That's right, SEAT'S TAKEN!!!! hahaha.
I get to wake up to this handsome and goofy face for the rest of my life :)
It's kind of funny HOW we met because we met through SPEED DATING!!!!! hahah. I guess we have New York Easy Dates to thank (and our friends who pushed us into it) because we wouldn't have met otherwise (it was the first time for both of us). What's even more crazy is that he's the only one I matched up with! haha. I like to think that I was the only one that he matched up with as well. It makes the story sound better, don't ya think?
So let me tell you, I didn't think I would be nervous going on 50 2-minute dates, but with the first couple of guys, I started breaking out in a cold sweat!!! I kept thinking, I can't believe I'm here, I can't believe I'm here, but my girlfriends and I thought it'd be fun to do it just for kicks. I didn't even write down anyone's name for the first couple of guys because I used the paper to fan myself. With "fan" in hand, I'd be asking, so what do you like to do on weekends? Oh, you like sports? Of course I was freaking out and sweating balls haha. It was so embarrassing-I was so shweaty. haha. Finally I said to myself, GET A GRIP! You can do this!!!! After a few minutes, I calmed down and became dry.
When John came along the first thing I remember thinking was, GEEZ, is this guy drunk already??? His face is so red!!! But I knew he wasn't because he was far from sloppy. He's just one of those special asians who turn red once the alcohol hits the tongue. Before leaving the speed dating event, I remember seeing John smile at me with a big grin, beer in hand, and thinking to myself, (valley girl style) OMG, he's so drunk right now. hahhaha. And then I left with my girlfriends, giggling like school girls while we talked about our 50 first dates. It's funny how from the beginning my roommates were TEAM JOHN all the way. They didn't even pick him because they wanted ME, and only me, to match up with him. My friends-they are so sweet. hhaha.
On our first date post-speed dating, we met at the Starbucks near 59th and Lex. John had a game plan. If the meeting went bad, he could just bail after coffee and not have to sit through a lifeless conversation. BUT, after coffee, he asked me if I wanted to go for a walk in Central Park. I said yes. As we walked towards to park, I pulled out my carmex chapstick. (And no, I wasn't getting ready for a first kiss. haha.) When he saw my carmex, he pulled out his. At that moment I just knew we were meant to be. NOT!!!! hahah. We did think it was funny though. After the park, he asked me if I was hungry. I said yes. So we headed towards a thai restaurant. After dinner I had mentioned that there was a mugger in my neighborhood (and there really was, but John probably planted those mugger posters in my neighborhood haha j/k) and so he walked me home. Once he dropped me off, he asked me for a second date that very week! Those first two minutes has turned into two years of dating! =)
Now, our engagement story isn't as elaborate. It basically went down like this...John and I were having a conversation about the future of our relationship, our future apartment, etc. What I didn't know was that the week before he proposed, when my sister was in town, he had called my parents and asked for their permission. Of course, he couldn't keep it a secret and just blurted out that he had gotten the "OK" from my parents to marry me. Then he said, if I were to ask you to marry me today, would you say yes?? YES!!! I said. DUH!!! A couple of days later while I was sleeping during the day (to get ready for my night shift as a nurse) he went over to Claire's and bought me a $5 ring. While I was making dinner he gave me the "substitute" ring. He said, Look! It's an infinity ring! hahhaa. Then he confessed that when my sister was in town they were trying to find a ring that I would like, but my sister didn't end up being a lot of help because we have such different tastes. And since I have "unique taste" (according to John), he wanted me to pick out my own ring. After all, I was going to be the one wearing it for the rest of my life! So I got to pick out my own ring!!!!!!
Here she is, in all its bling and glory! I wouldn't have it any other way-vintagy and modern at the same time.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my ring, but of course, I love John more! =)
And before I close, I do want to tell the entire world why John makes me so happy (he's always asking hahaha j/k, babe!)
-First and foremost, he makes me laugh. He is super goofy and does these funny dances for me. I also like that I can be goofy with him because let's face it. I'm CHEESY!!!! And this might be getting a little personal, but his farts make me laugh, too. hahhhaha.
-He is so thoughtful, considerate, and caring. He is far from selfish. He even does nice things for my friends and for my sister! =)
-I don't feel bad about being myself. He's supportive in everything I do and want to do. And if i drop the f-bomb here, there, everywhere, he doesn't make me feel bad about it. FUCK YEAH! hahha. Not to worry, I don't have a potty mouth. Maybe back in junior high, yeah. haha. I am a lady now. =)
-He is SO CLEAN! I LOVE IT! He loves to clean. When he does the dishes, the plates come out immaculate! It's like a dream come true. When I was running my cupcake business, washing dishes was the task I dreaded most. My nursing friends find this trait as a turn-on. I couldn't agree more. haha.
-He tries to make my life less stressful. Again, so thoughtful! haha.
-He enjoys my cooking and baking. He eats with passion and makes everything seem like it's delicious.
I could go on and on, but I don't want to make you guys vomit. =) I can't wait to be his Mrs.!
John + Judy = <3 hahahha.