Tuesday, October 7, 2008


You are the winner of Deb's date-a-versary contest!

The ironic thing in all of this, is that Dave was Sean's college roommate for a few years. We go waaaaay back. How ironic! I was assuming one of my sympathetic female readers would win, but it was not to be.

So, Dave, would you have remembered the anniversary? Do tell, do tell.

You can choose from the following prizes:

a. A Starbucks gift card.

b. A cookie-gram, sent to your home.

c. the opportunity to host Sean and I for a weekend in NYC.

d. nothing.

Email me and let me know. I'm sure Sean is hoping you'll pick d.

So, to answer the burning question...did he remember? He called last night from Europe to say hi. Towards the end of our conversation, I said, "you don't know what day it is, do you?"

Sean - "Yes, I do know what day it is."

Me - " Ok, what is it?"

Sean - "It is the 20th anniversary of our first date."

Me - "Were you going to say something about it?"

Sean - "No, why?"

Me - "Well because America is voting on whether or not you remembered."

Sean - "This is on your blog?"

Me - "Of course. Think of it this way, it's like American Idol. You might get famous."

Sean - " Hmm... Well, Happy Anniversary."

Me - "Is that all you want to say about it?"

Sean - " Uhh, yeah. Well, I've known you for a long time."

Me (thinking) - No sh**, Sherlock.

Me - "Yes, it has been a long time."

Wow, you can really feel the romance flowing freely here! I wonder what the conversations will sound like at 25 and 30 years?

The rest of the conversation was your standard run of the mill pleasantry exchange, etc. I did find out he was being flown home on the corporate jet today, which will get him home tonight instead of tomorrow.

Normally, that would be fine. But, I had a girl's wine and movie night planned tonight! Let's just keep that our little secret, shall we?

****Honorable mention to Megan! Did you guys read her poem? Very clever.******

Thanks everyone for playing!!! It really made yesterday more cheerful.


jill jill bo bill said...

Yea for you! And yea for him for remembering! Hope you have a fun time to night. grrrrr

David D. said...

Oh, my God, I can't believe it! I've never won anything before in my life! Oh, there's so many people I want to thank. First of all, I want to thank my Mom and my Dad for always believing in me. This is for you guys! And also to everyone else who participated, you're all winners, and its an honor just to be considered for this award. And thanks To Deb for having this contest and making this all possible. And, of course, thanks to Sean, who 20 years ago yesterday had a date with Deb, never imagining that someday, more than 20 years later, it would lead to this historic victory for me.

As for the prize, without any hesitation, I unhesitatingly choose "C," the opportunity to host Sean and you for a weekend in NYC.

I hesitate to choose "C", however, because it comes with this caveat: for nearly the last 6 years, I lived here in New York with at least one extra bedroom. But I've recently moved into a one bedroom while I am building a townhouse / Off-Off-Broadway theater to live in / run. I've got a fold-out couch in the living room, that you are more than welcome to. Or if you wish, you could wait until next year (I hope) when my townhouse is done, and you could have a bedroom, and your kids could come, too, and they could also have their own separate bedroom. Or--and this would be my first choice--you could come now for a weekend, and come back next year with or without your kids for a weekend.

Let me know which of those options I won!

Christy said...

Woohoo to David. I'm a dope & I forgot to vote after I left my comment...wait, did I forget? I can't remember...

And, he's flying home on a corporate jet? Can I come work for his company. I can write really funny and controversial political commentary for them; who doesn't need that?

Anonymous said...

He remembered, AND didn't just blow it off as "ANOTHER DAY".

Happy for you! I am. I am.

I'm not the petty type like jill.

Tenakim said...

Way to go, Sean!