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Flowers…I love you, but football is on!!!

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Ladies, please hear me out.  We (men) love you all very much, which is why we spent ALOT of money on your ring, put up with all of your needs and cares…and wants.  Please realize that for the most part, we don’t give a shit about the flowers.  I mean let’s get real, do you think we would expect you to know how to draft a great fantasy football team? No, so don’t expect us to have any clue when it comes to floral arrangements.  Most men only know about roses, sunflowers, and dandelions.  Are dandelions even a flower?  Other than not really knowing about flowers, the truth is that we really don’t care either.  PLEASE DON’T MAKE US HAVE TO CARE!!!  All we want to do is watch the game.

Groom's Corner – another step closer

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

December, 2009

The Giants are officially out of the playoffs.  They’ve lost to the dreaded Eagles.  But I am not worried.  They’ve never won a Super Bowl and hopefully never will.  Anyway after the game my girlfriend is talking about moving near me with a girlfriend.  I say it s a great idea.  Get out of your house, be independent.  Wait… I wish I still lived at home.   Anyway,  she starts talking about how much it will cost, and starts to talk about our future.  Holy Shit! The future, here it comes.  She starts saying that if she moves out she won’t be able to save money.  I’m like save money for what??  And then it hits me.

She starts talking about marriage, the ring, the future.  Guys don’t like to hear about the future.  Day to day man.  That’s how we roll.  Anyway, she asks me how people pay for a wedding?  I ponder the thought and say “the bride’s parents pay for the whole thing, don’t they?”  Nice try.  She gives me a look and right there I knew it.  I mean, I had to plant the seed right?  So I guess we are going to have to save.  Now, does that me she doesn’t move out??  I want to buy a house, or a condo, and maybe go back to school.  Wow I wish I was watching Sports Center.

Groom's Corner – musings of the almost engaged

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

2:10 AM

I can’t sleep.  It has been exactly 10 hours and 19 minutes since my girlfriend mentioned the words that every guy expects, but is never prepared to hear, marriage.  Marriage?  The C word?  I am freaking out.  Yes I do love her, and know that I will be with this girl forever, but where do you start.  The planning, the preparation, the spotlight. I am usually watching Sports Center this time in the morning.  Not writing a blog.  How do we pay for the wedding?  Where do you get the money?  Where do you start?  This is harder then I thought.  This is for every guy who is taking the plunge and needs a guideline to success.  This will teach you how to deal with in laws, opinions, and everything in between.  This is for every bride to be, and wife, to understand a guy’s perspective on engagement, marriage, and that inevitable word, commitment.

I must start by explaining how I live.  I walk out of my condo and to the right is the ocean.  I can hit the beach with a rock.  I live within a ¼  mile of 8 bars and can easily walk to all of them.  That is huge.  For reasons easily understood.  I am a teacher and so is my girlfriend, soon to be fiancée (wow).  Think about it, living near the beach, summers off, what a life.  As I walk out this morning, I cannot help but notice the fishing boats and barges out on the horizon.  I often wonder what they are doing and where they are going.  Only today I want to jump out in the ocean and swim to one of them.  Take me with you…ok I will relax.

~Yes Dear