[architect] So you're asking her tonight?
[sighs] Yeah. Any advice?
Go for the grand gesture.
I used to do stuff like that all the time.
He never did anything like that.
It was totally out of character.
[auctioneer] 40,000. Do I have 45?
…David's proposal was probably
the only time he ever surprised me.
[David] We dated all four years
she was in college.
I had a spot in the master's program
so I was definitely staying in Chicago.
Then out of nowhere,
I get an offer from a great gallery in LA.
[art collector] Seventy.
So the night before graduation…
…and she springs it on me
And I'm calm.
You know, happy for her.
[art collector] He freaks out completely.
So, the next morning, the ceremony,
I'm up there walking towards
the dean and my diploma,
and suddenly, there's David,
right next to me, down on one knee.
And she starts crying.
I'm so embarrassed.
The whole place erupts.
Everybody's clapping and shouting.
Except her parents.
They thought she was too young.
-They thought I could do better.
-[auctioneer] Going once.
But who ever listens
to their parents?
Sold to Georgia Cotton.
Long story short,
she didn't move to California,
and a month later,
we were pregnant with Lily.
[breathes heavily] That's amazing!
Wait, how long ago?
Let me do the math.
March 7th, it'll be 25 years.
Incredible. Twenty-five years of marriage.
Oh, God. We're not married.
God, no. [grunts]
[chuckles] We divorced five years later.
And it's not one of those
amicable divorces you see on TV.
I try not to be in the same time zone
if I can help it.
But Lily's graduating tomorrow,
so here I am.
Wow, that's gotta be awkward.
What? No. Ancient history.
Oh, yeah. Nightmare. [chuckles]
What are you doing?
-You're packing work.
Don't pack work.
Why would you pack work?
Because it's a short vacation
and a very long life afterwards.
Yeah, I've been thinking about that,
and I really don't think
this whole "being an adult" thing
-is gonna work out for me.
-[cell phone vibrating]
[sighs] Yeah, well,
I don't really have a choice.
So I'm just steaming my outfit,
and I am wondering where I'm sitting.
Not that it matters. To me, I mean. Just--
I mean, it doesn't matter to me at all.
-Then why did you--
-[cell phone beeps]
Oh, hang on. It's Dad.
Hey, Dad. Mom's on the other line.
-[David] Don't say hi from me.
You're not sitting together,
You're on opposite sides
of the auditorium,
which is the size of Rhode Island.
That's the smallest state.
[cell phone beeps]
So you promise? No mean comments,
no arguing, no passive aggression?
What about aggressive
aggression? Is that okay?
[chuckles] I love you.
[Georgia] I love you.
[sighs] This is gonna be
an unbearable day.
Come on. We shake an old guy's hand
and wear a dumb hat.
What could possibly go wrong?
They're sitting together.
Excuse me. I'm sorry.
On behalf of the faculty
and staff of Pullman University…
…it is my privilege to welcome
the parents, family and friends
of our graduating seniors.
You gotta be kidding me.
Guess this is my seat, as you haven't
had a date since Lily was in braces.
At least when I do date,
it's age appropriate.
You just don't like him
because he's French.
I like the French. I like their fries.
Their toast. Their mustard.
I specifically asked Lily
not to seat us together.
You called her? That's so pathetic.
-Shh. It's starting.
-Don't shush me.
-Don't shush me.
So, without further ado,
let's begin the roll call.
That's my armrest.
No, it's in the middle.
-This is so like you. Take, take, take.
-It is not a metaphor. It is an armrest.
-Give me half, please. I would like half.
-Just stop. Just stop.
Just give me half!
What is wrong with you?
-I just want half!
-[dean] Lily Cotton.
-Take a picture.
-You take a picture.
-I'm in the moment.