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Posted: 9/8/2009 9:37:17 AM EST
A friend of mine needs to ask the girl he wants to spend the rest of his life with to marry him.

This friend needs 'how' ideas.

The girl feels the same way so it's not exactly a surprise (so he tells me ) but still my friend thinks she deserves a cool proposal.

My friend really needs help here

Link Posted: 9/8/2009 9:45:55 AM EST
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! (to your friend, of course. )

there are so many ways - what you need is something perfect for the two of you. what was 100% perfect for me wouldn't have been for most everyone else I know.

speak from your heart. look her in the eyes. speak to the past, the present and the future. (mention when you met or things that have happened over the course of your time dating, tell her how she makes you feel daily, and speak of your hopes for the future... for the future-future... like, "when I'm 90 and rocking on the front porch, I want to look over and see you in the rocking chair next to me..." or "I can't wait to see the faces of our grandchildren..." future-future...)

again, ymmv, my $0.02, and all that. I was swept off my feet by a Fort Worth, old-school, deep-voiced, critter-loving, country boy, and I have a feeling you're a bit different than him. be yourself. that's who she loves.




and tell us how it went... I love that stuff.
Link Posted: 9/8/2009 9:48:40 AM EST
Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
A friend of mine needs to ask the girl he wants to spend the rest of his life with to marry him.

This friend needs 'how' ideas.

The girl feels the same way so it's not exactly a surprise (so he tells me ) but still my friend thinks she deserves a cool proposal.

My friend really needs help here



Howsa 'bout some information regarding the couple in question?

What is special to one person will seem dorky to another and so on....
Link Posted: 9/8/2009 9:53:29 AM EST
Originally Posted By RN22lr:
Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
A friend of mine needs to ask the girl he wants to spend the rest of his life with to marry him.

This friend needs 'how' ideas.

The girl feels the same way so it's not exactly a surprise (so he tells me ) but still my friend thinks she deserves a cool proposal.

My friend really needs help here



Howsa 'bout some information regarding the couple in question?

What is special to one person will seem dorky to another and so on....


she's exactly like him, except she's a girl and gorgeous.

Gun-loving, patriotic, conservative, religious ... perfect.


Link Posted: 9/8/2009 10:12:57 AM EST
Do you know how she would like to be proposed to? Some girls dig the gushy romantic dinner that leads up to the question on one knee in a fancy restaurant. Other chicks, like myself, can appreciate the guy blurting out in the middle of a parking lot after shopping for said engagement ring "I love you, Will you marry me?"


Yes, he had me pick out the ring first, then proposed.
Link Posted: 9/8/2009 10:16:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/8/2009 10:16:31 AM EST by chapperjoe]
she's a very 'you take care of it' type.
she did say she'd say no if he did the ballgame-proposal.

If he had his way he'd arrange for a line-dancing flash mob.
she's HARD into country and cowboy boots and line dancing.
she would love that, but impossible to arrange up here in ny.


Link Posted: 9/8/2009 10:57:06 AM EST
Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
she's a very 'you take care of it' type.
she did say she'd say no if he did the ballgame-proposal.

If he had his way he'd arrange for a line-dancing flash mob.
she's HARD into country and cowboy boots and line dancing.
she would love that, but impossible to arrange up here in ny.




if she's country, arrange for a horseback ride and maybe some good barbecue... (beef, of course.) nothing says I love you like sauce on your fingers.
Link Posted: 9/8/2009 11:09:57 AM EST
she is into horses, but the only horses here are in central park and they carry their poo with them and its hard to ignore that.
Link Posted: 9/8/2009 11:16:23 AM EST


You've talked about getting married, you know you both want to get married and spend your lives together, you've talked about having kids, you've pledged your undying love. The only thing she doesn't know is when it's coming.

Men, the time between when she knows you'll give her a ring and the moment when you actually give it to her can be one of the greatest times of your life! Have some fun! Keep her guessing, plan the moment well, and when she least expects it, spring your wonderful surprise.


Link Posted: 9/8/2009 11:25:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
she is into horses, but the only horses here are in central park and they carry their poo with them and its hard to ignore that.

Up the river, a bit, from NYC...


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Link Posted: 9/8/2009 1:29:44 PM EST
Can you recreate your first or best date?

Go somewhere that you guys have talked about a million times, but never done?


My SO popped the question on a day that was particularly shitty for me at school and it was completely unexpected, so you could wait until she has a craptastic day and spring it on her.


