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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

RTW - something completely crazy

I don't normally participate in RTW - just got too much stuff to do, but for a copy of Kirsten Hubbard's Like Mandarin, I'd do anything, even share my crazy moment. So for those who don't know, RTW (road trip wednesday) is a weekly meme over on YA highway, and this week they're letting those who participate get an extra entry for the Like Mandarin giveaway. This book sounds so good, a bad girl influencing a good girl to do something crazy like run away? I gots to have it.

So here's my crazy moment: When I was a freshman in college, I met a guy online. We talked like crazy for two months and became real good friends, but we both thought it could be something more. So that spring he decided to visit me at my dorm. Spent a whole weekend with me and yeah, became my boyfriend. So that probably wasn't the crazy part. The craziness came when I decided to spend the summer with him in Florida after having met him in person only once. I didn't have much money - heck neither of us did. And I didn't have a job either, but I was planning on going back to MN in the fall to start school. I thought, well it's just a vacation. I did get a job there and we did go on a lot of trips - Disneyland, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa Bay, we even took a 4 day road trip to Washington DC for his friend's wedding. But when fall came around I was too sad to leave. I had fallen for him, big time, and after a failed two weeks of living on my own in Minneapolis, I canceled all my classes and hopped back on the plane for Florida. We got married four months later on January 5th, 1994. And yes, we're still together.

So, that's my moment (or months maybe) of craziness. What about you??

14 comments:

Meredith said...

Oh my gosh, I love this story!

Alicia Gregoire said...

This is terrific. :)

Abby Stevens said...

Oh WOW! What a wonderful story! :)

Kara Mustafa said...

Awww! Your crazy moment is actually incredibly sweet :)

Kirsten Hubbard said...

I love this story!!

and so glad you're excited about Like Mandarin :)

Kaitlin Ward said...

That just may be the best romance story I've ever heard! :)

Nomes said...

ahh, this is brilliant! you are always writing about character stories on my blog posts - here's a book-worthy story right here!

x

Rebecca B said...

I second everyone who said this story should become a book. I love this story!

Marquita Hockaday said...

Aw :) This is too cute! Probably really good story/novel material, too. Did you ever use it in any of your writing? I'm glad that your craziness paid off with a life of bliss...mine and my cuz's just left us with a fear of Pizza Hut. You can check out our story here: http://seepamwrite.blogspot.com/2010/11/dine-and-dash.html

Angie said...

Thanks for the comments guys. No I haven't used it in my writing. I wouldn't mind, but I think my husband would. Though I think it's probably safe here in the blog since he never reads the blog.

Marquita - read your pizza story. That was a good one!!

Jennifer Hoffine said...

Aww! That's a great kind of crazy...though I can imagine as a mom I'd be encouraging my daughter to stick with the classes and go back to Florida later.

Angie said...

Jennifer - being a mom myself, I totally agree. But, my parents didn't say much of anything to me about it. Once we turned 18 they were very hands off about our decisions, which was both good and bad. Good in that I liked the freedom, bad in that I kind of felt at times like they didn't care. Later - much later - my mom told me how concerned she was, but it was a little too late. Also, they weren't paying for my college, so it wasn't like they had anything like tuition to hold over my head if I didn't do what they wanted.

Melanie said...

What a great story, Angie. I have several friends who have met through the internet. When it's meant to be it's meant to be. And it doesn't really matter where you find, so long as you are lucky enough to find it!

kisses, hugs :-)

Bee said...

Now that is one crazy, god-awesome story you got! And to think it's real...:P

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