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2007-08-21 06:29:37 PM
doyner: Who in their right mind would even go on a date to an Astros game?


He keeps taking her to the game but she keeps finding her way back home.

nlcs.mlblogs.com
 
2007-08-21 06:30:22 PM
I just proposed to my girlfriend last night when she visited me in Lake Louise AB from Houston.

She only had one rule: Not on a Jumbotron.

So I did it at Lake Louise instead. No jumbotron to tempt me!
 
2007-08-21 06:30:48 PM
From my friend: Maybe she wanted him to propose at a Houston Rockets game instead....
 
2007-08-21 06:31:28 PM
doyner: Who in their right mind would even go on a date to an Astros game?


It can actually be quite fun if you're both into baseball. Or each other.
 
2007-08-21 06:31:53 PM
That story couldn't be more fake if his name was Fakey McFakerson and he fake-posed to her on the fakiest day of the year: Faketurday, the fakieth day of Faketober, Fake-teen-fakety-five.
 
2007-08-21 06:34:58 PM
doyner: Who in their right mind would even go on a date to an Astros game?

I took a girl to a Dodger game last year. She knew so little about baseball, I had to explain why the guy who hit the ball over the fence got to run around the bases. She had a lot of fun and learned that Barry sucks.
 
2007-08-21 06:37:38 PM
aerojockey:
In other words, you envy people who have the emotional strenght to live alone and attain the benefits of single life, so you have to laughably sugar coat marriage to make your choice look better.

Sure thing, buddy. Marriage really isn't just an emotional poppycock for weak people; it's really better. Sure.


It's not, really.

I'd say they're both kind of dumb for assuming what works for them works for everyone.
 
2007-08-21 06:37:39 PM
<b>DukeOfChutney:</b> <i>That story couldn't be more fake if his name was Fakey McFakerson and he fake-posed to her on the fakiest day of the year: Faketurday, the fakieth day of Faketober, Fake-teen-fakety-five.</i>


I am LoL'ing as I write this.
 
2007-08-21 06:40:29 PM
Adman12: What a loser. I would never have have put my (now) wife on the spot like that. Even though I was absolutely sure of what her answer would be, I asked her in private. It's just more serious and respectful that way.


Well, I actually just asked my sweetheart to marry me a couple weeks ago on an annual trip. I didn't ask her in front of a stadium full of people, but I did ask her in front of just shy of 30 people. She loved it and told me it was just how she wanted to be asked - in public in front of people. She told me the reason she wanted it that wasy is that she was proud to be my lady, and was happy to have everyone know...

I guess you just have to know your lady... Some of them actually WANT to do it like that.

Of course, if you don't even have a good idea that she's going to say yes - OR if she's such a humorless queen that she can't roll with the corny moment and just be happy in front of everyone - then you probably shouldn't be proposing to her in the first place...


/loves my sweety
//the wedding is October '08
///bye bye moneys!
 
2007-08-21 06:40:52 PM
DukeOfChutney: That story couldn't be more fake if his name was Fakey McFakerson and he fake-posed to her on the fakiest day of the year: Faketurday, the fakieth day of Faketober, Fake-teen-fakety-five.

So the Astros won then?
 
2007-08-21 06:41:08 PM
Dwight Schrute: So help me God when I propose, I will never do it in front of anyone???

Hey! Sparky! Are you sure you thought your cunning plan all the way through?

/Oh wait, we're on Fark.
//I guess you did, then.
///Mazel tov. I hope you and Ms. Hand will be very happy.
 
2007-08-21 06:42:03 PM
How much you wanna bet dozens of local women are writing to the newspapers or calling the news stations trying to find out who this guy is?

He's got guaranteed dates, or at least some "consolation", coming his way.
 
2007-08-21 06:42:26 PM
After seeing how marriage ruins an otherwise perfect relationship: I not believe in marriage....I prefer a relationship to be a daily choice as opposed to a legal obligation.

And if this woman felt similarly, her reaction would be justifiable. There is nothing more insulting than being with someone only to find out they do not care enough about you pay attention your point of view....but will instead use you only to gratify their own ego in situations like these.
 
