Nadia, will you marry me?

Dear Optimists,

I often look through which search engines terms led to this little optimistic spot on the interwebs. Most of them are quite ordinary. Such as “how do girls pee”, “meaning for optimistic rocker”, and “flavour of optimistic persons” (!?).

But my personal favourite is “Nadia, will you marry me?”.

I’m very curious about who went on Google and typed in those words to end up here. It’s probably Den pranking me, and not Boyfriend finding new, creative ways of proposing to me, as one might think…

But a girl can dream, right?

Love,
Nadia.

The New Year

Dear Optimists,

Happy new year! With the new year, everyone is always planning to improve their lives, right? What’s everyone planning for 2012?

I’m looking back on the past year and recognizing so many positives that I’m not even sure how I could improve in 2012! But I will list them anyway:

Got two GREAT new jobs to go along with the others. And one has me working the NHL Winter Classic Today! Most of you probably don’t know what it is, but for hockey fans, trust me, it’s a big deal.

THIS BLOG! Wow…how much has writing this blog with Nadia improved my year? What a blast of positivity and optimism.

Engagement. Nuff said. 2012 will be the year that sees me married off 🙂

Books. What fun it was to see two books published with my name on them. Yay!

So what does 2012 hold for me? I can’t WAIT to find out. I’d like to say it can’t be better than 2011, but come on, you all know how optimistic I am!

Love,

Den

Engagement? Engagement!

Dear Optimists,

So it was Thanksgiving part two, my girlfriend and I were at the shore for Thanksgiving dinner with my family, and everything was going well. We had a great time, my whole immediate family came, and my uncle showed up out of the blue and ate with us. Good times.

My girlfriend asked if, after dinner, we could do a walk on the beach. It was about 66 degrees (19 C) that evening, which is oddly warm for this time of year. We brought her iPad so we could stargaze and actually know the constellations we were looking at. We even saw Jupiter! It was beautiful.

So then we started with a walk and chatted, the sound of the ocean soundtracking our evening.

I started. “What a perfect weekend, huh? We got to have Thanksgiving dinner with both of our families, plus got to have two turkey dinners!”

“It couldn’t have been more perfect,” she said.

I stopped walked. “Actually, I think there is one way it could be more perfect…” and I pulled out the ring. Her eyes widened and she started shaking her head.

“Bastard!” she said to me with a huge smile. “Seriously?”

“Will you marry me?”

“Yes!”

And we kissed.

Then we walked to the boardwalk and I slipped the ring on her finger. She’s a bit clumsy and I was afraid to put it on where it could fall into the oblivion of sand. And no, I did not get down on one knee, pretty much for the same reason; I was afraid I would fumble and drop the ring.

So now I’m engaged.

Love,

Den