Engagement Announcement

BilFish@installco.com: Starting a new life

Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2001 21:50:46 -0700
From: William BilFish Fisher bilfish@installco.com
Subject: Quick correction on reception dinner!


Okay, wow, so for those of you who got the previous email:

Apparently we are not (ouch) having the reception (ouch, Ouch) one week from today (ouch, Ouch, OUCH!).

Sorry for the confusion, my bad. It turns out that Kathy can't make it to Vegas this week. So, please ignore the party invitation for now!

For those of you who didn't get the first email, here's a copy:

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Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2001 13:09:33 -0700
To: Friends, Family, Countrymen!
Subject: Oops! We're Engaged!

Okay, here's the thing.

My Aunt gives me this timeshare, right? It's at the base of European-style Beaver Creek Ski Resort here in Colorado. So, I invite my girlfriend Fuzzy, known more formally as Kathleen O'Neill (Kate to her creditors), to join me.

It turns out the Falcon Point condo/timeshare is a romantic joint. Who knew?

Separately, a buddy asks me to hold his engagement ring in a purple box, which I'm happy to do.

Having missed Valentine's Day with Fuzzy, I bought a small present to give her at Beaver Creek. It was one of those Zen rock gardens (very cool, actually).

So, on Wednesday evening, February 28th, after returning from a fine Sushi dinner in this mountain town, I figure it's apropos to deliver the Japanese rock garden gift. I'd previously wrapped it in some haste and distraction before we left, probably not a great idea.

Turning to Fuzzy, I hand her the gift and accidentally fall to one knee (slipped on wet swim trunks, I think). It kinda hurt, so I stayed there while she opened the gift.

The lid was off and she was going through the various items when I realize I've accidentally packed the purple felt ringbox inside! Well, a shock to me, of course.

Fuzzy quickly spotted it, noticed me down on my knee and, well, what could I do? Like the knave I am, I proposed on the spot.

Luckily, I just happened to pack (and put a little ribbon on) a bottle of champagne that Fuzzy and I purchased last summer while traveling to New Mexico for another wedding. What a coincidence!

Equally fortuitous, the ring is Fuzzy's favorite color, purple. It's an amethyst ring of white gold and mini-diamonds. I played it off (quite coolly, I thought) as a pre-engagement ring :-)

Thus, to celebrate this grand adventure, I'd like to have everyone over to our house for hors d'oeuvre, cocktails and dinner next week as a reception for our wedding, planned for Vegas this week.

There are still details to be worked out (I want 12 kids, she wants to brain me with a baseball bat) but we're optimistic so far!

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BTW -- All kidding aside, no, we are not going to Vegas and we are not having a reception next weekend (moms', don't have a heart attack!). And there was no first email, so don't worry, your inbox is working fine.

I am both amazed and humbled that Kathy saw past my lazy exterior and accepted my offer to spend the rest of our lives together. I assume she's betting on my high cholesterol doing it's work.

We're both enthusiastic and ecstatic and will let you know when we get details and things sorted out! It's very exciting and you'll just have to get past all the mushy email stuff.

Lots o' Love!

Bill & Kathy Fisher(?) :-))))

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