Friday, 5 March 2010

Guest Blogger 'The Date' - Big Adventure


So the ShopGirl bullied me into doing a blog.
Here it is, I am real.
And for all of you that are wondering, I’m not writing on my exercise time all the way from Guantanamo. Thank God.
But I can’t deny it hasn’t been stressful. Every time we talk about it we end up angry at the world and hanging up on each other with the excuse of having to do something. The good think is that normally leads to a cute message and a very comforting new call.
Emily loves to text. Every time I look at my inbox, there is something new from her. She tells me when she does something, also when she doesn’t. She tells me when she’s happy about it, also when she’s not. She loves to wonder about the world... and text me about it.
I’m not a massive texter and when we started going out I wasn’t use to getting these many messages and calls. I always thought girls that texted this much didn’t have much to do or were just intense. However, as time passed, I realized something; is not something you have to get used to, is something you need to understand. Now I understand, Emily wants to share even the little details with me. And the little details are what made me fall in love with her.
Like the endless hours she has spend stroking my hair whenever I’m stressed, or the funny dances she does in the kitchen whenever I make her coffee. Or the so many silly-sounding spanglish terms we both have make up that would be soooooo embarrassing if anyone actually understands.
But probably the best little detail (ok, not that little) is that I don’t have to wonder 'what if?’ because it already is. We are a team. And team silly is going on an adventure! As Emily predicted our plans go in circles. With no confirmed dates for my visa and film, it seems a bit silly to book a trip to Colombia just yet. We will go as soon as someone somewhere decides to give me a date. But today we are embarking on an even better adventure.
Nothing is been confirmed, I have no visa and no secure dates as to when, but all this has made me think a lot. I hate to be in the hands of situations and I like to make my own decisions. We are going for an early dinner date in a lovely restaurant. We will have a starter, a main and a dessert. Maybe even a glass of wine and some olives. Emily loves Olives. And so do I.
And when we finish eating and we are having un cortadito, pretending to be in a sunny terraza, I will get my laptop out and put this blog online. Yes, I’m going to be that obnoxious (100 points to anyone that can spell this word) and I’m going to get her to read it aloud there. Love in the Times of Internet!
And as she finishes and turns around I will ask her...

17 comments:

Rachel Surtees said...

Who ever knew The Date would be so romantic! So so lovely xx

Helen Abramson said...

ZOMG. NO way. Way?

Bill said...

You can't leave it at that...

ShopGirl said...

Haha I said yessss to the question (and it wasn't 'do you want more olives?')
The Date is now The Fiance :)
lucky me! xxx

Bill said...

Congratulations :)

Fiance´s Sister said...

I AM SO INCREDIBLY HAPPY FOR YOU BOTH!!!! I CAN´T WAIT TILL YOU COME AND VISIT US IN DC!
WELCOME TO THE FAMILY EMILY.

Rachel said...

Woweeee I am so happy!

Shop Girl said...

:) yes I'm looking forward to meeting you all! ooooh i have a sister in law!(Nuts!!!)

Oli Benet said...

Im so happy for you both, congratulations, plus, Im gonna have a new brother too, so ima have to beat him up and stuff, but i guess he is the big brother so...i get spoiled but he beats me up? im not sure, we will have to work out the details.

Congratulations!!!

fiance's mom and dad said...

Dear Emily: We are very very happy for Juandi because he has met a great girl to live and share eveything forever!! And be sure that you have met the best! Congratulations and God bless you two!!!!All our love from the Fiance´s Dad and Mom

Nicola said...

God, how romantic!!!

fiancees coz (typing while holding baby, so no capital letters) said...

my mum rang yesterday and told me to read the last blog posts- and having a wife and 3 kids and a dog to look after, i didn't get time. it took "rosie" to ring from india this morning to remind me and i just read it aloud to lucy and her mom.
we are delighted for you both!
will that make you-- shop WOMAN?

Laura Mary Muriel said...

Amazing! what news! and what a post - woo hooo congrats to you both! xxx

green ink said...

What amazing news Emily and Fiance :D Just beautiful! Sounds like you are well on the way to your happy ending! So happy for you x

Shop Girl said...

Thanks everybody for getting as excited as me about our news! It's so wonderful to be able to share it with so many people. I owe you all a blog very shortly. XXX

AnnadaCosta said...

Ohhhh, I am reading this from India, and almost cried over my morning cup of tea. What a beautiful story and what beautiful people. So so happy for you. Congratulations to you both! I cant wait to see you in person to say so!

xxxxx

orchid said...

Hi Emily its Oli's friend Guy from the UK. Congratulations! Oli couldn't believe it when I told him I was engaged, either ; ) My very best wishes to you both on your new adventure.

www.knittedbliss.com is my wife's blog, including some wedding tips!