Mark and Me, Condensed

  • Boy meets Girl at Spot Coffee on Elmwood because Girl is being loud and Boy is an eavesdropper. They have dinner the following night.
  • Boy and Girl date for two months, until Boy cheats on Girl because Boy is twenty and stupid.
  • Boy goes and has four kids. Girl marries job. 7 years pass.
  • Boy IMs Girl, asks to hang. She does.  This becomes regular.
  • Boy takes Girl out to dinner and to Curtain Up and asks her to be his girlfriend. Girl thinks this is cute, says ok.
  • Boy loses job and apartment and moves to Nowhereville USA. Girl visits once, uses trip as opportunity to decide if Boy is actually worth it.
  • Girl buys Boy a train ticket home. Boy lives in motel and works shit jobs.
  • Boy loses room at motel, is homeless, is saved by Girls aunts. Boy and Girl decide they are inseparable.  Boy gets decent job.
  • Boy gets apartment and Girl moves in. Boy and Girl move out a year later because their landlady is bananas.
  • Boy and Girl move to Lovejoy. Two years pass.  Boy asks girl to marry him.
  • Boy and Girl move to South Buffalo, but are evicted by asshole landlord. Three months before wedding Boy and Girl are living in motel, Boy in dead end job, and with a car that has been totaled in a recent accident.  Some sort of miracle occurs and…
  • Girl gets apartment from very nice landlord. Girl gets good return on car and buys new one.  Boy gets new job.
  • Boy and Girl get married. Nothing changes, but everything is different.
  • Two years pass. Girl writes this blog post on anniversary, grateful that she and Boy have made it through so many ups and downs and come out together and on top of it all.  Girl is glad she was being loud at Spot Coffee fifteen years ago.

Happy Anni, Hubs.