9 years ago I was deciding what to do next.
Around thanksgiving weekend in November, 2002 I had my 10 year reunion at Montgomery High School and decided to be in New Jersey for a while.
I packed up all my stuff in California in storage and was wondering what to do next.
Decided it would be fun to look at some dating sites including nerve.com personals (part of Spring Street networks) part of a website I still like.
On January 2nd, 2003 I saw a profile for someone who wanted, smart and funny, and tall and funny and .. and funny .. I liked the sarcasm and silliness in the profile and decided to instant message her.
We chatted for a while and decided to have a date 9 years ago today January 18, 2003 at the Gershwin Hotel in New York City at 26th and Madison, approximately, which was also near where she worked. They had hostel beds there and I had stayed there in the past.
There was also a concert that night with someone I worked with a little in LA, Cody ChesnuTT who was opening for blues/soul legend Bobby “Blue” Bland at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. We met took the subway to Brooklyn, decided to try some West African food which was delicious and saw the show.
The connection was instant, the night wonderful, and a one night date, turned to a weekend together and 9 years later a wonderful marriage and life.
I love you Lanna Lee!
This was inspired by her blog post today:
Anyone else have a good how we met story?