Thursday, December 29, 2011

2011 in Review with BF part 1

Posted By: Leah
I really don't feel like I've been on my blogging-game this year. But that's okay, I've been more busy living life than talking about it. But it's been a pretty awesome year. Probably the best year ever if I'm being perfectly honest. I put together a book for bf for xmas of our past yr together (our 1st date was in January of this year). and I have a folder of all the photos from that book which tells our story pretty well. Here's a really quick recap of us...

Ok let me back up before then to last year (2010) kind of a good/bad year where I separated from Gav's dad, and lost my fav kitty ever. You can read a little about that here. But don't get too sad, Gav and I had a ton of adventures like this one where we he got to travel with me for work (and eat ice cream for dinner! and get a build a bear!). Here is my post right after that where I talked about getting Patti Stanger's book (you know, millionnaire matchmaker from Bravo). Um yes this book is AMAZING and I recommend it to not only all my singal gals but married ones too. it's old-school relationship advice. ... and I though I'd try it out on someone I'd had my eye on.

1996                                                                                                   2011 
Thanks to fb, (and MySpace before that, yikes!) I've gotten back in touch with so many ppl from my past. Even way back to high school. Namely, soneone I remember from 10th grade math class in HS who was always posting about awesome things, trips, adventures, etc. But I remember him in HS talking about awesome things, his parents, etc. So I figured he'd be a good person to try out my new-found Patti Stanger learned skilz on. Granted, I'm super awesome to begin with and what dude wouldn't want to date me, lets be for real. But it's the right steps to get that 1st date, the air of mystery, the communication and lack-of. Self-improvement and self-promotion, just little things I had picked up from this book.

Anyhow, my fb interactions with him turned to us tweeting, which turned to gmail chat, turned to txting which turned to actual phone time (he called me!). Somewhere around gchat I brought up Patti Stanger (I am really bad about keeping secrets, even when they are about myself and self-help HAHA!) and he mentioned his ex gf was on an episode of her show. I was like wait... you mean you seriously dated a girl who was in the pool of girls at the mixer? He's like no, the girl I dated  was the girl picked for the date. I was like WOW! um, amazing. Then I found out his ex was the date on the season finale! He dated her right before she moved to NYC where patti's crew discovered her and asked her to be on the show. I of course (thank you FB) stalked his photos and sure enough, there was the gorgeous blonde and him hanging out, rock climbing, etc. in his pics from a year before.

Pretty crazy, right? so I guess our first faux date was us on the phone watching his ex on millionnaire matchmaker. They play the reruns of that show all the time and I was able to get some cell phone pics.

I seriously love reality shows. And this put the BF into rockstar level celebrity status for me. So thanks to patti's book (and her show, what!) I was super extra excited about going out w/ bf. But I also knew I should play it cool and not geek out too much on the reality show part.

Anyhow, so in January (I think 14th? I should really look that up!) Gav and I came to town (bf's house is  in my hometown where my parents live still too). And he cooked dinner for gav & me, then the next day Gav, he and I went to the nature museum and walked around the park, then my mom watched Gav and he and I went on our 1st real date to Soul.
And I cried. Not because I was sad, just because I was like omg this is so awesome/this dude is so awesome/my life went from not-so-awesome to celebrity-status hahah. BF handled it pretty well. And it was probably good for him to see sooner than later (ok wayyy too soon) that I am kind of  very emotional/dramatic.

Ok so ff to the next week he came to see me, then the week after that I came to see him, and then we decided to take a trip to DC.

And then it was my birthday and then we took a trip to NYC. And I didn't say it in the post but bf asked me to be his gf awww! that happened at Barcade in brooklyn


 Then we had this crazy-delicious dinner at a beer garden.

 I looked soo tired. But happy.

Then we watched the sun set over NYC and listened to the silver spun pickups and it was all epic

 then we hung out in williamsburg brooklyn w/ all the real hipsters and walked across the williamsburg bridge back to manhattan. Somehow after that we got on the subway, totally missed our stop and ended up in jamacia queens, but it was all good.

we got back on, came back into the city and the day ended with us sitting on those red stairs in time's square at midnight.

Here's a pic i edited of our feet on the red stairs that night. I had this blown up and on canvas and gave to bf for xmas.

Ok this post is getting long and we are just now in May! Post 2 coming soon!!!

1 comment

  1. I love the photo you blew up. It looks like gallery art.


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