Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I'm That Girl

S and I met about a year a half(?) before we started dating. We had a *chance* encounter at a High School dance where he saw me outside, from a distance, in the center of our school's courtyard. He turned to his friend and said, "that's the girl I'm going to marry." True story.

Later that night in the gymnasium {this was a HS dance remember} I was doing my thing on the dance floor {girl can dance. trust} and suddenly felt someone dancing right behind me. I looked over my shoulder to see a tall guy peering down at me, I shot him a look that said "um, do I know you?"
Which seemed to scare said guy off since I never saw him again that night.

About a year later, I met S.
About six months following that, we started dating.

Then almost a year after dating, S found himself looking through one of my photo albums and spotted a photo of me wearing a striped dress and rocking a shorter do. He dropped the album, stared me straight in the eye and asked, "OMGosh, Is that YOU?"
To which I replied, "Um yeah. You don't recognize your own girlfriend when you see her?"
S: "That dress...YOU are that girl! You're that girl!!!"

He looked like he had seen a ghost.

E: [insert blank stare]
I had no idea what he was talking about, I thought I looked kinda cute in that photo. Why was he looking at me all ape nuts, eyes buggin' out, frantically pointing, finger flailing in the air and referring to me in third person as "that" girl???

He finally stopped chanting "you're that girl" to tell me about the night he *met* that girl. A night when he tried to strike up a convo with said girl. By dancing with her. Only to get "dissed" and shot some "cut eye". Once the night came back to my memory, being the sensitive girl that I am, I apologized rolled on the floor laughing. I had no idea he was that guy.

I laughed when I heard he had referred to me as the girl he was going to marry. Little did I know how right he'd be. 

Sometimes, I like love when he's right.
xo Ela

p.s. I know they say it's "Spring", but right now it's -3 degrees.
And minus anything, is not Spring.

Wool coat with leather insets - Mackage

47 comments:

  1. I was having goosebumps while reading your story... it's destiny Ela. You are really meant for each other. He married that girl that he wants to marry. I love this story. xoxo

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  2. I so love this story. I had a similar one with my husband, although not nearly as comical! When you know, it just comes to you I guess!

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  4. And the stars collide! Just like a fairytale, it couldn't be written any better! Loved this post xx

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  5. OMG !!! That is such a cute story Ela!!!!

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  6. this is THE CUTEST story ever!

    i have a similar high school dance tale, thou not as cute and also not with such a happy ending with my ex boyfriend aka the first love who i may or may not still be in love with...

    we were at the same highschool dance and were introduced by a mutal friend and we both took one look at each other and thought 'eww'. and then 3 years later duuuh dah!

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  7. no wait. my story SUCKS. yours is like from a sappy american romantic comedy. only IT IS REAL LIFE! i live for this type of stuff.

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  8. What a lovely story! My mum and dad have a similar tale only my mum didn't diss my dad :) tehehe. I think its so special when people decide they are going to marry a person on first sight and then it happens xxx

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  9. That is the CUTEST story ever!!! Aww I want to hug you both like teddy bears! :)
    xxx

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  10. What a cute story. =)

    And I am loving your coat!

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  11. ...and S lived happily ever after with 'that girl'! What a great and fun story to tell your grandkids someday!! :)

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  12. Awww! Swoon :) What a lovely story Miss!

    Stay warm sunshine. Lover you.

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  13. That was the cutest story...just more proof you were meant to be!

    So K and I met on match.com, he claims that about a year before we met he was on match and he emailed me but I never responded and he was upset b/c I was the one girl he really wanted to hear back from. He got off match for about a year but when he signed up again he saw I was still on there and contacted me again and THIS time I did respond :) **I don't remember his first email but then again I use to get a bunch of emails everyday since I'm SUPA hot. hahaha

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  14. That's a cute story. I love it when people have great 'how we met' stories. They're so fun.

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  15. So cute! I always enjoy love stories that are slightly imperfect like you dissing your husband. Lol.

    Love and want your coat!

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  16. I hate to say it, but very few happy stories bring tears to my eyes. I'm not that kind of person. But oddly, since it is such a fun and hilarious story, this really made my eyes misty today, Ela.

    You are one of the sweetest and beautiful (inside and out) people I know and it lifts my spirits to know you have such a GREAT guy by your side. After all the stories I have read in the past year, it is so obvious you two are meant for each other. You are two intelligent, amazing people who happen to be adorable little goofballs. Hehe.

    Seriously. When you're older, definitely write a memoir. You're a talented writer, have an awesome sense of humor, and some terrific stories to boot!

