april twenty fifth

posted on: April 25, 2012

anniversary
{cannot at all take credit for this image idea!  originally saw it here}

on april 25th, 2007, i called my friend andrea in a panic.  what on earth was i to wear on a first date?  i honestly couldn't remember the last time a guy had actually taken me on a real date.  in fact, it was shocking that this guy i'd met the friday before had called at all.  most guys waited three days and then sent a text, as if that's supposed to make us girls swoon.  it was decided that i'd play it safe with a cute top, jeans, and flat black boots since i was unsure as to what he had planned.

driving there, i was trying to remember what he looked like.  it had been dark in the bar on the weekend, what if he wasn't as cute as i remembered?  what if we have nothing to talk about?  my mind was racing with questions and what ifs as i pulled onto his street.  easy enough to find, just off commercial drive.  although the fact that i had to drive there because he didn't have a car was secretly strike one.

in typical vancouver fashion, it was raining which had only complicated the outfit dilemma.  i texted him that i was walking towards his place and he offered to meet me outside.  i relaxed a little as i walked toward him because he was better looking than i'd thought.  and based on the huge smile on his face, he felt the same sense of relief.  we had an uncomfortable "hello i don't really know you" hug and headed into his place.

the actual date itself was a bit of a disaster.  after only a few minutes, it became painfully clear that he had no plans for our evening at all.  he'd tried to get the hockey game on his old tv by moving the antenna around (seriously, who's tv is so old that they can't even get a clear channel 3?) and when that failed, he decided we should go walk along commercial to try and find a restaurant showing the game.  why our first date was based around a sporting game, i do not know?!  still, i was under the impression that he knew his neighbourhood and would take us to his usual hang out or a nice place he'd heard of.  instead, we ducked into the first place that had a tv and the canucks on, which also happened to be an italian cafe.  so, apparently dinner was out.

this place was something right out of the sopranos.  in fact someone was actually shot there the week after.  we got coffees and talked...a lot.  apparently i blabbed away during the entire game!  after a discussion about our favourite movies, we headed to the local video store and rented his fav, the usual suspects.  of course, he'd also never been to this video store and had to create an account.  at which time the guy asked if i'd like to be added to the account as well. and with a panicked look on his face, he practically yelled "no, no no" back (this is even funnier to me now).  half way through the movie i was so uncomfortable from hunger pains.  in fear of tummy grumbles and embarrassment, i blurted out that i was reallyyyy sorry but i was so hungry that i should probably leave and go get food.  he insisted that he could make us something, so we had a 9 pm bagel with cream cheese.  true romance, people!

we finished the movie and said our goodbyes.  the awkwardness was starting to wear off and despite the fact that he had bombed the first date activities, i wanted to give him a second chance.  and i'm sure glad i did, he plans a mean date nowadays!  

if you'd also like to read about how we met, i blogged that story once upon a time too!


happy five year anniversary, adam!

32 comments:

  1. Awww!! I remember my love. Congrats to you and Adam. You know what the next step is right? ;)

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  2. Aww, so sweet! So glad you found someone special! You deserve the best sweetie!
    Elyshia

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  3. haha, you guys are too cute! ^^ First dates always feel SO awkward. I can remember mine. We almost didn't talk! I guess it were the nerves! :) x

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  4. Congratulations, you crazy kids :) I hope - in spite of the migraine - that the five-year celebration was a good one!
    xox,
    Cee

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  5. You have a lovely way of narrating a story. I'm really happy for you guys, you seem such a lovely couple. Now I will have to click on "how me met", of course, right after posting this comment.
    I'd have a whole bunch of stories "how I met a blue-eyed Canadian surfer boy" as well... since I'm going through the stage of my life that's all about "the rude awakening after the honeymoon-phase is over", though, I better stick to coveting fashion only:)

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  6. Awe congrats! You two are so so cute!
    xx



    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com/

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  7. Congratulations! I love that story! I swear, the worse the first date, the better the romance. Guys that are too smooth are usually players and are that smooth due to all the practice.
    You guys are so cute together :)

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    1. Never thought of it that way, but maybe that's what appealed to me about it because he seemed more genuine than some guys. Thanks Alison :) xo

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  8. Congrats! You two look so great together!

