MP had a plan. He and his beloved JS were going to attend a charity benefit in Seattle. Several of their friends would be there, everyone would be beautifully dressed, and it would be a festive weekend away. What a perfect time to celebrate! They needed to grab a bite before all the cocktails, so, they picked up some takeout and M suggested they sit in J’s favorite park, which was on the way to the benefit. J was wondering why M wasn’t eating, and was just smiling at her instead. After a moment he said “J, you look beautiful tonight”. “Thanks”, J replied, wondering why M was being so odd, instead of eating his dumplings. M continued… “There is just one thing that could make you look even better” to which J replied (this is the part we love)… “What, my red lipstick? It’s in the car”. M then stood up, and asked J to stand too. He took the ring (a lovely deco number from Maloy’s), out of his pocket. After a moment, a friend appeared, bearing a bottle of champagne. M and J both figured they had a good reason to be a little late to the benefit.