Share Your Story

Throughout history stories of romantic meetings are chronicled and passed down through the ages.

Now it's your turn to share your story. We want to know,
So... How Did You Meet Anyway?

Sunday, October 27, 2013

You Can't Be A Hitter If You Don't Come To The Plate

Before I begin, I should let you know that this whole story is completely from my point of view, which means that my wife has and will categorically deny everything I am about to write. Moreover, the story is also more of a "how I met my wife" more than "how we met," but I'm hoping that is all right. I apologize for the biographical material I include, but it is important to how I met my wife. In the end, I think it is a story worth telling because it involves a baseball metaphor, a little sympathy and it highlights the importance of persistence, something which we could all use from time to time. More importantly, though, it is a story that should give nerds everywhere a little hope. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb

Sofia Vergara, the talented, funny, and beautiful star of "Modern Family" has found love with Nicholas Loeb, son of famous businessman, financier, and philanthropist, John Loeb, Jr.

The two met through friends in 2010. Sofia walked in to the Sunset Tower's hotel restaurant following an awards ceremony. Nick was attracted to her for her quick wit and sense of humor. There was immediate chemistry and the deal was sealed when, only six months later, Sofia showed a softer side by caring for Nick after a terrible car accident left him laid up for months.

While SofiaVergara spends her time acting and promoting various products, Mr. Loeb is busy marketing a new line of condiments.

"Is she really going out with  Mr. Condiment?" Yes, she is...she's in love...and they're engaged to be married.

Just never know when the right guy will come along.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Honoring Oscar Wilde

  Today is the birthday of the brilliant Irish poet and author, Oscar Wilde, who became one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London.

Known for his biting wit, flamboyant style, and fascinating conversation, he was a sought after dinner guest and the toast of society.

Following the social norms of the day, he married Constance Lloyd, the very wealthy daughter of a powerful Queen's Counsel.
Together the couple had two sons.

As Wilde's career and social life flourished, he became more confident in his own sexuality, and began to seek the company of men.

His fall from grace was swift and harsh. The laws prohibiting homosexuality in Victorian England were uncompromising, and Wilde was tried for "indecent behavior" and sentenced to two years of hard labor.

During this time he suffered derision, cruel deprivation, and injuries which would lead to an early death. He also experienced deep introspection which led to his final work, DeProfundis.

To regret one's own experiences is to arrest one's own development. To deny one's own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one's own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Boston to Berlin

I was teaching at a Boston high school in a job that was filled with long days and stress. Going out on a "school night" was never possible. This one night, though, I made an exception.

 Out with a friend for drinks and dancing to some 80's music, I saw this cute guy out on the floor with his friend. They were here on vacation from Germany.

We were the only four dancing, and he danced closer and closer. I needed to rush off to get enough sleep for the day ahead, but I promised to call him.

 He was surprised that I followed up, and the next night while snuggling and watching a movie he said smiling, "You're not just a guy for one night." The way he said it, with his charming German accent, made me fall for him right away.

I'd had a bad experience with a long distance relationship, and I was reluctant to have another,but he was always reassuring and coaxed me through the first few months.

A year later I made the move to Berlin.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Unforgettable You

Have you found the "right one" but feel that your 'how we met' story is the "wrong one"? 
I know you have been waiting for this. I've waited awhile to share this story with you, friends, because it's so freaking cute it might just make you gag. Grab a trash can, just in case, and here goes.

Once upon a time, on a sunny day with Carolina blue skies, "she" was walking along Franklin Street wearing a really fabulous outfit. She had on some really awesome Kate Spade heels, and one got caught in the sidewalk crack (don't you hate it when that happens?). As she struggled to free her shoe (it was really stuck and she was making quite a spectacle of herself), a handsome young man came by to assist her. He said "nice shoes" while really checking out her legs, and that's how "she" and "he" met.
Cute story, huh? Thanks. It's totally not true.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Great Bobby Orr

Today, in the little town of Waterbury, Vermont the Bruins will have an "open to the public" practice on a rink usually busy with youth hockey, Stick and Puck time,and public skating.

The Bruins will launch their Stanley Cup campaign for the 2013-2014 hockey season doing team building exercises, hanging out with their fans, and signing autographs.

I think this is great!

And...perhaps the greatest Bruins player of all is still Bobby Orr.