On the evening of October 23rd Amanda and I were walking down the river walk that runs alongside the Milwaukee River. It had been an eventful day thus far, walking 17 plus miles all around Milwaukee and Lake Michigan. As we came up to a gazebo esque structure dimly lit by a few strings of lights in the trees she said “I wonder what this is for”. I turned to her and smiled, “it’s prefect”. She had no idea what I was talking about as I mustered all of my courage and got down on one knee. After a couple disbelieving “nu uhs” from her and successfully managing to contain my emotions as I told her that I love her and can’t picture my life without her, I asked Amanda to be my bride. Then I heard the words that every man hopes to hear one day from the love of his life “Stand up, stand up! Of course, duh”.
So there you have it boys, the template for proposing to the love of your life. Wear her down with hours of physical activity. Find something that resembles a gazebo. Make sure the lighting is poor so she can’t see your ugly face. Take her by surprise, thus giving her no time to predetermine an escape route. Get down on one knee to lull her into a false sense of security. Keep your emotions in check and your wits about you in case she flees and you have to give chase. Last but not least do it in the most romantic city on earth Milwaukee, Wisconsin. You can thank me by not inviting Amanda and I to your wedding.