The first Sunday Streets parklet wedding!

You may know from ‘Deep from his alter ego Trikeasaurus, or his residential parklet occupied by a topiary triceratops. Well, here’s yet another notch on his resume of heartwarming neighborhood quirks: ‘Deep is getting hitched today at noon, during Sunday Streets, in his parklet! (And I hear they’re giving out cupcakes to passersby.)

For schedules and more information, check out Kim and ‘Deep’s wedding Tumblr. And did I mention that today is Sunday Streets?

48 Responses to “The first Sunday Streets parklet wedding!”

  1. congrats–and hope it stops raining! i want cupcakes!

  2. Steve says:

    And I thought those buses were sapping all life and creativity from the Apple drones. ;) Congrats!

  3. trixrforkids says:

    great. can we look forward to the happy couple procreating in the parklet and giving birth there too? heartwarming neighborhood quirks or narcissistic ego boosters? i vote for the latter.

    • Steve says:

      I love his community building style. Even if it is narcissistic, so what?

    • Tammy says:

      “can we look forward to the happy couple procreating in the parklet and giving birth there too?” I knew there was a reason to wake up this morning. Thanks.

  4. sam says:

    trixrforkids says:

    “great. can we look forward to the happy couple procreating in the parklet and giving birth there too? heartwarming neighborhood quirks or narcissistic ego boosters? i vote for the latter.”

    What a sour, dickish comment to make. Do you know the guy at all? If you did, you’d not make such a comment. He’s a good dude with a huge heart, the mission is lucky to have him.

    • trixrforkids says:

      know the guy, otherwise would not make a comment.

      • Adam says:

        Don’t be a douchebag.

      • D. Jon Moutarde says:

        If you know THE COUPLE, then you’re an anonymous douchebag with a grudge, who can’t be bothered to name the grudge. If you don’t know THE COUPLE, then you’re an anonymous troll. Either way, you’re a dick, so fuck right off and die. ‘Nuff said!

        • trixrforkids says:

          wow, you take this shit pretty fucking seriously, don’t you? i guess i better not walk the streets alone. enjoy your cupcakes and i’ll continue to have my opinions. have a lovely day. and fuck off to you, too!

          • D. Jon Moutarde says:

            Guess I stuck it up your ass good, huh?

          • tuffy says:

            I’m kinda with trixrforkids. Dude forces me into traffic on Valencia almost daily, has shitty taste in music that pollutes my public space and his whole persona seems to be kinda rubbing it in the face of everyone around him. Opinions are like asshole and Valencia St. has a million of both.

            Happy forever after and all that.

          • Mike says:

            Dude, I understand that if you’re a miserable person you’re going to be annoyed if someone around you is happy and enjoying their life but you really should refrain from saying things like “…his whole persona seems to be kinda rubbing it in the face of everyone around him.” Because it makes you look like a really insecure and spiteful person. On a psycho level. “Look at all those smug jerks watching the new Batman movie! Their whole persona seems to be kinda rubbing it in my face!”

            C’mon, Man. Don’t be That Guy.

      • 'Deep says:

        Wow – you know me?

        Drop me an email then – I’m sorry I rub you the wrong way. You seriously misunderstand my intent. I certainly do have a megalomanical streak – so I can see why you’d say “narcissistic”, but honestly, I’m way too sure of all my failings to take it too seriously.

        ‘deep

  5. All for Love says:

    Congrats! Happy adventures on the road, in the heart!

  6. P.D.Bird says:

    Pictures from the most amazing wedding we have ever been to. Thank you Deep and Kim for sharing such a special moment with us all!! http://pdbird.tumblr.com/post/28800220502

  7. We had a great time getting some amazing images for Deep and Kimberly’s 2-day party fest (wedding bike party in GG park, dinner and Sunday Streets wedding today!) To see some sneak peeks (and see the whole wedding next week), check out my FB Love Stories link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Melissa-Mermin-Love-Stories/109254116221

  8. SFdoggy says:

    What is up with the paint job on his house? I am fine with funky and creative paint jobs, but this one just doesn’t work — the colors just clash. It really looks like it was done with whatever paint they could find discarded at the paint recycling plant.

