I feel like I need to explain myself, here.
Several cynical people have, this evening, commented on the timing of my "engagement" blog post, like it was supposed to be, like, "Oscar-timed" to somehow "get" Diablo Cody. Just wanted to officially and publically and very genuinely say that is horse manure of a very distinct, brown shade. Main thing, and please take note: I have no desire to "get" Diablo for anything at all. I'm proud as hell of her, and I wouldn't waste, like, time every day going onto IMDb like I got nothin' better to do and correcting idiotic trolls posting smack if I wasn't. Y'know? I totally stand behind her in every possible, conceivable way, publically and privately.
And furthermore: what kind of dickhead proposes to somebody to "get" somebody else? Ladies and gentlemen, if I know anything about myself, I am not that kind of dickhead. 'K? Seriously. Whatever failings I have as a human being, and I have many, many, many, many failings (ask just about anybody who knows me!!), that is not one of them (again, ask just about anybody who knows me). The only reason I would propose to somebody is because I love them deeply and truly. Period.
Look. The way it works is this. I was planning to do the deal next weekend in Minneapolis. We got caught up in "a moment" and I rushed things. Peeps who know me know that's the kind of guy I am. I've never been able to keep X-mas presents a secret either. It just happened to have happened on Oscar Sunday 'cause we were out drinking and having, like, the best time ever. Its not like we didn't (incoherently) text Diablo the minute we found out to congratulate her. And its not also like we didn't spend an hour that evening answering emails/texts/phone messages from friends of ours about Diablo. No, I didn't post an Oscar post on the blog because a) I feel like we addressed all that stuff in the Meatworld quite thoroughly with our entire circle of friends and b) I was kind of excited and rather damn proud about, y'know, something that happened in my own life.
I'm not sure a lot of folks' proposals have to stand up to this kind of intense scrutiny and analysis but since mine apparently does, I wanted to make things very, very, very clear to anybody who has any doubts.
One more thing: yes, I'm the type of person, as I've said here before, who leaps whole-hog into things because I feel like I am a good judge of character. I know good people when I see them, and believe me, Trix is good people in extremis. People might think I have a history of "mistakes" behind me but I do not see any of the good relationships in my life as a mistake. At all. Like ever. Okay? Just because relationships sometimes end does not mean they were mistakes, or foolish decisions.
So just to be clear: sometimes life just happens at moments that, to the outside world, may seem oddly-timed, but frequently to the people it's happening to, it makes total sense.