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 Post subject: Re: How did you meet your less nerdy half?
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 11:04 
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That's a great story. It's amazing how we can't see how bad some relationships are for us until we finally meet the right people.


And me.

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 Post subject: Re: How did you meet your less nerdy half?
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 11:09 
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I was working in the 2nd internet cafe to open in London (the first was called Cyberia, near the Telecom Tower, the 2nd was called Cafe Internet, on Buckingham Palace Road)

I fancied one of the cafe staff, but she did not fancy me (I mentioned her in the nay thread, where she was killed with her children by her partner last year)

I was talking to another member of staff when my future wife, came over to us and asked me to the cinema after work, she had intended to ask just me, but we both thought she was asking both of us.

At some point, during the film, the other guy went to the loo, at that point my future wife kissed me and told me she'd not meant for the other guy to come, she'd just wanted to invite me. She asked me if I wanted to go cycling in Epping Forrest that weekend. I said yes!

I lived in Westminster, she lived in Leytonstone (both in London), the plan was for me to cycle to her flat, and then we would cycle on to the forrest with a picnic.

When I got to her flat, I was exhausted, I had caught a stinking cold, and it had really taken it out of me, so we stayed in her flat listening to 60s records and drinking wine.

We dated for a couple of months, and then she decided to go to Moscow for 6 months!

I felt sure that it was over, however, I spoke to her on the phone at least once a week, and we continued dating once she was back, moving in together shortly before our eldest was born a couple of years later.

So that first date was in November 1995, almost 22 years ago, and we've been living together since May 1998, 19 years!

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Lonewolves wrote:
That's a great story. It's amazing how we can't see how bad some relationships are for us until we finally meet the right people.


I should note that it wasn't the perfect relationship was from day one. At the time I was a hopeless fruit machine addict with a drink and drugs problem, Mrs H's anxiety and depression were in full swing but at that time undiagnosed, (which she was self-medicating with alcohol, and a bit later on, drugs), so we certainly had plenty of 'challenges' to work through.

Got there in the end though. I think at the core of us both getting better was the fact we truly and deeply cared for, and loved each other, which eventually won out over all the shit.

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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 11:32 
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This right here, this is real life. :hug:

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http://media1.giphy.com/media/w1V7MfcGNALxm/giphy-loop.mp4


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What the fuck, giphy??


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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 11:33 
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Lonewolves wrote:
That's a great story. It's amazing how we can't see how bad some relationships are for us until we finally meet the right people.


And me.

Not talking to you for three years sounds like bliss.


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Lonewolves wrote:
That's a great story.

Apart from the bit where he got raped, and all.

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What the fuck, giphy??

Fucking incredible gif tho

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DavPaz wrote:
What the fuck, giphy??

Fucking incredible gif tho

No doubt.


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Grim... wrote:
Lonewolves wrote:
That's a great storyending to a horrible story.

Apart from the bit where he got raped, and all.

True. Fixed.


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 Post subject: Re: How did you meet your less nerdy half?
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I'm not sure if I'm allowed to take part because Gaz is arguably my more nerdy half (and you probably all know the story anyway?) but...

In April 2014 I started seeing a counsellor because I was ANGRY ALL THE TIME and my then partner (dickhead) had convinced me it was because of history and shit and that I just needed to talk about it and everything would be OK. May 5th, I went to see counselling man for the 4th or 5th time and told him I was STILL ANGRY. He asked why and at first I couldn't pinpoint a reason but then I randomly just started talking about the way dickhead loaded the dishwasher.

I got home after the session, later that day I'm unloading the dishwasher and I start getting angry again so I tell dickhead he has to leave.

May 9th, with a little Russian courage (Smirnoff) I sign up to OKCupid with the intention of having casual sex with anyone vaguely interesting/attractive. Send a few messages, dick about on the Internet, put off going to bed a couple of times but circa midnight-1am I'm getting drowsy... just before switching off I happen upon Gaz's profile and it makes me laugh. Something about web developers doing all the hard work on websites and getting none of the credit, or whatever. I send him a message.

