Friday, November 6, 2009
Flashback Friday: First Date
Eleven years ago today, two people fell in love. Yuppers – today is the anniversary of when hubby and I had our first date. And yes, we fell in love at first sight. It CAN and it does happen. Sickening? Perhaps. Unbelievable? Maybe. True? Every word.
Hubby and I met on the Internet. Is that weird? It was kinda’ sorta’ weird 11 years ago when very few people met on the Internet – way before Match.com or eHarmony.com even existed. I had designed a web site that was all about me. (Duh. I’m the Queen. Who ELSE would my web site be about? It always IS about me and will always BE about me. That’s just the way things roll when you’re the Queen.)
Anyway, hubby was browsing the Internet one day and stumbled across my page. There, he found photos and stories and trivia – all about me. The Drama Queen.
Of course, he was smitten. I mean, who wouldn’t be? I would have been smitten with me, too, so I couldn’t really blame him.
He immediately sent me an email…and waited, with bated breath, to see if I would reply.
And I did – I liked the way he came across in his email - and thus began an email correspondence that lasted a few weeks.
Eventually, I trusted him enough to give him my phone number. My WORK phone number. (In case he was a perv.)
After a few telephone conversations at work, I knew that I loved his voice. And I knew he wasn’t a perv. And I was intrigued. I decided to go out on a limb and I gave him the home phone number. And then he finally asked me out. For November 6, 1998.
He showed up on my doorstep with a big bouquet of flowers. We then had a most-fantastic date involving a romantic dinner on the Plaza and a movie.
Through it all, he was a perfect gentleman. He made me laugh. He made me think. And he treated me like a Queen. And I knew then that he was my Prince Charming.
By Christmas, we were engaged. And by March, we were married.
Love at first sight. It’s not just in the movies.