Back To The Future

Back-To-The-Future How did Cora and I meet?  Well, you can read her side of things HERE.

I'd seen here over at Dr. (Love) Zibb's place trying to be his best friend by mentioning showering with nurses.  That got my attention, and I read a little.  And I kept checking in off and on, but it wasn't until a month later, a week before Christmas, when in the POST that asked for Santa to deliver her a stripper pole for exercise purposes that I left the fateful comment:

Dear Santa;
Could you add "Nanny Cam" to my wish list, if you know what I mean?
Dude, you so owe me a solid after last year's "Mr. Microphone" incident.

And I waited in fear.  First comment.  Had I crossed a line?  Would she delete my comment?  She answered back.  She seemed to like it.  And she commented on my post the next day.

And that was it for the year, more or less.

By mid January, we were emailing each other fairly regularly, and the blog flirting went behind closed door.  But the flirting also laid the foundation for a wonderful friendship to start.

DSC00074By mid February, I "got digits," and with the blessing of unlimited long distance on my home phone, the calls started.  I love her sultry, sexy, smoky voice.  And the calls felt natural right off the bat.  No awkward silence.  (Isn't the word, 'awkward' messed up looking?)  And it wasn't long (VERY EARLY MARCH) when plans started to be made for our visit.  And in about a week, plane tickets and hotel rooms were booked and reservations for dinner atop the Space Needle were made.

And the waiting game began.  6 weeks of waiting.  6 very long weeks.  Torture.  But worth it.  It gave our relationship time to grow.

And I really want to thank all of you who have shared your stories about how you met your significant others on-line.  It helped me realize that what's happening here isn't DSC00076weird.  Isn't strange.  Isn't unheard of.  It wasn't the biggest factor.  But it was a factor in last weekend's not feeling weird or strange, but natural.  In a way, almost inevitable.

And it's only been a week since I climbed back on that airplane.

And I miss her terribly.

But I keep telling myself, "It's less than 4 weeks.  4 short weeks."


mo.stoneskin said...


4 weeks will fly by dude.

I didn't know Santa provided "Nanny Cam"s.

SkylersDad said...

You two are such a great couple, hang in there for the 4 weeks, it will be worth it I believe.

Scope said...

Oh, I'm sure it will be worth the wait.

Chaka said...

I am happy for you guys. The new title page to your blog looks great. I'm not trying to push things ahead too fast but do you realize if you two had kids what kind of blogging super powers they'd have?

Cora said...

AWWWWWWWWWWW. Do you have a gift or what, Eric?! Here I am laughing and swooning all at once! Hee hee.


I miss you terribly too. *sniffle* But like you said, less than four weeks to go. It will fly by.

(It had better!!!!)

Cora said...

And, uh-huh, 'awkward' does look really awkward. Go figure.

Cora said...

I just showed Gwen the Back to the Future graphic and she about died laughing.

Hee hee hee.

Sass said...

you know what other word looks awkward?


I know that's unrelated...but hey. That's how I roll, yo. ;)

J.J. in L.A. said...

I'm LOVIN' the new header!!! You should make it permanent (and dedicate your blog to Cora) so we don't miss out on even a nanosecond of the story.

Can't wait to here about the Chicago tryst...uh, trip. ; )

Sassy Britches said...

I am "awwwww"-ing your header! You're too sweet! And the BTTF pic is hysterical! I love this love story, and I want it to go on and on and on (not just for my sake, of course!)

Hugs to you both!

Morgan the Muse said...

I concur, awkward is strange looking. But the two of you, are not so strange. I mean... I have heard of much weirder beginnings. I hope it all goes well! In fact, I know it will.
And now if you will excuse me, I am going to stop finding any and all excuses I can, and work on my speech.

Lisa said...

I'm gushing all over your blog.


But hey, so are you, Cora and bunches of other people who want this to be a happily-ever-after.

Yep. I went there. First? hmmm... leave it to me to say whatever is on my mind.

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

Nice job on the graphic!!

Scope said...

Lisa - Did you say "happily-ever-after" or "happy ending"? Guys tend to confuse those two things. :-)

Dr Zibbs said...

I really do bring love and sunshine to the world.

My momma was right. I am special.

Fancy Schmancy said...

Love the new header, love the post, love is in the air. It's just like Bambi, it's springtime and you're "twitterpated".

(Also, Zibbs, I think your momma meant short bus special)

spleeness said...

Writing about it and reveling in the memories will make it go by quickly. So share as much as you'd like. I love it!

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Cliched as it sounds; love really does make the world go round...

Scope said...

Candy - Love does make the world go round, and Cora has my head spinning.

Great. Now I've got that Tommy Roe song stuck in my head. Revenge will be mine when the Bulls bump the Celtics in the first round (as if).

What Tommy Roe song? DIZZY!

~E said...

I noticed you "corafied" your banner. Good job!

If that doesn't get you "some" then I don't know what will!

;) ;) nudge nudge

kristi said...

I didn't even know what a happy ending was (I mean I have had one, I just never heard it until a few months ago!)...til' I read this book. And what a book it was! It made me do crazy things to my hubs. He is forever grateful!

by the way I read Cora's blog and that is how I found you .