So I was watching an episode of Frasier last night where Martin decided that he wanted to get married and realized that Sheri, his girlfriend, didn't. He had bought a ring a month before and realized each night that if he asked her, she'd say no.
Which made me realize that I said that Paul got the ring in August and just asked me 4 days ago... You may be asking "What gives?" Answer: He has 2 teenage kids; and timing with them is delicate. Nuff said.