AAFF: Wish me luck!

Apr 30th, 2007, 08:25 AM
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Congrats - does she know about all your imaginary friends here (or that is what my husband calls them)
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Mazel tov, AAFF!
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Apr 30th, 2007, 02:44 PM
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I knew it! I wanna be flowergirl.

OK, I'll be flowerhag.
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Your DH and my DH think alike. Mine just gave me the look like, "well, yah..." to that imaginary friends comment... lol

AA and AAGF... congratulations!

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I think she's been upgraded to AAFFF for AAFF fiance. (Or is it fiancee?)
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Congratulations on this very happy event for you two.
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Well, it's Tuesday night. We want details, man!
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Awwww!!! I got the shivvers!! Congrats, friend!

We can't wait to hear all about it. And do let her post, too, from her perspective. That'd be cute!

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May 2nd, 2007, 07:10 AM
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Sorry about the delay but we were little tired yesterday and stayed in bed all afternoon and slept. There is not much to tell really.

Sunday morning we decided to rent:


It was a fun way to discover the city with the computerized audio guide. We also stopped for lunch in the Wharf area and did some shopping. We got back to the hotel ~3pm and there was an envelope from the manager addressed to me. Inside was a gift cert for $100 for the Cityscape Restaurant http://www.cityscaperestaurant.com/ on top of the hotel. Very nice gesture. I did take the time to search out the manager and thank him personally.

I called my friend and they along with few of their friends decided to join us for dinner that evening.

I had preplanned flower delivery to our suite at ~7p. Came right on time. 6 dozen of the most beautiful red roses I have seen in a long time. She was somewhat puzzled at the number of flowers but not totally surprised as I usually give her flowers once or twice a week and also have them delivered when I'm gone on my trips.

Anyway, I asked her to have a glass of our favorite California Chard http://www.chalkhill.com/ on the balcony and as we were sitting there sipping the wine and staring at the amazing bay view I just got on my knees, pulled out the ring and asked. She was surprised at first but a big smile followed just few seconds later and she said - YES!

Simple. We're little too old for some grand engagement presentations.

Our friends came up shortly after. We had another round and went upstairs. The dinner was very nice, The Maitre De presented us with a free bottle of bubbly and a slice of cake for everybody in our group. (he really should do this for everyone as this place is expensive). We sat there for almost 3 hours after which we called it a night as we wanted to be alone. She also wanted to call her mom as she did not have a chance to do so before.

Her mom made us promise that we "kinda" repeat the engagement in couple of weeks at her house. You know how moms are. I lost my parents few years back so my sister will be representing my side of the family. My best friend (I call him my brother) will make a stop at his old stomping grounds here in Florida to support me at the party before they head out to their new home outside of Dubrovnik, Croatia. His gf is originally from there. She has a beautiful house on the coast. Her father is getting very old and needs help and support. It will be nice to have a place to visit in that area.

That's it folks!

Highly recommend the SF Hilton if you don't mind HUGE convention type hotels. The staff is very helpful and friendly, somewhat unusal for this size hotel. Location is pretty good. Union Sq just around the corner, Chinatown just few more blocks. Cable car just 2 blocks away. It can get very expensive, very quickly. 4 drinks on the first night at Cityscape = $60. Mini bar - small bottle of white wine = $20, minis = $8. Cityscape Restaurant = expensive! and so on. But we mostly ate out in town at some great Thai and Seafood restaurants. Much cheaper.

Cityscape Restaurant - Very nice food, not exceptional but very much acceptable. Best views in town. Worth it.

The little GoCars are a lot of fun.

My "brother" friend and his gf took us out to a restaurant by the airport on Saturday evening, I believe in Burlingame(?) right on the bayfront. Can't remember the name. Nice food, nice place, service slow.

We're home now and it's time to get back to reality.

I'm going to London in 2 weeks. Unfortunately she can't join me. It's a short 5 night/4 day trip. Mostly business but I'm also going to the FA Cup Final in the new Wembley, between my ManU boys and the hated Chelsea FC on Saturday afternoon.

Today ManU is playing Milan (live on ESPN2 2:30pm ET) in the second leg of the UEFA Cup Semi-Final.

If they tie or win it's on to Athens at the end of May for the final against Liverpool. btw, congrats to Liverpool. I just hate Chelsea. Unfortunately I will have to watch this game at home.

Thanks for all the support and good wishes.

See YA!

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May 2nd, 2007, 12:31 PM
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Sounds like after the rough start getting to SF, everything turned out perfectly.

I wish you all the best!

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May 2nd, 2007, 02:46 PM
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My parents took me to Cityscape years ago when I got my first 4.0 in college. I still remember how special it was, and so I am sure with an engagement you will keep those fond memories as well.
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May 2nd, 2007, 03:31 PM
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Oh, I didn't see this post earlier, living in SF I'd make your proverbial drum rolls a reality Congratulations!

So... is the wedding in SF? Are we all invited? Will you have invitation cards in black/yellow/orange? With a GTG printed on?
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May 2nd, 2007, 03:37 PM
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A Virtual toast to you and the future bride with lots of years ahead of happiness.
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May 2nd, 2007, 03:46 PM
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Many congrats AAFF!!

I didn't marry for money, but you make me wish I had married someone with loads of FF miles!!

Yikes, here comes DH, I hope he can't see this over my shoulder!!

to DH:
<just kidding, honey> ;-)
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May 2nd, 2007, 03:52 PM
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Congratulations AAFF..I saw the start of your thread but have been off of Fodor's these last few days due to moving. I am so happy for you two. A truly romantic proposal! May you two have a long and joyful life together.
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Lovely, just lovely. =D>

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