Friday, February 29, 2008

Hello ladies

Right, so I thought I'd best write this post today, otherwise it'd have to wait another four years and who knows - I could be married with kids by then.

So this being February 29th, apparently the ladies out there can ask us gents to marry them, rather than the more traditional other-way-around. Now, I'm not a scientist, but I can't understand why ladies can only ask on one specific day that only occurs once every four years. Do their heads explode if they try? Are they totally struck down by lightening? Do they implode?

Whose in a position to get Abi Titmus to give it a whirl? I doubt we'd massively miss her if her head exploded.

Anyway, I think this rule kinda sucks, because despite what you might think I'm actually quite shy, so it would certainly make life a bit easier if a lady asked me to marry her. I suppose another problem is that I'm actually single so it would be rather surprising if a random just walked up to me on the street and tried to marry me up there and then. My monocle might drop out. 

Of course, if she looked like she just climbed out of the bear enclosure at a safari park it might be something less like a pleasant surprise, but beggars can't be choosers so I'd certainly weigh up my options carefully before issuing a sexy response in the yay or nay.

So there we have it. It's 21:11, and there's still time left for the ladies out there to snap me up. I'm quite the catch, or so I've been told. So if you've had enough of looking for Mr. Right and feel like cashing your chips now you could probably do a lot worse than me. I've got a job, a car, a house, and reasonably well-defined pectorals. 

I'll just be sitting here watching last night's episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles if anyone feels like popping the question.

18 comments:

Tara said...

Well my head is still in tact, and I haven't proposed to any guy for a good 33 (almost 34) years. Whew!

I would propose to you, but that's a very long distance relationship. I'll have to save up some money to go traveling. But I'm sure there is a ton of local ladies who would propose as well. Keep us posted! :)

CyberPete said...

I've been told today that technically the leap year day was the 24th.

I'd marry you Tim if it wasn't for IDV sending his flying monkeys at me or something

Inexplicable DeVice said...

::in falsetto lady voice:: Why, Sir! Would you do the honour of taking my hand in marriage?

* holds back flying monkeys - but not too tightly in case CyberPoo changes his mind *

I mean: what flying monkeys? I'm not IDV. I'm a lady!

CyberPete said...

You *coughs* a lady?

I can't stop laughing

sorry

Tim said...

Tara - It is a bit long distance, isn't it? That being the case, I will have to make do with the local ladies. I wonder if they've started forming an orderly queue?

Cyberpete - Bless you, but I'm a bit confused by this whole 24th-not-29th thing. Does that mean that next year Feb 24th will be missing?

Inexplicable Device - Why my dear what … weird manly hands you have… and is that an Adam's Apple? Hmmm… Wait a second!! A filthy impostor!

Cyberpete - It looks like Geri Halliwell. Ugh!

T-Bird said...

Oh, that's too bad! Here in the future it is already 9:34 in the morning. Looks like you missed out buddy. I am quite a catch too - job, car house and very well defined pectorals.

Don't worry Timbo - nice guys don't finish last*. I'm sure there's some lady in Britland eyeing you off and being shy too!

*I'll never forgive Greenday for that song. Oh, and how awesome are the Sarah Conner chronicles? It's one of my new favourites. Yay for Summer Glau!

Oh, and also, they are adverstising a new Star Trek DVD and magazine combo at newsagents over here. Is that one of yours?

Tara said...

Make sure the queue has those theatrical red ropes. We don't want anyone cutting in line now.

Inexplicable DeVice said...

A filthy imposter?! Why, I only took a bath that morning!

And as for you, CyberPoo - Perhaps you'd like a cough sweet for that cough?

CyberPete said...

You and me both Sparkly Tim, it is rather confusing.

Geri Halliwell (aka IDV) I may have to take you up on that, I'm still coughing over your impersonation

Inexplicable DeVice said...

* tries not to topple off platform shoes and pop out of skimpy union jack 'dress' while leaning over to pass CyberPoo a Locket *

Tim said...

T-Bird - Ours is a love across time and space! A bit like Captain Kirk and Edith Keeler. Remember to look both ways before crossing the road!

I'm loving The Sarah Connor Chronicles - pity it looks like its going to be axed. Damn you Fox Network - did you learn nothing from Family Guy and Firefly!?

*shakes fist*

Dude, that's totally my magazine and DVD combo! I didn't know when it was going on sale in Australia-future-land, so thanks for the heads-up!

(are you going to buy one?)

Tara - I might have to hire a bouncer too, just in case the crowd starts to surge!

Inexplicable Device - Maybe you need to change your deoderant? It smells … cheap…

Cyberpete - Don't take anything from that filthy impostor! Have you not seen the Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!?

Inexplicable Device - *FAILS*

(I refer yee to the Fail Blog in my links list)

CyberPete said...

IDV: I've always loved Geri Halliwell - she's mighty fabulous

Sparkly Tim: No, is that Jason Donovan?

skillz said...

I set Terminator to record last night but I lost reception! Dammit! Luckily they repeat it practically every day.

the Girlminator is hot de la. And so is Sarah Connor.

Tim said...

Cyberpete - But she's a hideous witch!

Skillz - God, they do, don't they?! I finished watching the one I had recorded last night, flicked back on to the telly and it was halfway through the same episode. And it was on again tonight!

Good to know if ever I forget to record it, though!

Have you seen Firefly and Serenity? Terminator girl Summer Glau (sounds like a seasonal eye infection) was in them too!

T-Bird said...

I always look both ways before crossing the road, Captain.

Holy shit! I am going out to get some groceries later - I am so picking up your magazine! I'll be checking for your name through it!

Tim said...

Glad to hear it, Edith, I mean T-Bird!

Wahay! Thanks - I hope you enjoy it!!

Dinah said...

I curse my North American market! I would like details, T-Bird, details.

Tim said...

I would like details too!