Gorgeous Google Man Proposes to Gnarly Google Boyfriend at Groovy Google Office with Help of Generous Google Employees
When Michael sat down for lunch with his boyfriend Shaun Aukland last week, he had no idea he was about to get the surprise of a lifetime — because Aukland had not only planned to propose to Michael, but he’d also gotten the entire Google office to help him pop the question.
"Three years ago I sent you a note when we met that said, 'You're neat and I like you. Will you come to San Francisco?'" Aukland said. "And with an eye on what we've been through and the many things we will go through, today, with the help of every person that knew this was going to happen and some pretty awesome colleagues, I want to say you're amazing and I love you. Will you come to San Francisco and marry me?"
|by Anonymous||reply 69||05/21/2013|
Would you be pissed if your office did this and all your coworkers forced you to participate?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/20/2013|
Yes, R3, I'd be very pissed if I had to participate, unless I was an extremely close friend of the boyfriend.
I'd be even more pissed if my partner pulled some shit like this on me.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/20/2013|
I can't imagine ever being so in love with someone that I wouldn't be severely embarrassed by that.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/20/2013|
Why would Google allow this during work hours?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/20/2013|
Because they're not allowed to work at home anymore. No, wait. That's Yahoo.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/20/2013|
Gotta love those Dancing Jews. That was so sweet. I'm verklempt.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/20/2013|
I think they are both adorable... Yay Gay!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/20/2013|
Who are the haters, the "bros"?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/20/2013|
Michael (the one proposed to) gets high marks for having had the grace to thank the serenaders straight away.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/20/2013|
"I have no work/life balance...marry me!"
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/20/2013|
Here is the groom eating a live goldfish to win a Chiptotle burrito.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/20/2013|
God, that seemed to go on forever.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/20/2013|
He did it for the green card. Wait till he finds out no green card will be forthcoming.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/20/2013|
My heart has a mind of its own
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/20/2013|
So sweet and cut ant he proposer is quite handsome but I'd be totally embarrassed by the whole thing.
Can you really ever say no with a public proposal. Like no, I don't want to move to San Francisco.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/20/2013|
Between this and the Batman thing, you can see how marriage is basically a bad idea.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/20/2013|
this is right up there with the attention whore straight who propose on the big screen at a sports event
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/20/2013|
That's quite the alliteration, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/20/2013|
You just know the tall geeky one is hung like a mule.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/20/2013|
Because moments of extraordinary intimacy and personal importance deserve to be treated as if the curtain has just lifted on the first act.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/20/2013|
I hate this stuff at work - keep your personal lives at home.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/20/2013|
I don't understand why people insist on taking video of very personal moments in their lives and posting them on the internet in the hopes of gaining 15 minutes of fame? It all seems very odd to me. Perhaps some people are just wired differently or look at life from a different point of view. I am very private I suppose others are not.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/20/2013|
I would not have minded if it had been a higher quality video (incl. audio), R26.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/20/2013|
R26, I think its a new version of "kids today!" that has existed since the dawn of time.
I'm in my mid-30s and can't imagine putting so much personal information and moments out for mass consumption. Although it is fair to say 99.999% of these things are never seen beyond the closest circle of friends. The fact that these two were at GOOGLE is why its getting around.
I figure what the hell as long as no one is getting hurt.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/20/2013|
r28 I am 34 and I don't understand it either. I guess I am getting old. Kids today...
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/20/2013|
It was sweet. You knew it wouldn't be long before gays joined the tawdrier aspects of wedding culture. At least this one didn't cost $20,000, although the singers would have done well to rehearse once or twice beforehand.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/20/2013|
R30 I don't think you know what "tawdry" means.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/20/2013|
I suppose I'd be terribly embarrassed, but if I were in love with the guy I'd be so thrilled he proposed I wouldn't care.
I wouldn't be the guy in the cafeteria bitching about how his lunch hour was disrupted by this.
But I'd be close.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/20/2013|
I fell asleep halfway through.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/20/2013|
lol R34...you made it to the half-way point? Insufferable nonsense.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/20/2013|
o/t does Google only hire white people? Or maybe only white people are allowed to eat in the cafeteria? Or maybe only white people were invited to the spectacle, er, I mean, proposal.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/20/2013|
R36 are they supposed to fill their ranks with less qualified minorities to make you feel better?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/20/2013|
Dear Lord, is nothing private or intimate anymore? I'm with the people who think, not only is the proposal itself an over the top attention grabber, but the fact that someone had to run and put it on youtube to be the last straw. Not everyone is interested in your lives.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/20/2013|
Oh, come on, you all. If the video had had decent production values, you'd've loved it.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||05/20/2013|
Was that supposed to be interesting? Two corporate cubequeens bump pussies.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/20/2013|
This will end in tears. Working with your spouse in an office always does.
