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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

How it happend, Part 1

So this is my story....A story about faith, trust, and above all - Hashgocha. Two bloggers going about our blogging business, clicking from link to link. Over the months the number of blogs on my favorites list increased and after a while, I got to chatting with some bloggers. I was trying to remain anonymous and had no ulterior motives in my blogging endeavors, other than to air my views and rant about the shidduch system. Little did I know what I was about to discover.

I think it was over the Chanuka/winter vacation, when I was out of the office and had plenty of time on my hands. This is when Shopa and I met via our blogs and started IMing. A lot. After a while, it was apparent we had quite a lot in common - apart from the 3500 miles between us. It was good chatting to someone on the same wavelength, someone I could relate to and who related to what I said. We kept up general chat for a while until I eventually found out her first name! I mean, it’s not that it means anything because we are 3500 miles apart!

So the weeks go by, shidduch suggestions come & go, dates from hell, dates from the boring world of grey normality. And each of us would come home and blog about how bad it was, how lonely we felt and how useless the system was. We chatted some more and did our own thing. There was at some point before that when P-Life started his blog of Jewish Orthodox single bloggers, with a network to join. P-life suggested that J.O.S.B. Was the way forward - I mean, you'd know so much about the person from their OWN writing and both people could read about each other first. I was not convinced. A) I could not relate a blogger to a normal suggested shidduch; B) who would want to meet me after reading what I write and C) there were no prospective orthodox female bloggers within 1000 miles from me that I knew of.

And so, Shopa and I continued to chat, until it was very apparent it could no longer go on like that. Either we met up for real or dropped the whole thing.

It was late one evening, after an office team meeting down at the pub and a few pints (of blood left in my alcohol system). As always, traveling back I had time to put thoughts to email - which is exactly what I did.

"Take me drunk, I'm home" was how it started off. Despite the fact that I wrote it 4 times because my battery kept dying, and I had the wrong email addresses. I still can’t recall exactly what I wrote. All I remember now is that I got a simple reply. My name is _____ _______. My number is ___ ___-____."

I called her (numerous times) over the next few days and she sounded even better than she typed! (DUH!)

Over the next week or two everything goes great and we swap references too! We have more in common in real life than first thought!

You may think, as the saying goes, "... and the rest is history" but just as I get things rolling in the next telephone conversation she says she wants to cool off for at least a month.....


"IF NEITHER OF US ARE ENGAGED BY THEN ... WE WILL TAKE IT FROM THERE"


to be continued....

20 Comments:

  • At 2:26 PM, Blogger exsemgirl said…

    so nu...
    Waiting for part two...

    Hmmm so if I want to copy you I also have to get drunk? Or can I leave that to him?

     
  • At 2:54 PM, Blogger kishmech said…

    Take me drunk i'm home? rofl.

    YOu missed out a wellwisher. I'm hurt.

     
  • At 4:00 PM, Blogger Tamara said…

    <---I am a "hooking up via blogging" success story. Well, I'm not engaged, but for what it's worth, you could say I have a man. :)

     
  • At 4:44 PM, Blogger Karl said…

    Part II will be along when its ready.
    XSG - you serious? I wasnt actually drunk, just a little looser! (plus by the fourth time i sent email, 36 hours later, it wasnt really the same effect). If you want a hook up, I know someone who would help.

    Kish - sorry for the oversight but you stopped blogging for a while. You have now been added to the wall of fame!

    Tamara - you are nearly there & we are all rooting for you.

     
  • At 4:57 PM, Blogger dragon said…

    if neither of you are engaged in a month?? am i the only one who sees the problem with that statement?
    (mazel tov, great story! waiting to hear more)

     
  • At 9:04 PM, Blogger Littleredridinghoodie said…

    I know the song... but I did not write it...

    Artist: Semisonic Lyrics
    Song: Closing Time Lyrics

    Closing time - time for you to go out, go out into the world.
    Closing time - turn the lights up over every boy and every girl.
    Closing time - one last call for alcohol, so finish your whiskey or beer.
    Closing time - you don't have to go home but you can't stay here.

    I know who I want to take me home.
    I know who I want to take me home.
    I know who I want to take me home.
    Take me home...

    Closing time - time for you to go back to the places you will be from.
    Closing time - this room won't be open 'til your brothers or you sisters
    come.
    So gather up your jackets, and move it to the exits - I hope you have found
    a
    friend.
    Closing time - every new beginning comes from some other beginning'send.

    Yeah, I know who I want to take me home.
    I know who I want to take me home.
    I know who I want to take me home.
    Take me home...

    Closing time - time for you to go back to the places you will be from...

    I know who I want to take me home.
    I know who I want to take me home.
    I know who I want to take me home.
    Take me home...

    Closing time - every new beginning comes from some other beginning'send...

     
  • At 1:59 AM, Blogger Pragmatician said…

    I've always said that reality is stranger than fiction.
    Thanks for finnaly giving us an idea of what transpired here.

     
  • At 9:54 AM, Blogger Eshet Chayil said…

    I've been following this since the begining. lol

     
  • At 12:15 PM, Blogger kishmech said…

    slightly mollified....sniff.....i never stopped, time just went too fast. Excuses, excuses karl. tsk tsk.

     
  • At 4:05 PM, Blogger FrumGirl said…

    This is like a soap opera! More, more!

     
  • At 5:47 PM, Blogger Lvnsm27 said…

    I second that 'more'

     
  • At 7:11 AM, Blogger kishmech said…

    More more. hehe.

     
  • At 7:18 AM, Blogger David_on_the_Lake said…

    Ahhh the prequel...
    :-)
    I never heard this part of the story...
    Looking back..you are probably wondering..what the heck was I waiting for?
    You guys couldve been an old married couple by now..lol

     
  • At 3:58 PM, Blogger kasamba said…

    I LOVE THIS STORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • At 3:22 AM, Blogger yingele said…

    Hey - N I C E! :-D

     
  • At 3:23 AM, Blogger yingele said…

    Btw, you forgot to play the easteneders dumdeedeedum at the end ;p

     
  • At 8:20 PM, Blogger Semgirl said…

    Mazal Tov a sach Yiddishe nachas..

    Eishet I was following this story before you lol..

     
  • At 4:38 AM, Blogger notahottie said…

    well i wasn't following this story, i just happened upon it and oh my g-d you guys are soooo cute!!!!!! this is so exciting!!! mazal tov and enjoy this special time!

     
  • At 12:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hey hook up moiy! she also deserves a guy from the blogging.

     
  • At 4:31 PM, Blogger Karl said…

    We are trying to. If anyone has any decent suggestions please let us know in confidence.

     

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