Howard mentioned he liked his life since he got engaged to Beth, and told Artie he would've felt the same way had he actually proposed to Dana, which he almost did a few years ago after buying a loose diamond to give her.
After Artie insisted he never showed Dana the diamond, he added the diamond wasn't even cut properly. Howard then switched the topic to television, commenting he'd stopped watching "Lost" and "Survivor," but that he still tuned into "Heroes," "Battlestar Galactica" and "American Idol" every week.
When Jon Hein came into the studio to tell Howard people from the Sci-Fi Channel were sending copies of the current season of "Battlestar Galactica" to him, Howard reported he'd given Jon a chess lesson yesterday. Artie then acknowledged he was interested in picking up a "hobby" like chess, but also said he wasn't sure if he had the desire to dedicate the time needed to learn the game.