Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hooray for Love Week

I'm thankful for a "Hooray for Love" week -- two of my friends got engaged (4, actually, I guess:) and two more of my friends had baby girls! Congratulations and blessings to all!!! It is wonderful to share in your joy.


  1. Tis the season for snowflakes and ice...

  2. PS~
    Suggestions for proposal:

    Dudes, it is all you! Everything that follows, especially the wedding, is all her - don't blow it. No gimmicks: jumbo-trons, sky writing, in front of crowds, ring placed in food or drink (yuk, if she swallows it).

    If there's no "special day/night" shared between the two of you, here's some ideas as to when:

    1. Her birthday
    2. The first day of each season
    3. Christmas day/eve
    4. After midnight kiss New Years eve
    ** Valentine's day is for pikers

    Keep it simple: e.g. "I put the rest of my life in this box...."

    This is a big deal, think: dignity

    And yes, if she calls off the engagement, it is proper for her to return your ring (why on earth would she wish to keep it?).

    If she does keep it, you got off cheap. Move on.

  3. BTW~
    Should she return your ring... Under no circumstances are you to save it for another. Engagement rings are intended for just one woman on the entire planet. Pawn it, flush it, or better yet, donate it to your favorite charity.

    And do not give her your mother's/grandmother's ring - gurlz want their own. (Prince William, was tres tacky). Your future wife ain't looking for a mama's boy (no matter who she was).

    And get the most spectaculous stone your wallet allows. Seriously. If it's a diamond, make it as close to a "D-flawless" as you can. The whole "purity" thing counts, in my book.

    Don't clutter it up. Harry Winston (see: above link) and Tiffany's razor-shank solitaire are about as close to perfection as it gets. Whatever your choice, get her what you want. This is your life-on-a-ring -- not hers. Don't let her pick it out (what an unimaginative wuss).

    Whicherve, wherever, whomever... regardless the bling-thing, mostly lover her as big as you can.

  4. PPS~
    5. Your birthday
    6. The first day of zodiac signs

    Okay, I'm done.

  5. V.L.

    What if she was the one who proposed?

  6. Wow! Someone's got alot to say on the subject:) I say as long as the proposal is done with love and joy, it doesn't matter if it's on a private island with a million dollar canary diamond ring or in a storage shed in Nebraska with a cracker jack ring.

  7. Jack,
    Accept / Decline...? If the former, wing it... got nuthun form that direction.

    Love's thoughtfulness is all that counts - it is the wellspring of joy. Regales a diamond's sparkle and turns a bubble gum machine's green-finger ring into a priceless heirloom.

  8. Perhaps our Sadie Hawkins-gurl could make her proposal with a glass slipper...?

    Maybe I'm more prepared for "You don't choose love, it chooses you." than reckoned...

    A while back I "Buy it, and she will come..." a Harry Winston without finger to fill it. Sort of a talisman to conjure forth that certain toxophilite cherub out of his usual February-only appearances.

    Now, I know what to say (in Cinderella-esqe fashion): "I guess, my darling, this was meant for you..."

    Thank you, Jack, for strumming the harp of my heart's imaginings with your "What if...".

  9. Big congrats to the fiances and fiancees!!

  10. Such a "That's enough about me, lets talk about you... How didcha like my last movie?" jerk am I.

    To make amends, I dedicate songs #5 and #17 to those Ryan thoughtfully congratsed to.

  11. And lets dedicate one more "ain't love corny-grand?!" to the e's and ee's... click