ok, ok, this one isn't exactly a project. at least not for me. although it was somewhat of a project for B, and he even projected it (get it?!) onto every single person i know. meaning: everyone in my life knew about the proposal before it happened, and NO ONE told me! hard to imagine no one ruined the surprise.
the lowdown: it was a freezing, cloudy, early, early (EARLY!) morning. we had just arrived in the bay area the night before and B convinced me to get up early for some "sight seeing." how he got me to agree to this, i will never know. i grew up in the bay area, have lived there most of my life in fact, so there are very few sights left that i haven't already seen many times. i think i felt bad that he had never walked across the golden gate and said "let's go!"
we arrive. it's drizzling, no one is around, we start walking. pointing out everything (including crisis hot line plaques) to each other and laughing. B seemed nervous, i didn't think much of it at the time. we got halfway across the bridge, taking pictures the whole time. and then he got down on one knee and popped the question. i think my initial reaction was "why didn't you tell me!" followed by "yes!" immediately followed by tears and a guy riding slowly by on his bike, turning around, and riding back again. mysterious. then it snowed (well, flurried). it was wonderful! and amazing! and freezing! we walked back to the gift shop, bought a tiny bridge pin, and then B told me that i had to call our good friend G, as she was expecting a call. which is how i found out that everyone already knew. what if i had said no?!
he would have had a lot of explaining to do.