I don't even know how to begin this blog post so I'll just say it! :)
RAMI AND I ARE ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Even as I type this I am smiling so big and keep getting distracted by the ridiculously gorgeous diamond ring on my left hand. It is the most beautiful, sparkly thing I have ever seen. HE DID REAL GOOD YALL!!!!!
But better than the diamond ring - and, ya know, the fact that I get to MARRY the love of my life - is the WAY Ram proposed. It was so awesome, so clever, so creative and hilarious and perfectly US, and I have no idea how he managed to keep it a secret from me for two months!!!
For those of you who might not know this about us - one of our favorite things to do is go to comedy shows. R is a huge alternative comedy fan and over the past two and a half years, he has introduced me to the wonderful world of alt comedy - I now love it just as much as he does. We have a few regular shows in LA we go to every month; one in particular is my favorite. It's called "Ronna & Beverly" and it starts two young talented comedians who play middle aged Jewish yentas/mothers - obviously I find them hilarious cuz it's basically like watching my mom and her friends chatter to each other about silly nonsense :) We go almost every month and I look forward to each and every show. They are absolutely hilarious!!!
Apparently more than two months ago Ram emailed Jessica and Jamie, the two comedians who play Ronna and Beverly. He told them we were huge fans who follow them and love them and asked them if they would be interested in helping him propose DURING their August show... and they immediately emailed him back and said they loved the idea and they would be happy to help do it!!! They worked out a brief skit (where they would falsely accuse Rami as being the guy who broke Beverly's daughter's heart in order to weave him into the story and get him on stage) and found out what we were going to be wearing and where we would be sitting and everything - so much detail went into this, I am FLOORED!
So, on Friday night, August 23rd at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Hollywood at around 9:00pm, Rami got onstage (booting Henry Winkler - THE FONZ HIMSELF - off into a corner), played his part perfectly, and as I looked on from the second row, laughing in disbelief, my adorable boyfriend got down on one knee in front of a sold out crowd of about 150 people and asked me to marry him!!!!!
And now he is my FIANCE!!!!!!! We are ENGAGED. I can't BELIEVE IT!!!!!
And here is another awesome thing - the entire thing was videotaped!!! We had a bunch of friends with us who are also regulars at R&B, plus some random people took pictures and videos and the theater sent us an amazing HD version of the entire show... including our bit at the end :) you can enjoy this side-view version for now and as soon as we edit the clip from UCB I'll post the professional version as well!!!!!
To say I am OVERWHELMED by the outpouring of love that has come our way in the past few days is probably the understatement of the century. We have gotten more emails, phone calls, text messages, Facebook posts (seriously - the picture I posted when it first happened now has more than FIVE HUNDRED likes... #INSANITY), hugs, kisses, and love than we know what to do with! I am so grateful to everyone who is so excited - your happiness means so much to us and I love you all so much for it.
Now after a weekend of celebrating (posts coming soon about a surprise engagement pool party/BBQ and my birthday brunch that coincidentally happened two days after the engagement!), I cannot wait for what comes next... WEDDING PLANNING!!!! This blog is about to get REAL good, ya'll!!!!!
Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!
The Queen - and future KING! - of LA :)