Many of you may not know that John and I met each other on Match.com (an online dating service in case you are unfamiliar).
With the increasing popularity of online shopping, I figured why not let my keyboard do the talking. I wasn't having the best of luck anywhere else. What was out there, in my age bracket was pretty terrifying to say the least. And actually, what I found online the first few months wasn't that much better. These were just the ones too hideous to show themselves in public.
Then one day I was sent a list of "matches" supplied by Match.com. John was the first one on the list. My profile was also sent to him. We e-mailed each other for about 3 weeks before we finally met in person.
That was 5 years ago and we haven't been apart since. It has been an exciting adventure. I am not complaining, don't get me wrong, in a way I deserve it. You see when I filled out my profile for Match.com I kinda indicated that I was a thrill seeker-outdoorsy type. Because of this I have had to endure things I never thought possible for my timid self. Here are a few pictures of some of the things I signed up for. While the bicycling picture doesn't look that intimidating, just know that that was the week we rode with the Air Force Cycling Team across Iowa- 500 miles and slept in a tent every night.
And so the adventure continues, we have just learned of our next assignment. In 7 months we will be moving to Dayton, Ohio.
I ask you how adventurous is that? Don't laugh, I had to actually look on the map to see where it was. We are already looking at a few surrounding towns. One called Yellow Springs, which is a hippy haven, one that this thrill seeker could surely make home. I'd also like to live in a Mayberry-esque town. One that most people pass through on the way to somewhere else.
Deruta pitcher and pears