last week was jeanine and i’s anniversary

jeanine in isla vista

its the sweetest story ever. i had such a crush on her. then we went on three dates and there was no spark.

i probably thought she was boring and she probably thought i was a dick.


and suddenly jeanine was playing guitar for me and i was all whoa nelly!

turned out she was hiding all of her magic behind her beautiful hair.

but when she played guitar there was no hiding anything, it came out


and i said to myself: i must have her.

spring break was about to happen but the first day of spring break coincided with The California Collegiate Journalism Awards.

jeanine and i both worked at the college paper and the awards that year were up in Sacramento.

she had a relatively new car. i did not. “hey wanna drive up to Sacto with me?” she asked.

i was all OMG YES! except this was back in the day so we didnt say OMG YES!

we said why yes, m’lady.

i had plans to kiss her in Buellton home of the famous split pea soup.

oh i had so many designs.

and right when i was getting in the car, floppy haired Trevor Topp goes “hey Jeanine, got room for one more!”

ruined everything.

i steamed from the back seat all the way up there.

as was tradition, all the men from our newspaper wore dresses to the awards.

mine was exceptionally beautiful and also i was quite nervous.

so in the hotel room i grabbed her and gave her a huge kiss

that night i won an amazing award, but better yet that night i had a girlfriend

who would be in my life for centuries later.

happy anniversary jeanine rosario natale.

im a little jealous yr still in isla vista :)