Over the weekend we are messaging back and forth and then he goes quiet. He's seen my message - OKCupid tells you this - but doesn't reply. I panic, think that he's been scared off, so do the completely rational, sensible thing and start sending him messages.. Are you OK? Have I offended you? Sorry if I said too much!

Turns out he'd been on the road all day.

So anyway, despite looking like a desperate nutcase, we arrange to meet up for a "not date" on the 16th May. Gaz picks me up, I panic and can't find my house keys. Spend 10 minutes running round the house getting increasingly more flustered and panicky, until I realise that the keys were on the sofa right where I'd been sat the whole time (I'd literally lined things up ready to go).

Not date goes well, we eat and laugh, it's getting late... we go back to his place, laugh laugh laugh. Gaz goes into the kitchen to pour me a glass of wine, then comes back and sits next to me on the sofa, putting his arm behind me (but not actually touching me) and asks if it's OK. Not wanting the whole night to go that slowly I did the only thing I could think of: straddled him and snogged his face off.

Mr "doesn't want anything serious" and Ms "just wanted sex" hit it off and fell in love. Aww. We married on the 16th May last year and celebrate our anniversary next week.

Oh, and he loads the dishwasher perfectly. :luv: :kiss:

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How did Dickhead load the dishwasher?

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That is fab.. x

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Thanks.



Not you :P

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Quite a heart warming thread...


*cry's in my coffee*

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Grim... wrote:
How did Dickhead load the dishwasher?


Well, mostly he never loaded it unless I nagged, but the thing that really pissed me off was the way he loaded cutlery into the basket. He'd mix everything up, some things pointing down, some pointing up. He'd put sharp knives in with it all and sometimes left them blade up. It's just fucking wrong. >:( >:( >:( >:(

The correct way to load cutlery - sharp knives blade down in the back of the basket, everything else useful end up in their own part of the basket (preferably in knife, fork, big spoon, little spoon order). You can then take each thing out in one handful and place it neatly in the drawer. Efficient and safe.

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Quite a heart warming thread...

This!

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The correct way to load cutlery - sharp knives blade down in the back of the basket, everything else useful end up in their own part of the basket (preferably in knife, fork, big spoon, little spoon order). You can then take each thing out in one handful and place it neatly in the drawer. Efficient and safe.

Correct. If MrsP loads the dishwasher, I usually go and do it again. It's ok, she never actually switches the fucker on :)


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Huh, I've never done cutlery in batches (but sharp knives go blade down, because obviously).

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That surprises me about you. You're sufficiently nerdy that I assumed you'd have a system. :DD

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Jem wrote:
I happen upon Gaz's profile and it makes me laugh. Something about web developers doing all the hard work on websites and getting none of the credit


With jokes like this, I can see why you fell for him. Gazchap... You should be on the stage! ;)


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Jem wrote:
I happen upon Gaz's profile and it makes me laugh. Something about web developers doing all the hard work on websites and getting none of the credit


With jokes like this, I can see why you fell for him. Gazchap... You should be on the stage! ;)


It's funny because it's true :P

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Jem wrote:
Gaz is arguably my more nerdy half

Yep, this is definitely arguable. :D


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Grim... wrote:
Huh, I've never done cutlery in batches (but sharp knives go blade down, because obviously).


Always mix cutlery, if it tessalates, it won't clean proper.

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Jem wrote:
That surprises me about you. You're sufficiently nerdy that I assumed you'd have a system. :DD

I gave up on any idea of a system when I let Mrs Grim... put the cutlery in the cutlery draw in the following order (left to right):

Knives
Big spoons
Forks
Little spoons

WTFF?

Everyone knows it's

Forks
Knives
Big Spoons
Little Spoons (or wherever the holder is for them)

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Grim... wrote:
Huh, I've never done cutlery in batches (but sharp knives go blade down, because obviously).

Always mix cutlery, if it tessalates, it won't clean proper.

A little Internet hunt reveals that you are correct, at least according to dishwasher instructions.

Sounds like Dickhead is owed an apology ;)

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Thankfully none of the fifteen sign-up questions on OKCupid involved dishwasher-loading etiquette or I'd have been stumped.

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