"I asked her if she 'chose wisely'... I then looked at Aimée and said, 'I chose wisely.'"
A few days before November, 11, 2011 (11.11.11), my girlfriend Aimée wanted to do something special (hint, hint). So, I decided to look for an engagement ring. Before I knew it, 11.11.11 came around and I had no ring! What to do?! With Aimée being an enthusiastic Indiana Jones fan, I decided to surprise her with an old ring box. But, when she opened the box, there was no engagement ring - just a bag of sand! I told her, "Indiana Jones must have swooped in and stolen the 'treasure.'" Little did she know, the bag of sand was a ploy to buy me time to find the perfect ring.
The question now is - how do I present the ring? Hours before a flight to London, I quickly made a custom box out of a 1920's steel soap bar container using molding clay to create the look of ancient ruins inside. In London, I presented the box mixed with 4 different antique boxes. With the theme of "You must choose wisely..." from the finale of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, I used a clever magician's trick to make her "select" the correct box. I asked her if she "chose wisely". I opened her selected box revealing "The Whip". I then looked at Aimée and said, "I chose wisely."