Taking Bets: When Will Gwen and J Get Engaged?

Pre-Proposal Syndromes




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Post by kama_s » March 21st, 2009, 7:04 pm
Yeah, Gwen, POST!!! I''m dying to know!

Also, ladies, if any one of you could explain a dud like me what "wriggle" implies? Thankie!
"Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values" - Ayn Rand

Post by ladypirate » March 21st, 2009, 7:42 pm
Almost 7 AM...get up and post, Gwen!!!

Maybe she had too much champagne in celebration???

*WRIGGLE*

P.S. Kama, it''s just us saying that we''re so excited for Gwen that we can''t even contain ourselves from wriggling around impatiently!
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Hot chocolate butterflies dance through my heart and tell me you're the one.
Come take a sip of this so I can look into your beautiful eyes and say,
"Ouch! I spilled some on my lap, burning my leg, but I don't mind. I'm with you."

Post by FrekeChild » March 21st, 2009, 7:58 pm
Hahahaha at all of the wriggling!!! All of the girl scout cookies I''ve been eating have been counteracting my mad wriggling skillz.

::::WRIGGLE WRIGGLE WRIGGLE WRIGGLE WRIGGLE WRIGGLE::::

GWEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by choro72 » March 21st, 2009, 11:42 pm
Isn''t she in England now? Doesn''t that mean that she owed us an update YESTERDAY!? Where are you???

Post by chocolatefudge » March 21st, 2009, 11:55 pm
Ladies it''s 9.54am on Sunday morning here in England which I''m hoping means that Gwen is engaged  and far too excited/ busy sharing news to have come on yet.


Has it happened Gwennie?????? Image

Post by gwendolyn » March 22nd, 2009, 5:10 am
Nope, not yet. I think he''s going to keep us all wriggling until at least next weekend! Image

Here''s what happened yesterday--I am 99.9999% sure he brought the ring with him when we went out for the day (the ring box was definitely moved from where it has been these past couple of weeks right before we left and I had a tiny peek in the box when we returned and it was empty!) but he didn''t ask yesterday after all. My guess as to why is because the evening didn''t end the way we had planned. Here''s how it went:

We started out with the most romantic bit--eating a picnic lunch by a stream in a park in this smallish town. I gave him a few openings to get mushy and romantic, telling him how much I love him and all that (something I do fairly often anyway so it wasn''t too out of the ordinary), but he wasn''t feeling the picnic spot apparently and didn''t take my hints. Anyway, after we had our lunch and watched the ducks in the stream for a bit, we walked into town and did a little window shopping to kill some time before the movie. There was a great open air market going on and some live music, so that was pretty cool.

Here''s where things got a bit rocky--we were going to take a bus to the cinema but there was no bus info up; it had all been plastered over with fliers and posters and things. J had walking directions, so we started to walk instead. Well, it was almost all uphill and the directions weren''t quite right, so we were kind of lost. Also, I''ve had a very bad cough for almost two months now and have been put on two inhalers to help me breathe. Well, the long walk uphill triggered my asthmatic coughing and even after I took all the inhalers I could, it was still difficult to breathe. We asked a couple of people for directions and ultimately found the cinema in plenty of time to catch the movie. We bought our tickets, played a game of air hockey (I won, 7 to 4! Image), and had an ice cream cone while we waited. Then we watched the movie (Watchmen), which was not my kind of movie at ALL, and I think he felt badly that it was a lot more gory than he had thought it would be. So we tried to catch the bus back to the town center, and again there were no buses and no info, so after 10 or 15 minutes of waiting, we walked back. THEN, we went to go eat at this Thai restaurant which I''d really been looking forward to trying, and they wanted us to wait 45 minutes to get a table for 2 at 9pm, and they had no waiting area. So they wanted us to wait outside! Well, it was just about freezing out, so we couldn''t just sit there for ages, so we walked to keep warm. Since we were walking and my breathing still wasn''t that great, we just went to the train station instead. J asked if we wanted to walk back to the Thai place when it was about quarter to nine, but my chest was hurting and I didn''t think it''d be a good idea to do that much more walking, since we still had about a mile to go before we got to the train station (and that was without backtracking to the Thai place).

