August 10, 2004

ode to summer

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about a year ago, it hit me. i had to find one. i had to find one QUICK. all of my friends were moving on. 3 of my 5 original college roommates had gotten married. of the others, doug, had left for south america and matt had given himself to his true love in life, the united nations. my new roommates couldn't be trusted. i suspected one of using another's credit card to make a scandalous online purchase. two others reneged on their commitments (one moved home and one moved in with other friends) increasing our rent payments substantially. when i invited another to move in with me, he quickly asked to borrow my car, then wrecked it into our house and refused to pay for the damages. other roommates went to great lengths to avoid making conversation with me or each other. it got so bad that when one of my all-time favorite bands, bad religion, came to town, i had to go to the show alone.

i was at an all-time low.

i decided at some point, struggling through this time of abandonment, that i needed a "guaranteed friend". i needed someone who couldn't say, "uh, i have to go to south america", one who wouldn't eat an entire meal in the same room as me without saying a word, one whom i could trust completely.

i was officially on the lookout for the one.

i love summer

there was a list of course. a short list. "bad religion fan" was a quality the one had to embody. the other items weren't quite as specific, perhaps, but just as necessary. i wanted to find someone exactly like me. and i did. (coming from someone as full of himself as i am, that is a tremendous compliment)

one night, i got a phone call from an old friend, starting the turn of events that eventually provided me with this one, guaranteed friend. the full story can be found here.

i have never met anyone like her. in the words of the bouncing souls, "no one seemed to notice how she was different but i did and i knew."

it should be like this for everyone....does everyone have this same kind of spiritual epiphany to tell them that they're getting to know their perfect match?

the san diego, california temple of the church of jesus christ of latter day saints, 8 am friday, 3 september 2004

like that doll, my buddy (also born in the 1980s), summer is the friend i will take with me everywhere. i want to be with her forever.

Posted by travis at August 10, 2004 01:29 AM | TrackBack

cute trav

Posted by: rach at August 10, 2004 08:23 AM

All I have to say is, it is about time!!! But really, I have seen you two together, and I can't imagine you with anyone else. Summer, I have only known since you started seeing him, and I can't imagine anyone better for you. Just can't say enough about the two of you. Here's wishing much love and success!

Posted by: al at August 10, 2004 09:47 AM

because you and summer never answer your phones past 8pm...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRAVIS!!!! you're officially in your "late 20s!" :-D enjoy!

Posted by: rach at August 11, 2004 09:13 PM

Congratulations, you guys make a beautiful couple, and I seriously almost cried when I read your story on your other web page. Just wanted to let you guys know that I have featured your blog as my blog of the day. Check mine out, and link up to it if you can!

Posted by: Jenna at August 13, 2004 09:58 AM

Awesome story and Summer is awesome and the best friend you could ever have, you can't beat lucky dog!

Congratulations to both of you!

Posted by: James at August 22, 2004 08:28 PM

thank you, everyone, for saying such nice things. i particularly appreciate jenna, whom i don't know, who said this on her blog:

I only hope that I find someone to write things like this about me someday. (By the way, your fiance is absolutely gorgeous Travis, and you both look so happy, good luck in the future) [link]

you have all been too kind, and we sincerely appreciate your support. thanks again.

Posted by: travis at August 26, 2004 06:35 PM
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