A Modest Proposal….

Some things are so cool that I have nothing to say. I just have to link to them.


This entry was posted in cool things, Surreal enthusiasm. By Pat27 Responses


  1. Brady Dill
    Posted October 4, 2013 at 5:14 AM | Permalink

    An occasion that could have used some Metheglin, eh?

  2. robert byram
    Posted October 4, 2013 at 5:47 AM | Permalink

    Nicely done Pat. I thank you for not putting on the Cupid garb.
    The sash and bow might suit you thought.

  3. Holmelund
    Posted October 4, 2013 at 7:42 AM | Permalink

    Very nice of you to help with that proposal.
    Congratulations to the lucky couple :)

  4. christie
    Posted October 4, 2013 at 9:00 AM | Permalink


    Such thoughtfulness.

  5. LaneRendell
    Posted October 4, 2013 at 9:20 AM | Permalink

    Awesome quote on the sign and a very nice gesture Pat. Congrats to the happy couple!

  6. Posted October 4, 2013 at 9:55 AM | Permalink

    Thanks so much for sharing–and for reading your emails from 21 yr old girls with blogs!

    What a lovely couple. I wish them well. Oh, and can I hear a huzzah for female to male marriage proposals? The world is changing, and many of the changes are good.

  7. slemay2003
    Posted October 4, 2013 at 10:57 AM | Permalink

    One of my fave quotes, and such a thoughtful proposal. But… how does the female to male proposal work then, she gets down on one knee and gives herself a ring?

    I say this because it seems like in the picture she has a ring on, and I’m guessing she gives him one? I’m getting old…

    My girlfriend jokingly hinted that she’d probably propose to me if I took to long, which is why I’m genuinly interested.

    • chaelek
      Posted October 4, 2013 at 6:52 PM | Permalink

      Now a days it’s not uncommon for both persons to wear an engagement ring. Or at least not unheard of, I guess.

      • firebird
        Posted October 4, 2013 at 7:43 PM | Permalink

        Yeah it’s not unheard of but honestly I wouldn’t wear an engagement ring. My wedding band is black tungsten and it’s pretty big another ring would not fit. Even if it did fit idk that just seems wrong to me.

    • Alicesays
      Posted October 9, 2013 at 3:42 PM | Permalink


      He gave me a promise ring for my 21st birthday, this May. I’ve been wearing it on my right hand, but after he said yes, we switched it to my left =) He actually did not want me to get down on one knee and we had this awkward mini-argument about it while I proposed. Then we agreed that he would sit and I would kneel as a compromise.

      I talk about everything with him, so I talked to him before I proposed and asked him what his thoughts were on the idea. He knew it was going to happen, just didn’t know how or when =)

  8. Posted October 4, 2013 at 11:44 AM | Permalink

    Aww, that was sweet in so many different ways.
    I also really liked the quote she chose. The time and detail she put into that proposal speaks volumes about her feelings, much love and luck to the couple.

    Also, DrFood – HUZZAH!

  9. JudgeFudge
    Posted October 4, 2013 at 12:26 PM | Permalink

    “Congratulations on finding the right seven words.”

    You’re always clever with your seven words.

    I keep seven in my back pocket.

  10. Posted October 4, 2013 at 2:52 PM | Permalink

    That is very sweet that you helped out!

  11. radynski
    Posted October 4, 2013 at 3:31 PM | Permalink

    I was expecting a post about eating babies, or similar. On the whole, I’m walking away disappointed.

  12. Posted October 4, 2013 at 5:30 PM | Permalink

    Not so modest anymore……….

    • firebird
      Posted October 4, 2013 at 7:41 PM | Permalink

      That’s pretty disturbing she also looks to be extremely young. But what ever floats your boat I guess.

  13. chaelek
    Posted October 4, 2013 at 6:51 PM | Permalink

    That’s really awesome, and that’s acting humanly of you, Pat, to send them that card. I’m sure it made it a lot more special. It’s things like this, above and beyond your books, that make you my favorite author. And one of my favorite people.

    You’re awesome.

  14. Robo
    Posted October 4, 2013 at 8:56 PM | Permalink

    Nicely done, old boy. Will you be attending any proms soon? Must say you will be a far cry more interesting a date for some young lass than Justin Timberlake.

    Not sure why I’m sounding British. Might be a screwed up your meth recipe. At least the house didn’t blow.

  15. ali rahemtulla
    Posted October 5, 2013 at 4:55 PM | Permalink

    I thought something was wrong in that photo. Then I realised…
    She was sitting down. First time i’ve ever seen a proposal like that.
    Then I looked back a minute ago, and realised that she was kneeling. All is right with the world :) (except for all the stuff that’s wrong with it)

    • ali rahemtulla
      Posted October 5, 2013 at 4:56 PM | Permalink

      Oh, and I finally got Half-Life. Downloading it now. Time to see what all of the fuss is about.

  16. ali rahemtulla
    Posted October 5, 2013 at 4:58 PM | Permalink

    Oh, and Pat, I just wanted to mention, after book 3 is done, could you upload your notes? I think I speak for everyone here when I say that would be awesome reading. Kind of like behind the scenes/bloopers/extra scenes that you couldn’t fit in. Or sell it, I know I’d buy it.

  17. Kerensky287
    Posted October 5, 2013 at 11:19 PM | Permalink

    Yeah, I spotted that her tumblr description was something along the lines of “horny horny hippo.” It made me wonder, but I didn’t go looking.

    That said, I’m not sure why you feel it’s important to keep shouting about it…? Her body, her rules. If it bothers you, quit posting the damn link.

  18. mighty qynn
    Posted October 7, 2013 at 1:59 PM | Permalink

    As I didn’t follow your link, I can’t be sure, but since I am assuming that she is not a farm animal, I believe “breasts” is the word you are looking for.

    If you do stand by your word choice, at the very least spell it correctly: “teats.”


  19. Alicesays
    Posted October 9, 2013 at 3:50 PM | Permalink

    I’m a 21 year old woman who is allowed to explore my own sexuality. There is nothing inherently sexual about breasts and it’s people like you who are the reason I kept my face and nipples out of the gif… constantly hyper-sexualizing a part of the female body is not only degrading, but its confining.

    That being said, my fiance sees everything I post. The “horny horny hippo” bit is a joke between he and I. Calm the fuck down. Women are horny. big fucking deal. Did you ever stop to think that I use my blog to explore my own sexuality and gender because it isn’t safe to do so “in the real world”?

    It doesn’t mean that I am unfaithful to him or that our love is any way degraded by this and I shouldn’t need to have to come here and explain such a simple concept.

    Lastly, the gif I posted HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MY PROPOSAL.

    • spoonyspork
      Posted October 11, 2013 at 9:41 AM | Permalink

      *gasp* Get out of town!!! Women LIKE sex, and are sexual creatures just like men?! NO WAI!!!!111

      (Didn’t want to reply as I didn’t want that jerk to get the attention they want so bad, but since you’re here I’m jumping in.

      And no I’m not being a ‘White Knight’ — I am a straight, married, female. You are awesome though :D )

  20. Fawn
    Posted October 11, 2013 at 2:12 PM | Permalink

    That link takes me to “nothing here” pages. Is it still working for anyone else?

    • spencer
      Posted October 28, 2013 at 2:45 PM | Permalink

      It’s not working for me either. Probably the poor girl decided to take it down after the harassment she was getting here based on the other post. It’s really a shame that people made her uncomfortable instead of focusing on what sounds like a pretty awesome proposal.

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