    • 'Deep says:

      Sorry you don’t like the paint job. But appreciate the thoughts – yeah we took a gamble. Some days I think I love it, other days I think it isn’t warm & friendly enough.

      I can assure you however, it was very intentional – we spent a lot of time figuring it out, but at some point you just have to paint it & see what it turns out like.

      • GG says:

        I love it. I was really impressed when you redid the paint — a more modern take on the typical Victorian color scheme, it looks fresh and crisp while still harmonizing with the rest of the neighborhood. Congrats on the wedding.

  9. mushmouth says:

    BTW do us a favor, and turn down your frigging tricycle when rolling down valencia forcing your crappy 70s/80s music on everyone is pretty lame.

    • chalkman says:

      every time he loops around my house with the super hits of the super 70s makes me want to bust out my old boombox and go to his parklet with some Minor Threat and Joy Division….cute wife though

    • Neighbor says:

      I’ve got to second this comment. Its often hard to travel in the same direction as Deep’s trike because the music is so intrusive and imposing.

  10. srs dude. says:

    deep just makes a motherfucker feel poor.

    not to knock the dude, but i feel poor as a dry turd when i see him.

  11. P.D.Bird says:

    Geez. As one of the poorer people in SF, I dont care how much money Deep has. What i care about is how RICH he is and how much he has ENRICHED my life and experainces in the mission and elsewhere. Knowing what i know about Deep as a person, is that he is one of the kindest,nicest people we have ever met. While u might not like his choice in music,he would support you playing whatever kind of music that u would choose to play. Also,making a parklet and COMMUNITY space out front of his PRIVATE property is admiraible . And BTW,its not Deep or even some 8%ers that make u feel poor,its this system that we are all a part of that make some of us feel poor,fat,ugly,ect….I guess it’s to much for some of you to just wish a man and a woman(your neighbors) great luck. If you went to the wedding,ur thoughts might be differant. Amazing.

  12. asshole says:

    I bet they go to Burning Man for their honeymoon.

  13. 'Deep says:

    Hey guys -

    Thanks for the love. So many people seemed to really enjoy the wedding and get something from it, that even a few days later we’re both still smiling.

    And for those who I piss off, honestly, I’m sorry – that’s never the intent. I play the music I play because it makes a LOT of people really happy. I could stop based on this handful of comments, but it would disappoint all the many, many, more people who tell me face to face how happy it makes them.

    And for “srs. dude”, the person who said it all makes him/her feel poor: I never thought about it like that. I’m really sorry. I realize that I’m fortunate, the best I can do seems to be to give back a bit. The Mission & SF has been so good to me, that’s what the parklet is really about, as well as other stuff I do. I’m sure I’m not doing enough (can you ever be?) but I’m trying. I wish you well and hope you can enjoy kicking back in the parklet from time to time & watching Valencia go by. It’s free! And sometimes it makes me feel like everything is good in the world (even if it isn’t) for a few minutes.

    - ‘deep

    .ps as much as I love the playa & BurningMan – I like doing this stuff at home with everyone even more.

  14. S.Dwyer says:

    Congrats Deep & Kimberly!

  15. Adrienne Johnson says:

    When I was growing up in the Mission, I was always so happy to see all the people out on the streets living life in public. When things started cleaning up after all the violence of the 80′s and early 90′s it was my hope to see more public life. Today we have parklets and movie nights in the park and food trucks and Sunday Streets and weddings!!! I will admit that this was a wedding of people I love so it was extra special for me, but I watched the crowd watching the ceremony. I saw people who knew nothing of the bride and groom stop to hold hands and tear up a bit. I saw random people stop to enjoy a moment of beauty and love in utter surprise. I watched one couple, obviously in a difficult mood when they stopped, leave at the end with huge smiles, their day completely changed because of how lovely the moment they witnessed was. Amandeep and Kimberly have worked and sweated to create a life that gives back more than it takes. I am honored to be able to witness, and sometimes participate, in how that comes into being from time to time! Congratulations, my friends!!!

