A Brief History of Us

I already told you a little about how we met in my introductory post. Short story, we started working together early in the semester. From there on out, we worked together every Friday, and every Friday I would try to get him to pay attention to me. In retrospect, it was completely ridiculous for me to spend so much time on my outfit each week, because he never noticed me and doesn’t remember any of that now. Oh well, it’s the happy ending that counts, right?

Throughout the semester we did talk some. Mr. Lemur later confessed to me he would bring more than enough workers over from concessions to help clean up so he would be free to stand there and chat for a few minutes. We even casually sat together for the second semester company opening meeting. Actually, I spent the entire time before the meeting scheming on how to sit next to him while he was doing the exact same thing, but neither of us knew this. I was convinced he had walked in with another girl, while he says he was there by himself. Either way, I was pleased with myself for my “success,” yet he still hadn’t gotten my number or asked me out!

Well, finally through Mr. Lemur’s roommate (who I sat next to in class), Mr. Lemur got up the courage to get my number and text me for the first time. That text was at about 8:30 on a Monday night and we were still texting each other at 2:00 the next morning. Pretty sure by midnight I told him my greatest fears and by 1:00am I was asking him about future plans. Yeah. I’m not subtle. But it worked, and after that we were officially “talking,” although I was still trying to get him to ask me out without actually throwing myself at him.

A few weeks later there was a required concert—the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra—on campus. Mr. Lemur waited for me after class, and as we walked out of the building, we had the following conversation:

Mr. Lemur: “So…there’s some orchestra here next week.”

Me: “Yes there is!”

*walks in silence*

Mr. Lemur: “From Poland, I think. It’s Poland, right?”

Me: “Yep, the Warsaw National Orchestra!”

*more walking in silence*

Mr. Lemur: “So…”

Me: “Yes?”

Mr. Lemur: “You going with anybody?”

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Personal photo from before the concert—we look SO young here!

Less than a month later we were officially dating and we’ve been together ever since! I always tell Mr. Lemur he’s really lucky I said yes given his incredibly awkward way of getting to the point. But then again, I probably would have said yes no matter what, given how much effort I put in to getting him to pay attention to me at all.

(Side note: Despite the fact that I feel like I stalked him for four months before he asked me out, Mr. Lemur says he didn’t have any clue that I was interested in him! Either he’s oblivious or I was less obvious than I thought.)

Anyone else interested in their significant other before they were? Please tell me there’s at least someone else out there who had to basically stalk their interest before anything ever happened.

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Mrs. Lemur

Location:
Greenville, South Carolina
Wedding Date:
May 2013
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    shaynapunim 654 posts, Busy bee @ 7:41 am

    I was definitely interested in FH first, ha ha!! I chatted him up on Facebook and got his cell phone number so we could text back and forth. We did that for a month or so before going on our first date. I tease him that I made the first move and we wouldn’t be together if it weren’t for me!! ;)

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    Mrs. Bracelet 1410 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:47 am

    Slightly off topic, but the story of Mr. B and me is completely opposite: A chance encounter on a street corner. Couldn’t have seen that one coming!

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    Mrs. Lemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 8:01 am

    @shaynapunim: Haha I chatted him on Facebook too! Like… multiple times. I wasn’t brave enough to get his number though. I thought it would seem too forward! He says now he wouldn’t have cared and actually would have felt relieved ;)

    @Mrs. Bracelet: I didn’t know your story, so I went back and found your post on how you met. I love it! That’s a truly amazing and sweet story.

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    debeachgirl 742 posts, Busy bee @ 8:56 am

    I didn’t wait, but he did. He asked me out and I had just started dating someone and told him I wanted to see it through. Luckily that only lasted 4 months and my now husband waited. Good thing. 6 years later we just got married.

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    thefairypanda 36 posts, Newbee @ 12:08 pm

    It’s funny howme and my FI became acquainted with each other before becoming an item. Although it was he who approached me first lol. In the 7th grade (I’m 31 now so you can guess how long that was) I met my BFF who happens to be my FI’s direct cousin.

    My best friend is a family person and she has a really BIG family in terms of her own and extended family so she’s very close to them, especially with her 1st cousins which includes my FI. So basically her family and all her closest relatives including my FI and his family all know who I am just cos she talks about me a lot…we’re bestest of friends afterall.

