What Happened on Bloomsday

There is some exciting news around these parts, namely that I am getting married! To this guy! MARRIED!

Can you tell we are both pretty happy about it?

I think a lot of you already guessed my news the other day, when I tweeted that I was “having a REALLY GOOD DAY.” But! How did you know I didn’t receive a deposit in my bank account from a deposed Nigerian prince? Or find out I was pregnant? Or have some really excellent blueberry pancakes? Or hear news of an enemy’s demise? Huh? It could have been anything, really.

On Sunday, CW and I went out for breakfast at the Irish pub in order to celebrate Bloomsday (the date of the events of James Joyce’s Ulysses, because yes, we are nerds for Irish Modernism; who isn’t?). I did, in fact, have some really excellent blueberry pancakes there. We’d gotten an early start to the day, so after breakfast we “wound up” going on a lazy Sunday drive, which seemed quite spontaneous but must have actually been planned to land us at the beautiful arboretum on campus, where we walked around and explored for a while and then sat on a park bench and talked for a while and then he asked me to marry him. And yes I said I will yes.

It was a total surprise. Probably the best surprise ever. The moment was so perfect and sweet and my heart was all a-flutter. (Oh, and CW has excellent taste in jewelry: he chose an engagement ring in the exact style I would have picked for myself, and he did it with no suggestions from me at all. It is beautiful and I love it.)

For a long time, I didn’t imagine that I would be the kind of person who got married. It seemed like such a distant, unreal idea that I would meet and fall in love with a man who would fall in love with me right back. But I did, and he did, and now we will.


  1. This is WONDERFUL news! Congrats on the engagement! And that sounds like a wonderful morning too!

    I love that last paragraph, how you can consider yourself a certain type of person for so long and then someone special comes along and sees you in a special light and oh! suddenly you actually are like almost everyone else. It’s almost like finding out you do have ten toes and fingers.


  2. Wahooooo! Congratulations! So very exciting! May you not disappear into the vortex that is Weddings on Pinterest, amen. 🙂


  3. Oh I am SO excited for you! Congratulations!!! Wishing you all the very best for your future together.

    As a long-time lurker, first-time commenter, there can be no better time to ‘out’ myself 🙂 You give my lacklustre love-life heart that there is hope for me yet…


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