Link Posted: 9/8/2009 5:11:28 PM EST
time frame is tight, she knows its coming sometime this weekend, and she will pick up something out of the ordinary...

I may go with the surprise country singers on the boardwalk.
Link Posted: 9/8/2009 5:20:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
time frame is tight, she knows its coming sometime this weekend, and she will pick up something out of the ordinary...

I may go with the surprise country singers on the boardwalk.


that would be very cool. at an unexpected, very normal time was perfect for us... we take delight in the daily moments, not only in the "wham bang" moments.

you DO realize you gave yourself away, though... "I may go" instead of "HE may go..."

congrats, man.
Link Posted: 9/8/2009 5:21:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/8/2009 5:22:11 PM EST by chapperjoe]


yeah we walk on boardwalks alot at night.... it would be a mini hired flash mob, I could hire 6-10 guys to just be walking on the boardwalk randomly then group together, one guy throws me a massive bouquet then they all start singing 'whatever it is' and I get down on one knee, give my shpeil, and the rest is history.
Link Posted: 9/8/2009 5:25:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By chapperjoe:


yeah we walk on boardwalks alot at night.... it would be a mini hired flash mob, I could hire 6-10 guys to just be walking on the boardwalk randomly then group together, one guy throws me a massive bouquet then they all start singing 'whatever it is' and I get down on one knee, give my shpeil, and the rest is history.


I approve. my eyes are watery and everything. she's a very lucky girl to get you. know that.
Link Posted: 9/8/2009 5:36:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By chapperjoe:


yeah we walk on boardwalks alot at night.... it would be a mini hired flash mob, I could hire 6-10 guys to just be walking on the boardwalk randomly then group together, one guy throws me a massive bouquet then they all start singing 'whatever it is' and I get down on one knee, give my shpeil, and the rest is history.


Did you mean shpeil or schlong?

Sorry....couldn't resist. Congratulations. Sounds like a good plan......but, what do i know.......I married the first woman who would even date me. Mazel Tov!

Link Posted: 9/8/2009 5:57:27 PM EST
I like the plan, now I have to find a band or singers that can do this.
Link Posted: 9/8/2009 6:04:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/8/2009 6:04:51 PM EST by chapperjoe]
Originally Posted By Drsalee:
Originally Posted By chapperjoe:


yeah we walk on boardwalks alot at night.... it would be a mini hired flash mob, I could hire 6-10 guys to just be walking on the boardwalk randomly then group together, one guy throws me a massive bouquet then they all start singing 'whatever it is' and I get down on one knee, give my shpeil, and the rest is history.


Did you mean shpeil or schlong?


Sorry....couldn't resist. Congratulations. Sounds like a good plan......but, what do i know.......I married the first woman who would even date me. Mazel Tov!



we're very orthodox jews.

as the young girls say - 'nuh-uh'


Link Posted: 9/9/2009 4:45:13 AM EST
thinking the boardwalk might be toooo much of a something's coming giveaway, so considerring teh same plan but with a fake pullover.

I have a good friend who'll help me out with his crown vic......
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 6:38:13 AM EST
"Angel, when I'm gunned down by federal agents for that fake grenade on my office desk, I want you to be the widow who mourns me after throwing my ashes at the skeet range."

Or even better. "Honey, I want to be the one to cover you while you reload."





Seriously, congrats.
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 7:41:01 AM EST
I actually used hank hill on her
When she asked me to take her shooting (ok to go shooting with her!) I retold the line:

Bobby: Can I keep my new gun in my room?
Hank: Sure.
Bobby: Can I keep the bullets in my pocket?
Hank: If you want.
Bobby: Can I put a gun rack on my bike.
(Hank stops, looks at Bobby and pauses)
Hank: Do you know how long I've been waiting for you to ask me that?


I never in a millions years would have believed that that they made ultra-orthodox girls like this one.
I've literally been waiting 29 years for her.

Link Posted: 9/9/2009 2:27:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
<snip>
I never in a millions years would have believed that that they made ultra-orthodox girls like this one.
I've literally been waiting 29 years for her.



aren't you SO GLAD you didn't settle??? He has always known your match. He has made you for her and her for you. Enjoy the beauty of that.

and congrats again, man.
Link Posted: 9/11/2009 6:54:05 AM EST
Congratulations Joe!!!

Good Luck man!

Link Posted: 9/11/2009 7:24:45 AM EST
It's been 4 days, we need a update.
Link Posted: 9/11/2009 2:43:26 PM EST
Originally Posted By Spartanatheart:
It's been 4 days, we need a update.


it's not the weekend yet.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 10:03:36 AM EST
OK, update of sorts here - no details, but she said yes.