    So she shows her family and him pictures we took at our 7th grade field trip. Next day she comes to me, “My cousin thinks you’re cute.” lol. And not knowing how he looked like, my response, “Ewwww!” (hey, I was young at the time lol). Since then, I’ve been to practically all her big family BBQs, birthday parties, picnics, graduation, etc etc.

    So then years later (by this time I’m 25 and in my late years of college, working for the state in the day and school by night). At this time when MySpace was the big thing, I get a private message out of the blue from him (by this time I know who he is and his name because my best friend talks about him and her other cousins a lot). He says in this message “hey there, add me! —> I’m Felice’s cousin Jack!”

    Okay so I’m a little suspicious (or smart) at what his intentions are for messaging me at this time in our lives after all these long years of hearing each others’ names and going to all the BBQ and holiday dinners etc but never spoken. So I guess it caught him off guard when I replied, “Why? You pimpin’?” ((LOL, i guess I wanted to call him out on it. And yes, that was what I really said in reply, lol.))

    His response: “Um..unfortunatly the only pimpin’ I can do is with my computer..but if you want, I can try *hint hint*..J/K!! Felice is going to kill me.” LOL. He’s one of those shy computer techies.

    Anywhoo, one convo after another he finally confessed he liked me. I wasn’t sure how I felt about him yet but I knew he was a sweet guy and I’m more guarded personally so I kinda waited out to see what would happen. I also come to find out that he’s had a big crush on me for 10 years since the 7th grade after seeing me in person for the first time at my best friend’s house. And he told me later, it was the same feeling he had everytime he’d see me at a BBQ (he even let me cut him in line for a hotdog though I don’t remember this but he says he does). He said he would always ponder in his head when he saw me, “I wish she was ‘my’ gf”…lol. So cute now every time i think about all this now.

    He’s such a sweetie. He used to sit with me in the back of the classroom with me during my night classes so I would feel motivated to not slack on my college work. He’d come and bring a burrito for us to eat at 2 am in the morning..lol. Lots of stories lol.

    Needless to say we’ve been together for 6 years now and will be getting married this year, May 19. He’s my first and only boyfriend. The love of my life, lol. :)

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    Mrs. Lemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 1:14 pm

    @TheFairyPanda: Mr. Lemur is my first and only real boyfriend too! I love hearing other people’s stories of how they met… and I think looking back on the past and seeing how everything worked out is just crazy fun!! Congrats to you & good luck on planning :)

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    Mrs. Lemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 1:15 pm

    @DEBeachGirl: Oh my gosh I love that he waited for you!! So happy for you & your recent wedding :)

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    Mrs. Gray Wolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 2:06 pm

    ha YES. i had to convince wolfman to get rid of a GF….whoops.

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    danilyn 225 posts, Helper bee @ 5:55 pm

    It’s the opposite for me! He apparently had a crush on me for over a year, and I had NO idea. We were on swim team together in high school, and I thought we were just good buddies. He’s also my first real boyfriend.

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:27 pm

    Aw, guys can be so oblivious sometimes :)
    @Miss Gray Wolf: Mr. P did the same, although I didn’t convince him to do so, I was happy when he did :D

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    MrHT 40 posts, Newbee @ 4:26 am

    whoops.

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    Mrs. Lemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 7:10 am

    @Miss Gray Wolf & @Mrs. Pony: When we had a class together his freshman year we were both dating other people who subsequently broke up with us haha…. clearly those relationships were not meant to be! The guy I was dating actually sat right in front of Mr. Lemur in the class in the class we had together ;)

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    Mrs. Toadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:29 am

    Awww, I find the “I flirted for days and he didn’t notice” srories so cute, it makes for a great story.

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    Scc6a 961 posts, Busy bee @ 3:21 pm

    Haha, that is such a cute story! My husband basically tricked me into our first date. We had a class together and he had a crush on me, so he asked a mutual friend to call me and invite me to go bowling with him, my husband, and another friend. Then the day of, my friend called and said he and the other friend couldn’t come, my husband called and asked if I wanted to go anyway, just the two of us…and the rest is history! Now we’re married, almost nine years later :-)

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