Alright, this is the cutest thing. And what makes it even more cute is the post made by my friend Paul, about this proposal. Here’s an excerpt:
Okay, here’s the story. Right after I got to Katie’s place, she challenged me to a game of Bananagrams, a totally normal occurrence.
Unbeknownst to me, she had written a program to stochastically calculate the probability of being able to spell “WILL YOU MARRY ME” (or any of a few variations), and to calculate how many tiles you need to add to the set to get that probability up to 95%. It turns out to take two extra sets, because marriage proposals have an unusual letter distribution.
Katie slipped a tile with a question mark she’d drawn on out of her pocket to complete the formation.
So of course I said yes and we’re engaged!
Oddly, I had also been planning on proposing via Bananagrams. I had gotten a double-sized copy of the game, but a bit of experimentation convinced me that the chance of drawing all the necessary letters wasn’t quite high enough. I was carrying in my wallet a set of cut-down sticky notes (conveniently, the standard beige sticky note is *almost* exactly the same color as a Bananagrams tile) to cheat and get the right letters if I had to. But Katie beat me to it.
The fact that both of these people were planning to propose to each other via Bananagrams means they must absolutely be perfect for each other.
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