Saturday, April 28, 2007

Where I've been. Sort of.

Hello? Hello? Is this thing on? Anybody out there?

I have this strange feeling right now. This typing and then publishing to the internet. It feels like blogging, but can it be? Can Cora have been released from her ivory tower to blog with the normal folk? Can she?

Ok, enough with the dramatics. So what's been going on with you, Internet? Life treating you well? Things aren't so shabby here. Let me tell you a story, k?

Friday before last, I had to go to Indianapolis for a trade show for work. I REALLY didn't want to go, because the thought of spying on other booths while pretending to work in a field I know relatively nothing about sounded like about as much fun as a root canal. I tried hard to get out of it, using just about every reason I could think of, but to no avail. My boss was having none of it and so I begrudgingly went to the show. Blech. We wound up being gone for 13 1/2, which was about 13 hours longer than I wanted to be gone. When I came back home I was cranky and tired and just a general joy to be around, what with all the angry hissing. Alex, bless his soul, would not let me just lay down and wallow in my misery. "No wallowing! No misery," he said, "We have to go to a friend's birthday party."

So I drug myself up and complained about how I looked like crap and needed to freshen up and on and on and on. I made huge dramatic sighs and eye rolls and talked about what I miserable, horrible life that I was leading and how could he possibly understand my pain? Instead of telling me to go jump off the closest bridge, he actually listened to me and apologized for such a hard day. Then he told me to check his blog, because he had actually posted today and it was pretty funny. I was grateful that he was trying so hard to cheer me up, so I grabbed the laptop and headed to his site here.

I know! How adorable!

So I looked up with surprise (I'm pretty sure my jaw was on the floor at that point) and he was already down on one knee and had the ring out. He had an excellent speech prepared, and you'd think I could remember it, but I don't. I believe the words, "I want to spend the rest of my life with you." were thrown in, but that's about all I can recall. I just remember thinking, "Is this really happening?" and "Oh crap. He's trying to put the ring on the wrong hand."

So I am TOTALLY engaged! Internet! I! AM! ENGAGED! What in the world!? How is this possible? Can you believe I finally tricked a boy into marrying me?? You can't? Me either!! But I did! And now I have trouble writing without using a lot of exclamation points!!!!

So Alex and I are getting married. October 20th. Because I don't wanna wait. :) And neither does he. We are ready to start spending our lives together as Mr. and Mrs.

Of course, I have to show how awesome my fiance is by sharing pictures of the gorgeous ring he proposed to me with. It is beautiful and these pictures simply don't do it justice.



5 comments:

Philly said...

WAHOOOOOO!!! (I didn't cry this time - just a big goofy smile!!)

bell said...

Hooray!!! Big time congrats (again)!

Jodi said...

Congrats!

I guess if you are going to stop blogging for a long time this is a good come back post. :)

I am so happy for you both.

Leah said...

DUDE! Congratulations!!!

Guy & Julie said...

I am SO excited for you! Congratulations. Gorgeous ring!