Today is our fifth dateversary! We’re married and all now, but it’s much more fun for us to celebrate this anniversary. For those who don’t know the story, Dan and I met on match.com. I’d been on there on and off for about 7 years….he was on there for 2 weeks! So unfair! We chatted a while and then my subscription was about to run out so he asked me out to dinner.
We met at La Pergola in Jenkintown on June 25, 2005. I remember walking into the place, seeing him look at me at wave and think, that can’t be the guy…..because he’s so amazingly hotter than his photo! But it was. (And he didn’t look anything like a serial killer like he did in his photo) After dinner, we went to The Blue Comet in Glenside. I grew up in Glenside, but had never been there…..and it was his favorite hangout. The Blue Comet is nothing fancy for sure. There’s just something charming and a bit divey about it that we love.
Now let’s just preface it by saying that I was in the middle of painting the exterior of my house that summer. I had bruises all over my arms and legs from moving ladders and buckets and some paint spots on there that wouldn’t scrub off. So, even though it was a day in the 90s like today, I wore jeans and a 3/4 sleeve light sweater. Brilliant!
The Blue Comet did not have central air…..it had one a/c that couldn’t keep up and some ceiling fans. We sat at the bar and I’m trying to be interesting by telling some stories about whatever….who knows. I notice that he’s yawning a lot. So not only am I melting but I’m thinking this guy is totally bored with me. Then he tells me he took his dad skydiving for the first time that day. They had been out in the hot sun and had to wait for hours. Of course, to this day, I still have to bust on him whenever he yawns during one of my stories.
My melting was really getting out of control at this point. The humidity was turning my hair into Rosanna Rosanna Danna so I said it was time to go. We had a little kiss in the parking lot, but I wasn’t sure if I’d hear from him again……but I did…..and the rest is history!
We’re going to The Comet tonight to celebrate. It just reopened after being closed for over a year…..yay!!!! Here’s a slideshow of some pics I took in in 2008.