I have to confess that I was completely BLOWN AWAY by the response I got last week to my first sharing post. You guys are so awesome and it was so fun to hop around and visit your blogs and get to know some of you better! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
I’m going to continue today by sharing a little more about me and I hope you’ll share right back. Remember this is our Internet “getting to know you” meetup, so please join in.
Have you ever had a date that will stick with you forever? One that was simply too good, too funny, too life-changing to forget? I’ve got a few, but one that stands out in my memory occurred almost exactly 10 years ago, and it just so happens it was with my husband.
Let me set the stage quickly. We were both college students. In college, it seems like there is always one house/apartment where people congregate. That apartment belonged to my husband (Dan) and his roommates. Most of our group of friends had gone home for the summer, so there weren’t as many of us. One night after work, I stopped by. The moment I walked in, I smelled something NASTY!!!
Now while the smell of chicken of the sea isn’t the most pleasant, that is not why it was utterly revolting.
No…the reason I wrinkled up my nose immediately upon entering the door was because Dan had microwaved the chicken of the sea.
Two things I would like to point out here:
1. Chicken of the sea is NOT chicken.
2. Warming it up in a microwave will make your house stink for DAYS.
Now that we have those facts established, I’ll continue.
Dan was scrounging his cupboards trying to find something for dinner. He had some rice cooking in his rice cooker, a can of green beans, and wanted some meat to go with them. Being a poor college student, there was a limited selection – hence the can of chicken of the sea.
Seeing my face when I walked in, he knew the smell was as bad as he thought. So he turned to me and asked if I had eaten dinner yet. I hadn’t, so he asked if I wanted to go get something with him. “Sure” I said.
I guess you could interpret that to “asking me on a date”. Neither one of us did at the time, but now we do.
We got in the car (just the two of us) and where did we go? Not McDonald’s, Wendy’s, or even Taco Bell. Dan stepped up his game and took me to Applebee’s.
High roller, I know! Here’s where the date gets memorable. We ordered the appetizer sampler to split (remember the poor college students part)? That’s not the memorable part though.
The memorable part is we sat there one-on-one and talked and talked. Conversation flowed easily, but more than that, the silences weren’t awkward in the least. We were completely comfortable with each other. In fact, I had never been more at ease with another person (besides a family member) in my life. I didn’t know it at the time, but he felt the same way.
The above picture was the first picture taken of the two of us. Nothing fancy, because we weren’t ever fancy with each other. We were ourselves and simply hung out.
After that, we hung out a lot. It was just so easy to be myself with him and (truth be told) I couldn’t stay away.
We became best friends and the rest is history.
So now it’s your turn!
What is a memorable date you have had?
It doesn’t have to be with your significant other, just a date that’s worth talking about.
Feel free to either share it in the comments or if you blog about it, leave me the link in the comments! I can’t wait to hear about your memorable dates!