Feb. 15, 2002
Once upon a time, there was a boy who lived in Ohio. And he grew up and decided to go to grad school in Madison, Wis., which turned out to be a bad decision. But then grad school led to a job, which led to meeting a man named Stephen, which led to meeting a girl from Hudson, Wis., who went to Madison for college.
The boy and the girl saw a lot of bad teen comedies and realized they were in love, just as Freddie Prinze, Jr. and any number of starlets realized on the screen in front of them.
And so they dated for a few years and relocated to Chicago, where everything felt right and they were as happy as happy gets. Or so they thought.
Because last night, the boy asked the girl to marry him, and she said yes and started crying.
And we haven't stopped smiling since about 9 p.m. last night.