On the Saturday before Christmas, my boyfriend Michael asked me to go to Philadelphia with him, and I agreed. Of course, the night before we were supposed to go, there was the biggest snow storm of the season, and I put up quite a fight about going the next day because I was not so sure that his car could handle the roads. By the time we finally decided to go, it was around 1 pm and the zoo, our first destination, was going to close at 4 pm.
After some speeding and a tense drive, we made it to the zoo by 3:45 pm and with 15 minutes to spare, we headed straight for the tiger cage. I was completely oblivious to what was coming because I simply thought that we were going because we are big fans of the "Rocky " movie series, and Rocky proposed to Adrian in front of the Philadelphia tiger cage in the movie. When we got to the tiger cage, I began to quote (accent and all) the lines from the movie. Rocky: "So Adrian, I was wonderin' what you're doin' for the next 40-50 years? " Adrian: "Um, well, I don't know. " Rocky: "Well I was wonderin' if you wouldn't mind marryin' me much? "
After I had stolen all of Mike's lines (or set him up for a great proposal depending on how you see it), he pulled the ring out of his pocket, got on his knee and said, "Well, I was wonderin' if you wouldn't mind marryin' me much? Will you marry me? " I said, "What? Yes! Oh my goodness! " And then I got down on my knee too because I was so excited that I didn't know what to do with myself. It was definitely a perfect engagement for us, so personal and memorable.