Stephanie Smith and Eric Schulte — best known as the “300 Sandwiches” blogger and her boyfriend, Poor Man’s Alexander Skarsgaard — are engaged … but it only took 257 sandwiches for him to put a ring on it. Smith and Schulte gained notoriety last September, when Smith began her quest for a book deal, I mean her blog, detailing her boyfriend’s (joking!) promise to propose if she made him 300 sandwiches. The blog featured recipes for, yes, each of the sandwiches she was making him on that romantic journey, garnering Smith and Schulte quite a bit of positive and negative attention. Smith got her book deal, but it came with a good amount of scorn from the internet, including The Frisky, for the inherent retro sexism of their bargain. Earlier today, Smith posted on her blog that Schulte had proposed and she had said yes. (And then he said, “Now get back in the kitchen and make me my 258th sandwich!” Just kidding.)
Words cannot express how extraordinarily happy I am. Not because I have a engagement ring, but because I’m going to spend the rest of my life having ridiculously amazing adventures with my soul mate. My mouth hurts from smiling.
So was it the 257th sandwich — The “Fishkiller” Fish Cutter — that did it? Who knows, but whatever, congrats to them! They seem very in love and her sandwiches look yummy, so who am I to begrudge them their happiness? But I DO wonder if she still has to make 43 more sandwiches before he actually walks down the aisle. [NYMag.com]