Ten years ago today I married my college sweetheart.
Our first dinner out together was the result of a lost “bet” over a game of ping pong (or was it pool? how weird that our memories fade so quickly as we get older). Mind you – it wasn’t the first “bet” that had been lost. I lost the first time, but cooked a simple dinner of sauteed chicken and broccoli with rice as my “payment.” When Bryan lost, he “paid” by taking me out to a nice dinner on Newbury Street.
Our first real date was at Icarus, an iconic South End establishment that finally closed in 2009 after 31 years. We saw Phantom of the Opera afterwards.
Pre-dating days . . .”just friends”
Though we were poor college students, Bryan never failed to treat me lavishly during our years of dating. By the time we graduated from college, we had enjoyed nice meals at places such as Julien’s (formerly in the Langham hotel – now closed), Aujourd’hui (formerly in the Four Seasons – now closed), and Hamersly’s Bistro, among others.
Bryan proposed on a mountain top amidst beautiful fall foliage in October. If you ever plan on visiting Boston, definitely come in October. It’s by far the prettiest month here. We were married 11 months later, right in Boston overlooking the Charles River, the Zakim Bridge, and Beacon Hill.
And here we are, ten years later.
But hey, opposites attract and complement each other. Thanks for being a wonderful partner all these years. I look forward to many more decades to come.
So how are we celebrating? Bryan treated me to a spa treatment at Canyon Ranch Spa this afternoon. Tonight, we will be having the full menu degustation here. Happy Anniversary!
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