Your engagement story is supposed to make people swoon, not cringe. But these real people who really screwed up obviously didn’t get that memo…
1. Hot Air Balloon Fail: London floor-fitter Lefkos Hajji concealed a $10,000 engagement ring inside a helium balloon, thinking she’d pop the balloon — and he’d pop the question. But as he left the store where he purchased the balloon, a gust of wind pulled the balloon from his hands and far, far out of reach. Hajji then spent two hours in his car trying to chase and find the balloon, ultimately failing. His bride to be refused to speak to him until she got a new ring. Read more…
Christmastime always transformed me.
It made my heart expand in my chest, placing me in perpetual rapture for at least two months out of the year. I was inevitably intoxicated by the twinkling lights, the smell of cookies baking, our family’s annual trip to the tattered Christmas display at Fountains of Wayne. Keep reading »
Who wants to marry an accused serial killer? Joran van der Sloot, 22, who has been charged with killing a young Peruvian woman in her hotel room, told De Telegraaf newspaper that he has received several marriage proposals. “One of them even wants me to get her pregnant,” he said. Ladies, really, get some standards!
Granted, van der Sloot is as reliable as a ripped condom: he has admitted, and then retracted, confessions linking him to the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway, a teenager on vacation in Aruba. Van der Sloot also told police he killed Stephany Flores, 21, but later retracted his confession. But I guess he is rather attractive in that probably-a-murderer kind of way? I’m kidding. [New York Post] Keep reading »
So, a man proposed to his Radio City Rockette girlfriend, and this video actually shows him proposing. Why he decided to allow a film crew to capture this moment, I have no idea, but seeing it made me really uncomfortable. Honestly, I kind of think that viewing any proposal would be totally awkward. I get all squirmy whenever I have to watch a marriage proposal, even in movies. I think it’s because the man’s nervousness is so apparent. This is why I think all proposals should take place in private — only one person should have to witness the guy’s agitation. What do you guys think? Keep reading »
Friday is February 29, or “leap day,” and on this extra February day, a woman is “allowed” to propose to a man, according to folklore hinted at in a NY Times article yesterday. Well, this quick mention made me curious, so I did a bit of research, after the jump. Keep reading »