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How did you meet?
We met at work, where we were both online editors at Mercury Center, the San Jose Mercury News news Web site. We had cubicles next to each other.

Where was your first date?
We went to a Thai restaurant in downtown San Jose for dinner after work one night several months after we met.

Was there some period of conflict before you lived happily everafter?
Yes. Isn't there always?

How long had you been dating when Troy proposed?
Approximately a year and a half.

Where did Troy propose?
Troy proposed on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on October 4, 2000 during a trip around the Southwest.

Tell us some amusing anecdotes about the proposal...
Troy carried the ring in the side pocket of his cargo shorts for the first 6 days of the trip. He also hid a celebratory bottle of champagne in his suitcase for that entire time without letting Tara see it. Troy is obviously the more sneaky of the pair.

Were there any other noteworthy events?
We saw Walter Cronkite at dinner that night at the Bright Angel Lodge. And two days later we hiked down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back.