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Ten years ago, this happened -- the first face-to-face gathering of a bunch of Chicago-area people from the online community I joined in 1997. The plan was to have dinner at Tomboy and see Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. And at that gathering was a person I went specifically to meet, a guy whose posts made me laugh, who had cool tastes in books and movies, and who looked friendly in his profile photo. I was curious to see if he was as neato in person.

Well. A couple months later we were dating and swapping mixtapes. A year after that, shacking up. Two years after that, gettin' hitched. And today, we went to dinner (Tomboy is gone, so we went to La Donna) and Too Much Light, amazed at how a decade has gone by already. It seems like forever, and it seems like just yesterday. He's my favorite person in the whole world. He still makes me laugh, he still has cool taste in books and movies, and he still looks friendly. He's more neato than I could have imagined. And every day I'm glad that I went to that gathering 10 years ago. There's no one I'd rather spend the rest of my decades with.

Replies: 4 Confessions


AmyWOMAN @ 03/22/2009 08:33 PM CST

So sweet I have a toothache! :)

But really, that's a wonderful love story.
Here's so many more decades.

amy @ 03/23/2009 02:23 AM CST

that is very both are very lucky!! congrats!

chris hardine @ 03/23/2009 06:39 PM CST

I want to say, Awwww, but I'm nauseauous. That is too sweet for words. Congratulations.

eighmie @ 03/25/2009 06:35 AM CST

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