April 9th, 2014

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Green Room - Week 4 - Day 6

You never know when your life is going to change.

Sometimes, though, you can feel it coming.

"If I do this, everything is going to be different".

That's what it felt like when I sent an email to someone on OK Cupid on March 17th 2011. It was just a couple of lines, and I never expected a response.

I got one anyway.

Emails were exchanged - the conversations going on, back and forth, for hours at a time. About a week and a half later, it moved "off site" to "real email".

Then the "Can I come over on April 9th?" message. I frantically cleaned my apartment. I got a friend to come over and help me. (it was still pretty horrible, it would have taken a lot more than a couple days worth of haphazard work to get that place in order!)

I'd hit it off with people before. I'd had people come over to my apartment before. But this was different. It felt like it was something entirely new.

I kept telling myself that maybe it was just internet chemistry, that it wouldn't translate to real life. It did, if anything, it was more intense in person.

By the time she left, in the wee hours of the morning, having sat on the couch talking the entire time (we realized after the fact that we hadn't even stopped to get anything to eat or drink), as I watched her drive off, one sentence kept running through my head, "I just met my wife".

3 years later, and my life is very different than it was on that day and continues to get better.

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The one thing that helps it continue getting better, is that I get to eliminate people on a weekly basis! So, help improve my life, and get to have your say in the matter! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/725218.html