June 16, 2006

Tying the Knot

When I started dating Becca just shy of two years ago, I was sure to contact the Twins Geek, John Bonnes, who like me is a Minnesota native and fan, while his wife (like Becca) is from Philadelphia and an unabashed backer of the Eagles, Phillies, etc. John's advice to me? "Get through a whole Flyers season before you propose."

Now, the NHL was in lockout last year, so that bought me some time. But the season began as scheduled last fall, and the Flyers were eliminated from the playoffs about a month ago. So in the clear, finally, I asked Becca to marry me on Monday, and she said yes. We're planning a wedding for next May, here in Philadelphia.

Don't expect this to suddenly become a "groomblog," but I will share whatever interesting stories come out of the process, such as my attempts to get Becca to walk down the aisle to the "She's Your Queen" song from "Coming to America."

Posted by Stephen Silver at June 16, 2006 12:04 PM

Congrats to you both! So happy for you. :)

Posted by: Petitedov at June 16, 2006 12:39 PM

About friggin' time (that you posted AND that you asked her).

I'll see you two next weekend!

Posted by: Jeremy Wahlman at June 16, 2006 12:39 PM


Posted by: Gib at June 16, 2006 12:45 PM

Congratulations and all the best to you and Rebecca. You're a lucky man!


Posted by: David Wasser at June 16, 2006 01:03 PM


Posted by: Ben Kepple at June 16, 2006 02:30 PM

Mazel tov!

Posted by: Lex at June 16, 2006 02:42 PM

Congrats, man!

Posted by: Jim Treacher at June 16, 2006 02:52 PM

On the song thing- My wife and I walked in to the theme of "Baseball Tonight" (Of course that was 2000, when I watched baseball tonight religiously, before ESPN drove me away with Brantly, Valentine, and Kruck). When I initially proposed it after finding it on Napster, my wife completely ruled it out. But she couldn't come up with anything better and finally gave up.


Posted by: Ivan at June 16, 2006 07:28 PM

Mazel Tov!

Posted by: jaws at June 16, 2006 07:44 PM

since i was early to wish you mazel tov in person (well on the phone) i figure i will be the 10th on the blog. mazel tov.

Posted by: LilB at June 17, 2006 12:54 PM

Mazal tov!

Posted by: Esther Kustanowitz at June 17, 2006 10:17 PM


Posted by: Mr. Bingley at June 19, 2006 03:10 PM

Mazel tov!

Posted by: Ev at June 21, 2006 09:19 AM