This Saturday is Valentine's day. I've always secretly hated it, and thought it was just the stupidest holiday. As a single person, it only served to bring me angst. Now that I'm married, its just one more thing to spend money on. But, I'm trying to change my attitude. It is nice to express my love, right? In honor of Valentine's day this weekend, I stole this post idea from my lovely and talented sister-in-law, although I "shook it up a bit". I don't want to conform too much now. Since V-day is coming up, this post is all about loves - both present and lost. Play along if you want to, either by stealing the post idea, or just commenting. Have fun!♥♥♥
♥First crush: My first crush was in kindergarten. I don't even remember his name, but I remember that he was Jewish, because I was so sad when he didn't come to our class Christmas party. Dang! What was that kid's name?
♥Celebrity crush: I have always had a thing for Brad Pitt. He is such a hottie. The first movie I remember seeing him in was Thelma and Louise - remember his abs? I do! I've never forgotten.
♥Biggest crush (aka: the one that got away): I think that every person has had a relationship in which they wanted the person to be "the one", but sadly never will be. My "one" was a boy in college named Hugh. His abs rivaled Brad's, only he was real. He was amazing. He was smart and funny, and so much fun. And he was HOT! I think he's a farmer in a small Canadian town of about 500 people now, so its probably for the best, but I would have married him in a second if he'd asked me.
♥First kiss: My first kiss was when I was 14, on the stage at church after a youth activity. The boy was named Joe, and he was in my homeroom at school too. We used to talk on the phone for hours on end. I think he's been in prison since. Its a good thing we just decided to be friends shortly thereafter.
♥First date: My parents were pretty strict to the whole "no dating before age 16" rule. So, the day after my 16th birthday, Peter Carlson took me out. He was a good friend from church and the date was lots of fun. I don't remember everything about the date, but I remember that he was trying to teach me how to drive a stick-shift (his CAR! A manual transmission - this is a PG blog) and I got pulled over by the cops, who just gave me a warning.
♥First love: I think I've posted about this before too, because I had a naughty dream about him one night. He was another college boyfriend, and he was also amazing: smart, funny, HOT. His name was Darin, and I loved him so much more than I ever had the courage to tell him.
♥First date with my husband: I met my husband on a blind date. We had talked on the phone for awhile before the date, and I thought he had the best voice. He picked me up at my apartment - I was wearing these tight, silvery pants and a black shirt, high heals, and I had my leather jacket on. (I know it sounds awful, but it was pretty cute back then) He was wearing a sweatshirt. I was a little taken back by that, but we ended up having a great date. We had dinner at Tucci's in Trolly Square and then went to a comedy club. He had an old 70s Bronco, and the doors were frozen shut because it was freezing outside, so we had to crawl in through the back. Believe it or not, it actually ended up being a great date.