On Friday I graduated from my masters program at USC. Sort of anti-climactic, in a weird way -- but fun. The parents came in from AZ. We had a lovely dinner that evening in Santa Monica, at one of the best restaurants in the L.A. area: One Pico, at Shutters on the Beach.
Whilst dining, we observed one of the best wedding proposals I've ever seen or heard of. Seriously. And I'm not usually into this stuff -- but this was really great. So -- the restaurant overlooks the beach. We see a limousine pull up to the sidewalk with a banner on it reading, "Laura, Will You Marry Me?" Sweet, right? Then, we see a couple, holding hands, walking past the hotel/restaurant and down towards the beach. As they turn the corner, they face the limo. Noticing the sign, she stops. He walks her over to a low wall along the sidewalk and sits her down. He kneels down and proposes. They embrace for several moments. She skips over to the limo -- and out come all of their friends!!! So cool. They all start jumping up and down. There is even a professional photographer there to record it all.
Well done, young man. Really -- what forethought! Loved it. Not the usual scoreboard-at-a-sporting-event crap.