Happy Valentine's Day everyone!
As you know from my post a couple of weeks ago, I believe that Valentine's Day (like many other holidays) has become quite commercialized. In lieu of cliche gifts, I suggested using the day to start a romantic tradition/habit like reading a romance novel with your significant other.
Thinking about spending time together also got me thinking about how I first met my husband. It was anything but cliche...or romantic. I had gone to tour a biology lab where I was signed up to do undergraduate research. The professor I needed to speak with was on the phone. He told my friend and me to go on into the lab and his grad student would get us started. Well, his grad student (over 6 ft tall with dark hair and an intense look on his handsome face) was busy with a fish. He looked up, distracted, and asked if I'd hold the fish for him. Of course I said yes. Little did I know that gar (a pre-historic, bony, air-breathing fish) are extremely slimy. Imagine the goo coming off my hands when I let go. It was lovely.
He did speak briefly to my friend and me afterwards...before one of his 'groupie' lab students came to say hi to him. Did I mention that I wore an oversized t-shirt, had braces on my teeth, a pimple breakout on my chin, unplucked eyebrows (had never plucked them before), and I was extremely shy?
Somehow, we still ended up married. Funny how things work.
So do you have any fun stories about how you met your match? If not, do you have a favorite hero/heroine first meeting from a movie or romance novel?