(BROOKLYNrehab at Etsy.)
Last night on television a guy proposed to his girlfriend while up in the Space Needle. It sounds romantic in theory, but there were several things that made it kind of embarrassing to watch. First, the newscaster said to the woman, "You're Danish, right?" to which she corrected him, "No, actually. I'm German." Then, dismissively, the newscaster said, "Oh. Well, close enough."
Next, the soon-to-be-engaged couple proceeded on to ceremonial plate-smashing. Both of them dropped a plate, but neither of the plates shattered. Awkwardly, they were handed a hammer to complete the job.
Kneeling, the guy whipped out the ring and rambled a bit about his love, then popped the question. She said yes, and immediately a mic was shoved into her face. "How do you feel?" the newscaster asked. "Nervous! Happy!" she reported. All the while, she was squatting down in this short black dress, trying not to flash the camera. Poor girl. I hope she was happier than her face showed.
Anyway. This morning I'm tidying up the apartment & baking pumpkin muffins. Hopes yours is off to a good start as well.