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Anniversary - cellophane — LiveJournal
the story of an invisible girl
A year and some weeks ago, I went to S&R's house the day after Thanksgiving for a party. As the end of the evening drew near, the party had thinned down to just four people -- our hosts, me, and a guy who had known R since childhood. We decided to play euchre. R and I teamed up against S and the other guy, and we kicked their butts.

A day or two later, the guy emailed me with an amusing list of excuses as to why he had lost the euchre game. (Oddly enough not one of the excuses included the real reason, which is that R and I were the better players.) His email also noted that he had heard me say something about potentially getting a cool new job. He said that if that happened, he'd be happy to take me out for a celebratory drink or meal.

Precisely one year ago, we followed through on his self-proclaimed "flimsy excuse" for a date. He picked me up at my house and we went to a really nice Italian restaurant. We ate and drank a lot of really tasty treats. and we talked for hours. It was a lovely evening.

It's been 366 days of roller coaster since then. I took the job, loved it, traveled all over the world, was stressed out by it, and the ride ended far too soon in October. During that time I kept dating this fellow, and he kept getting more important to me, and he grounded me, my anchor to hold onto when everything else was crazy.

Life is complicated right now, but I wouldn't have it any other way. It's been a great first year, and who knows what the future holds.... but I hope we see many more anniversaries together.

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hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: December 8th, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
holy cats! happy anniversary, chicka! (:
dagibbs From: dagibbs Date: December 8th, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations! I hope things continue to go well.
albogdan From: albogdan Date: December 8th, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy anniversary!
specialagentm From: specialagentm Date: December 8th, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy Anniversary!
aiela From: aiela Date: December 8th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy Anniversary!
devnul From: devnul Date: December 8th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
W00t! Congrats :)

From: bloggingchick Date: December 8th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awesome! Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!
From: writerwench Date: December 8th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww darlin that's so cute... happy anniversary, and many more of them!
susmadel From: susmadel Date: December 8th, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congrats girl. I am so glad you are happy!
marsgov From: marsgov Date: December 8th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
You know that I'm going to check back with you in 10 years on this, so be on your toes!
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: December 8th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
But has his euchre playing improved?
dragonvpm From: dragonvpm Date: December 9th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Awww very cool, thanks for sharing! :-D
sandygood From: sandygood Date: December 9th, 2008 01:39 am (UTC) (Link)
I think that we'll need a re-match on that euchre game!

Glad that everything worked out! You guys are really cute together!
sherdeb From: sherdeb Date: December 9th, 2008 04:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Congrats! You deserve every happiness!
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