Mar 13, 2007
The momentAva's version: I fell in love with Shane in the span of 15 minutes... or about the time it took me to walk from Buca di Beppo to the Powell Bart station. Although we had been working together at Scient for several weeks beforehand, something about that evening made me see him in an entirely new light. As I left the restaurant that night, with each progressive step, I kept thinking about what a cool person he was, and how much I enjoyed talking to him... I felt happier and warmer. By the time my train arrived I realized that I had a crush on him!
The next couple of following weeks were pretty hard. I wanted to know more about him, and spend more time with him, but seeing as he was my group's advisor, we never had an opportunity to be alone, and as my training easily kept me in the office for over 70hr/week, those tasks were going to prove difficult. I couldn't make it obvious that I was interested, so I had to result to getting my group to scout out some responses for me. The top two on the list? "Was he single?" (of course), and "Was he gay?" (this is SF after all).
Some days following, luck shined upon me as I was in the training room by myself wrapping up some documentation. He walked in with a bag of McD's fries (his addiction at the time). Earlier that day a colleague had posted 4 tix to see Moby in concert... playing the night after our project together ended. It was fate! I asked him if he'd ever seen Moby before live, and if he was interested in going. He said 'Yes'. Yes everybody, it was I who made the first move!!!
Our first kiss: Our last night of Blast we had a team dinner. Following, Shane invited us back to his place. I fenagled myself out of my party plans that evening, and he offered me a ride to the train if I agreed to stay longer. As the rest of my group left, it was just me and him. He gave me a hug, and as it started to end I didn't pull away. He kissed me! He asked me to stay, and to both of our surprise, I heard myself say: "You've been drinking tonight, so I won't. I'm going to go and let you think about what happened here, but I will see you tomorrow and if you still want me to stay I will!"
The rest... as they say "Is history!" I've loved every moment we've spent together, and I've never felt more right and better completed with anyone before than with him. Every step along the way in our relationship has been a blessing and I am looking forward to all the things to come.