2007-08-21 06:42:32 PM
If it wasn't an act, he should be glad that she didn't throw a slice of pizza at him

/That's a pretty big If.
 
2007-08-21 06:44:05 PM
Just out of curiosity, to all you married or engaged farkers out there: How much do you figure one should spend on a ring?

/In the midst of an ongoing debate re: appropriate cost of engagement rings.
 
2007-08-21 06:45:24 PM
That poor sap was the talk in many offices here in Houston.
 
2007-08-21 06:47:41 PM
And yes, I know she dumped a bag of popcorn on him.
 
2007-08-21 06:47:50 PM
Theaetetus: Skwidd: A man once asked a woman to marry him. She said no... [bitter anti-marriage rant snipped]

If you feel this way, you don't have enough of a spine to get married, not to mention the lack of testicles. I'm married, and I can do whatever I want, don't have to turn over my paycheck, have to explain myself, ask permission, yada, yada. It's called "being in a respectful, adult relationship, with an equal."


Every once in a while you read about some guy jumping off of a 10 story building and living, doesn't mean we have to go out and try it.
 
2007-08-21 06:48:02 PM
Fakk: So the Astros won then?

Wet blanket. You must be a hit at parties.

/Seriously though, touché. That was funny.
 
2007-08-21 06:48:33 PM
/loves my sweety
//the wedding is October '08
///bye bye moneys!
Ballsies!

FIFY
>:)

kidding! congrats to you and boomer
 
2007-08-21 06:48:43 PM
Mr. Coffee Nerves
She told me "I'll put on the foil"


Man, that sucks. How do you get over losing a woman who says, "put on the foil?"

 
2007-08-21 06:50:34 PM
Skwidd 2007-08-21 03:04:40 PM
It's ok, buddy. Let me tell you a story. A fairy tale, really. It goes something like this-..."

I really have to laugh at you bitter people. I suppose you can live it up with a different hooker every week, but claiming to be superior because some woman doesn't "own your balls" sounds like a pathetic loser that couldn't get a woman long term without paying a pimp for her.

Have fun, and oh ... as your old, balding, smelly self is sitting in the stip club with the women rolling their eyes, remember that you could have been "Dad" or "Grampa" instead of "Dirty old man pervert."
 
2007-08-21 06:50:46 PM
s93.photobucket.com

/quick and dirty, but you get the point.
 
2007-08-21 06:50:50 PM
photos.nohippos.com
 
2007-08-21 06:51:00 PM
phartnocker: Skwidd: It's ok, buddy. Let me tell you a story. A fairy tale, really. It goes something like this-

A man once asked a woman to marry him. She said no. He lived happily ever after, doing whatever he wanted whenever he wanted. He did not have to turn over his paycheck to a screeching harpy and a snivelling brat, nor did he ever have to explain himself if he decided to do something new or out of the ordinary. He never had to ask permission to do anything, nor deal with the consequences of not asking permission. He could go on vacation whenever and to whereever he wanted, spend his money as he pleased, drink and gamble and go to strip clubs without having to endure the dirty looks of the woman who laid claim to his balls. And if a sudden opportunity for an amorous encouter should arise, he was free to take it without risking half his wealth. Then he got old, no one came to see him because no one really even knew he was alive. Then he died. Alone. and with all the money he had saved over the years, enticed a 23-year-old stripper to marry him and eventually died of a heart attack while getting a bj.

THE END

FTFY.


Really FTFY
 
2007-08-21 06:51:04 PM
logruszed: publicity stunt.

Yeah, that was my first thought. I've seen it done before.
 
2007-08-21 06:52:58 PM
Have fun, and oh ... as your old, balding, smelly self is sitting in the stip club with the women rolling their eyes, remember that you could have been "Dad" or "Grampa" instead of "Dirty old man pervert."

I'm pretty sure women working at strip clubs wouldn't have a problem calling you "Daddy" >:)

But honestly, you're coming off really bitter as well.
Single folks and married folks just can't be friends.
 
