That is the day I was married--July 21, 1994 and to help celebrate my upcoming anniversary, I am doing a contest.
First, let me tell you about an important event that led up to that date. It is about the all-important proposal. In May 1994, Nolan, my now-husband, then-boyfriend invited me to a Salt Lake City Buzz baseball game. We went as a group with several of his friends. Nolan was acting a little strangely, somewhat nervously and I was wondering what was up. When we reached the stadium, I told him I had to go to the bathroom and I would meet everyone at our seats. He got really weird then because he was about to say that he had to go to the bathroom. Anyway, we went to our seats to enjoy the game. One of his friends kept making silly comments about whether I felt as lucky as a Golden Nugget. Earlier in the day, the Denver Golden Nuggets had upset the Seattle Supersonics in the basketball playoffs. I didn't really get his joke, but whatever.
During the Seventh Inning stretch, the announcer spoke over the loudspeaker and said: "Marcia Argueta, Nolan Mickelson wants to know if you will marry him." The words were also written on the scoreboard. I have to say that it was completely out of left field for me. I was not even thinking about marriage at the time. I was ecstatic though. I quickly said "of course." It was, in my mind, the best proposal ever. Well-thought out, perfectly-executed, hugely romantic for a couple of baseball fans that we were. He is, in my opinion, the all-time king of marriage proposals.
So, here is where the contest part comes in. In the comments, leave a short message telling me about your marriage proposal & how it happened. If you are not married, tell me about your dream/fantasy proposal. I will then enter all the comments into a drawing and pick a winner. Post all comments by July 20, 2008 and I will draw the name on my anniversary--July 21.
The winner will receive one of my books, their choice. And, if you already have both of my books, which really you all should (just kidding), then I would be happy to mail it to one of your friends or family members.