So, we got on the train and went to try this Chinese restaurant that J had mentioned again--the one where he had originally thought he would propose on my birthday. Well, we got into it and my eyebrows shot through the roof. Everything in it was some shade of faded pink (I don''t do pink), it was tiny, really crowded, really loud, and full of unattractive tacky decorations. The food wasn''t to my liking at all (way too salty), but J enjoyed it. During the meal, I was sort of smirking a bit and he wanted to know why, and I said something about how I''d been curious to see this restaurant where he thought he''d propose, and he laughed and said, "No, wait, let me explain! From the street it looks bigger--and NORMAL!" I laughed too and he said, "To be honest, if we had gone here for your birthday, I would''ve changed my mind about proposing in here anyway. I''d had to get on one knee under the table and you wouldn''t have had any idea what was going on." Image

Anyway, that was the end of the night last night. We got home and I thought maybe he would then, but he commented on how he should''ve made us go back to the Thai place and that he thought I was disappointed, so then figured he wouldn''t be asking then.

Really don''t think it''ll be tonight--can''t say why except that he''s got something planned for today that''s something he doesn''t often get to do which is all about him, and it''s going to take up the rest of the night. He did ask me if I was cool with it, and amusingly said to me, "You look kind of like there''s something else I should be doing, and that I should know what it is," which made me laugh because I had been thinking, ''You need to propose to me before you go off having fun that''s all about you!'' So he reads me pretty well. Image I told him that I couldn''t tell him what I was thinking for fear of ruining anything, and he said, "Well, if it''s about THAT, just know that I have things under control."

He''s not working next weekend either, so....? Maybe? I think he''s enjoying making me squirm FAR too much, if you ask me. Image

Sorry, ladies. I thought for sure it was going to happen yesterday! Darn boys. Image

Post by icekid » March 22nd, 2009, 5:15 am
haha, enjoy the anticipation, gwen!  I bet J is enjoying, quite a bit Image  Such an exciting time Image

Post by idreamofcushions » March 22nd, 2009, 5:19 am
Bummer, Gwen. Well it''s better that he didn''t do it when so many things went sour. I mean, the bad asthma attacks...that''s no fun. K has severe asthma so I know what it''s like. But it still sounded like a nice day! Just not a proposal-kinda-day.

So we will send plenty of dust for next weekend!
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Engaged 5.29.09
To-Be-Wed 10.16.10

Post by mscushion » March 22nd, 2009, 5:24 am
That''s a bummer, sorry about your breathing, Gwen. Well -- the wriggling continues! Image
Now a Mrs.! 

Post by jcarlylew » March 22nd, 2009, 6:26 am
ah man! well at least the weekend sounded good (minus the asthma - i have the same cough and if its not gone by friday, i have to go in too Image ).
heres to more wiggling!!!
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Post by Deelight » March 22nd, 2009, 7:11 am
Funnily enough this sounds like my engagement scenario, originally FI wanted to propose in Rome but it didn''t work out as planned he was sick, I was sick and the feeling just wasn''t there and so he proposed later in Paris and it was perfect.

The perfect proposal will come at the right time :), I am thinking a ride into the countryside for some devonshire tea is in order Image.



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Post by choro72 » March 22nd, 2009, 7:51 am
Is your asthma under control now? Image
Sorry Gwen, I''m bummed Image But I still have a chance to win my bet!

Post by chocolatefudge » March 22nd, 2009, 8:01 am
Oooooo Gwen, it''s getting close!Image

Post by bee* » March 22nd, 2009, 8:30 am
damn! That''s such a pity! I hope that it happens next weekend for you!

Post by FrekeChild » March 22nd, 2009, 8:39 am
He was going to do it! Darn the wacked out circumstances!

GAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Image
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Post by FrekeChild » March 22nd, 2009, 8:40 am
BTW he''s doing it before April 1. I''ll bet a DOLLAR on it.

::::going back to wriggling::::

::::wriggle wriggle wriggle wriggle wriggle wriggle::::
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Post by gwendolyn » March 22nd, 2009, 9:45 am
Hey chickies! Yeah, my asthma is back under control (helped by the fact that we've stayed in all day), thanks for asking! I do think he was going to do it yesterday but changed his mind due to what was going on, so that's twice now that it was going to happen (well, probably) but didn't! Is this what I get for keeping him waiting for so long?! ImageImage

Post by bee* » March 22nd, 2009, 9:56 am
Glad to hear that you''re doing ok!! Such a pity about yesterday though!

