Monday, March 31, 2008


ring 2

I have devoted a lot of prose the various pros and cons of being single on this blog. It is with hardly any chagrin that I am ushering that era to a possibly permanent end (barring unforeseen circumstances).

cj 1

Shortly after Dutch and I hooked up in November last, we started discussing the possibility of marriage. It had a surreal quality to it, as if we were two kids playing house in a playground. Suddenly, though, the props changed from "tree house shack" to fumbling with a ring in the dark. I was very happy, since the mental tree bouse had been getting cramped and drafty, and I hadn't realized how ready for a change I was.

The crazy thing is how happy people have been for us. In the excitement of being in love and orbiting a tight circle with Dutch, I had vaguely forgotten about the rest of the world. One of the perk of my party was having the opportunity to announce the news to the world. I am still a bit bewildered by the growing implications, but it was so fantastic to see my guests' joy and excitement. It was like a big chorus saying, "relax, be happy, its all okay."


Poulet said...

Yay for the mushy post and for the instant gratification of digital images and for the venerable institution of marriage!

Ariel said...

Congratulations, Camille!

John B. said...

I'd been wondering about the happy, contented tone of your recent posts and whether this Dutch guy had anything to do with that.

The very best of wishes to you both.

Jo said...

Oh I'm so happy for you two! I've wandered here for a time and have enjoyed the freshness of your lovely blog. I wish you all the best!
- Jo

The Molly said...

yeah Carmen, you take the long legacy of ladies to be engaged. how rad. i remember the years of "woe us!" at 327 Market. taking turns storming around craigslist. patting each other after aquard first dates. this is very cool and very happening. ha! I was with you the first night you and joe...
oh yes for the Noc Noc Room on Haight Street!

Camille said...

Hey all, thanks for all the lovely encouragement and good wishes.

Jo said...

Camille, in answer to your question on my blog, I came by way of "as it happens." I really enjoyed sauntering around your picturesque blog!

chiefbiscuit said...

Ah! My question has been answered. I had my suspicions ... am SO happy for you and agree wholeheartedly with John B.

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