So...you want to know about us? Where do we start...probably
with how we met....
Amanda and I are a product of our generation....we
met over the internet in Yahoo chat. Now before you run away in
horror you have to hear the whole story. It was our freshman year
of college...I was at Purdue and Amanda was at Butler University
in Indianapolis. Amanda messaged me asking if I went to Purdue
(my yahoo name is mrpurdueboy). We struck up a conversation and
became internet friends. The exact date of this first meeting
is a hotly debated topic...I think that it was the end of August...Amanda
thinks it is more around the 6th of September. Either way it was
pretty early in the school year.
We talked pretty regularly for the most part from that
day on. We would e-mail, ICQ and talk in chat rooms. We had some
empty parts in talking where we wouldn't say anything to the other
for a week or so...but for the most part we were pretty consistent.
Jump forward to March '99, Amanda and I decide to finally
meet. I decided that Thursday March 11th would be the perfect
time, Amanda was on Spring Break, I was about ready to go home
for mine and it was a friends birthday. I met her in the Village
outside of The Discount Den (that was the only place that she
knew for sure how to get to), and we picked up some people and
went to a party. Things went ok the first part of the evening...that
is until we left and I ended up with some other girl...and left
Amanda pretty much on her own. Wait...before you send me hate
mail you have to finish the story...
Amanda and I didn't talk for the better part of a month.
Then in April I received an e-mail from her pretty much laying
things on the line saying how much of an ass I was. Well...we
worked things out...I apologized (I am still apologizing!) and
we decided on another date. So on May 7th '99 we had a movie set
up. Amanda was already done with school for the year and I only
had a day left so we figured it would be a good time. We hit it
off...pretty much because neither of us were in a dead end relationship
and I was not inebriated this time around.
We both went home for the summer and continued to talk
online with one another. I invited her to come to my house over
Memorial Day weekend, and she accepted. We had a great time and
decided that we should go out. The rest of the summer we talked
on the phone, online, and saw each other every weekend...then
when school came around we both moved two hours away from home...but
only one hour instead of two and a half hours apart.
Our second year of college consisted of lots of driving!
One of us drove to see the other once or twice a week. Usually
it was Amanda coming to stay with me at my apartment...and then
once in a while she would come one night during the week.
Our second summer together was pretty much non-existent...I
was away at Basic Training and Amanda was back home. We both wrote
each other a lot...and let me tell you that if you have never
tried to keep a relationship going by JUST writing letters you
have no idea what I'm talking about. I believe that I was able
to call home a total of three times during the summer...and on
a weekend pass we managed to talk for close to twenty hours. After
I got back we had the better part of a month together (and a month
for my hair to grow back).
Our third year of college...our first year living together.
Last year Amanda decided to transfer to Purdue. Her reason being
that she didn't like the social atmosphere, for the real reason
click here. So
far things have been pretty darn good...and I'm sure they will
remain that way!