Link Posted: 9/13/2009 1:08:43 PM EST
Originally Posted By donne3:
OK, update of sorts here - no details, but she said yes.



Should I assume then that he didn't lead with my skeet idea?

All I got this weekend was a free $44 rent credit.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 3:12:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/13/2009 3:13:10 PM EST by SigSauerNY]
yup - she said yes - they are in Miami @ her folks - gonna have a party tomorrow night

I am trying to fly down but terrified of flying - I kinda wanna be there

I will leave it up to chapper to post pics.

Link Posted: 9/13/2009 3:17:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By donne3:
OK, update of sorts here - no details, but she said yes.



the proposal involved two of chappers most favorite things.....
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 6:53:43 PM EST
Key components: Starbucks, a psycho taxi driver, a big bunch of red heart baloons, the zac brown band and ..... Toilet paper.

More later :-)

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Link Posted: 9/15/2009 8:00:48 AM EST
We were on our way to the airport and I told the taxi to stop at our local starbucks so I could use the can.

I had prearranged
1) 15 heart balloons
2) a CD player with ZBB's and "Whatever It Is" and got the manager to turn off the music there
3) a friend who's a great photographer

I had the taxi park where she couldn't see in, got everything ready and then called her:
"Um Mrs.Soon-to-be-chapperjoe, this is kind of embarrassing. I'm out of toilet paper and stuck in the bathroom. I have some in my bag can you bring it to me?"

SHE ACTUALLY BROUGHT IT TO ME!!!!!

Whereupon she found me not in the bathroom, but on bended knee with the balloons and music.

She had figured I was doign it monday and she was gonna mess with me, but I got her good cause it was early morning adn the TP put her way off balance.

She eeked out a "yes" after alllllllllmost losing it.


Link Posted: 9/15/2009 8:12:14 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2009 8:12:45 AM EST by chapperjoe]
here you go. one pic.

there are more, but OPSEC!!!!!!



Link Posted: 9/15/2009 8:26:54 AM EST
That is fantastic!! I love picture and I love how you plotted it all out. The TP part is just priceless. She will never forget that.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 8:53:39 AM EST
Aw! Toilet paper... my early life with my husband involved a toilet paper episode, too, but it wasn't a good memory. I was such a sensitive new bride that when he began to tell me the following, I almost started to cry. I was shocked.

Hubby comes out of bathroom grumbling, "Man, she uses a TOO MUCH toilet paper! Honey, come here." While in the hallway of a mobile home, I'm standing close to my husband who has one square of tissue paper in his hand. He informs me that I use too much toilet paper and that one square was enough. (I'm mortified.)

"Here, I'll show you. You rip of one corner, then stick your finger through the middle like this. Then you wipe like this. Now, to clean your finger you pull the square off your finger (be sure to used the toilet paper to wipe your finger clean as you pull it off."

Then he whips out the corner he'd torn off and shows me how to clean under the nail with it. It wasn't until then that I realized he was messing with me. Argh! Trauma.

Link Posted: 9/15/2009 9:44:12 AM EST
Originally Posted By daydreamer:
Aw! Toilet paper... my early life with my husband involved a toilet paper episode, too, but it wasn't a good memory. I was such a sensitive new bride that when he began to tell me the following, I almost started to cry. I was shocked.

Hubby comes out of bathroom grumbling, "Man, she uses a TOO MUCH toilet paper! Honey, come here." While in the hallway of a mobile home, I'm standing close to my husband who has one square of tissue paper in his hand. He informs me that I use too much toilet paper and that one square was enough. (I'm mortified.)

"Here, I'll show you. You rip of one corner, then stick your finger through the middle like this. Then you wipe like this. Now, to clean your finger you pull the square off your finger (be sure to used the toilet paper to wipe your finger clean as you pull it off."

Then he whips out the corner he'd torn off and shows me how to clean under the nail with it. It wasn't until then that I realized he was messing with me. Argh! Trauma.



Link Posted: 9/15/2009 10:45:22 AM EST
a few more since y'all helped out alot.


yes i needed to practice. I could not breathe, much less see straight.
In the end, I just spoke what came to me.







Link Posted: 9/15/2009 2:03:02 PM EST
that was PERFECT. well done, man. that was just perfect.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 2:12:45 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 1:45:43 AM EST
shes a southern girl so you know she shoots better than us,... congrats again buddy
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