A few weeks ago, reader Keri and her boyfriend Jeff went on the Texas A&M University campus with posters and in full Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster pirate regalia to partake in some Pastafarian preaching:
Later that afternoon, they began walking through the academic plaza where The Century Tree resides — the superstition says that if you walk under it with the one you love, you’ll be together forever.
As they approached the tree, Jeff got down on one knee…
She said yes, of course 🙂 (Hell, I would’ve said yes to that proposal.)
Keri adds that the ring contains a lot of symbolic meaning to her:
I work on a bunch of different Mars spacecraft studying the atmosphere, so he got me a Mars-themed ring! The center stone is a maroon garnet to represent Mars and the main Texas A&M color of maroon. The two side stones are hematite, which represent the two moons. Hematite is also part of the reason Mars is red, since it’s an iron oxide that rusts over time. The platinum setting has “whisks” on the side that look like escape trajectories.
That’s pretty freaking awesome. (And now the bar has been set impossibly high for all the rest of you.)
Their plan is to get married on May 4th of next year (May the fourth be with you!) at George Observatory at Brazos Bend State Park near Houston.
Oh. They’ll also be helping a fellow Pastafarian get “ordained” so she can perform the ceremony 🙂
Any readers have awesome proposal stories to share? Let’s hear them!