the proposal – not a review

25 09 2009

proposalit’s now almost the end of september and i still have to come up with a killer marriage proposal!  i feel the ticking of the clock and seems to be speeding up.  liza doesn’t want me to propose before her exams because she’ll be distracted – like she has a choice!  lol!  she’s just lucky i’m a proficient procrastinator still thinking about it 😉

so first is a question of when.  what day?  is one day better than the next?  i don’t want her to see it coming although at this point anything i do will seem like it’s a lead-up to the big question popping event.  it’s going to be a bitch to try and surprise her.  i think my best bet is trying to get her girlfriends to get her out somewhere and me tagging along reluctantly.  that she may not suspect.  and then i spring a big party on her!  or do i try the low key deal?  or the romantical deal?  or the quarterback sneak?  f*ck!  i don’t know!!  this is way more stressful than i thought it’d be 😦

suggestions from you ethereal internet peeps?  i figure someone’s got to have a cool idea.  maybe i have to promote my blog enough to get people to read this and give me some unique proposal that’s never been done!

check this out!  i found possibly the lamest way an interesting way to propose ->  Marriage Proposal Jigsaw Puzzles!  lol!  ok, back to thinking…


ring in hand

21 08 2009

so i finally picked up the “ring”!  i put the “ring” in quotations because it’s still unreal; at least it feels unreal still.  i can’t believe that i spent so much on something so small.  but it’s what she likes and damn if i don’t love her enough to get what she wants.  actually i’m pretty sure she wanted something BIGGER but according to my jeweler, that’s something i can put off for later save for an anniversary 🙂

and now i have to figure out how to give it to her.  do i set up something elaborate or have a romantical [yes i know it’s not a real word] intimate thing?  i know she’d like anything that doesn’t draw attention to her something small but i haven’t waited all these years to do small.  originally i had in mind a hall, a band, all our friends, a video compilation, and some karaoke but i don’t know how realistic that will be to get together.  next i’m thinking scavenger hunt but that’s a bit [insert word that means too obvious].  whatever i do i have to do it relatively soon.  i’m terrible at procrastination and i don’t want to do that!

i’m wondering if i should post pics of the ring here.  part of me thinks it’s cool but the other part says she’d be pissed that the world got to see the ring before she did.  i think i’ll hold off.  good call huh 😉

never stop moving!

12 08 2009

never stop moving is my new mantra.  This past January I was forced to “given the opportunity” to decide whether or not I was going to continue my career within a company that I had given 11 years to or to move along with my severance package and look for something new.  I chose to look for something new take an extended vacation.  After about three months I started to get bored and thought I should decide on what my next career step would be.  I decided to go back to school and upgrade my education.  So six courses later (and a practicum left to do) I’m now in the middle of August.  Now what?  I find that when I take too much time to start thinking about the next step I being to find ways of procrastinating.  Not good!

Never Stop Moving!  I need to find another corporate ladder to climb and soon.  So my goals for the next two months are to complete my practicum so I can graduate by November and apply for a gazillion jobs (one of which will be what I’ve been looking for all my life…or so I’m hoping).  My commitment to myself is to keep moving forward.  I listened to a success cd recently where the interviewee talked about the Principle of Five.  Basically it means doing five things everyday that will help you achieve your goals.  If you have an axe and take five whacks a day to cut down a tree, even the largest tree in the forest will eventually fall.  I like the analogy and hence I’m incorporating the principle into my life.

Not only am I changing careers, I’m moving to change my status from eternal bachelor to happy married guy.  It’s been a long journey to marriage and I’m almost there!  I’ve got the awesome girl that I’m in love with; I know her bad and good habits; my family loves her; she’s smart, sexy, and good to my friends.  You’d think it’d be easy to take the next step with someone like that.  But not for me!  Nope, I’ve had a fear of commitment some issues in the past but I’m ready to move forward and seal the deal.

First obstacle, the ring.  She said she likes “simple” but simple is not as simple as simple sounds!  Lucky we went around to a few places and finally found something close to what she liked.  Then, of course, we went to more places where she eventually found what she really liked.  But not totally.  In my opinion, it’s all about the customization for girls.  Can’t just take something off the rack so to speak.  That’s what a guy would do though.  I’m supposed to pick it up this week.  Made from scratch.  Hopefully it’s exactly what she wants (or heads will roll…maybe mine?).

The first step in overcoming life’s obstacles is to, well, take a first step.  I’ll let you know how the ring thing goes.  Next obstacle is the proposal.  She wants nothing that draws attention to her.  I want something that will rain down attention.  I’m going to win this one.

and so it starts…

12 08 2009

For anyone who comes across this blog…awesome!  I started this blog for many reasons of which I will list:

  1. Have you ever come across stuff where you say to yourself – WTF?  This gives me a way to expound on that.
  2. I’ve been a bachelor for all of my [fill in blank] years and I’ve finally found the girl that I’ll be “hopefully” spending the rest of my life with.  I wanted to chronicle this for future bachelors so that they can avoid the pitfalls that I may not.  And I’m kinda scared to death of what the next part of my life will be like…but I’ve got to get there first.
  3. I’ve got many interests and I’d like to share my opinions and expertise regarding them – Leadership, Motivation, Learning and Development, Film-making, Movies, Acting, Fitness, and Technology.
  4. Lastly I’m here to have some fun.  Join in and comment!  I love discussion and feedback.