenges of the 21st century will require technically aware people whether they are working on science and engineering themselves, or whether they are the artists, writers, accountants, musicians, lawyers, politicians and educators who make the world a rich and interesting place to live. I believe the magnificent artwork of Nick also highlights that there is a genuine marriage between the arts and sciences and the oft cited tension between the two is un-necessary as both come from a desire to create and share new ideas and ways of representing them.You can see our new website, including many samples of HOWTOONS and a regularly updated blog at www.howtoons.com. We'd like to send an especially big thanks and shout out to Ryan McKinley for help with the website (if you don't know him you should! He's a programming powerhouse), and of course also to Phil Torrone, everyone's favourite blogger and DIY mastermind. We'd also love to thank all of the people at O'Reilly media, especially Dale Dougherty, Tim O'Reilly, Mark Frauenfelder and Carla Sinclair for including HOWTOONS in their fabulous magazines MAKE and CRAFT (www.makezine.com, www.craftzine.com). Also in the thank-you list should be Judith Regan who plucked us from obscurity to help us get started down the book-making path, and now the wonderful people of Harper Collins Children's Books for all of their help. We should include all of our apologies for editorial lateness!. Naturally we'd like to thank the people at Squid Labs and Eric and Christy of www.instructables.com fame for their support and work in bringing the make-it-yourself ethos to a much larger audience. MIT, MIT's media lab, and MITERS (MIT Electronic Research Society) are also to be whole-heartedly thanked for turning a blind eye to our insanity. The support of all these people and more (you) has been invaluable to us.Not to rest on our laurels Ã¢â¬â€ we are already working on a 2nd HOWTOONS book full of more wonderful projects and crazy storylines to encourage you to grab a 9-year-old and relive the joy of messing with world around you just because it's interesting, because rockets are cool, because bugs are fascinating, because flying is magnificent, because mechanisms are intriguing, because a sheet of paper isn't a sheet of paper, it's a work of origami art waiting to (un)fold.Furthermore, we are working on another book project, specifically a selection of DIY projects around the topic of renewable energy presented HOWTOONS-style, in order to encourage energy literacy and intuition amongst the next generation of engineers and scientists. Energy will be one of the key issues of this century and helping people understand all of the options and the promise and beauty of renewable energies is something we believe we can do to help.If you'd like to help support Howtoons in any way we'd love to hear from you; it is still a fledgling project in its infancy trying to wend its way towards fiscal sustainability. The biggest thing most of you can probably do to help is SPREAD THE WORD! Buy some books! Go out and give yourself the experience of reliving the joy of discovering the world by working on some Howtoons projects with your favourite kids (or even better, kids you don't know yet). If you have suggestions for future projects we'd love to hear about them. One of my favourite projects in HOWTOONS Book 1 is an open-source whooppee cushion that delighted my father (and haunted his teachers) when he was a 9-year-old and will hopefully induce raucous laughter everywhere.Again, thank you all.Saul Griffith, Nick Dragotta, Joost Bonsen,co-creators of HOWTOONS!www.howtoons.comPS. Finally, and most importantly I want to wholeheartedly thank my co-authors for their friendships, musings, and hard-work. It's tremendous to work with such great people at the top of their respective games.In case you don't know them (or me):Nick Dragotta first knew the power of comic art when he drew pictures of injuries on the blackboard at school that were so graphic that his fellow classmates had to leave the room to throw up. Since then he has tirelessly practiced the art of comics and researched the great artists of the field. Nick has drawn for Marvel and DC, including Spider-Man, X-men, Fantastic Four, and X-static titles. He is currently passionate about making more comic books for kids. Nick lives in a small apartment with walls lined by the shortened stubs of ruined pencils. He sleeps in a pile of eraser filings, drinks black ink, and exists on a diet of pureed superhero comic books.Joost Bonsen immigrated as a young boy to the United States from the Netherlands with his parents and his personal suitcase full of LEGOs. He grew up in Silicon Valley, California, immersed in that creative and entrepreneurial culture. While Joost was growing up, the vacant lot across the street from home served variously as play space, special effects set, race track, rocket launch pad and more as he and his friends made home movies, practiced being space explorers, and plotted space projects. Joost went to MIT for undergraduate studies in bioÃ¢â¬â€electrical engineering and recently finished his graduate degree at the MIT Sloan School of Management looking at how labs are run, how research themes emerge, and how new technologies are commercialized.Saul Griffith grew up in Australia and his earliest memories of inventing things were of making grappling hooks for climbing trees and buildings. His childhood adventures included making his own rocketÃ¢â¬â€powered toy cars, kites, and enormous puppets. He kept a diary of drawings of his inventions as a kid that included fantastic monorails and airplanes shaped like mantaÃ¢â¬â€rays. Saul ended up studying materials scienceÃ¢â¬â€the structure of the materials we use every dayÃ¢â¬â€before going on to MIT to do a PhD in building selfÃ¢â¬â€replicating machines and a theory for folding 3Ã¢â¬â€dimensional objects. He now works at Squid Labs in California inventing cool new things for making the world a better place. He still builds kites, they are just much, much bigger now.
Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago