Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My Love Story

Yesterday I got a lovely idea for my personal reveal in my comments. But first a quick recap on what you've learned so far. First you discovered the meaning behind TotusMel, then I revealed what I wanted to be when I grew up and just last week I regaled you with the origin of my love affair with hair color. Today I shall reveal a love of another sort.

How Did You Meet Your Husband?

It was back in the fall of '95, my second year of college. I had green hair and had recently decided to take an entirely new tack in my love life. I usually hung out under a tree in front of the bookstore with a group of freaks, geeks and gamer nerds that were cleverly referred to as the tree people. I was not only comfortable there, but a bit of a queen bee as well. When a new fellow walked up to visit a friend of his that was visiting a tree person, I simply greeted him with "and your name is?" to which his friend responded, "Oh, that's Ubence. He's cool."

Over the next week, I continued to chat up this new guy hoping that this would not turn into yet another unrequited crush. On a Friday afternoon, in a bold and uncharacteristic move, I gave him my phone number. You see, I had never "dated" before, sure I had boyfriends, but no one had ever asked me out. When he called just a few hours later to ask me to coffee, I was quite taken back. Over the next couple of weeks we learned that we had far more in common than a few mutual acquaintances. We both played Nintendo, though his obsession was much greater, we both had pet rats, Apple computers before it was cool and liked our music industrial. I made him buy Magic cards, so we could play and he introduced me to Aphex Twin and KMFDM. Then one day we finished a sentence with the same off the wall word and I knew this was absolutely the one.

It was just a few months later that we moved in together with my best friend and another year or so before we were married. It was a small self financed affair at Lake Yosemite. I wore a silver dress my mother made for me from patterns we cobbled together. I even held off on my future arm tattoos and kept the hair normal for the family.

Our relationship hasn't been all sunshine and roses, but as we've often said, we may not be perfect, but we're perfect for each other. Our story isn't amazing or worthy of a movie script, but it began a relationship that has endured and created two wonderful children. A relationship from which I assure you there is no escape for either of us.


Sara said...

Gorgeous dress and lovely story! Thanks for sharing.

SarahKelley said...

How beautiful. And thanks for sharingyour wedding shots-- they're lovely!

that_rat said...

If anyone was wondering what the odd word was juncture.

Holly said...

Aww, I never usually like these sorts of stories but this one was awesome. I think because I can related to hanging out with the geeks and having weird hair and being their

Also you guys look amazing in your wedding pictures!

Anonymous said...

Awwww! That's sweet! I like a good and NORMAL love story.

And you are SO our queen bee of the blogging, um, tree?

Kristin Aquariann said...

Sweet post! That's awesome that your mom made your dress - it's gorgeous, as are you. :D

. c h o k l i t . said...

Hooray! I adore a good love story about quirky people who are perfect together finding each other in this big crazy world. Sigh.

You both look amazing, I love the silver dress!

Valerie said...

it's always interesting to hear friends relating how they met their other half. each is memorable and unique in its own way. thanks for sharing. :)

Anonymous said...

FINALLY! An acknowledgment!