Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall....all you've got to do is call...and I'll Be There - The Void: Mind Wanderings of a Lost Soul
Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall....all you've got to do is call...and I'll Be There
On October 30, 2001, I was working as a customer support person for Verizon wireless. America was still reeling from Sept. 11th, and cellphone centers were slammed daily from problems stemming from our largest cell tower being taken out by the fall of the twin towers. I was still suffering from extreme post traumatic stress syndrome from my abduction eight months earlier, and was trying to pick up the pieces of life again. I was scared of everyone and everything, and felt like a numb zombie walking through life. On that day, one of my coworkers came to my cubicle, hunched down and asked me out on a date. I was shocked, surprised, flattered, freaked, and scared but I said yes anyway. He took my phone numbers, I stupidly didn't ask for his, and we made plans to go out the next day (on Halloween) for a picnic with his son. Flying high on this proposal, I finished work and started the drive home that night, smoking a joint (yes I was a pot head then) and singing along to the radio. My car was not as happy as I, and decided that in the middle of joint smoking, it would blow it's engine up, which it did...and I was stranded on the interstate for three hours. Without anyway of calling my date, I stood him up. Two days later I was back at work, and watched my coworker go through the motions of swallowing pride long enough to ask me why I didn't show. I explained about the car, and begged for a raincheck. The next day, he asked me out again, and made plans to pick me up from work on Nov. 4th. The night of, he showed up at my cubicle, acting all shy and cute. I got off work, we walked to his car, he was all nervous and wouldn't stop talking but I was scared and nervous and couldn't talk. We went the the Waffle House (haha) and I had coffee while he dessimated some waffles. It was short but sweet because he had to go to work in a hour. On the drive back to work, so that I could drive my friend's car home (was staying with her so that I could get back and forth to work), he reached over and held my hand, and got teary listening to "Suicide is Painless" (should have been my first clue to run fast away). We arrived at the parking lot to find a woman waiting on him. Apparently she was some stalker girl that he knew. He got her to leave, and he walked me to the car. He was making the shuffling motions of wanting to give me a kiss, but I soooooooo wasn't ready for that, so I ran defense and gave him a hug instead. Let me tell you, I squeed and glowed all the way to my friend's house. After that day, every break, every free moment we were calling each other, meeting up. We had lockers at work that we put our personal stuff in while working at the cubicles. He and I shared a locker, and we would leave each other long love notes and little presents. It was soooooooo sweet. And since then, we are still together, no longer customer service agents, but as of today, 3 years long lovers, friends, and partners.

Today I will remember all the sweet lovely things that Jason and I have shared. I will remember that he saved me from the darkness inside myself, I will remember that he made me realize how important risks are, and how important a companion is. I love Jason, and today I will celebrate the reasons why. Happy anniversary to us!

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devvie From: devvie Date: November 4th, 2004 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh that was such a wonderful story ema..and best of all it's true. I love Jason too because he saved such a terrific person.
emaleythe From: emaleythe Date: November 4th, 2004 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* thanks
From: danu_2u Date: November 4th, 2004 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congrats and Happy Anniversary. I hope he surprises you with some terrific, thoughtful gift, a yummy dinner, and sweeps you off to the bedroom. :)
emaleythe From: emaleythe Date: November 4th, 2004 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
heheh, gift=probably not, dinner=most likely, bedroom=he'd better, or prepare to be seduced!
ziyal From: ziyal Date: November 4th, 2004 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
*wipes away tears and blows nose*


happy anniversary!!!!
emaleythe From: emaleythe Date: November 4th, 2004 09:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks, btw, *waves hello* I added you because it seems we have tons of mutual friends and because I always loved your comments nice to meet you :)
ziyal From: ziyal Date: November 4th, 2004 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
nice to meet you too!!

really??you like my comments??wow..
*beams like mad*

i added you to *our* flist as well..
see you..
emaleythe From: emaleythe Date: November 4th, 2004 10:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
just out of curiousity, what the hell is dom doing in your icon? is that from a motion capture thing? it always makes me think :D
ziyal From: ziyal Date: November 4th, 2004 10:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
love the icon??
It was the first I ever made...

That pic is actually a screenshot!I took it from the extra stuff on the fotr ee edition!
In this they explain how they made the animated characters of the castmembers..then they showed Dom in this suit (like the one Andy had to wear to become Gollum) fooling around..that's where I got it....

I can send you that pic if you want...

hugs and cuddles
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emaleythe From: emaleythe Date: November 4th, 2004 09:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks...can't wait to get home and see what we're doing :)
msjoplin From: msjoplin Date: November 4th, 2004 08:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wheee!! Happy anniversary!! :))
emaleythe From: emaleythe Date: November 4th, 2004 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
hehehe. thanks :)
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