Thursday, February 11, 2010
How to propose to your boyfriend
With Valentine's Day fast approaching, I am getting the urge to propose to my long time boyfriend. We have talked about getting married, and are sure we are to each other. It's just that time. How did you propose to H-town? What made you take the initiative, instead of waiting for him to do so?
Um. First of all, F*CK VALENTINE'S DAY. Saccharine, rose-petal strewn proposal stories always make me barf. (I know what you're thinking: What doesn't make her barf?) But February? February is a terrific time to propose. Peonies's thoroughly unsentimental, utterly adorable story about the "unremarkable day" in February when she proposed to The Boy gets me every time.
My story is a little less adorable. I wasn't actually planning to propose. But, you see, H-town had proposed a month earlier and I failed to give him a proper answer.
He said, "Will you marry me?" Out of the blue, mind you. The man wasn't holding a ring. Thank god.
And I said, "Don't make fun of me."
So he said it again. "Will you marry me?"
And I said, "The next time you say that you better mean it." And I waited for him to say it again. I waited a whole month.
And then... I dunno, I just blurted it out one night. "Will you marry me?" I wasn't holding a ring, or a bracelet, or even a fucking card. But he said yes. Thank god.
(Photo of none other than The Boy himself by Peonies.)