so, i thought i would share. since this is ALL YOUR FAULT, BFSSFG folk.
once upon a time there was a Meat N' Greet in Chicago, where a girl from DC (and her friends) and a guy from Chicago who didn't really read BFSSFG came. Guy gets hit by a car during the race, girl drops out to help him, they meet, (this thread explains,) yadda yadda... two years later guy gives girl a ring.
Cardstock + Chimblysweep = TLF.
thank YOU interwebs, for bringing people together. or at least taking the first step toward making that possible.
(I know there's at least one other BFSSFG romance that resulted in a ring this fall, but I'll leave that to them to share...)