so fast…

It’s hard to believe that today marks a year since I first met HSTeacher. It was a blind date, of sorts – we both had profiles on OKCupid. He had originally emailed me on OkCupid while I was in the midst of working on congressional campaign. I didn’t see the note because, if it wasn’t campaign related, it wasn’t on my radar. About a month or so later he emailed me again, a few weeks after the primary election. Since my candidate didn’t win, I had a little time to respond. After a few emails and a couple of phone calls, we agreed to meet at a Starbucks near my place in late afternoon, since he was on summer vacation and I was unemployed (but interviewing madly). He showed up in his convertible with a bike on a rack in the rear, because he had told me over the phone that he was just going to get rid of it, so if I wanted to put money into it (the seat was torn up and the tires needed work), it was mine.

The coffee date turned into a dinner date and, nine hours after first laying eyes on one another, we walked back to his car, whereupon he took my hand and held it. I was surprised, but touched. He dropped me off at my apartment with a nice, gentlemanly little kiss.

After so many first dates last year, I didn’t hold out hope, but before I knew it we were in an actual relationship. And, for the most part, it’s been an excellent one.

Happy anniversary, honey. I love you.

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  1. What does HSTeacher teach? Teachers should rule the universe (alongside librarians). My husband and I are both engineers, but my son wants to be a teacher.


  2. He teaches computers and web-related things at a public high school. He loves it, when he’s not dealing with the frustrating administration (who put 60 students in summer school class he’s teaching with only 35 computers) or disrespectful kids. I know I wouldn’t have the patience for it, so it’s a very good thing that he does.


  3. I consider teachers to be right alongside social workers and other careers that qualify as “vocations.” Not a good fit for me, but I’m SO glad others have what it takes. Yay teachers!


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