After 7 years of being in each other’s lives off and on… three of those containing endless flirting, unspoken desires, and avoiding bad timing… Jonathan finally asked me out on a date, ten years ago today.
I remember he took me to the movies at the Irvine Spectrum and we saw “Your Friends and Neighbors” with Ben Stiller. Ironically, that was on cable last weekend and I watched it again, and not so ironically, it’s still not a very good movie! He had used the valet service and as an eerie foreshadowing of how I would learn about his mis-managed finances, he didn’t end up with enough to pay the valet! Poor guy had only been living on his own for two and a half months and was probably feeling it in his wallet. Either that or he just didn’t bring enough cash – which still seems to conveniently happen often.
But I took pity and paid to get his truck back. After all, where were we going to go with his keys held hostage? He was probably pretty embarrassed but I still think it’s funny.
No this isn’t a photo from our date, but it was taken only a few months earlier. Arent we hotties?? Though I always had a little inkling of hope, little did I know at that time how soon we would be embarking down the road of life together. We’ve hit a few bumps now and then, and he might have hit a road block for a few weeks, but we’ve always met back on the same path. I love this man with all my heart and I know I am one lucky girl to know how much he loves me back. Happy fake anniversary babe! (Cause who the heck celebrates dating anniversaries after you’re married right!!??)