8/17/2007

Sappy Sappy Sap Sap...


Today marks the one-year anniversary of the first time Megan left a comment on my blog. How fitting that it was a post about Dubya being a jackass. Even though she did use the phrase "Damn skippy...", I knew at that moment she was worth getting to know better. For those of you who are late to the party, here's a little recap:

For the first 34 years of my life I went without ever having a girlfriend. I had plenty of girls who were friends, but, like Steve Carell's character in "The Forty Year Old Virgin", I had just sort of resigned myself to the fact that I'd be alone. I just plain sucked at meeting women. It wasn't the way I wanted things, but I had come to terms with it. I had tried one of the online dating sites, but after a few lame dates with women that hadn't described themselves accurately, I stopped trying.

After reading Megan's blog for a while and commenting, I thought, "I really like this girl." She tried e-mailing me once, but it must've gone to my junk mail folder and I never got it. Luckily, she was not deterred and tried again. After that, we e-mailed each other regularly, then eventually started talking on the phone. Around November I had planned an east coast road trip and had made plans to meet a few of the people whose blogs I had been reading. Megan lived in Norfolk, so I asked if she was up for meeting in person. She was and things took off from there. Our first "date" involved a German restaurant and beer. We made plans to see each other again at Christmas and you can read about that experience HERE if you're not yet bored out of your skull.

Fast-forward to today. We are now living together, happy and in love. If you had asked me a year ago, I'd never have predicted that I'd have a sweet, beautiful woman living with me. There are so many things I love about her. I mean, anyone who'd take a chance on a dork like me and actually move to the wilds of Northern Michigan has got to be pretty fucking awesome.

This is why I am such a fan of blogs. In addition to the many friends I've either met or gotten reacquainted with, I've found real happiness with someone I really care about. People can bash blogging all they want. They can paint us as a bunch of parent's basement-dwelling losers, but I know the truth. To me, there isn't a better way to meet and actually get to know cool, like-minded people that aren't necessarily close geographically.

35 comments:

Splotchy said...

A very lovely story!

Teri said...

I agree with you, Chris.

The best way to meet folks and develop some friendships. For the most part people are truthful out there in the blog world and some would be great to meet.

I'm so happy for you and Megan. See there is someone for everyone, even the dorks of the world. :)

Phil said...

It's wonderful to see you both happy.

Flannery Alden said...

Congratulations on your happiness and I second your thoughts on blogging.

Well done.

Skylers Dad said...

Great story Chris, I am a bit late to blogging, and to reading yours. Thanks for catching me up on how you two lovebirds got together.

vikkitikkitavi said...

So nice to finally have the whole story! Or at least the clean parts of the story.

Although I wasn't blogging yet, I did meet Spooney online. At first I felt kinda weird about getting into that whole scene. But then a friend of mine said, "This isn't what you do when you can't meet people. This is how you meet people." I was okay with it after that.

Clare said...

Awww. Congratulations, and yay internet!

Zed said...

It's a great love story. Congratulations, Chris and Megan!

Cooper Green said...

I'm with you, Chris, congratulations to both of you. It's nice when a great story is actually part of your life.

'Bubbles' said...

Amazing how much can change in one year, isn't it?

Congratulations!!

Marni said...

Well said, Chris. Congrats to you and Megan!

Jen said...

you ROCK Chris
your thoughts on blogging
are RIGHT ON


yay happiness!

Doc said...

See, and all it took was your computer, a little time, and some beer and everything turns out great. By the way, tell Megan thanks. I can't get that "Rehab" tune out of my head.

Cograts! Champagne wishes and Moose jerky dreams!

Doc

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Awesome story. I, like you, had given up on ever getting in a long term relationship with a woman and then one day I found out I was cast in a play with an incredible woman. Fast forward a few months and we became a couple.

Grant Miller said...

Congratulations. You make a lovely ecouple and in real life.

Dave said...

Good post Chris. Good for you two.

RandyLuvsPaiste said...

Everyone loves a happy ending.

Pass the Kleenex!

Amy said...

I think the real question is..

How are the cats getting along?

Sorry if I missed something somewhere.. I'm assuming Megan brought Luna along?

Glad you guys are so happy!

bigshoulders said...

Great story, Chris.
Best of luck to you!

bigshoulders
(fellow monkey music contributor)

Johnny Yen said...

I've heard parts of that story before-- it was nice to read it in its entirety.

I agree about bloggers not being a bunch of people living in their parents' basement.

Also, you'll recall that Kim and I met online, through the Chicago Reader's "Matches." The best $20 I ever spent.

Bubs said...

Happy anniversary!

That was a lovely post.

Evil Genius said...

I'm really happy for you both. No, really. But do you have any idea what that does to my odds of having some chick comment on my blog and her and I falling in love?

Looks like I'm back to trolling the YWCA.

Beth said...

How beautiful. And how lucky MEGAN is.

Laaw-yuhr said...

That's a great story - I had no idea. Blogs are the new window to the soul.

Laaw-yuhr said...

I just read the Christmas story and it's even better. I think some of us are just late bloomers, but better that than to peak in high school.

Dale said...

Your e-Harmony warms me.

Elizabeth said...

34 years. It seems to me that she was worth the wait.

Writeprocrastinator said...

All I can say is, "wow!"

BTW,

"Our first "date" involved a German restaurant and beer."

You don't ever, ever, let that woman go!

Tenacious S said...

You two even cured Mr. Ten S's skepticism about bloggers. Now that's really something! Cheers on your anniversary.

lulu said...

No mention of the important role I played in your romance? I'm crushed.

You two are wonderful together.

Big Orange said...

you left out th' part where U ruin't Christmas.

I don't do this perky, luvy-duvvy shit, so don't x-pect no Hallmark moment of conga-rats from ME, toots, and damn skippy!!

GETkristiLOVE said...

I've been impressed with this story as it developed, but the most impressive part is when Megan left Norfolk and moved to "butt-ass cold" northern Michigan. I mean, wow.

There must be something Megan sees in you that (hopefully), we will never see.

wonderturtle said...

Yay! Since I'd already heard a lot of this story from Lulu I can officially dub you two the popular steadies of our blogworld.

Valerie said...

Congrats.

That's a sweet story.

cute pic too.

Frank Sirmarco said...

See, Chris, you CAN find love!

It's just a good thing you went the blogging route instead of spending all of your time visiting www.milfhunter.com