2007-08-21 06:53:37 PM
I've always thought that the proposeee in that situation should say Yes and then reject the guy after the game... Although you have to be a total idiot to not be 100% when you try a stunt like that.
 
2007-08-21 06:54:48 PM
k-rock: Just out of curiosity, to all you married or engaged farkers out there: How much do you figure one should spend on a ring?

/In the midst of an ongoing debate re: appropriate cost of engagement rings.


10 dollar bands worked for us. My wife told me if I spent a ton of money on a ring she'd sell it and buy something useful.
 
2007-08-21 06:55:03 PM
FarktheNavy: She's long gone, but the car still resides in the garage.


I'd like to buy you a beer.
 
2007-08-21 06:55:19 PM
k-rock: Just out of curiosity, to all you married or engaged farkers out there: How much do you figure one should spend on a ring?

/In the midst of an ongoing debate re: appropriate cost of engagement rings.


The whole two-months-salary bs is not some age-old tradition, it was started by De Beers in the 20s as part of a marketing campaign. I would say something like two weeks salary is more realistic. Does your girl really want to marry a man that is so bad with money he blows two months salary on a freaking RING?
 
2007-08-21 06:55:31 PM
k-rock
Just out of curiosity, to all you married or engaged farkers out there: How much do you figure one should spend on a ring?
I think the general guidance is two paychecks. Just sayin'.
Anything less and, anger is the result!
 
2007-08-21 06:56:54 PM
Dwight Schrute: So help me God when I propose, I will never do it in front of anyone.

Dwight: you could do what I did. Had my wife propose to me.

/Made her call my Mom and ask her permission too.
 
2007-08-21 06:57:01 PM
doubledong: but she put 2 dollars in a 3 dollar slot and hit the jackpot....but it only paid on 3.....lost $7,777 because of 1 coin

Not necessarily. Modern computer/electronic (as opposed to strictly mechanical) gaming machines are known to give you the "OMG I just missed the jackpot!" thing every now and then to encourage you to play the max each time. If she had dropped the third coin, it would have activated a different set of parameters and that same combination might not have come up.
 
2007-08-21 06:57:29 PM
I've always thought that the proposeee in that situation should say Yes and then reject the guy after the game... Although you have to be a total idiot to not be 100% when you try a stunt like that

Imagine what the drive home from teh ball park was like for those two 'cause you know his dumb rejected butt drove her home. >:)
 
2007-08-21 06:57:43 PM
k-rock: Just out of curiosity, to all you married or engaged farkers out there: How much do you figure one should spend on a ring?

Get her a ring worth about $600, because a six hundo means you're serious. Then tell her specifically that you want to save money for a future {house, vacation, kid, hooker} that you can both share. It's romantic and frugal, and if the relationship goes south, smart!
 
2007-08-21 06:57:50 PM
When my daughter was 15 or so, we saw someone propose (on TV) at a baseball game. That's when we had the talk. I told her that no matter how great a guy she thinks she's dating, no man that cared about her feelings would make her answer such an important question in front of so many people. I said her answer should be an emphatic "no" --- she could always change her mind later, of course, but any guy who would do that to her deserves a "no" for an answer.

/of course, I'm only her father, so who knows if she even heard me
//hope she doesn't say yes to some jerk
 
2007-08-21 06:58:03 PM
Ex-Astro deals 7 shutout innings; Jennings fails again

Damn, how many women has this 'Jennings" loser proposed to at the ballpark?
 
2007-08-21 06:58:39 PM
K-rock

if you are yonger then whatever, doesnt really matter... if you are > 30 and established then it better be at least a karat, you will be judged by this think for the rest of your life; even if you say you dont care.
 
2007-08-21 07:00:00 PM
k-rock 2007-08-21 06:44:05 PM
"Just out of curiosity, to all you married or engaged farkers out there: How much do you figure one should spend on a ring?"

You should go to pick it out together and go to a Jewelry Mart (Even the rich do this. It's just smarter). Spend no more than you can afford. Don't go into debt over it.

