I hesitated before entering this blogfest because while I often talk about what I do and work on as I writer, I try not to get my personal life on the blog. This is a special occasion. I hope you enjoy it.
Oh and before I start, Sommer Leigh will be holding a College of Blogging series of posts from February 15th and onward. Check it out.
Last December I asked someone out. I did it on a Saturday, and I'd known for a week I would be doing it. Longest week ever (it doesn't help that I had finals).
I didn't just 'ask', however. Oh no. I'm a writer. I needed something special. Something dramatic.
So I prepared something simple and direct. Last month he had shown me black and white pictures from a site, lackcolor.com, one of which is "Me Plus You".
On that faithful day we had planned to watch movies with common friends. We also had tickets for my sister's play. We took a spontaneous walk around Old Quebec. We spent the entire day together, but there was always either someone around, or I'd left the picture home. Longest day ever.
But when we finally got home, I gave him a printed version of this picture, on which I'd written "Even a writer knows a picture is worth a thousand words."
It worked. I will always remember his small squeeing sound. I will always remember our first kiss. It worked and we are still together now.
Best day ever.
For the record, I find it ironic that the porn picture that snuck unto my blog did it on the post about love. It's a good thing ridicule doesn't kill. (and apologies again)