If you've known me for awhile you probably remember the single days. The long, long, single days. In fact you just have to take a look at this blog's "Being Single / Dating" category [jks] to see the last few single years. In fact back in university I had thought that I could somehow spin my single-dom into a career, since people seemed to enjoy reading articles of my disastrous romantic adventures [teotw].
Lydia and I have been going out pretty much since we first met after she responded to an ad that I put up on Craigslist. The ad was put up very much in the spirit of, "Well if this doesn't work out at least I'll have something to write about" and so that it actually worked and I've gotten a long term relationship out of it is very surprising to me. Delightfully surprising.
Last week the two of us went down to Seattle for her birthday and had dinner at The Dahlia Lounge [td], where after the "Cougar Gold, fried green tomatoes,
Bavarian beer vinegar, mustard" appetizer was cleared I asked her to marry me and much to my relief she said yes. So we are now officially, though currently ring-lessly, engaged.
It's been just over a week, but I've wanted to keep it quiet because my parents were on a cruise in Asia and I wanted to tell our folks before we let anyone else into the secret. Last night I surprised the family with it, and Lydia told her mother over the phone, so now that all the one degrees know, we're letting other people in on it.
So yeah, I'm getting married. On April 21st.
Just kidding. Probably next spring or summer depending on a few factors.
- Photo by: Jeffery Simpson
- What: Lydia at home
- Date Taken: October 19th, 2007
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XTi [fkr]