The pro basketball player that was there could afford to spend tens of thousands. My ring is a white gold three stone engagement ring with a plain white gold band. I believe it was $1400. I am just as or more happily married than anyone with an expensive ring.

My rings are better for outdoor activities too. It doesn't come off ever, but for cleaning.
 
2007-08-21 07:00:02 PM
omg, typo nightmare.
 
2007-08-21 07:01:03 PM
cawaker: i'm pretty sure this is fake, theres been plenty of fact acts like this over the years, just search google.

First thing I thought of when I read the headline.
 
2007-08-21 07:01:48 PM
My proposal story:

Girlfriend is from Canada, she's going to graduate from school soon, and her visa will run out. We had been dating for slightly over two years, and it was a great relationship that was going nowhere. No matter how much she talks about how much Canada is better than the US, she wants to remain here. I was going into computer science, and knew my lady prospects would be small. She just starts planning the wedding, and I figured "what the hell, she loves sex and we're both shy. Who else am I going to marry?".

/she had sex with her maid of honor
//I cancelled wedding
///she apologized profusely, begged forgiveness
////married her a year later
//separated two years later, divorced five
//learned a lot about people though
//have an awesome girlfriend now, and I don't take shiat no more
 
2007-08-21 07:03:15 PM
panguroo: /she had sex with her maid of honor

Pics or it didn't happen.

Also, "honor."
 
2007-08-21 07:03:46 PM
After seeing how marriage ruins an otherwise perfect relationship: I not believe in marriage....I prefer a relationship to be a daily choice as opposed to a legal obligation.

Pff. Marriage is what you make it. To us, the legal aspect was merely a formality to sharing our vows/union with our friends and family. We were happy to fill out the forms, but it was only a small part of what we were doing.

People ruin their relationships, and whatever issues or unrealistic views of being together they carry around, will take their toll whether a couple is married or not.
 
2007-08-21 07:03:53 PM
phartnocker

. . . Then he got old, no one came to see him because no one really even knew he was alive. Then he died. Alone.

THE END

FTFY.


Umm, yeah, because not being married means not having friends or other family? And seriously, who cares if you're alone, what kind of bullshiat motivation is that? "Oh I don't want to be alone so I better shack up!" Get some sense of personal satisfaction. Not everyone needs companionship (at least not live-in constant companionship), some people are fine on their own.

/married, but not because I just didn't want to be alone
 
2007-08-21 07:07:03 PM
Mr. Wrong proposed to me in private, on top of a mountain, on the first day of a weekend trip 150 miles away from where we lived. I said yes, against my better judgement, because I knew that if I said no the remainder of the weekend, not to mention the ride home, would be horrifically uncomfortable. I recanted later, after a few months that were more horrifically uncomfortable than the ride home would have been. Moral of the story: guys, don't take your girlfriend out of town to propose to her, unless you are absolutely postively sure of the answer; and girls, don't say yes when you mean no.

Many years later, Mr. Right popped the question on the first night of a weekend trip to (coincidentally) the same mountain town. He knew I'd say yes, and I did.
 
2007-08-21 07:07:18 PM
Catracks: k-rock 2007-08-21 06:44:05 PM
"Just out of curiosity, to all you married or engaged farkers out there: How much do you figure one should spend on a ring?"

You should go to pick it out together and go to a Jewelry Mart (Even the rich do this. It's just smarter). Spend no more than you can afford. Don't go into debt over it.


The other half bought mine in October of '05 when JC Penny's has their star rewards - he signed up for their credit card, bought the ring solely on there, and got a pretty chunk of change back in rewards points at the end of the year.

/or something like that
//kinda fuzzy on the details
 
2007-08-21 07:08:07 PM
panguroo: /she had sex with her maid of honor

Hold on there...what?
 
2007-08-21 07:08:25 PM
miss_enthropic_biatch 2007-08-21 06:52:58 PM

"But honestly, you're coming off really bitter as well."

I guess I do. It's not bitterness though. More flabergasted everytime I hear some man with those beliefs. Sure there are a lot of harpies out there. There are also relationships I know where a married couple are best friends and even after years together, still have things to talk about.
 
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