We were obviously a match made in heaven.
Now when I say that Adam was a bit of a prankster, let me give you an example. When I would go into his job to get food, I would order it from someone else (to avoid the hassle of dealing with Adam and his nonstop jokes). I would explain how I wanted curly fries, but I do not want too much. Next thing I know, Adam comes walking up with a huge bag (the bag drive thru’s give you to hand you all of your food) filled and overflowing with curly fries. I tried to get him to take them back, but “once they are out of the fryer you cannot put them back in.” Lovely, I was feeding my neighbors curly fries for days with how much I received. After that I came back in several days later, nervous I would be able to feed the entire village with the amount of curly fries he might give me this time. I ordered fries. I was specific. I wanted a little curly fries, not overflowing a huge bag full. So, Adam cut a small fry bag in half and filled it with 3 fries and gave it to me…the man I would eventually marry.
It wasn’t until the end of July, after weeks of avoiding one another, when things between us started to happened. I was seeing a guy, who was his coworker, his friend, and later became his roommate. His friend and I were basically over with, but I invited him and Adam to a party, so that maybe if Adam wanted to come, he would go along with him. They went to the party. Long story short, we all got separated. His friend’s phone was dying and wanted Adam to meet up with him, so he gave me Adam’s number and had me call him to tell them where to meet. They met up and I went back to my place.
From there I would text him randomly when I was off work to make sure he knew how bored I was. I would text him when I was at the pool, out to eat, etc. Usually it was small talk, but one night I was sitting on my couch waiting for my friend to come over the use the laptop and he was texting me. He asked if he could come over and I thought he was joking (because you know, a huge bag of curly fries), so I told him “sure, there’s plenty of room on the couch for two.” Suddenly, a few minutes later there was a knock at the door. Adam was at my place. We spent the night telling stories, joking, and watching movies with my friend.
A few days later, after hanging out a few times, I told him I was going to the movies with a few friends from the company at the Mission Point Theater and that he should come with. It took a little convincing, especially since the movie was so manly: Mama Mia, but he reluctantly agreed. Meanwhile my friend and I were singing and dancing to Abba songs throughout the movie. I may or may not have been singing them right in Adam’s face throughout the movie.
He obviously enjoyed this movie a lot.
I credit much of us dating to our friend Adam #2. Even after our Mama Mia first date, I still thought that Adam was playing games. I wouldn’t date him officially until I knew that he was not. I went to our mutual friend and best friend, Adam #2 to ask the hard questions. Finally, Adam #2 gave me the Adam is a good guy, give him a chance speech.
I decided to stay for the rest of the season. That meant 3 more months on the island, online college classes, and more time with Adam. I went back home for a week to do some last minute things and the whole time I was gone Adam and I were either calling or texting one another. Whether he was at work or hanging out with friends, we were always on the phone.
After not even a month of dating, while I was gone for that week Adam decided that regardless of where he, I, or we lived, he was going to do everything to make us work. Three weeks later he decided that he was going to move the Pennsylvania with me, live with my family, and make us work.
The rest is history.
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