It's my anniversary. Well, technically it isn't because there is no Feb. 29 this year, but for all intents and purposes it is. So this is part 1 of Emil's anniversary gift. Photos of part 2 will be up tomorrow. ;)
In Jan. 2007 an engineer/grad student met a rambunctious law student. The two quickly became an inseparable pair. In a matter of days, the engineer openly confessed his love. After dinner one night he walked the law student to her door, put his hand on her face and said, “I love you.”
Now the law student, being the hopeless romantic that she is, stared into him with her dancing blue eyes and said, “Okay.”
But the engineer (if not in life then in love) was persistent. One day later he again said, “I love you.” Having recovered from the previous day’s shock, the law student could be more open to this, so she said, “Thank you.”
Surely, the engineer was ready to kill the law student. But killing law students is a bad idea, because they have nerdy friends who memorize the elements of murder and are ready to pounce on you as proof to their crim law professor that his final really doesn’t prove anything. The thing about engineers is they generally take into account all circumstances before initializing a project. This allowed our law student to live.
The engineer persisted on through all the “Okays” and “thank yous” the girl could give. Finally in the middle of the night, a giggling 1 L called the engineer who offered a groggy “Hello?” To which she responded to with an explosion of laughter. “I love you,” she said as the laughter subsided into nervous giggles(nervous because she’s said this before but not meant it before. Yes, I know, said law student could be a guy). She hung up the phone before even an engineer’s quick mind could respond.
She pulled her lavender satin quilt up to her shoulders, giggled a bit longer and was just about to drop her pretty little head to her pillow when the phone rang. Giggling too hard to offer a “Hello,” she turned the phone on but didn't say anything.
“Did you just call me?” The engineer asked.
“Yes.” 1 L answered.
“And what did you say?”
The giggles exploded again. “I love you.”
“I love you too. Are you going to hang up on me again?”
This is 2011 so here’s to me and you!