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    Friday OT - Brag up your story

    I know that this doesn't seem like a traditional thread topic for a sports board, but I actually know a lot of guys who like to brag up their stories, but there's not really a lot of opportunity to do so. If you're married, how did you propose to your spouse? If you aren't, and are either close or planning on it someday, do you have an idea of what you'll do, or know a good story? EDIT - also, include really good gift-giving stories, etc.!

    On our anniversary, we went out for a nice dinner. We went to the park, and my now-husband pushed me on a swing. He came in front of me, and acted like I had swung into him and racked him in the balls. He dropped to his knees, so I stopped the swing abruptly to see if he was okay - and he came up with a diamond.


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    Re: Friday OT - Brag up your story

    How romantic....

    And is this only with proposals? I had a pretty good gift that I'd brag about.


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    Re: Friday OT - Brag up your story

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    How romantic....

    And is this only with proposals? I had a pretty good gift that I'd brag about.
    NO! Go for it - I'll edit the OP.


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    Re: Friday OT - Brag up your story

    My first wife, I proposed while she was on Santas lap. Earlier I had arranged for the photo taker to snap a picture as I got down on one knee to catch the moment as she was surprised. It worked.... hands flapping, surprised look. And her legs were spread enough that you could see clean up her skirt (no panties) from the picture taken.

    Now that I think about it... that was a warning sign.

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    Re: Friday OT - Brag up your story

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    My first wife, I proposed while she was on Santas lap. Earlier I had arranged for the photo taker to snap a picture as I got down on one knee to catch the moment as she was surprised. It worked.... hands flapping, surprised look. And her legs were spread enough that you could see clean up her skirt from the picture taken.

    Now that I think about it... that was a warning sign.

    -keep
    Keep, I just burst out laughing, but a totally "that's not good" laugh. You poor man.


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    Re: Friday OT - Brag up your story

    I one time washed the dishes for my girlfriend, now how is that for a story!


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    Re: Friday OT - Brag up your story

    I walked with my wife onto Central Campus, on the sidewalk between Beardshear and Curtiss. I had a buddy take pictures as I knelt down with the Campanile in the background.



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    Re: Friday OT - Brag up your story

    Quote Originally Posted by isuska View Post
    I walked with my wife onto Central Campus, on the sidewalk between Beardshear and Curtiss. I had a buddy take pictures as I knelt down with the Campanile in the background.
    That is a gorgeous backdrop!


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    Re: Friday OT - Brag up your story

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    I know that this doesn't seem like a traditional thread topic for a sports board, but I actually know a lot of guys who like to brag up their stories, but there's not really a lot of opportunity to do so. If you're married, how did you propose to your spouse? If you aren't, and are either close or planning on it someday, do you have an idea of what you'll do, or know a good story? EDIT - also, include really good gift-giving stories, etc.!

    On our anniversary, we went out for a nice dinner. We went to the park, and my now-husband pushed me on a swing. He came in front of me, and acted like I had swung into him and racked him in the balls. He dropped to his knees, so I stopped the swing abruptly to see if he was okay - and he came up with a diamond.
    The old "hit the jewels for a jewel" technique...well done Mr. Angie



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    Re: Friday OT - Brag up your story

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    That is a gorgeous backdrop!
    It works better if the batteries in your camera aren't dying. Camera couldn't focus very well



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    Re: Friday OT - Brag up your story

    I made a decision last night on what I wanted for dinner and it only took 5 minutes. That's a big commitment for me.



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    Re: Friday OT - Brag up your story

    Quote Originally Posted by isuska View Post
    I walked with my wife onto Central Campus, on the sidewalk between Beardshear and Curtiss. I had a buddy take pictures as I knelt down with the Campanile in the background.
    Somewhat similar story, although I didn't live in Ames and I convinced my now wife I was in town for a conference. I called in a favor and the campanile played the song she wanted to walk down the aisle to as I then asked her. Lot of moving parts to convince her I was in town for another reason, friends calling me to make it seem I was in Ames for that reason, and, of course, timing. It was raining, so I had to help her understand that walking in the rain was silly, we NEEDED to go meet our friend as planned and that provided a good reason to wait atop the steps of Curtiss Hall.



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    Re: Friday OT - Brag up your story

    Erik and I have a not what to do story we observed.

    We were at a nice restaurant near Valentine's Day Near us was a couple that had a huge bouquet on the table. The waiter had come by and told us that the guy was going to propose and then brought a box to the table. The guy tells the girl to look in it. She started digging what we think was cake. After five minutes she stops. The guy starts looking panicked and digs in the box too asking the girl to help him some more. After a few more minutes they finally find the ring. He gets down and proposes, but the girl swings her body away from him (upset with the whole ordeal).




    Thankfully, she's just teasing him after a few moments turns around and says yes! Then the waiter goes back to them and turns to the whole seating area and announces that she said yes. They had no idea the whole area had been watching them.





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    Re: Friday OT - Brag up your story

    I have been told by my girlfriend that when I purpose there needs to be a cameraman and no cliche food ideas.



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    Re: Friday OT - Brag up your story

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrevkah View Post
    Erik and I have a not what to do story we observed.

    We were at a nice restaurant near Valentine's Day Near us was a couple that had a huge bouquet on the table. The waiter had come by and told us that the guy was going to propose and then brought a box to the table. The guy tells the girl to look in it. She started digging what we think was cake. After five minutes she stops. The guy starts looking panicked and digs in the box too asking the girl to help him some more. After a few more minutes they finally find the ring. He gets down and proposes, but the girl swings her body away from him (upset with the whole ordeal).




    Thankfully, she's just teasing him after a few moments turns around and says yes! Then the waiter goes back to them and turns to the whole seating area and announces that she said yes. They had no idea the whole area had been watching them.

    I want to hear Erik's story because it probably involves coupons.



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