Friday, July 11, 2014

Fourteen

Long ago ... okay, fourteen years ago .... in a state far, far away .... okay, California .... I came across a man in an AOL chatroom. 

That's sooo last century!

Anyway, we began talking and joking and learning about one another.

Four months later, July 11th, 2000, I flew from California to Ft Lauderdale and met the man who would change my life forever, and for the better. We spent over a week together, and then the next month he flew to California to see me, and four months later I moved to Miami.

This isn't our "official" anniversary, that comes in October, but this is the day that this fabulous ride started .... fourteen years ago, today.

Happy "Anniversary Of The Day We Met In Person," Carlos. Whoosh, that's a mouthful.

Have a great weekend, y'all!

19 comments:

mrs.missalaineus said...

<3

and many, many more.

xxalainaxx

the cajun said...

Love stories like this one. Congrats. Here's to many more.

the dogs' mother said...

xoxoxooxoxo :-)

Jim said...

Bob, Good on you and Carlos!
Congrats!!!

Susan said...

I am very happy the two of you met. Have a wonderful anniversary and many more to come. :)

Roger said...

AOL chat room ..🙈🙉🙊 it will be 14 years in November I meet my partner and your right a long long time ago in internet years!

anne marie in philly said...

:)

a sweet love story; thank the dogs and cats for the internet!

Professor Chaos said...

Congratulations!

Biki Honko said...

Congrats! And 14 years? w00t!! Thats a sure milestone!

Helen Lashbrook said...

Wishing you happy ever after

Blobby said...

nice. happy on-line meeting day!

SEAN (The Jeep Guy) said...

You out lasted AOL! Congratulations!

Do you think if everything were the same (age, locations, place in life, etc.) but you met on today's social media (scruff or manhunt or ...) would things turned out the same? To be clear, I'm asking your thoughts on the media of then vs now.

mistress maddie said...

I have always loved the story. When it turns 15 wouldn't it be nice if you could legally marry in smallville!!!!! AOL chat room? I haven't heard that term in years.

Debbie said...

I'm with Mistress Maddie! So many idiots (Pamela Anderson/Sherri Shepherd, etc., e al.) are allowed to marry and divorce ad nauseum and you two can't. UGH!

MAC said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! XOXO

MAC said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! XOXO

Mark in DE said...

Celebrating with you in spirit. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

met my husband on the AOL Ft Lauderdale chat room as well. That was just 18 years ago. Congrats

Anonymous said...

i met my husband 18 years ago this past June on an AOL Ft Lauderdale chat room. Congrats.