Met on the corner of Yonge and Carleton.
Liked her fuzzy gray sweater.
Went to see Total Eclipse. (The amount of Leonardo DiCaprio-on-David Thewlis sex made it less-than-perfect as a first date movie.)
Went to the Living Well. Had coffees and dessert.
Took her back to her place. (Run-down rooming house on Bathurst.)
Talked for a while.
Came to the conclusion that she hated me.
Three days later.
Still 1995. Still Toronto.
Played NHL Hockey on Sega Genesis with Otto.
Said she had a really nice time and would like to do it again.
Have not — nor ever will — let go of her since.
Was my Awesome Girlfriend.
Now my Lovely Wife.
Happy 10 Years, Sweetie. I love you.
(She’s the one on the right.)