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My Engagement Announcement:


Original Subject:   Doug ALERT - The End of the World is Nigh!
Sent:        Nov. 28, 2000

 

Ok...fair warning...this email is very personal...and very scary...seriously personally scary...

...continue reading below...if you dare...




















I asked Luciana to MARRY ME!!!!!



No kidding.



...and I waited for her answer...



...and, 



she said....
















"Sim"

(maybe you should find a good Portuguese-English Dictionary to figure out what that means)











English language translation:






"YES!"






Smile...yes, it's true...contrary to public opinion that I'll get married only after Hell Freezes Over...I'm starting to inch towards that scary, scary marriage thing...and I've entered into a commmmm...um, com-comm - committed relationship...and now have a fiancée!

...and now I am a "Fiancée".

Funny how I was a regular guy one day and a damn French word the next! (Quote shamelessly paraphrased and stolen from my friend Bekki.)

By the way, to all my married friends who are more experienced than I am at these things...I have one question:

What the heck are the Rules of Engagement??!!

Since I'm Engaged now I guess I should learn the rules...smile.


OK...to answer some of the expected questions:

1. No, I don't know what the HECK she was thinking when she said YES to marrying an unemployed, homeless guy from Texas!!! Silly Brazilians...smile.

2. No we don't have a date for the wedding...or names for the 3.1876 kids that we are expecting to have...or an idea of where we will live permanently or an idea of who the next President will be (I'm in favor of flipping a coin.)

3. Yes, she is back in Brazil now...finishing up her medical residency there through the end of January...and will be taking the USMLE (US Medical Licensing Exam) so she can apply for a medical residency program in the USA...exams, interviews, and applications are expected to take a year to a year and a half...she won't be here in the short term future.

4. YES, I am going to be looking for a job now...shudder.

Wish us luck, God bless Ya'll, and God Bless America!

Doug


PS. I'm not saying that Hell is freezing over right now, but I am starting to get the feeling that people down there are starting to put on sweaters...it could be a COLD WINTER! Can you spell A-P-O-C-A-L-Y-P-S-E now?

PSS. Sorry for the God Bless America tag line...too many GUSHy, BOREing speeches lately for me to resist.


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Doug McLean
Texas Nomad