I was young, free and single!
There was a house where we all used to hang out and play Dungeons and Dragons and stuff like that. Word was going around that a certain couple had definitely split up for good. Two people told me that the female from this couple really REALLY liked me.
Wow, I really REALLY liked her too. We had known each other for a couple of years by now and I knew that she was everything that I could ever want - a gorgeous, intelligent, funny, animal lover.
24 years ago tomorrow...
We were hanging around as usual, watching bad movies and having a few beers. She was there. We chatted a bit. As the evening drew to a close at around 2am, we headed off together. I was doing the gentlemanly thing and making sure she got home OK.
Outside her house we stopped and chatted for a few minutes. Eventually she looked at me and asked me if I wanted to come in for "coffee".
Being the young innocent that I was at the time, I missed the inverted commas. Sorry I don't like coffee.
We parted and I headed home, all goose-bumpy and wondering if I would ever get the courage up to ask her out on a date. Stop laughing!
24 years ago on Friday...
She wasn't so subtle. The rest is history.
This Friday I have the day off, so we are going to get the kids to school and then have a day to ourselves, buying gifts and having a meal together. I can't wait.