On a Rainy Day in Dublin…………

Excuse my posting about this so late. I wanted most people to hear the story in person.

The first day in Dublin was one of the rainiest days I have ever encountered (this is a rare moment when it wasn’t raining)
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We decided to try to walk to a deli that we had found in the guidebook.

It was a long walk.

And a rainy walk.

And our hotel (the Quality Inn) didn’t end up being very close to the Dublin nightlife.

So, naturally we decided to stop and have a pint at the pub.

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I told Brendan I wanted a light colored beer, and he brought me this delicious cider by mistake.

Then we made our way through the University, Saint Stevens Green, which was surprisingly romantic in the pouring rain, and by the time we got to the deli we were soaking wet. And the deli was a “take-away”, unbeknown to us, so, of-course we decided to go have another pint before we got our lunch for the long trek back to the hotel.

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So we stopped here, at Cassidy’s, for a pint. And I kept drinking that delicious, delicious Bulmers.

And it was a crowded pub, because right after we got there, a very important rugby game between Ireland and England was on. So we were lucky enough to get a booth, but there were people standing, so we invited these blokes, George and John to sit with us.

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They started asking us about our lives, how long we’ve been together, and were mocking Brendan for not having proposed to me yet. Such as:

“Five years, what’s wrong with you?”

“She’s beautiful, I would marry her right now?”

“I’m going to propose before you do!”

Brendan, always defiant (and a few sheets to the wind), said something to the gist of “I’ll show you”, and pulled out a ring. Then he totally clammed up. I can not describe to you the level of shock on my face at this moment. My mouth was hanging open like a garage door. I really thought he was joking.

Brendan:

Me: Yes, Yes Yes!

I then grabbed the ring and tried to shove it on to my finger, got berated by all (by now most of the bar was involved in our engagement), and Brendan tried again.

Brendan: Will you marry me?

Me: Yes!

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And my new best friend, John. He is going to be my maid of honor.

Not every girl can say she got engaged at a pub!

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And the ring is beautiful and fits perfectly. I knew I could trust him to do it all by himself. I just never thought I would be so surprised!

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5 responses to “On a Rainy Day in Dublin…………

  1. Aw, pics and everything. Congratulations!

  2. So, I hadn’t been to your blog in a few weeks, and WOW. A lot of has happened. Vacations! Grad School! Getting Married! I’m really, really, reallyreallyreally happy for you both. I believe a phone call is in order, so watch out.

    p.s. i’m going to comment a lot more. and also update my own bloggity blog more.

  3. YAY! I’m sooo happy for you two! xoxo

  4. what an adorable story! And I am very happy to hear that you did what I did kinda. I kinda-sorta snatched the ring too 🙂 in a loving way, of course. congrats again!

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