2009-10-26

He Said / She Said

Eric said:  Will you marry me?

Cora said: Yes.

So, in the least shocking announcement you are likely to read in the history of EVER, this Saturday, I got down on bended knee and begged asked Cora for  her hand in marriage.

And she said, "Yes".

We are down at my college for Homecoming, and I proposed in the chapel with Gwen of ' target=_blank>Everything I Like Causes Cancer as our witness / videographer.

As you can hear, there were a few other (Gwen + 5) people watching as I pulled the old, "fake still photo but the camera is really on video" move to TOTALLY catch Cora off guard.

Gwen, was MONEY in getting the video, and I did a decent enough job of keeping myself together while everybody else fiddle-farted around on the "campus tour" I was giving Cora, when all I wanted to do was GET ENGAGED TO THE GREAT LOVE OF MY LIFE and they are looking for bricks in a patio.  Not shat Granted, it was my brick, but still.

So, to any of you that I mislead or lied to about the timing of this whole thing.  I'm sorry, but I'm sure you understand.  My gal wanted to be surprised, so I tried to keep this off of blog world.

FYI – While the mall stores may tell you 6 – 8 weeks for delivery, I went to New York Jewelers on "Jeweler's Row" in Chicago.  I went in at lunch on Monday, and picked it up on Tuesday after work.

33 comments:

Cora said...

Awwwwww. It was perfect. PERFECT AND AMAZING. Just like you!!

I LOVE YOU!!!!

:-)

Sassy Britches said...

I wanted to be the first to congratulate you, but the bride-to-be beat me to it! Fitting, of course. Yaaaaaaay!

Scope said...

And for a picture of the ring, you'll have to go to my fiancee's blog post: HERE

Callista said...

Yay!! Way to go Eric!!!!!

BeckEye said...

Congratulations! I read it first on Facebook, though. That shit's like TMZ.

Stacie's Madness said...

CONGRATS!

Not The Rockefellers said...

Oh Thank GOD
Congratulations!!!

Peace~Rene

sas said...

wonderful wonderful!
congratulations to both. what a lovely blog story :)

mo.stoneskin said...

Well done and congratulations.

Fiddle-farting, nothing beats it, other than fart-fiddling of course.

SkylersDad said...

Way to go Scope! Congrats you two.

SkylersDad said...

Oh yeah, and by the way, did you have a backup banner prepared just in case she said no? ;^)

I keeeed, I keeeed!

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

It's so cute that you're almost as tall as she is when you on your knees.

Congratulations!!!!

Scope said...

Thank you all for your kinds words.

Sky-Dad - No, but she would have had a LOOOOONG (250 mile) walk back to Chicago! :-)

Candy's daily Dandy said...

OH. MY. GOD.

I have the biggest lump in my throat...

I am so overjoyed and happy for you both!!!

a perfect engagement for a couple of crazee kids! Much love and congrats to you both.

Mr Helper said...

And the crowd was filled with awe ("Awwwww...")! Cool that your avatar looks like Dwayne "formerly The Rock" Johnson! Also cool how you & Cora are the same height (when you're kneeling). So now you've got a financee...

Occula said...

Aww, Eric, you and your adorable wee little fiance made me get all teary-eyed at work. I'm so happy for you. There's nothing even close to as awesome as love.

JenJen said...

Tears!!

H said...

Congrats Scope!! Bring Cora to STL so I can meet her too. Nice job on the ring. Soooo happy for you.

jenn said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!

wigsf said...

Congratulations!

Sass said...

Congrabulamatations!

That's a direct quote from Cowguy.

If it's not, it should be.

Shana said...

Oh Yay. CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!

Dr Zibbs said...

Congrats.

Soda and Candy said...

Wheee! Congratulations! What an amazing bloggy romance y'all two have had!

~E said...

Just in case you didn't hear it from Cora's blog...


EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sneaky sneaky! "oh yeah, waiting for the ring to be delivered is a bitch".

HA! You got me good!

Cowguy said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww Congratulations you two, what a great engagement!!!

j

God said...

Awww, congratulations you two!

Fancy Schmancy said...

That was fantastic, thanks so much for sharing it with us! The ring is gorgeous. I'm so happy for you guys!!!

Srg said...

Way to go Scope! Talk about a perfect blend of surprise and romance. Congratulations!!

Jules said...

What a treat!! Congratulations and thank you for sharing the joy!!

Del Rio said...

Congratulations!

A Mom on Spin said...

How great is this????

Congrats to you both!

Angela said...

Congrats!! All the best to you and Cora!!

*sorry my comment is so late...I'm a bit behind the times*