    I love you! xoxo

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  17. best story ever. thank you for sharing. i adore you and i know why S does.

    and hi, i miss you.

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  18. supercute story :) like it that much, how i like that jacket there.
    xo

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  19. Best. Story. Ever.

    Oh... sigh. I want to be *that* girl to someone. Someday.... I will. I love this story. I am going to reread it a million times.

    And... your blazer came today in the mail!!! I will get it in the post tomorrow and on its way to you!! Yippee!!!

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  20. WOW just WOW! I can't believe that you've been holding out this story on us for this long!! This is the most awesomest, most romantic love story ever! Now S has such an epic story to tell your kids about how he met their mother:)

    xx

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  22. Cutest jacket grey jacket, perfect because -3 can suck it! Where the hay is spring!!?? S is one lucky boy...err Man! (he was a boy way back then!)

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  23. you guys are too cute! great rejection preceeds great love, right?

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  24. Such a great story! Your man sounds so cute and wonderful. I love it when high school romances work out, especially if they do so years later...my man accidentally touched my boob in PE (we were standing in line to serve the volleyball) when we were 14, but I have no memory of this. He says I shrieked and ran away, and that he was horribly embarrassed. But he also says this is when he fell in love with me. We got together at the end of college; he loved me ALL those years in between... That's devotion!

    xx

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  25. DESTINO!I´m a sucker for love stories such as this. ;) You and S are really meant for each other, Ela!

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  26. This is so cute and amazing.
    It was similar with me and Nate. I'm not sure if you read about my digital fairy tale. I'll have to tell you in person one day.

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  27. what a FANTASTIC story!!!!! i just love it! you two were meant to BE! :)

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  28. This story is so so so so so so so amazing!! You guys are like real life soul mates! I love it!!

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  29. I love this story! That's so great that you guys ended up getting together!

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  30. Wow, luv this story...I have more hopes for a good love story now~ le sigh*
    Love the coat colar Ela!
    xo

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  31. Now that is a fabulous story to tell your grandkids!

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  32. i loooooove how you write. you are hilarious. and that jacket is bomb.

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  33. Awwww.... what a cute story! Love it! I met my husband two years before we started dating, but nothing as remotely funny as that. Don't you wonder what might have happened if you hadn't 'dissed' him that night? ;-) Then again, sometimes you need to meet at the right time in your life.

    And -3 degrees??? That's definitely not right. To think I've been complaining about 10 degrees over here. I do love that coat on you though. Mackage has such gorgeous outerwear.

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  34. What a sweet story! It's amazing to hear how things like this work out- fate! I so believe :)

    LOVE that coat!

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  35. Oh, I love stories like this! I'm so happy for the two of you. I love it when people are in love. Absolutely love it.

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  36. Umm me and my man met at a bar called "The Bait Shack".

    To say the least we are not the same people that met that night.

    We have grown together. Love is a process and change is a definite.

    I am glad to find someone willing to journey with me through life.

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  37. Oh my g- cutest story ever! That needs to be in a magazine feature! I love it! Things like that really make you believe in fate! And fabulous coat- love the color- and it looks warm and chic! Hope you can make it to my slumber party!! xo, mel

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  38. loooove that coat, it looks so cozy/warm/comfy/stylish! and yeah the weather over here in new england is such a tease. the first few days of spring showed promise but then threw in days of icky storms just to be a biotch. hopefully the weather turns up in your neck of the woods soon! have a fabulous weekend :)

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  39. Oh Ela, what an amazing story. You guys are perfect, the stars must have written your future long before you were together!

    xoxo

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  40. What a lovely story, I always love reading your stories! Soooo cool that S knew that you were the girl for him from the start. Hope you are doing well and staying warm Ela!

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  41. How cute! :) Makes my heart warm! I'm a new follower love you blog. Check out my blog if you have the time!

    xoxo,
    http://wholesomefashion.blogspot.com/

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  42. What a romantic story! You guys were definitely supposed to be together :)

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  43. ah what a cute story. Eekk, I hope it becomes warmer in your part of the town. : )

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  44. awww so cute, you're that girl! I think you two were meant to be. and yeah the weather is still quite chilly here even though it's spring, ugh can't wait till it's dress season again!

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  45. what a cute story. you guys are adorable!

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  46. What a sweet story and you and your man were totally meant to be. :) I love your Mackage coat! They make the most gorgeous outerwear!

    http://www.invasionista.com

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Hmm...let's make that an I.O.U ;)

xx Ela