wedding1thumb I tell the story of my engagement once a year. Many of you have heard it. But since it still amazes me- I always feel it is worth re-posting.

So what was it? Was it sky writing? Was it a ring in the champagne? Was it in a horse drawn carriage in Central Park? Well. NO. Actually I got engaged on a dare of sorts.

The Husband lived in Manhattan and I lived in Hollywood when we met. A week later he called to tell me he was going to move to Hollywood to be with me. I had only known him a week but I was already crazy in love, still I had to play it cool.

So the conversation went like this:

Me: Oh yeah, and um where are you gonna live?

Him: Ah….with….you.

Me: Really? Yeah I don’t think so….not without a ring on my finger. (I was totally being sarcastic. Totally)

Him: Fine. When you come next week on your business trip let’s go ring shopping.

Me: (thinking he was kidding) Oh sure. Let’s go ring shopping!

Him: Okay then. We’re getting married.

Me: Yeah we are totally getting married. (still being sarcastic. Clearly a problem for me)

And so it was. I was in New York a week later on business and lo and behold as soon as I got out of my car from the airport he said “Ready to go ring shopping?” (what girl says no to THAT question?)…and off we went. To the jewelry district. There was a precious moment in the basement of a jewelry store when my ring was in the other room being sized and we were alone; he got on one knee and asked me to marry him officially. And I cried a little.  So my engagement story is a little unusual….but I wouldn’t have it any other way. SEVENTEEN years, 2 kids, 5 houses, 5 moves and a lot of laughs and a few tears later….I have learned much from my marriage. Mainly I have learned not to dare my husband…cuz he is a follow thru kinda guy.

Husband is not a fan of photos (for a while I suspected he was in the witness protection program) so here are pretty much all I have….

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The most damaging personalities in your business


*This post was written by Marcy Massura 3 years ago, and originally was published in it’s entirely on, republished with permission to We all enter the work field with generalized expectations of our new coworkers; the grumpy boss, the sexy secretary, the lazy millennial, the older technology challenged team member etc. All clichés [...]

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You can’t say that :: When free speech costs too much.

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Does your company approve of your blog? Of all the questions I get asked, the one that readers, audience members at my presentations and even colleagues ask most frequently is a version of the above question.  There seems to be an endless curiosity about how to be a person while belonging to a career. The [...]

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For the love of Mondays.


It is the working man who is a happy man. The idle man is miserable. Ben Franklin Often The Husband and I wake in the middle of the night at the same time. (We embrace Second Sleep I guess) We turn the TV on and in a semi whisper so we don’t wake the kids [...]

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Dear Ms. Marcy: Lessons in Social Media Manners (Facebook Edition)


Let’s start the new year off with a gift for your friends and family. Something everyone appreciates and everyone hopes to receive…I am talking about the gift of social media manners. As a parent I am continually reinforcing everyday manners like saying please and thank you, keep your elbows off the table and being gracious [...]

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The new old me.


I woke up one day last week and decided to cut all my hair off. Yes, just like that….well not really. But practically. The truth is I wore my hair medium length bob for most of my natural born life. Until about 3 years ago, I decided if I was ever going to have long [...]

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Homecoming. It happened.


I love how much the internet loves my kids. After my last post about Jack attending his first Homecoming dance, and several posts on Facebook the day off…I have received A LOT of messages, emails and tweets from people who genuinely wanted to know how his big night went. At just about the last minute, [...]

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The Homecoming Suit.


One night after dinner, after homework  and before bed Jack announced he needed poster board and some candy. He had an idea to ask a girl to his Homecoming Dance. Trying to remain calm, and not act overly excited (but I was honestly super duper excited) I calmly helped with his idea. The next day [...]

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As digital marketers we are always looking for tips, tricks and rules to follow to achieve success. We crave pocketable knowledge that can be comprehended and actioned easily. We want filters to run our ideas and strategies by before executing. But mainly- marketers love lists… So I give you my new Twitter series #socialrules. Follow [...]

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