Put away the old life…

The year was 2001. I was popular, pretty, trendy and in with the times.. Who am I kidding, I still am.
It was a bittersweet year for me. My grandfather passed away at the beginning of it. That was a devastating blow for me. He and I had been very close. It did help that he passed peacefully in his favorite chair and I had my Nerd to comfort me. We had a wedding to plan and life to live.
It was love at first sight for me. Some people may be skeptical. But it worked for me. I told him we were going to get married and he laughed me off. “No,”he said scoffingly “we’ll never be more than friends.”
He did everything you might think to protect himself from Me and my stalking love at first sight ways.
He made sure we were never alone together. He always kept his best friend nearby to deflect my craziness.
He behaved like a total jerk, putting down my favorite movies and music, completely ignoring me.
He ignored my calls and instant messages.
And only me. He talked to other people. He called with other people. He even liked many of my favorite bands and movies. He only told me otherwise to try and put me off. He told me this after we were married.
Nine months I persisted and put up with him being in his most unpleasant state if behavior. Then I got tired of it and left our social circle for two months.
When I made my return to our group of friends something had changed. He tells me now that I stood under a light and it was like God was shining a light on me and telling him that I was the one he was going to marry. He tells me his response was “WHYYYYYYYY?!” On his knees with arms raised in a questionable protest toward God.
I can’t complain. The outcome was what I wanted and we were happy.
Our first movie date after we got together was the first X-men movie. I knew nothing about the comics or general history of it. I thought it looked kinda cool and I was more than happy to let him watch whatever movie he wanted. I just wanted to be near him.
We dated for 2 1/2 weeks. Then he popped the question:
“Sooo… What are you doing for the next 50 years?”
To which I responded: “Nothing that I know of…?”
He responded: “Wanna get married?”
I said the only thing that I possibly could have: “Yes!” Then with a sly grin on my face I said “see? I told you we were gonna get married.”
I will never let him live it down.
We were married 6 months later. And thus began my transformation into a Nerd’s Wife…