Thursday, July 17, 2008

Life With Homer – In the beginning…

Jess said she wanted to know about my relationship with Homer. As you know, we just celebrated 11 years of marriage, but we’ve been together since the World Series of 1992.

I knew Homer casually and he kept telling me that I would be a good match for his good friend Bob. I agreed to go on a blind date with Bob. When I arrived at the designated meeting place, Bob was not there, nor was Homer’s girlfriend of 3 years. Turns out, they were never invited. Nothing happened that night romantically, but Homer and I bonded over our genuine interest in The Toronto Blue Jays. In the next couple of weeks, Homer broke up with his girlfriend and pursued me relentlessly.

For our first real date, he agreed to go mountain biking with me. We lived in Toronto at the time, so we had to navigate the city streets before getting to the trails. Homer wasn’t a big cyclist and he’s the nervous type. All I remember is him yelling from behind me “You are NOT A CAR!”

He was so funny and different and not at all like the jocks I usually went for; I was surprised how attracted I was to him. He was a real cutie, so I was even more surprised that he was attracted to me. He’s the type that you would expect to have a leggy, giggly blonde on his arm. Yet, here he was with an athletically-built, sharp-tongued brunette.

To be continued.

16 comments:

Misty said...

Wait. That's it? I want to know moooorrrrreee. That can't be all. Right?

Also,

I can SO SEE him yelling at you that you are not a car. This fits perfectly into the character that you have painted for him here.

Flibberty said...

Aw man, come on! You can't leave us hanging!

Pickles & Dimes said...

Aw, so cute. I love (of course) that you guys are baseball fans.

Jess said...

You guys are SO CUTE already. I can't wait for Part Two!

Fiona Picklebottom said...

Ha! LOVE the initial set-up. Very clever of him. :)

Chantal said...

looking forward to part 2

mom of the year said...

"You are not a car!" Love it. Total nervous guy thing. That's cute...

Nowheymama said...

I LOVE the "first date" story. Go, Homer!

shay said...

Homer is my hero!
How sweet is that?!

Manager Mom said...

More please!

Chantal said...

related to your comment on Becks kitchen party post... YOU RENOVATED YOUR OWN KITCHEN! Woman, post about that. I totally want to do mine and I want to hear what your experience was... PLEASE! Don't make me beg!

thisiskat.com said...

What a cute story! It's like in a movie the way he hijacked you like that on your first date. Can't wait for part 2.

gmcountrymama said...

That is a sweet and funny story. I can't wait to hear more. Oh and Happy Anniversary!

Bette Creek said...

Now why don't I know this story already? I thought I had heard them all at some point in the 11 or more years we've known each other!!

amreen said...

oh - i love it! that first date was quite the story - i esp love that you were relentlessly pursued! can't wait to hear more...

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Happy belated anniversary! You guys are a completely lovely couple.