Plus they can't get legally married in CA where they are.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||05/20/2013|
Narcissistic attention whores like these two will never be able to sustain a relationship. Once the excitement fades, and it will, they'll dump each other.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/20/2013|
[quote]are they supposed to fill their ranks with less qualified minorities to make you feel better?
No, no, no. Not "less qualified" possibly "equally qualified" and definitely "more qualified."
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/20/2013|
* the Beyonce was a holdover as I was gonna do an obligatory predictable joke in the Michelle Williams thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||05/20/2013|
r46, are there only computer whizzes in that dining hall? Aren't there other types of employees at google? And are you saying there are NO black computer whizzes?
It's odd, that a company that huge, that close to SF, that young/progressive, has such a strikingly white workforce -- AT LAST AS SEEN IN THAT VIDEO.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||05/20/2013|
[quote] Two corporate cubequeens bump pussies.
Maybe someday, someone will come into the Subway that you work in - oh, excuse me, are a "sandwich artist" in - and propose.
Of course, it will probably be a proposal of a hand job or blow job.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||05/20/2013|
Validate our relationship!
|by Anonymous||reply 49||05/20/2013|
Where are the multiracial lesbians and trans workers??!!
|by Anonymous||reply 51||05/20/2013|
And if we're going to play into stereotypes, aren't there lots of Asian computer whizzes? Where are they?
Did they hire lesser qualified whites just to make someone feel better?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||05/20/2013|
The Asians are all working.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||05/20/2013|
Michael doesn't work there. Shaun just wants to show off he can get a tall pretty guy despite his ten miles of bad road face.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||05/20/2013|
While watching it, I had the same thought as R22.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||05/20/2013|
Can't gay men do anything without putting on a show?
|by Anonymous||reply 57||05/20/2013|
well look at these positive comments on Youtube:
"omg im not dreaming room full of thousand well supported friends & colleagues! im 24 age gay young men i know thats not possible here in my country Bangladesh but i can die peacefully after watching this lovely video .congratulation both of you"
or this one:
"Congratulations from Vietnam! It took my tears away deeply when watching this clip. OMG, it's really sweet. Wishing that I could be found by someone like that."
Sounds like this video is very helpful with Google Asian relations
|by Anonymous||reply 58||05/20/2013|
[quote] Plus they can't get legally married in CA where they are.
They can get married in another state that does allow SSM, and then California will recognize it.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||05/20/2013|
[quote]omg im not dreaming room full of thousand well supported friends & colleagues! im 24 age gay young men
Oh dear. Oh dear. Oh dear. Oh dear.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||05/21/2013|
r59 CA does not recognize SSM. It only recognizes SSM from when it was legal, it's not legal here anymore, it's not recognized if you are from another state and move here either.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||05/21/2013|
That was so sweet, I cried. I am in my late 40s and happily partnered but you guys dont know how imposable that would be to imagine 20 years ago.
Literally, some people (men) in the office were afraid to touch me once they found out I was gay. Afraid to walk into my cubical.
Now its like I won the lottery and everyone wants to be my friend, but I am telling you it was not always that way.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||05/21/2013|
I noticed the same thing,r36 and yes, r37,I would feel better. Maybe people could gain more experience if they could get their foot in the door at least.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||05/21/2013|
I can only imagine how some of the DLers would act if they had to participate. They'd hum that tune in the bitchiest tone and flash the camera.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||05/21/2013|
The Horror! The Horror! It's like some hideous enforced Strength Through Joy nazi celebration. As if office birthday celebrations aren't bad enough. But then, for the Generation That Shares All, I presume it's just life as usual.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||05/21/2013|
You bitches who don't like this are just jealous no one will do that for you.
If your dream porn star did that for you, that video would go DL viral before the act was finished.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||05/21/2013|
That was such a waste of time to watch. Ordinary people making a show of themselves. Barf.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||05/21/2013|
Oh wow! How, novel.
Somebody call Ellen and get this on the air!! Oh, wait. They're men.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||05/21/2013|
That place looked like Michigan in a snow storm.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||05/21/2013|