Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Flashback: September 1996

I'm a sophomore in college. I'm a punk but I think I'm pretty cool. I am wearing clothes I won't now confess to wearing (though I have little doubt Terri, my roommate at the time, will out me in the comments). I've just declared my major as political science, though what I want to do with it I'm not quite sure.

It's a Monday, Wednesday or Friday around noon. I'm sitting in my first political science class as a political science major. Sitting there talking to friends and --dare I confess it again?-- thinking I'm pretty hot stuff. How I could think that in cut-off train conductor bibs and blue bandanna I know not, but I did (did I just admit that out loud?).

I look up and notice an attractive guy sitting one row up and about three desks over. I've never seen him before in my life. He's later to become my husband, Superdad.

How we got from there to here is a long, complicated story that I refuse to thoroughly delve into on my blog. It might unjustly tarnish the opinion you have of me now, which is a one of a mature, coherent woman who thinks through all momentous decisions completely and rationally. (That is your opinion of me, isn't it? Isn't it?)

Suffice it to say we first noticed each other there, though it wasn't for another year, the fall semester of 1997, that we'd officially meet and start dating.

3 comments:

it's me, Val said...

Awww . . . how sweet, and funny, and flashback-y. :) So, where is the picture of you in this get-up?! You know we are now all dying to see!!

Terri said...

I am laughing so hard. There is so much to be said here to accurately enhance the scene.

"Wake up, Supermom! You'll miss Days of Our Lives!" (oh wait, wrong semster)

Belly Shirt. (must be a part of the very, erm, attractive bib ensemble picture)

One Strapper.

Cute Biology Boy, Cute Poli-Sci Boy (which WASN'T actually Superdad, was it?)

And, it was a good "long, complicated story," which included my saying something like, "I've told you five or four times that Superdad isn't good for you!" (How wrong was I?!?!)

*sigh*

good good stuff.

Alexis Jacobs said...

How sweet!! And I agree. I want a pick of the outfit. LOL