I have so many new readers, a large portion of you probably don't know who Red is. Here is a quick synopsis. ATTENTION: After writing my (very) short post, Red added to it. Her additions are in red.
On Valentine's Day of 2012, I read a post on the blog Doesn't Speak Klingon. This was a blog I had found a few weeks before. (Brett was my first follower! I was his "gross" follower...number 144.) She wrote a piece about being single on Valentine's Day and how she felt about that. (Actually, it wasn't supposed to be about being single, as much as the FACT that Valentines Day is completely misinterpreted and over-manipulated by the greeting card / chocolate / flower industry.) I loved what she said and proposed to her in the comment section as a joke.
Luckily, she wasn't spooked and recognized the joke for what it was (actually, I was kind of baffled, and it took me a while to respond... I had read enough of your humorous posts to wonder if perhaps you proposed to a different random woman every Valentines Day just to see how they'd react. I wanted to react in a funny way, but couldn't pull it off and just said "well of course I will" in response to Vesta's comment.) and we began referring to each other as our internet fiances. (My sister just referred to us last week with "...well, you've been internet engaged for over a year!") Because of this exchange, we began paying more attention to each others blogs and eventually even traded email addresses (I unintentionally gave you my real name at that time, too). Up to that point, all of our shameless online flirting had been done right in the public eye.
The following May, due to some family issues, she moved 750 miles closer to me than she was before. Now, being only 200 miles away, meeting face to face could be a reality if we chose to pursue it. We chose to and met on May 2, 2012. (That's a funny story. You should link to it.) Here's the link. (my side and her side) We have been together ever since and are beginning to seriously talk about our future together. Beginning to? We've been internet engaged for over a year!
I added my two cents into Brett's post, in case it's not obvious. It may seem like he's holding back here, but it's hard to talk about us! I've tried for over a month to write something about Brett. He's amazing. I love him so much. We are amazingly well-matched, and everyone who sees us together recognizes it.
... and this, coming from a woman who has never been able to stick with a guy beyond a few dates. There is always a red-flag. There is always some incompatibility. Not with Brett. It is absolutely astounding to me to have found this guy. I'm truly lucky, and I know it.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have a tall, dark, handsome man nibbling on my neck to attend to!
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