Monday, May 02, 2005

On This Day in History...

May 2, 1998 -- Kathy and Aaron went on their first date. The date was scheduled around Kathy's offer to show Aaron around the Captiol Hill neighborhood, as Aaron had just moved to the area one month earlier. They met at lunchtime and proceeded to Misha's, a now-closed Russian deli. After lunch, they explored the vendor booths at Eastern Market, before going to the Capitol, which they walked around. On the way back from the Capitol, Aaron asked about an attractive building to the east of the Capitol. Kathy replied, "That's the Library of Congress. I've never been there, but I hear it's beautiful."

"Well, then let's go." Both delighted in its interior, as it truly was (and still is) beautiful.

From there, they went to Aaron's apartment to escape the rain. When Kathy asked if he had any games they could play, Aaron offered Boggle, though he warned her that he was pretty good. They decided instead to play cards, and did so for a while.

Next they took Rosie (Aaron's dog) and stopped by Kathy's place to grab Nora (Kathy's dog). From there they proceeded to the Capitol lawn. When the rain resumed, it was fairly mild, and the four of them were able to escape it by standing under one of the trees on the lawn.

Afterwards, they returned to Aaron's apartment, where this time Kathy decided to try playing Aaron at Boggle. Kathy had thought his earlier bragging to be "puffing," but after one game, she came to realize that this was not the case. So they returned to playing cards. Upon the conclusion of the game, which Aaron won, he offered to shake her hand, saying "Good game." When Kathy took his hand, he shook hers briefly before pulling her to him and kissing her. Kathy soon overcame her initial surprise to this maneuver, and eagerly reciprocated the kiss.

What started as an afternoon event turned into an entire day of activity, as the couple did not leave each other's company until midnight. Dinner undoubtedly took place, but the details of where and what are lost to the passage of time. While both of them thoroughly enjoyed the day's activities, it would be more than a stretch for either to claim that on that day, they knew that they would be together seven years later.

6 comments:

supine said...

I am such a girl. While reading this post, I kept making little "awww" noises in my head. Such a sweet story. Happy 1st date anniversary!

kat said...

ditto supine's comment. this is my favorite part: "When Kathy took his hand, he shook hers briefly before pulling her to him and kissing her."

scott said...

So this guy's name was Aaron too? Just like you. I guess it's not an uncommon name, though.

I knew a guy named Aaron once. Jeez, what a tool! Maybe you kow him: blonde hair, heavy-set, yellow shirt, no pants, football helmet. No? Okay.

It's a nice story. If you ever see Aaron again, let us know how it came out.

Debbie said...

I love the other comments! I've heard this romantic first date story before, and I still very much enjoy it. WTG!

Lory said...

I had not heard the first date story before! I will echo supine's and kat's comments: "Happy 1st date anniversary" and I am such a girl as well -- kat's favorite part is the best line of the story!

Jake said...

A late happy anniversary. 7 years--if you had broken a mirror on the date, you'd be okay now!