Dropping a hint
We watched the ball drop on New Year's Eve as we waited to toast 2008. After the ball dropped and we clinked glasses, the camera panned away from the ball and we watched the crowd as we discussed whether we would ever want to pass New Year's Eve in Times Square. The camera passed over a couple, the man on his knees, clearly proposing to his girlfriend.
"See, he shouldn't do that," I piped up. "What if she says no on national television? That would be an embarassing and unhappy start to the new year."
"That's true," F's sister agreed. "Did she say no?"
"No, she accepted the ring," I conveyed as they kissed in celebration.