Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sort-of-Versery

Do you know what you were doing 11 years ago today? I do. Husband and I had our first date. I was a senior at George Washington University and had been interning at a now defunct .com. He joined the staff in January and was forced to sit "with the interns" in the conference room while the office space was being renovated. He could have worked at home but he had his eye on a certain co-ed.

Yes, technically I was his intern although I had been there longer than he had been. It was also during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. He read the employee manual to make sure he could ask me out. He did it the one time he cajoled us two interns to have a drink at McCormick & Schmick's on K Street and asked me if I wanted to have dinner some time soon. I had had Scotch for the first time (thanks to him) and said yes. Later I met my roommate Gretchen at Union Station for a movie (no recollection what we saw) and I told her I was asked out by someone at work. I was 21.

Fortunately for me I was able to delay the date until after Valentine's Day and his birthday (Feb 16th) because I went to Mardi Gras that year. Better off not sharing THOSE stories on the blog.

In the week leading up to our date I asked my sisters if I should really go out with him - after all, we worked together. Stacey pointed out it was a free meal.

He took me to Blue Point Grille in Alexandria - drove me in his car. After we had dinner he drove me home but I didn't want to see a movie (frankly, I think movie dates are lame) so we went to Mr. Smith's in Georgetown. While having a beer by the window some guy came by and pressed his face up to the window and licked the window.

The rest, as they say, is history.

13 comments:

Leigh said...

How fun!

Happy anniversary - for what it's worth, we celebrate this one too :)

I love the love stories - I'll have to tell my story on the blog too one day.

Nancy said...

CUUUUTE picture! And lovely story :) Too funny that you were his intern LOL!

almostima said...

Ah, fun mardi gras memories from that year! :)

K @ ourboxofrain said...

Happy first-date-iversary! Our ten year first-date-iversary is next week.

Anonymous said...

Loved the story, the picture, and, especially, Stacey's comment. . Love to all 4 1/2 of you. . .Mimi and Papa

jungletwins said...

Awwwwww. Love the picture- no wonder he asked you out, you little vixen! We celebrate 1st date too :)

Drew said...

How fun! I love Stacey's comment too! Joel and my's first date was at a Chili's... Don't laugh, that was exciting stuff for Waterville, Maine.

Stacey said...

I totally remember having that conversation with you while I was working at the Alumni House editing class reunion newsletters. Wasn't it nice how young and skinny we were back then? :-) In a twist of role reversals you encouraged me to go out with DH because of your success with Aaron. So I guess what goes around comes aroud!

LauraC said...

Love the story and wow, you guys looks young! Happy date-versary!

Andrew said...

I am just happy that I got three awesome brother in law's out of the deal.

WhisperingWriter said...

Great story. I love the picture too :)

Laura said...

I love this!! it might have just made my day.. so cute! happy "anniversary"

-your cousin, Laura

Gretchen said...

I certainly remember you talking about that scotch a lot ;)