Saturday, November 1, 2008

Online Dating

Back in 1995 my Uncle Ron called me over to show me this cool computer he bought. it was a Packard Bell model with a 133meg processor and 32megs of ram and a huge 2 gig hard drive. Later we started calling it "Packard Hell" but i doubt that is an original term. We had a huge argument about its worth, I was calling it an over priced type writer. That's when he showed me A.O.L. and the addiction began.
My first Screen name was Gator9571 and i was spending all my free time in chat rooms. I had fifty people on my buddy list and by 1996 i didn't have to enter a chat room to chat i would get I.M.'ed the second i signed on. I wasn't looking for a date when i met Kim, it just kinda happened to turn out that way. I was in Florida and Kim was Living in Arkansas. We talked online for two months and then started making AT&T stock holders very happy. I moved out there and found the area very beautiful, but the people where a little off. No alcohol, No fool langauge and church every sunday. Now im not saying thats why they are a little off, I tried to clean up my act. Its when they started preaching No premarridal sex that i began to choke. Come on!!!! where's the love? Needless to say the relationship between Kim and I didn't work out and I went back to florida never to return to Arkansas.
The year is now 1997 and it has happend once more. This time her name is Donna and I am back into the Phone stage and the stock holders are happy as hell due to my $700 a month phone bill. My Uncle Ron thinks im a loser and my Friends want to stage an intervention for me. One fine day in November of 1997 Donna had a bussniss meeting in Fort Lauderdale and stops by Jacksonville for a three day visit. We Hit it off and in January of 1998, I once agian moved this time to Chicago.
Flash forward ten years and Donna and I are still together happly married. My current computer is light years ahead of that old packard Hell, But the only thing i do on it now is Gaming and Blogs.

3 comments:

HeatherPride said...

I just love a happy ending!

King of New York Hacks said...

Nice. If only there was nonage or skype back then you'd be more well of than Bill Gates !! Damn those phone bills of yesteryear !!!!

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