Right Now and other things

This is me. Right this very second. Well, technically, 90 seconds ago.

I saw this on Roomate’s blog a few days ago, and just now on another one I read. So I thought I’d join in. Because that’s what I do. I’m a joiner.

You like my headphones? They are so cozy on my ears. And since it’s 12:52 a.m. and mi familia is all asleep, I have to wear the headphones. Want to know what I’m listening too? Kolacny Brothers & Scala. Yeah, I’d never heard of them before tonight either. I’m loving “With or Without You” and “Somebody”. You should definitely check them out if you like pretty choir-ish music that moves your soul.

Want to see me and Derek about 13 years ago?

That picture was taken about a month after we met. I had the biggest crush ever on him, and a few weeks after that picture was taken, we went out on our first date.

When we were in Arlington last weekend, I found the mother load of Derek and Megan Memories. I found my box with all the letters he’s ever written me (we had a long distance relationship for 3 years), cards, pictures, random rocks, his old high school id, old flowers, and quite possibly my favorite find of all:

Oh yes, blog friends. That is the actual journal entry that 15 year old Meg wrote after going on her very first date with the man she would eventually marry.

I cut out some of it, because it was long, 15 year old jibber jabber and Derek said it was embarrassing. Whatever. I don’t get embarrassed. Here’s the actual written account of our first kiss.

So there you have it. I’m telling you, I’ve had the best time reading all the old letters. I’m so glad I saved them all. I read them out loud to Derek on the drive home last weekend, and we were cracking up. We were such dorks! And some of them are just so tortured…oh, the drama of high school love!

Real quick, can we just take a closer look at this picture?

A few observations:
1. Nice neon t-shirt, D.  I think just about ever shirt Derek wore in ’95 was some sort of soccer shirt.
2. My Mr. Potato Head shirt.  I’m not even kidding when I say that was my favorite shirt in 1995.
3.  I am wearing one of Derek’s hats.  Flirting 101-wear your crush’s hat.
4. Derek has and always will have difficulty keeping his eyes open in a picture.

It’s 1:23 a.m.  I’m going to be hurting tomorrow.  Night!

10 Replies to “Right Now and other things”

  1. That is great! Oh how I wish it was as easy to tell if someone liked you by whether or not they let you wear their hat again….those were the days…. 🙂

  2. So cute. I came across a picture of you two a few weeks ago when I was moving all of my old photos into a new album. When I get the album for the high school pics and put them in there, I’ll try to remember to scan it and send it to you.

  3. Love it! That picture is awesome of you two. Oh I never did the hat thing…in our school it was wear your crush’s jacket. Yeah we’d go to school wearing short sleeve when it’s practically raining and arctic cold…but oh just for that one guy to offer you his jacket! Man was I a dork and dumb…I could have caught pneumonia!

  4. I LOVE this post! I am totally going to copy your idea! My husband and I have been together for 15 years (half of my life!) and just celebrated our 10 yr anniversary. I’m going to hunt down a high school pic to post!

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