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On this day

Dear Joe,

Today is special. It’s not our anniversary, and it’s not either of our birthdays. But 8 years ago today, you came into my life. You remember, right? It’s a story we’ve recounted to one another a grillion times.

It was a Monday, Labor Day. The season opener for USC football. We were playing Auburn. You were sitting right behind me in the stands. I was sitting next to another guy, who I had walked to the game with (gasp!). But as you know, he’s now married to someone else. Obviously, things didn’t really work out between us.

You were wearing a USC t-shirt and a baseball cap that you had  placed at a jaunty angle on the side of his head. What you were thinking rocking the “homeboy” hat tilt, I’ll still never know. Sometimes, you threaten to bust out that hat and wear it around town like a G. I should probably sneak into your closet soon and hide it from you, lest you carry out such an awful plan.

You introduced yourself to me on the walk over to the stadium, then again at the game, then about half way through the first quarter, reminded me that your name was Joe. “I remember,” I told you, turning back around, somewhat uninterested. But I did remember. I remembered the next Monday, when I saw you in our 8am seminar. We waved hi to one another. Soon we were sitting next to one another. Eating lunch together. Becoming friends. Then more.

Joe, I don’t know if I really believe in fate or destiny or any of that hulabaloo, but like I’ve told you before, if there was ever anything that could convince me of it, it’s September 2, 2002. I can’t explain why the universe organized our lives in such a way so that you would be seated behind me in a stadium filled with 80,000 to 90,000 people. But I’m sure glad it did.

Thank you for being you. I’m glad you’re my friend.

Love you,


PS – It’s pretty fitting that USC’s 2010 season opener is tonight, isn’t it?

{Image Credit: the always amazing Jose Villa. I honestly can’t wait to hire the man someday!}

3 Responses

  1. Soo Swwwweeet :)

  2. awwww! you guys are cute.

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