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.