Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Story of Us

This will definitely be a two-parter, and maybe even a multiple-parter, I haven't decided for sure yet. Because I'm wordy and I know it (heh).

But I promise I won't try to fit this all in one post because that would just be too much reading and not as much fun as dragging it out. Well, not as much fun for me, anyway. This will be interspersed with pictures from college which may or may not directly relate to the part of the story I'm telling, but pictures must be had.

So our story kind of starts my Sophomore year of college, but doesn't really get going until my Senior year. I will 'splain:

I met Adam's sister Emily through my friend Kevin, and she was in my Music History class my Sophomore year of college (Yes, Music History. I was a music major, and I love music, but this class was as boring as it sounds). The three of us (me, Kevin, and Emily) suffered through that class together. I mean, really suffered. One of our regular assignments was to listen to and analyze Gregorian chant. I wish I was kidding.

Adam and Emily
So we would sometimes go over to Emily's house (her family lived in town) and hang out, watch movies or TV, etc. One time in particular I remember our regular group of 5 plus several other people came over to watch old Boy Meets World episodes (we binge-watched TV before it was cool). There were a lot of people crammed in that living room and I remember Adam and a friend of his dropping by briefly and we all kind of waved and said hello, but that was about it.

Over the next couple of years we would see Adam every now and then, but he didn't hang out with us a lot. He's about a year older than me but a couple of years younger than Emily, so he had his own friends and interests.

Fast forward a couple of years to January of my Senior year. Our group all still hung out together constantly, it was me, my roommate Sarah, our friend Rebecca who lived next door to us in the dorm, Kevin (who lived in an apartment off campus), and Emily (lived off campus as well).

The Crew
Adam told Emily that he wanted to get to know me better and so he wanted to start hanging out with our group more (unbeknownst to me at this point). So Emily invited Adam, Sarah and I over for a game night at her apartment. This way it could be a little more one-on-one and Adam and I could interact more directly than being in a larger group (Again, I was clueless at this point).

So we arrive at Emily's apartment that night. I think it was a Tuesday. Ahh the carefree days of college life when I wouldn't think twice about going out and staying up late on a school night! Now I'm like "I have to be in bed by 10:30 PM I have work tomorrow, are you nuts??"

Emily had MadGab (funnest game eveeeerrr) and conveniently Adam and I were placed on the same team, with Emily and Sarah on the other team. We had a great time! But I had zero idea of his interest in me and thought we were all just hanging out as friends.

A couple of days later Sarah and I were chatting and she suddenly stops and goes "Do you want to know something?"

Me: "Sure"

Sarah: "Are you sure??"

Me: "Ummm....I think so?"

Sarah: "Ok...well, Emily told me Adam had a really good time the other night..."

Yeah, this is definitely going to be a multiple-parter. Sorry for all the words and stuff. But it's really fun thinking back and reliving all of this! Stay tuned for part 2 next Thursday!

Thoughts for Thursday

Beautiful Things


  1. Bahaha I love how you kept us hanging there at the end...well I'm ready for part 2!!! Look at all those throwback pictures! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  2. Cliffie! So ready for part two next week and I love all of the pics! Binge-watching TV was so fun in college!

  3. Found your blog and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it! You have interesting posts and everything is beautiful! Amazing!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet

  4. Mad Gab is the greatest game ever!! Such a sweet beginning to your story <3

  5. I love to hear love stories! Can't wait for the next part!

  6. SUCH A CLIFFHANGER. I'm so excited to hear the rest of this story!!

  7. awww I love that you were clueless at the start. can't wait to hear more :)

  8. Oohhhh!! I love these kinds of stories! So excited to hear the rest! I love that he was so interested he asked to hang out more!!!

  9. Thanks for linking up friend!! I LOVE reading stories like this so I can't wait to hear the rest!!!!

  10. Oh I do love a good story!!! And now you leave us hanging....

  11. Yay for college romance stories!!! Yours is so adorable and I love that you had no clue he was interested in you. Can't wait for part 2!

    Also, my husband and I met in college, too. Sophomore year. Our story is pretty boring but, fun fact, it involves Steph. Actually, if it weren't for her and another one of our friends, I never would have met my husband. Thank god for outgoing friends and alphabetical order!

  12. Awww. Cute! I miss college so much! Everyone lived so close and we had no real responsibilities and board games were the bomb. le sigh.

  13. Cliffhanger for sure!! Love this post. I love reading love stories!

  14. Omg loving that you're doing this series as well - I am in love with love and love (too many loves??) reading people's love stories. Super behind so heading to read parts 2 and 3 now - YAY!!


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