So, you know how Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are engaged, right? Well, check this out: Rumor has it, they've been engaged for months. Since Christmas, actually. So, that would mean Angelina was betrothed when she was doing that weird leg thing at the Oscars. Crazy. Talk about a mind f**k.
Life & Style (oh, whatever, like you've never read it) is reporting that Pitt popped the question to the mother of his children with that $500,000 diamond-encrusted diamond in December, and they've only decided to go public with the news now.
What a fantastic idea. Not just for them. For all couples.
Now, I realize that for non-celebs, waiting four months to let everyone know you're engaged is a bit much. Kind of obnoxious, actually. But waiting a little while -- even a day -- is highly recommended.
After my husband proposed to me, and we hugged, and kissed, and had a champs toast, I spent the next hour and a half or so on the phone. I called my parents, texted my friends, blah blah blah. It was so not in my typical behavior, but, I don't know, I felt like every other person I knew who'd gotten engaged followed this protocol. So I copied.
While I chatted away and fielded incoming calls from people I'd texted, my husband (then fiance) sat on the couch and basically watched. Yeah, he called his parents, too -- and perhaps a few friends -- but basically, his post-engagement experience was being in the room with someone who wouldn't stop yapping her trap to others. Sounds awesome, doesn't it?
If I could go back, I'd have waited to make the phone calls and send the smoke signals. I actually would have waited until the next day, and spent the remainder of the evening just enjoying each other, and our engagement, alone. Because, really, isn't that what it's about anyway?
So, yet again, you're one up, Pitt and Jolie. I'll get you someday. Someday.
What did you do after getting engaged?
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