  16. Mike says:

    What I’ve learned from this thread:

    There are people that live on Valencia that love to complain online about the loud traffic on Valencia. I imagine these are the same types of people that move into black neighborhoods and then complain online that there are too many black people hanging around their house.

    Chalkman would like to bust out his old boombox and go play some Minor Threat and Joy Division. Hey, it’s a free country. Do it or don’t do it but it’s just kind of sad to read peoples comments online about what they would like to do but never really end up doing. That’s the kind of conversations senior citizens have in retirement homes as they look back in their life with regret. Right before they die.

    Looking forward to trixrforkids next free party. You know that guy must be super fun to party with. With a screen name like that I just imagine a cranky Jerry Sandusky yelling out the window “Hey, turn that music down! I’m trying to rape some kids over here!”

    • P.D.Bird says:

      spot on Mike. spot on.

    • chalkman says:

      I’m not going to do it because blasting music in front of Deep’s house would be as self-absorbed and rude as leaving all my trash and cig butts in Dolores Park.

      • Mike says:

        Well the last thing I would ever want is for someone on a self-absorbed Mission blog to be rude :)

        But seriously, if you feel like rocking out to your music than by all means, fire away. Only a complete prick is going to live in the heart of the city and then complain about it being too loud.

        But don’t worry, those people are cowards and will never say anything about it to your face so I think we’re all good.

  17. clemens says:

    ‘Deep builds community. He’s one of the people who makes San Francisco a spectacular, every-changing, DIFFERENT, unique place. He expends substantial portions of his own resources (time, money, elbow grease) in the pursuit of giving others some goofy, unexpected, bouncy happiness. As you’ve seen from his comments, he’s also an open and genuine and honest and forthright person – which makes it hard for folks who know him to see anonymous smack-talk about him.

    So couldja reel it back in a teensy bit, por favor? More wag, less bark.

  18. Mike says:

    I was just thinking about it, but it takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there like that and have a public wedding where any random snarky stranger can go out of their way to ruin your day. I wonder how many of these people that have a beef have actually ever said anything about it to the person directly as opposed to silently nursing some self-inflicted grudge and then crying about it later online. Imagine that, the self-loathing anonymous hipster from the Mission blog is going to be annoyed with the guy who figured out how to enjoy life. At the end of the day, people know Deep. He’s a real person and a part of this community. Now compare that to the anonymous online attacks.

    Yeah. Real brave of you, bro.

  19. C Chan says:

    As a witness of this event and a person who is proud to call ‘Deep and Kimberly my friends, I can’t understand why there are trolls on this post being butthurt over the things ‘Deep does in his attempts to enrich the community. While I can see where you are coming from with being pushed into traffic by the trike, why not take a moment to realize that living life too quickly causes you to miss things, such as the smiles on pedestrian faces. Why not slow down and try to speak to a man who has always struck me as open, both as a person or about criticism.

    Any ways, tl;dr. Summary: Don’t be a butthurt troll online if you don’t have the stones to address kind people about your concerns.

    P.S. – Trixforkids, you sound reportably pedo.

  20. Mainstay says:

    Another attention-starved bro, how original. Yes we are all looking at you, now what?

  21. Jin says:

    Haters gonna hate! (Search for it on google images). Congrats Deep + Kimberly.

  22. Dora, friend and neighbor says:

    kimberly and deep, thank you for including me in your lives, and in your special wedding weekend. it was colorful, exuberant, fun, sparkle-tastic and full of love. best wishes and much happiness!

  23. Morton says:

    I don’t know anything about the man, his music, his wedding or his wealth but on a walk last week with some out of town friends, we happened upon his parklet. OMG! Awesome. How many other people in the city have turned their front yards into public spaces. Not counting Adolph Sutro, I can’t think of any. So, I will withhold any judgement about the other aspects of his humanity. But the parklet is fucking great! Thanks for doing that for the neighborhood. I have lived in the Mission for 20 years and you made me think that maybe, just maybe, we aren’t being completely gentrified by stupid pricks who belong in the suburbs.
    Then we came across the playground of the entitled rich in Dolores Park but that is rant for another day.

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