Looking for a memorable way to pop the question? Take a cue from Mike Duerksen. The Winnipegger live tweeted the lead-up to his marriage proposal to his longtime girlfriend Janelle Freed on Friday, sharing updates over eight dates, and generating over 700 enthused responses and counting.

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  1. The live tweeted proposal drew plenty of buzz and awwwws from Winnipeggers following the hashtag #mikeproposes. (All told, more than 700 tweets and counting mentioned the hashtag on Friday.)
  2. But before we get to those eight dates, some back story:
  3. The date play-by-plays started over breakfast, and continued across the city -- with a few hitches along the way.