There's more to the story, that's really quite embarrassing (as if the rest of this story wasn't embarrassing enough...) so I'll spare you those details (like the title of that tv show I so desperately wanted to watch, I broke every rule in First Dates 101). That night was 6 years ago today. And it was the start of something wonderful.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Six years ago.
Let's go back to 2005 a minute, shall we? I had been living in Arizona only a few short months. And I had my eye on this certain someone. I thought he was charming. And intelligent. And confident. And handsome. My roommate kept telling me I should ask him out. No way, I replied again and again. If he's interested he will ask me out. After a few weeks I decided never mind, I would ask him out. Or at least ask him for his phone number. Roommate and I rehearsed it over and over. What I would say. How I would say it. And then the moment came. I went to class and he wasn't there. The only day he was absent the entire school year. Figures. But then the next week he was there again. And after class he said - "Ya know, the other day I was going to ask you to go to the Easter pageant with me a few of my friends." To which I quickly replied, "Really?! *trying to suppress high pitched squealing* Well... uh.. yeah that would have been fun! Maybe.. we could.. ya know... do something else sometime?" And he coolly said, "Yeah that'd be cool." "So we should like, exchange numbers." "Yeah totally." Remove cell phones from pocket. "So what's your number?" Caught up in my excited nervous frenzy I give Aaron my parents land line number. After he entered it I realized it. "Oh wait! That's the wrong number. My number is...." And Aaron began to think I was giving him a fake number. I got his number. I called roommate on the way home with my good news. I arrived home to her and her boyfriend at the door demanding that I call him. They would not let me watch my favorite show at the time until I called him and invited him on a date THAT night. It was their only night off work for another week. I was way to embarrassed to call him that soon. But the pressure was too much. I called him. Hours after getting his number.