Wednesday, 10 June 2009

24 Years Ago Today...

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.

16 comments:

Ali said...

Oh my god. Could you guys be any cuter?!

And I'm sorry, but I WAS laughing, just when you told us not too!!

Ah, Rock Chef, you used to be so young and innocent :) Now you're talking about morning squishiness half the time...

LOL.

You guys are awesome together - congratulations and have a wonderful, squishy time on Friday :)

Sitting In Silence said...

Awwwwwww what a beautiful post. I sure hope you showed her.
Have a wonderful day together and enjoy !

kenady said...

that is fantastic!!! happy 24 years ago:)

Chief Rock Chef said...

Ali - Erm. Thanks! Yes, I will leave it at that, I think!

SiS - If you mean what I think you mean, we probably "showed" each other! :-)

Kenady - And it just gets better and better. Thanks!

terri said...

It's so good to see someone talking about how good their relationship is. What you two have... it's a rare thing. Congratulations!

Chief Rock Chef said...

Terri - Thanks - I know I am a really lucky guy!

nonnasnonsense said...

that's so sweet! i don't think my hubby would ever think of posting something like that. well, if he had a blog that is lol.

thanks soooo much for hanging in there with me thru my "dry spell". it means a lot that you keep coming back and checking on me :)

Um Naief said...

how romantic and sweet!! you both are very lucky!

it's nice to find someone that you like so much.. and i'm glad she was also an animal lover. that says a lot right there!

Chris said...

Hmmmm. Coffee. Is that what the kids are calling it?

Cute story.

tz said...

fantastic! that's awesome....and congratulations!

Michele said...

Awww...!
I guess it's a good thing she took matters into her own hands to make you understand! Yes, pun is intended-- teeheehee!
Have a wonderful weekend full of more happy memories!

Kiki said...

Here's wishing you many more years of "coffee", hope your weekend is going well!!!

Chief Rock Chef said...

Nonna - No problem! I don't give up that easy!

Um Naief - Yes, you can't go far wrong with an animal lover!

Chris - Well I don't know about the kids - it is the word us oldies used, as I later realised!

TZ - Thanks.

Michele - LOL!

Kiki - Thanks :-) And the weekend was amazing.

agg79 said...

Great story, old timer!
Musta been some really good coffee.

Congrats to the both of you for being right for each other for so long. We read too many stories about people who fall in love only to split after a year or two.

Chief Rock Chef said...

agg79 - Amazing coffee that has just got better and better :-) Yes, I sometimes feel like a bit of a dinosaur when I tell people how long we have been together. Recently reconnected with an old friend and he is "currently on wife number 3". Currently?

Claire said...

Wonderful story - thank you for sharing a truly sweet story - I congratulate you both on a healthy relationship!