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Oregon marriage proposal goes viral on YouTube

Discussion in 'The OT' started by phrelin, May 27, 2012.

  1. sigma1914

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    He's done pretty well so far, selling 5 million copies worldwide of his album. :)
     
  2. BubblePuppy

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    I was aware of the sales, now sales might be doubled or more.
    Bruno certainly approved of this use of his song. Who wouldn't.
     
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  4. Nick

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  5. dpeters11

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    Looks a bit like Kal Penn.
     
  6. Marlin Guy

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    It's a still from an IFC show called "Portlandia", which pokes great fun at the middle-aged hippie-hipster culture weirdness that defines the area.
    That goofy proposal video looks like it could be from an episode.

    Maybe this will help.

    [YOUTUBE]wHjRsPw976Y[/YOUTUBE]
     
  7. djlong

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    Nick: I finally got mine right the third time. It was in a crowded restaurant after a laser/fireworks/pyrotechnics show, as I said right on the lagoon. It was pretty personal but there was an 'aftermath' that I'll never forget.

    After the show (which I barely remember because I was so nervous - and kept trying to get the ringbox out of where I'd hid it all day), I asked my girlfriend 2 final questions. First, "Does it get any better than this?" (she thought I was fishing for a complement, this being our first vacation together), and then I said "I'd like to try" and walked around the table, revealing the ringbox as I got down on one knee. After telling her how she'd made me feel over the previous 2 years, I asked her to marry me (while was was going through a series of "Oh GoD! Oh God! OhGod!" exclamations when she realized what was happening). That was the last question I ever asked my girlfriend as she became my fiancee a second or two later.

    The funny part was hearing something out of the corner of my ear from the people beside me (who had been sitting at the table behind Susie). The woman said something in a questioning tone and the man said, in reply, "Oh come on, he's on his knees, there's a ring, she's crying, he *proposed* to her!". Usually it's the GUY who's clueless and the GIRL who shines the light :)

    But when you make a big deal out of a proposal like that, getting to Rich's point, you have to KNOW you're going to get a 'yes'.

    In my case, I was pretty damn sure. We'd discussed where we were going with our relationship "if things kept going the way they're going" so the subject of marriage HAD come up.
     
  8. Nick

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    A lovely story, DJ.

    My first proposal was to a 16 year old girl who would become my wife a year later [strike]if[/strike]
    when I returned from Korea. A $60 ring from a PX sealed the deal. On the night of our honeymoon, I made tender love to a beautiful 17-year-old young woman for the first time and didn't even get arrested for it. ;)

    My second proposal was to a lovely woman with a precocious 10 yr old daughter. In the intimate setting of an upscale Italian restaurant, across the white-clothed table I first asked the daughter for her permission to marry her mother. She happily agreed and I proffered a small diamond-encrusted ruby ring in appreciation. I then took a knee and asked the mother for her hand in marriage, among a smattering of applause from the other diners.

    Happier times...
     
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    Fred Armison and Carrie Brownstein

    The stars of IFC's "Portlandia", a spoof(?) about life in Portland, Oregon.

    The part of the Mayor is played by Kyle MacLauchlan and the part of his assistant is played by Sam Adams, the actual Mayor of Portland.
     
  11. Rich

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    But, not all of those folks in the video were performers were they? Still, a nice video.

    Rich
     
  12. dpeters11

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    No, a lot of friends and family were involved, both there physically and virtually.
     
  13. Rich

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    I'd have to be more than pretty damn sure of the answer. How would you have handled it if (and I do realize you were pretty damn sure what her answer would be, but...) she had refused? That would have been pretty damn devastating, no?

    I've consoled a couple guys who were turned down and they were shocked, angry, crying (we were in a bar for quite a while both times), just devastated. As if their lives had come to an end.

    Someone once told me, "Never ask a question you don't know the answer to when dealing with women". Sage advice.

    Rich
     
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    Sometimes you can be such a curmudgeon and then you write something like this. Very nice.

    Rich
     
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    Heh.. We discussed it later - what if she'd said 'no'. It was the first night of a 10-day vacation. We'd been dating something over 2 years. It would have been a REAL moodkiller if she'd said no.

    I don't feel like I was taking much of a chance because her whole family knew my intentions. In fact, she was the only one who DIDN'T know. I'd conspired with her daughter to get her ring size. After buying the ring, I showed it to her twin sister to make sure I'd picked a good one. Even her mother knew about it a few weeks before I proposed - and I gave them many thanks afterwards for KEEPING THE SECRET! :)
     
  16. Rich

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    If I could have mustered up the courage, I'd have waited until the last day of the vacation. But I'm extremely pessimistic.... :lol:

    Glad it worked out for you.

    Rich
     
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    Thanks :) The neat part was the Disney employee at one of their big gift shops 20 minutes afterwards. We were heading out of the park and doing some window shopping, Susie with a smile on her face that a bazooka couldn't dislodge.. When the 'cast member' asked if Susie had had a nice day, she showed her the ring. The CM asked how long she'd been engaged and Susie looked at her watch and said "about 25 minutes". The CM ran to the back and gave us each a big pink button that said "Just Engaged". Susie made sure I wore mine for the rest of the trip (since you couldn't pry HERS off of her!) and I can't count the number of Disney CMs that were *constantly* saying "Congratulations!"..

    ...if we would have made a drinking game out of it, we would have died of alcohol poisoning!
     
  18. Nick

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    DJ, over time, you have shared your journey of coming from the depths of dispair to achieving happiness once again. It has been inspiring to me. Your personal story serves as a vivid reminder to all that no matter how dark the night, have faith and hold on tight until the dawn breaks. There are better days ahead.
     
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    Nick: Thanks for the kind words. I recently showed someone pictures taken inside my house 6 years ago and (at the time) that morning to show where I was (a house that was on it's way to a starring role in "Hoarders") to where I am (fixed up house where anyone could drop by with no notice and I'd have a clean house to entertain them in).

    They use the phrase "It *does* get better" for gay teens these days. I like to think it's not JUST for them :)
     

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