Saturday, October 15, 2005

The F Word

Those who know me well know that I'm not often inclined to say the F word. Lately, however, it's been on the tip of my tongue, and vocalized, much more often. Let me tell you why...

It all started on the evening of Monday October 3rd. Biscotti and I arranged a date, hired a sub, and enjoyed a very pleasant dinner at the Boathouse at English Bay. We had late reservations, so the view from our top-floor, window-side table was somewhat hampered by the indoor reflection since the sun had already departed. Once we finished our meal we exited onto Denman Street, where we decided to take a bit of a stroll, window shopping and whatnot. As we neared the West End Community Centre, both of us were well aware that Denman was mostly empty except for this one guy who had been walking behind us for a block or two. It was quite late, we were very overdressed for laid-back Denman on a Monday night, and, as already stated, there were very few others around. We stopped at the next intersection, pressed the pedestrian button, and as we waited for the light to turn we watched the guy walk by. We crossed the street and walked back towards the beach.

Later that same night, I went down on one knee and asked Biscotti to marry me. I have a fiancée. I've been calling her, and refering to her as, my fiancée. That is why I've been saying fiancée more than usual during this past week.

8 comments:

cher said...

haha-wow! congradulations!! that's great! i thought for SURE you were going to say you got mugged...or at least insulted.

I LOVE the boathouse food!!

So I take it she said yes?

jblueafterglow said...

after i put up the post and left the computer, i realized i never actually wrote that she said yes. sure, me saying i have a fiancée implies it, but some people might overlook that part or at least be confused, such as you are cher.. so yes, she said yes.

cher said...

you will come to realize that i am confused a LOT

cher said...

so i see you're not big on the daily posting, that's ok, i check anyway.

so how's the whole engagement thing going? are your families happy? do you have a date picked yet? is she knocked up?

cher said...

rob and I eloped and our families have never really forgiven us.

jblueafterglow said...

yeah, been busy.. eventually going to post more often, possibly every day, but currently don't have computer at home. that'll change soon though.. and also i want the last two posts to stay up for a bit so people see them.. i saw you signed up for the ipod, got an account at least.. have you chosen an offer?

i look at your blog every day, it's great! so great that i added you to my monumental sidebar list!

The Cat House Lady said...

Hi, jblue and Biscotti,

All the best on the great occasion. Take care.

The Cat House Lady

jblueafterglow said...

thanks cat house lady.. i'm not sure if i know you or not.. do i?