Post by FrekeChild » March 22nd, 2009, 10:51 am
Date: 3/22/2009 3:45:36 PM
Author: gwendolyn
Hey chickies! Yeah, my asthma is back under control (helped by the fact that we''ve stayed in all day), thanks for asking! I do think he was going to do it yesterday but changed his mind due to what was going on, so that''s twice now that it was going to happen (well, probably) but didn''t! Is this what I get for keeping him waiting for so long?! ImageImage

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by katamari » March 22nd, 2009, 3:20 pm
Date: 3/22/2009 3:45:36 PM
Author: gwendolyn
Hey chickies! Yeah, my asthma is back under control (helped by the fact that we''ve stayed in all day), thanks for asking! I do think he was going to do it yesterday but changed his mind due to what was going on, so that''s twice now that it was going to happen (well, probably) but didn''t! Is this what I get for keeping him waiting for so long?! ImageImage


Too bad there isn''t sparkly reward for all the near-misses.

I so can''t wait for the actual proposal! ImageImage


Post by Octavia » March 22nd, 2009, 4:16 pm
Aww, gwennie, I''m glad you''re feeling better but sorry about the near-misses! I''m sending dust and wiggles across the pond...

Post by ilovesparkles » March 22nd, 2009, 11:11 pm
I vote for the plane ride to the US! Cause I think that would be neat and original and you could announce it the second you get off the plane!

Post by kama_s » March 23rd, 2009, 4:44 am
Aww, bugger. Glad to know your asthma''s in control now!

So, if I wriggle enough, can it get me off gym time?? Heh.

Wrigglin for ya, Gwen!
"Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values" - Ayn Rand

Post by FrekeChild » March 23rd, 2009, 7:33 am
:::wriggle wriggle wriggle:::
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Post by gwendolyn » March 23rd, 2009, 8:25 am
Oh yeah! Totally forgot about this until now, but there''s no way for him to propose on the plane ride over to the US because we''re flying on different flights. We bought our tickets a few weeks apart, and his ticket would''ve been out of our budget if he''d flown in on the same flight, so he''s arriving a few hours later.

Sorry to blow that idea out of the water, but an on-flight proposal is a no-go unless he waits until we fly home, which I hope he doesn''t do! Image

Post by mscushion » March 23rd, 2009, 8:32 am
Date: 3/23/2009 2:25:05 PM
Author: gwendolyn
Oh yeah! Totally forgot about this until now, but there''s no way for him to propose on the plane ride over to the US because we''re flying on different flights. We bought our tickets a few weeks apart, and his ticket would''ve been out of our budget if he''d flown in on the same flight, so he''s arriving a few hours later.
Sorry to blow that idea out of the water, but an on-flight proposal is a no-go unless he waits until we fly home, which I hope he doesn''t do! Image

Oh no! Well, I think in that case I get another guess. Image How about.... hmmmmm... crystal ball.... Saturday the 28th!
Now a Mrs.! 

Post by FrekeChild » March 23rd, 2009, 8:42 am
Ok. If he doesn''t propose before you guys leave, I''m going to fly over there and kick his booty. Image
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Post by jcarlylew » March 23rd, 2009, 12:33 pm
Date: 3/23/2009 2:25:05 PM
Author: gwendolyn
Oh yeah! Totally forgot about this until now, but there''s no way for him to propose on the plane ride over to the US because we''re flying on different flights. We bought our tickets a few weeks apart, and his ticket would''ve been out of our budget if he''d flown in on the same flight, so he''s arriving a few hours later.

Sorry to blow that idea out of the water, but an on-flight proposal is a no-go unless he waits until we fly home, which I hope he doesn''t do! Image

are you sure?? Image
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Post by choro72 » March 23rd, 2009, 12:50 pm
I know now! My first guess is still going to be the day before you leave.
If that''s wrong, then it''s going to be when he lands on the US! At the airport, right at the baggage claim! Or are you planning on staying within the gates until he arrives? If then, it''s going to be at the gate when he comes out!

Post by gwendolyn » March 23rd, 2009, 9:25 pm
Haha, you guys are too funny. Way more creative than me (and J? Stay tuned to find out! Image)! My gut feeling is that it''s going to be done here before we leave because he might be a bit scared about how the ring in pocket + metal detectors would work out, if we decide to travel to the airport together. But who knows?

Still, I keep thinking it''ll be on a weekend, Saturday I hope, so we can enjoy the weekend together being engaged before going back out into reality. Image But only one weekend left before we fly to the US (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) so he better get crackin''! Image

Thanks for all your enthusiasm. Hopefully this thread won''t kill off your excitement when he actually does do it! Image


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