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  9. This is very sweet!
    Congratulations and happy anniversary!

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  10. Omigosh, congrats to you and Adam! That story is so endearing... must be funny to look back on now :)

    xo, alison*elle

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  11. Congratulations on 5 years Alicia and Adam! What a wonderful and hilarious story - you're a great writer! I was so compelled that I had to read the "how you met" story and when I was finished my morning cereal was in such a sad state that now I can't eat it LOL!

    Eric and I met at a club as well - sometimes it's doesnt matter where you meet you just know they're the right one!

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    1. LOL best comment ever, Randa! Love that you and Eric also met in club, makes me feel a little better about it.

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  12. Happy Anniversary ! What a cute story I giggled because I can just imagine how much food u ate once u got home hahahaha!

    XX-Myrna

    Http://mybeatboutique.blogspot.com

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  13. The Kapowski/Morris T-shirts are hilarious. Saved by the Bell forever! Happy anniversary, you two. :)

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  14. Aww, that is the perfect first day story. Love it ;-)

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  15. Aw, that is such a sweet story :) Happy Anniversary you two !

    http://www.sunkissed-style-file.blogspot.com

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  16. Cute! And I love the way you presented the photos!
    My boyfriend and I are two days away from our 3 year anniversary! Love in the air!

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  17. What an incredibly cute story, and the one about how you met is so funny! Thanks for sharing :)

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  18. Aww. What a fun story! Hapy anniversary!

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  19. Aww how cute. Happy anniversary <3

    Sadie xx

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  20. Happy 5 year anniversary!!! :) What an adorable collage!!

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  21. 5 years, wow...it sounds great, I wish you many many more in happines and love in a relationship which will grow more and more deep and make both of you happy day by day:-)

    www.kameliaandpearls.blogspot.com

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  22. Wow my anniversary is on the same date as yours! Such a great first date story. It's so funny remembering how awkward things were to start with haha! :)

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  23. You have a beautiful blog with so many inspiring posts! Congrats on your work!
    Would you like to keep in touch following each other?

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  24. awe, happy anniversary Alicia + Adam! i just loved reading your story, and also dig a guy who can step up and into a girls life like he has. too cool!!! wishing you 2 oodles more years to plan dates, talk all night till the sun comes up and kiss each others faces off!!! yah true love. ♥

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  25. lool, what a sweet romantic story, happy anniversary to both of you. I don't know why, but 1st date awkwardness seems to lead to good results for whatever reason.

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  26. ahhaha that's such a cute story. 10 years ago my husband and I had our first date - to an Italian restaurant too - he tried to impress me by ordering the lobster - and had infact never eaten one before so had a pretty woman moment when they handed him the pliers and he spent the next few hours sawing into it.... it only got worse... when we got up to pay - he realised he didn't have his wallet.. so had to leave me hostage at the restaurant while he ran out and got it. 10 years later two kids and more in love than ever - if a bad first date says anything about the future, i reckon it means it can only get better!!!

    lovely bumping into you the other night!!

    xo, A.

    simplystylishmom

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  27. Love hearing about love stories! Thank you for sharing yours.

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  28. when I read this I was all smiles and when I read how you met I had to comment! 6.5 years ago i too met my significant other at plush (which is not even around anymore!) and i remember the only reason i gave him the time of day was because he asked me to dance. at that time guys didn't seem to ask, they just assumed it was ok to dance with you in hopes you would respond lol! it turned out on our first date he proved to be cuter than i expected (since bars are hard for seeing lol) and i'm so happy to say that this september i'm marrying that same guy!

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    1. This is soooo hilarious, Natasha! Who would've thought we'd both meet "the one" at PLUSH?!?! Congrats on your upcoming wedding too, that's incredibly exciting! xo

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