A Quick One

In 2004 we returned to the Starbucks where it all started.

Standing in the kitchen cleaning up the other night, the ProvidinaTOR says to me, “So it’s almost the anniversary.”

He looks at me with one eyebrow raised. I smile, thinking to myself, “Wow, that’s pretty amazing that he thought of it in advance.”

We met in 2000 at a Christmas cantata where I was singing in the choir and he was playing French horn.  Being the only two “post-college” age people, I began hitting on him immediately at the cantata Christmas party. After he realized I was not a high school student, but rather a college graduate in her first year of teaching, he seemed mildly interested since he’s a teacher too. (Incidentally, 2010 TEACHER OF THE YEAR!)

But back to the story.  After the final cantata performance, he came over to ask for me for my number and, worried that he wouldn’t actually call, I said in a rush, “Whatareyoudoingrightnow? I’mgoingtoStarbucks. Wanttocome?” (I have to say this was prescience on my part as he is THE WORST at returning phone calls.) After the Starbucks date, the rest is history.

So standing there at the sink the other day, I smiled sweetly and said, “I know. Can you believe it’s been ten years since we met?”

And he said, “No. I meant a year since we got the flat screen TV last year.”

RIIIIGHT. (Forehead smack). There you have it.

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12 Responses to A Quick One

  1. Teri December 2, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    I’ve been laughing about this since you told me the first time – men!

  2. Mary Beth December 3, 2010 at 6:35 am #

    That is absolutely classic.

  3. vanessa @ silly eagle books December 3, 2010 at 11:56 am #

    I was about to be impressed with his ability to remember the “day we met-iversary” and then go tell ben that there IS a man out there who remembers… :)

  4. Erin December 3, 2010 at 4:35 pm #

    I just peed my pants.. really…and fell off the chair, not a good combo. Thankfully I am in the kitchen, easy clean up!

  5. "Aunt Kathy K" December 3, 2010 at 6:21 pm #

    Laughed right out loud – people are looking at me strangely. Love this story!!

  6. Johanna Fenton December 4, 2010 at 11:30 am #

    I personally like your photo caption the best. Ha!

  7. Laura December 5, 2010 at 8:22 am #


  8. Jill November 27, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    Great post and I LOVE the blog decor…very cute!

  9. Rachel M. November 27, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

    Okay you guys are hilarious!!!

  10. Penelope November 28, 2011 at 10:19 am #

    Chuckling as I type. On our honeymoon, new hubby was driving, and I was talking to him. He got this intense look on his face…which I interpreted as his listening to me closely. WRONG…he was listening to the CAR ’cause it had made a non-standard noise. More tuned in to his car than his new wife. :) Men are interesting creatures…but then, they think the same of women. :)

  11. Jane Peterson November 28, 2011 at 2:54 pm #

    Love it, love it, LOVE IT!!!

  12. Shelly @ Coupon Teacher December 22, 2011 at 8:17 am #

    Thanks for sharing! Very sweet!