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    Category: Engaged

    Engagement can be a bit like romantic purgatory for some, but at least you get to test drive a ring.

    A Pet Hate

    | MO, USA | Engaged, Themed Giveaway

    (My fiancé and I are talking about different kinds of pets. I have just mentioned that I do not want to have a bird.)

    Fiancé: “But I would love to have a trained falcon!”

    Me: “Yeah, okay.”

    Fiancé: “A falcon would be the best pet. Because then it could eat other people’s pets.”

    Me: “…”

    Not A Sound Reason

    | Seattle, WA, USA | Engaged, Themed Giveaway

    (I’m lying in bed with my fiancée early in the morning. We’re both super groggy when we wake up so we tend to have weird conversations before we’re fully awake.)

    Fiancée: *smacks my butt loudly* “Hmm…”

    Me: “What?”

    Fiancée: “It’s just- I keep trying to recreate the sound your butt makes, but I just can’t find it. Your butt’s just too perfect.”

    Me: “Aww, that’s sw— Wait. How do you make a butt-smack sound, anyway?”

    Fiancée: “You know. I hit a bunch of stuff like beanbags, hams, pillows, but nothing has that satisfying smack your butt makes!”

    Me: “You smack hams to make a butt sound?”

    Fiancée: “Yeah. Well, the closest I’ve come is the turkey you made at Thanksgiving. It kinda sounded like your butt when I smacked it.”

    Me: “…”

    (Needless to say, I’m keeping an eye on any meats I bring home from the supermarket from now on.)

    As Seen On All The TVs

    | Tampa, FL, USA | Engaged

    (My fiancé and I are registering for wedding gifts when the registering gun goes dead. My fiancé takes it back up to the front counter, gets a new one, and then literally RUNS away from me. I find him in the electronics section registering TVs.)

    Me: “Uh, how many TVs did you just register us for?”

    Fiancé: *startled that I found him* “I’ll never tell you!” *runs away*

    (He’s a keeper, but now I have to log in to the registry to delete a bunch of TVs.)

    Overflowing Sentiment, Part 2

    | Salt Lake City, UT, USA | Engaged, Themed Giveaway

    (I’m texting my fiancé while we are both at work, letting him know what a good mood I am in.)

    Me: “I feel like if I were any happier, happiness would explode out my ears.”

    Fiancé: “That’s great, babe.”

    Me: “Can I ooze happiness on you later?”

    Fiancé: “Sure.”

    Me: “Yay!”

    Overflowing Sentiment

    A Single Dream Is More Powerful Than A Thousand Realities

    , | Blacksburg, VA, USA | Dating, Engaged, Themed Giveaway

    (My boyfriend has left for an internship four hours away from where we live. While he is gone I have a creepy individual follow me around the grocery store. It unnerves me to the point that I ask friends about how to keep people like that away. One of my close friends mentions she always wears her wedding ring and it works. I make plans to buy a fake one to wear around and tell my boyfriend via messenger.)

    Me: “Hey, my friend mentioned she uses a wedding ring to keep the creepers at bay. I’m going to go out and buy a fake one to wear tomorrow.”

    Boyfriend: “Oh? Sounds like a plan then. Just going to go get one?”

    Me: “Yeah, just going to buy a cheap costume ring to wear to ward off unwanted attention.”

    Boyfriend: “Yeah, it worries me when you tell me about these things, since I’m not there. I need to rest for work now, though.”

    Me: “Wish you were here. Bedtime, though. Night, night!”

    (I head to bed and imagine how romantic it would be if he offered to help me find a real ring. I brush it off as being childish fantasy since he has made it clear he doesn’t like marriage. The next morning I wake up and get ready to head out and get a fake ring.)

    Me: “About to head out and get a fake ring. Hopefully it won’t take too long!”

    Boyfriend: “Actually, I was thinking a lot about this last night, and I couldn’t figure out why I was so against marriage since we already are pretty much like a married couple. So, I was hoping I could pick out a ring?”

    Me: “Are you f****** kidding me?”

    Boyfriend: “What?”

    Me: “Am I still dreaming?”

    Boyfriend: “Umm… No?”

    Me: “I thought about how romantic it would be if you offered to help me pick out a ring. I told myself I was being stupid and childish and now it’s happening!”

    Boyfriend: “Not so stupid and childish now, huh?”

    (He did help me pick out a temporary ring until he could afford a real engagement ring and even got down on one knee and asked if I would agree to be his fiancée at a later date! We’re not very romantic, but this most certainly was!)

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