Well, hello! I'm always bad at this - I have no idea how to get started on a board. Do I post an introduction thread, or just post in the Getting To Know You topic? Do I just jump into a discussion or is that really weird? Anyway, I posted in the other thread, and I'll post my intro here too. As my choice of forum might have indicated, I'm Not Engaged Yet, but I love this site and am probably too addicted to browsing wedding things, so I figured I'd say hi to others in the same situation.
So! I'm interested in you guys. Feel free to post a fact about yourself or your relationship or some such, or the kind of man or woman you're after, or tell your life story, I can dig that. Or just say hi! I love hi's. I'll repost my little info sheet here so y'all don't have to hunt it down in the other thread if you care enough to read it. Nice to meetcha!
Screen Name: ourladyofpotato
Significant Other's Age: 22
What You Do: Cashier, for now!
What SO Does: Frozen department guy, studying to be a history teacher
State of Relationship: Pretty serious! We've been best friends for years. We want to be best friends for years more.
How Long You've Been Together: Four months! It feels like forever.
How You Met: We have the same best friend. He's a filmmaker and he and I direct and write and act in a webseries. Anthony (the BF) was an actor in that series. When I first met him, I didn't have an opinion of him, but the more I got to know him... the more I hated him. He was an arrogant, judgemental prick and I let everyone know what I thought of him. Turned out that pretty much everyone else felt the same way, but over time, he grew on them and they became best friends. For a long time, that wasn't happening for me! I still couldn't bear to be around him.
Wasn't the same for him, though. He loved me almost at first sight and worked tirelessly to win my affections, but all he succeeded in doing was consistently upsetting and offending me. After a while, though, he seemed to change for the better. I didn't feel judged anymore. He took interest in my problems and helped me with them. He says, "I wanted to get to know you - I didn't know anything about you. You were the one person I couldn't peg." And that was on purpose. I didn't want him to know about me because that's just more for him to sit around judging and psychoanalyzing.
One day I was just so angry I let loose on him on the phone. I told him everything I couldn't stand about him. He said he just wanted to get to know me, and could we please hang out some time? I thought, maybe I'm being a little unfair. Maybe I should give him one chance. So I let him take me to Applebees.
It was the most wonderful dinner of my life.
Later I took him to Six Flags for a day trip. I told him about myself, my problems, the things going on in my life. He sat next to me on the rapids ride and told me that it would be okay while occasionally getting owned by a big splash of freezing water. I trusted him for the first time on the rapids ride. A few hours later, I kissed him for the first time on the monorail.
Wedding Date (if you're engaged/married): If all goes well, talk to me in 2019 or 2020.
Real Babies: Lord, no. Not yet.
Fur Babies: McKenna the Cavalier!
Loves: Those shit TV shows on TLC, especially Say Yes To The Dress and Something Borrowed. My dog, good food, video games. Anthony and our best friend Dustin.
Hates: Assholes, passive aggression, carrots.
Pet Peeves: I couldn't list these without encountering it. Then I would remember, and be like "Yes, that is a pet peeve of mine!" The only thing I can think of right now is how on Say Yes To The Dress in the wedding footage at the end, they always play the same god damn song. It's not even a good song.
Hobbies/Activities: Pfft, working. TV and video games during my down time. It's my relaxation method. Browsing The Knot.
Favorite Thing About Your SO: He tries so hard to make me happy! I think he's wonderful.
Least Favorite Thing About Your SO: He occasionally shouts the same stupid lyric from the same stupid song at random times and if I could erase his memory of that song and actively prevent him from re-hearing it I totally would.
Describe Your Personality: Frank, people-pleaser, a little pretentious sometimes. Excitable, genuine, impatient.
Snark Level (1 [low snark] - 10 [high snark]): 3
I've Been On TK Since: October 18
How You Came to Be On TK: When I got way too excited about the potential wedding between Anthony and I that won't even happen for five years.
How I like my potatoes: In the likeness of Our Lady. (I started a joke with the Tumblr Catholics that spiralled into insanity, you can find it here
Favorite book/author: Probably The Belgariad/Malloreon series by David Eddings.
Tell Us Something Interesting About Yourself: I don't even like potatoes that much.