We didn't even know each other when Jimmy had his Oscar party on Feb 16, 2013. So Anna was surprised when Anil threw his arm around her during a taped interview on Jimmy's red carpet. Anil was egged on to approach such a beautiful woman at such an awkward moment. So of course he did it. We danced to Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe", talked for a long time, and only then discovered that we practically worked side by side at NASA. After three promising dates, we did work side by side at NASA - in a Mission Control simulation, in which Anna worked furiously while trying not to be nervous about the cute guy sitting next to her and Anil worked furiously trying to come up with a worthwhile segue. Though he's still working on that segue, their friendship continued to grow.
Anil likes surprises. And what better opportunity than to propose to Anna on our anniversary at the very place we met. She was delighted to receive such thoughtful anniversary presents such as breakfast at her favorite place, Tiny Boxwoods, and a scrapbook of our first year together (ticket stubs stealthily saved by Anil since the beginning!). Little did she know there was more to come. Under the guise of visiting an art gallery, he took her to Peveto art gallery, the site of their first meeting at the Jimmy's Oscar party. She wandered around looking at the artwork, completely oblivious to the ring on a pedestal in the center of the room presented as a piece of art.
When he started to reach for the ring inside the glass case, Anna's first thought was, "He's really not supposed to touch the art." But when he got down on one knee, she finally realized this was more than the typical anniversary date. Anil asked Anna to marry him.