Friday, August 2, 2013

How Mike Met Kim

This is always a fun story to tell. I guess because it's one of those situations where we really are soul mates and it's interesting how it all ended up playing out.

I had just started college and I saw him outside of college on that first day. I immediately had a huge crush on him, but I couldn't explain it. I've never been the kind of girl to start mooning over a guy I've never even said hello to. But, there I was. All my dreams were filled with him. Everywhere I went his face popped into my mind.

Well, there was this other girl at school that had her eye on him. Apparently he said 'Hi' to her and she took it that he was ready to fall in love and get married. I was disappointed, but I encouraged her to seek him out if she was that into him. She came back to me the next day and said he had a girlfriend. Double disappointed then.

But, I figured there would be no harm in talking to him. It would be all innocent enough since we were at college. What would we do? Make out in the parking lot? So, one day I was sitting on a computer at school and a joke popped up in my email. It was a hilarious joke. I so wanted to tell someone this joke. I went outside itching to find someone that would be into hearing this joke and I found Mike. I walked up to him and asked if he liked jokes. He responded in the affirmative. I then told him the joke and he laughed really hard and then came back with another joke for me.

This started us talking for some time at school. Yes, we did tell a lot of jokes, but we ended up talking about other stuff too. It wasn't long before it was time for him to graduate and we were sitting outside talking. He told me "You are going to be the only thing I miss about this school."  I gave him my number because I figured if nothing else we could hang out sometime. Maybe with a guy this awesome his girlfriend and I would be best buds too. He took me number but I didn't hear from him for two months.

When he came back to school to wrap up some things he mentioned again how much he missed me. I looked him straight in the eye and said "WE NEED TO HANG OUT SOMETIME." he blinked a minute and said "Oh, okay." The next day he called me and asked me out. I was confused and asked him about his girlfriend and he assured me he had only told that other girl that because he was in no way interested in her.

We went out and went bar hopping that evening. I was a little confused by this date because I knew he wasn't much of a drinker and neither am I. Apparently he thought that when I squeezed all 3 drinking stories I had into one conversation that meant I did that sort of thing all the time... when really the actual stories had been stretched out over a decade!

Anyhow, with two beers in me, my lips loosened. I told him all about how I'd had this HUGE crush on him and he admitted that he felt similar feelings towards me. He drove me back to school where my car was and we... made out in the parking lot! Haha.

So, one thing led to another and we were very serious for each other in no time. We have been together for over 3 1/2 years now and have plans to continue this relationship for the rest of our lives. We have a lot in common and the stuff we don't have in common is just like a piece of the puzzle that was meant to click with the other piece of the puzzle.

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