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Mister Me Makes It Official

April 27, 2011

I knew something was up.

I’ve never seen someone so jumpy at 5am. While I was grumbling groggily and threatening bodily harm, Mister Me was frantically running through the house double checking everything. Our cab showed up 15 minutes early which seemed a part of his plan, since I was half-dressed and he was in the elevator waiting.

His brain seemed to liquefy as the morning went on.

This guy, who used to take 100 flights a year as a matter of lifestyle, managed lose his boarding pass somewhere between security and the gate. He seemed to be trying to look in multiple directions at once, as if he might suddenly be jumped by a gang of ninjas.

(Which, I guess, is fair enough. You never know when you’re about to get jumped by ninjas. That’s why they’re called ninjas.)

We pulled into our first winery an hour and a half after we landed. The staff kept stealing sidelong glances as we were seated on the tasting porch. I couldn’t tell if everyone was just stoned or if they were smirking at me; I checked my teeth and my fly – everything was as it should be.

That ring must have been burning a fiery hole in his thigh. We’d been at our table less than 5 minutes before Mister Me led me, merlot in hand, into the vineyard, dropped to one knee and asked me to marry him. I’ll spare you the sap, but let me just say, it was beautiful.

Then, as if his brain suddenly re-congealed, he found his boarding pass.

Ever the constant overachiever, he then led me to our private wine tasting and lunch, followed by tour. We left Duckhorn Winery full, buzzed, happy, educated and, most importantly, engaged.

We spent the next two days soaking up the sun, view, wine and calories and abusing our newly acquired superpower to manifest free champagne every time we squealed, “We just got engaged!”

Every moment of our trip was perfection; bliss on steroids… except for the part where a bird shit on my head and I descended into a tailspin of rage and panic, screaming “WHY AREN’T YOU HELPING ME!?” at my newly minted and petrified fiance. That part was a little rocky…

Now it’s all said and done.

I guess that makes me the future Missus Mister Me.

… Huh. Didn’t think that moniker through very thoroughly…

26 Comments leave one →
  1. April 27, 2011 7:15 am

    SO happy for you! (I know I’ve said it before, but…it’s still true!) Also, thanks for posting the story. Here’s hoping the free champagne keeps flowing. 🙂

  2. April 27, 2011 7:22 am


  3. April 27, 2011 7:35 am

    Woo hoo! Congrats. Now time for the “wedding project” – and trust me, it’s a project.

  4. Sarah permalink
    April 27, 2011 7:35 am

    You know it’s considered to be good luck if a bird poops on you, right?

    • April 27, 2011 7:50 am

      That’s what they tell me. If so, I’m one lucky MFer, ’cause that’s the second time. Always by a freaking seagull, which I find particularly upsetting. The first time I was a kid and joyfully eating a fried clam roll (yes, I’ve always been this healthy) until a seagull crapped right in my hand. IN MY HAND. I cried for several hours and my mom had to cart my near-psychotic-break-self home. I’m sure she was tempted to sedate me. Or sell me. She did neither; the woman’s a saint.

      • cyrae permalink
        April 27, 2011 3:34 pm

        I feel Mister Me’s pain from the bird drop incident.

  5. April 27, 2011 7:39 am

    OMG! Congratulations!

  6. April 27, 2011 7:46 am

    I don’t know what is more exciting, Duckhorn or the engagement….. and good luck from the bird shit.

  7. April 27, 2011 9:09 am

    I’ve said it, but so so so very happy for you! It’s kind of fun to have been reading from when you guys met all the way to now!! Enjoy the fun planning. Long engagement? Short? Oh the wedding questions I could bombard you with. But I shall refrain…for now. 😉

  8. April 27, 2011 9:17 am


  9. April 27, 2011 9:43 am

    Awe shit yeah! Super, duper happy for you and Mr. Me! A thousand congratulations!

  10. April 27, 2011 10:44 am

    WOOHOO!!!!!!! Congratulations lady!!!! 😀

  11. April 27, 2011 12:09 pm

    SO exciting, congratulations! Will the engagement project become the “planning a wedding and all the drama and stress that comes along with it” project?

  12. April 27, 2011 2:13 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! So excited for you!

  13. The Single Girl permalink
    April 27, 2011 3:51 pm


  14. April 27, 2011 9:50 pm

    Congratulations! Looking forward to reading about the next set of adventures. 🙂

  15. April 27, 2011 10:31 pm

    Aww, you. Promise me you’ll stay bitter. That’s all I ask.

    This story is making me rethink the name of my blog. Hindsight is a bitch.

    • April 29, 2011 8:25 am

      You could change it to “Cats watching hours of hot sex” and see how that goes. My cat watches. She’s totally pervy.

  16. May 2, 2011 9:33 am

    Congrats! 😀 It’s nice to see a dream come true in the blogger world 🙂

  17. Jackie permalink
    May 3, 2011 4:32 am

    Congrats! Now for the wedding planning…just read your tweet about parents being assholes during wedding planning. I understand, it’s called the “Golden Rule” he who has the gold makes the rules. If you want happy parents during this event, DO NOT TAKE A DIME from them. Yup, I know it’s tough, but it makes the difference. On the flip side, if you take their money, don’t complain. Not fair? That’s life sweetie, pull yourself up by your big girl panties and deal with it.

  18. May 3, 2011 7:53 pm

    OMG! Congrats!! So happy for you.

  19. May 4, 2011 10:13 am

    Congrats. 🙂

  20. May 5, 2011 7:51 pm

    Congratulations! I’m also looking forward to ‘the wedding project.’ How wonderful! Best wishes to the both of you 🙂

  21. May 5, 2011 7:53 pm

    Congratulations! I’m also looking forward to ‘the wedding project.’ How wonderful! Best wishes to you both 🙂

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