Twenty Years Strong!

Long before the days of cell phones and texting, Instagram and Snapchat, we had bulky desktop computers, chatrooms, ICQ messenger and home phones complete with long-distance calling cards. These were the means in which Mike and I communicated for over a year. Welcome to long-distance relationships in the ’90s.

Fast-forward twenty years. Dating apps are so normal now that nobody bats an eye. But for us, meeting somebody online was considered “weird.” It was deemed dangerous and unsafe. I guess we were rebels.

Do you know what brought us together in the first place? Wrestling. Yes, our friendship (and later relationship) was founded on attitude-era WWF (long before it became WWE). It has been such an incredible journey filled with a roller coaster of experiences, and we’ve grown so much both as a couple and individuals because of those experiences. There is nobody else I would rather be my random, nerdy self with, or have as my rock. Life has been amazing because I get to share it with him.

Happy Anniversary, Mike!

Here’s to the next twenty years!

I love you!

Friday 5 – Genre

1. What gets an unfairly bad rap?

Because I’ve heard it in conversation and have seen it discussed on social media the last few days, I’m gonna say Robert Pattinson as Batman. People are so quick to say he’s going to suck, or that he’s not the right actor for the role, because they’re judging him from his Twilight days. No matter how you feel about him, he deserve a chance.

2. What’s something you’ve done to jazz up your routine?

Adopted a kitten a few months back. It was a completely unexpected, spur-of-the-moment decision, but a great one.

3. When did you last have your mettle tested?

Today, actually. I won’t get into it, but I was pushed to my breaking point, and it left me frustrated and crying angry tears. (Side-note: I’m okay.)

4. What’s something you were once — but are no longer — hardcore into?

When I was in third grade, I was introduced to The Baby-Sitters Club series. I was obsessed for years thereafter. Every time I was at the mall with my parents, I would ask them to buy me the newest book (or two, if they were feeling particularly generous). It was the highlight of many childhood days. I still own the books to this day and plan to re-read them one day.

5. What are some porch swings, tire swings, or rope swings you’ve known?

We had a porch swing at a rented house on a dairy farm when I was in elementary school. I remember sitting out there on occasion with a sandwich, and the cats that lived on the property would always try (and sometimes succeed) to steal it from my hands. I always did this, never learning my lesson. (Or maybe I secretly wanted to feed the cats.) I have very vivid memories of this. Then when my mom bought a house, we had a swing in the backyard. I don’t know that I ever used it more than once or twice, but regardless, I loved that swing.

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