Singular Stitches: My Bestest Friend (or, The Kid in My Calc Class)

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

My Bestest Friend (or, The Kid in My Calc Class)

Once upon a time, back in January 1988, there was a young miss who attended her Linear Algebra classes at university. In one of the first classes, a cute boy came late to class and sat in the back of the classroom. She would sneak looks at him, only to see him not so subtly staring at her. She was smitten.

Her poor mother had to endlessly hear about this wonderful, stupendous 'Kid in My Calc Class', as he was referred, particularly the weekend she came home after seeing him talking to a girl, which obviously meant the girl had to be his girlfriend.
(She wasn't)

As fate would have it that evening, when she saw him talking to this girl (and, of course, he happened to look her way), she was walking out of the dorm to meet her Dad to go home for the weekend. It was late in the evening, so she had on her glasses, no makeup, totally straight, just-washed hair, her scrungiest sweats, and dragging a full laundry bag behind her. Oh, where was the nearest hole to crawl into?!?

January turned to February. Lots of staring went on during classes (When he actually showed up. It was a 9:00am class, afterall) and every so often they might utter a word to each other.

On February 29, 1988, they happened to be in the same computer lab, sat next to each other and actually struck up a conversation. When the lab closed, they walked back to their dorm and rode the elevator up. He came to her room with her, and they talked and laughed and joked the entire night, just like old best friends.

The next day, they decided they were a couple.

On October 10, 1998, they decided to keep each other for good.


The Kid in My Calc Class (circa 1989):
SCB


At the altar:
Lynn & Sean at the Altar

18 Comments:

Blogger Karen said...

That is such a lovely story with a fairy tale ending. Thanks for sharing it. :)

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 8:15:00 AM  
Blogger Debbie Cook said...

How sweet! Happy Anniversary!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 9:26:00 AM  
Blogger Isabelle said...

What a wonderful story! Happy Anniversary to you both! :)

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 9:35:00 AM  
Blogger Myrna said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 9:59:00 AM  
Blogger Von said...

What a sweet story! Happy Anniversary!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 12:25:00 PM  
Blogger Karoline said...

Lovely story, Happy Anniversary

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 2:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Jenna said...

That story just cracks me up. :) Happy Anniversary to the two of you!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 2:17:00 PM  
Blogger Singular Stitches said...

Dear, Jenna, we're both engineering nerds, would you expect us to meet up anywhere else but a computer lab??? :o)

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 3:28:00 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Awwwwwww!

(Jeez, I shoulda taken calculus...)

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 5:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I had to figure out how to post this time!!
Happy Anniversary! Love to you both.
Maybe some celebratory egg noodles?
Vik

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 8:59:00 PM  
Blogger Gill said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 6:46:00 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

Happy Anniversary and thanks for sharing the pics.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 6:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a wonderful story of how love began for you, and congratulations on a lasting relationship and annuiversary!

Loved seeing the things and reading about the Crazy Cat Lady exchange. What a neat idea!

Thanks for another great visit to your blog!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Copper's Wife said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 1:00:00 PM  
Blogger Susimac said...

Happy Anniversary, I love the story of how you both got together.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 4:46:00 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Happy Anniversary! What a lovely couple you both make. Congratulations!!!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 9:33:00 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! What a great story to tell the grandkids!!!

Thursday, October 12, 2006 7:04:00 AM  
Blogger Meari said...

What a wonderful story. Happy Belated Anniversary!

Friday, October 13, 2006 4:21:00 PM  

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