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Happy 6th Anniversary to Us!

It was six years ago today.  We were hanging out at my house in South Philly when Steve very, very carefully examined my newly painted nails so he had an excuse to hold my hand.  That’s a real slick move, fellas, so take note.  Our first date was walking up Passyunk Ave, which at the time was still largely occupied by upholsterers, neighborhood hardware stores, and other little hole-in-the-wall shops with hand painted signs.   We stopped in the used record store (Beautiful World Syndicate) and I think he might have purchased a Beastie Boys CD…

first date record store

But we had plenty of other NOT-dates before that.  We were inseparable from the night we first met outside our dorm freshman year.  We basically had two years worth of not-dates before the nail incident on January 11, 2007.  Our most memorable not-a-date was when we saw Radiohead play two nights at the Tower Theatre.

before philly radiohead show

south philly cheers

south philly self portrait

But finally we both realized that all these not-dates had so much more potential.  We could face life together, go on adventures during the day and snuggle close at night.  I could cook dinner while he washed the dishes.  And with a little practice running for the trolley, we could win the million dollars on The Amazing Race…because where I end, he begins.  And that’s why we make the best team in the world.

temple university graduation self portrait

eastern state penn self portrait

halloween mask portrait

washington dc botanical garden portrait

vancouver portrait

portland salvage portrait

My favorite date yet in Cahuita National Park in Costa Rica…

cahuita costa rica palm portrait

nyc skyline portrait

boston self portrait

Happy Anniversary, Boo!  I love you. I love us together.  I love our adventures.  And in this race around the world, we’re in first place.


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