Saturday, April 20, 2013

"R" is for Red

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!



Happily participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. For the entire month of April, 1,718 bloggers are working their way through the alphabet. One letter every day but Sundays for a total of 26 days.

Click here to visit the website and get more information to see if you might want to join in next year. It's a lot of fun, introduces you to hundreds of new blogs and gives your writing some fantastic exposure.

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    1. I'm sorry. You saw it before it was finished.

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  2. Okay...you can't leave us like this. Well, okay, you can but you shouldn't lol.

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    1. I'm sorry. You saw it before it was finished.

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  3. I love this post and am now waiting for more. Please...soon?

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    1. Red does have a web page that has every post leading up to where we are now, if you are interested.

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  4. Well good for the both of you. I love this post. Love is a wonderful thing and when you find it hang on tight.

    Have a terrific day and weekend. :)

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    1. Thank you. We are very grateful for finding each other.

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  5. I'm glad you two have found each other and I've enjoyed reading about your relationship. I hope things progress and the Blogoshere will be announcing something special soon.

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  6. This is quite funny story. It is interesting how life works out sometimes. I'm glad you guys found each other. Have a great day and weekend.
    Elliot
    We Are Adventure

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  7. I love this post. It was great to have Red's comments in it, too. You too give me hope of finding someone who is just another guy to date, but someone who is my match.

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  8. this is so cute !!! RED is the colour of LOVE too... Happy to connect. I am now following you via A to Z Challenge . Do feel free to drop by my blog Wilderness at www.disha-doshi.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you. I will come by. I have gotten alittle behind in the last week with keeping up, but you will see me there.

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  9. Just stopping by for the A-Z Challenge. Please check us out and sign up to follow if you like what you see. Juliet atCity Muse Country Muse

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  10. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!,! This is so sweet! I love reading happy stories!!

    Hugs!

    Valerie

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  11. That is the cutest and funniest "how we got together" story ever.

    alioffthemark.com

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  12. You two are so great together. I'm really happy for the both of you. Not everyone is so lucky, to find the person who is their perfect match.

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  13. This sounds like a fresh, voicey M & B romance. Congratulations on finding each other.

    Hope you’ve enjoyed the challenge so far.
    Damyanti @Daily(w)rite Co-host, A to Z Challenge 2013

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge
    AZ blogs on Social Media

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    1. Thank you. I have loved being a part of the challenge.

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  14. As an older follower I knew the story and loved it but it's cute reading it with Red's comments including. I can see a little old couple sitting on a couch, holding hands, arguing about how they met a la When Harry Met Sally!

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