Meet the Parents

Phoebe: Listen! You have to help me pick a dress ’cause I’m meeting Mike’s parents tonight!
Monica: Wow, the boyfriend’s parents! That’s a big step.
Phoebe: (Sarcastically) Really? That hadn’t occurred to me.
Monica: They’re gonna love you, just be yourself.
Friends

Yesterday I met Match’s parents. I have met my share of boyfriends’ parents in my day, and it is always a nerve racking experience. I normally do pretty well with parents but it always takes awhile to get comfortable. With Match’s parents though, it was different. Just like with Match Guy, it was just easy. The minute we met it was comfortable and relaxed.

His parents are as full of energy and enthusiasm as he is. It was adorable-his dad came rushing into the room with glasses of champagne and said he’d been saving the bottle for a special occasion. He raised his glass and said, “And you my dear, are a special occasion.” I was beaming.

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The Different Ways We Connect to People

There are so many different ways to be connected to people. There are the people you feel this unspoken connection to, even though there’s not even a word for it. There’s the people who you’ve known forever who know you in this way that other people can’t because they’ve seen you change.-Angela, My So-Called Life

Last night I had another great night with Match Guy. We decided it would be fun to get dressed up and go out to a nice sushi dinner (my absolute favorite). Match showed up looking incredibly sexy in a green button up shirt and khakis. Green goes really well with his light brown hair and brown eyes. I wore a cute little dress I have that reminds me of the one Jennifer Garner wore in 13 Going on 30. Remember it ladies? Where she dances to Thriller? Just putting it on makes me want to do the dance. As it was, when Match saw me in the lil blue and brown number he twirled me around my living room and we swayed to the music in our heads.

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My Glass is Bottomless, All I Want is More

There’s something to be said about a glass half full. About knowing when to say when. I think it’s a floating line. A barometer of need and desire. It’s entirely up to the individual. And depends on what’s being poured. Sometimes all we want is a taste. Other times there’s no such thing as enough, the glass is bottomless. And all we want, is more-Meredith, Grey’s Anatomy

It’s been two weeks since I started dating Match Guy. In some ways I feel like it’s been much longer because of how comfortable it’s become. I can’t seem to get enough of him, and he’s said the same for me. We talk all day at work, and then I can’t wait to see him when I get home. I know that some of these feelings will fade, but I can honestly say I’ve never felt this way about a guy, not even in the “honeymoon” stage. Something is different, and I’m welcoming the change.

He does those little things that really make my day. We went shopping earlier in the week for dinner, and he grabbed this bouquet of flowers and said, “Every girl should have flowers in her apartment.” Aren’t they pretty?

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Honesty is Worth It

There’s an old saying, “What you don’t know can’t hurt you.” But is that really true? Or can the things not said today haunt you tomorrow? Everyone knows the truth can be painful. But it can also set you free. It’s a risk you take whenever you open yourself up to someone. I, for one, think that honesty is worth it. And who knows? You just might be pleasantly surprised.-Marin, Men in Trees

I still can’t believe it’s only been a week since I met Match for the first time. We have spent almost every day together since, and it just keeps getting better. Of course as with everything in real life, there are snags, hiccups, or bubble bursters. On Sunday I ran into my first snag with Match Guy.

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He Takes My Breath Away

At the end of the day faith is a funny thing. It turns up when you don’t really expect it.Its like one day you realize that the fairy tale may be slightly different than you dreamed. The castle, well, it may not be a castle. And its not so important happy ever after, just that its happy right now. See once in a while, once in a blue moon, people will surprise you , and once in a while people may even take your breath away.-Meredith, Grey’s Anatomy

Last night Match Guy once again managed to take my breath away. It started out with dinner at this beautiful Thai restaurant where we shared appetizers and two main dishes. The whole time we talked and ate I couldn’t get over how comfortable I was. After dinner we went to the beach, and he was all prepared. He had blankets and extra jackets and he even brought a bottle of champagne. We found a little makeshift shelter made out of driftwood and we set up our camp. It felt like something out of a movie, sitting there in with the waves crashing, sipping champagne with this gorgeous man next to me. We traded stories about our past, our friends, our hopes and dreams. The whole time I sat there with this dumb grin on my face, just hoping I wouldn’t wake up from what had to be a dream.

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