So, for whatever reason, when I proposed to Melissa on Friday, she agreed. (Don't ask me how I didn't screw it up, I've NO idea, but I know that I'm luckier than I deserve)
I asked over dessert at The Capital Grille, and she said yes. That part was pretty much as expected, we had talked about it, although, even when you're sure, you're not really sure. Then the waiter brings over a couple glasses of champagne, and we're thinking "Complimentary glass of bubbly, spiffy!" (again, I wasn't terribly surprised at that. When you make reservations online with the Capital Grille, they ask about any special occasion that the meal will have, so I'd mentioned the whole proposing thing) Quick picture with ye olde digicam, cool.
What I was not expecting, and what blew me and Mel away, was when the waiter, (Bill, who was hilarious. When you ask "how big is that cake", "It's approximately as big as my head" is not what you expect as an answer. The restaurant isn't cheap by any means, but I've never had a steak melt in my mouth like the bourbon-marinated wonder they serve did.) said, "Oh, by the way, you're free to go."
"Dessert and the Champagne were on Sly Marton, and dinner was on Web"
"So you guys can stay as long as you like, or leave now, enjoy and congratulations."
Stunned doesn't even begin to cover it. Shit like that don't happen to me, probably used up all my luck for the next decade. If you add in Melissa saying yes, probably all my luck ever. But...wow. I mean, holy shit, wow.
I can say two things though:
1) Sly is a sneaky little canuck when she wants to be
2) I'm SO glad I had decided early in the dinner, "fuckit, I'm getting that hundred buck bottle of Fess Parker Syrah"
That was just beyond cool.
Since I've had some folks ask, here's the ring I got her. No, it's not diamond, she didn't want diamonds. But it's quite beautiful, (like its owner), and for a girl who is into painting and welding, a practical design as well.
No, we are NOT getting married during Macworld. That worked for Shawn and Lesa for very specific reasons that don't apply in our case. Okay? Good, glad that's settled.
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