[This giveaway has now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered, and congratulations to Jeannine S, the winner.]
This morning while Fiona was getting ready for school a commercial came on for a dating site, and the people talked about how if it hadn’t been for that dating website they never would have met. Fiona turned to me and said “Did you and Daddy meet online?” I tried to explain to her that “online” as she has always known it (she’s eight) didn’t exist back when Daddy and I met. In the ‘80s if I was “online” I was probably standing in front of Shea’s Buffalo Theater trying to get tickets to a-ha. (If you don’t know who or what a-ha is, just stay off my lawn, OK?)
So how did we meet? There’s this great Facebook app that helps you tell your story through pictures and updates and other events from your Facebook timeline where you and another person have crossed paths. This is amazing. What a thing to be able to see your shared online history in a nice little package!
The only problem? My husband has NO facebook history! None! I got him the account years ago just so that I could grab his name for the custom URL, because maybe some day far in the future he would want it. And the account has just been sitting there.
It’s quite pathetic, really. I’m his only friend. Oh, others have tried. I logged on to his account one day a couple years after I’d created it and he had dozens of friend requests just sitting there, dozens of people thinking that he didn’t care about them enough to click a button and let them into his online life.
So, making our “How We Met” story was fun in an amazing, OMG-I’m-married-to-a-ghost kind-of way. He’s not even tagged in any of our pictures. Why bother, he’ll never see them! You can see our whole How We Met story here, and laugh at the fact that all of the “friends” in our story are mine. For goodness’ sake, he doesn’t even have an avatar. He might as well not exist.
My husband. Isn’t he handsome?
But, since most people are not completely social-media-averse like my husband, you will probably get a story from the app that is less one-sided. And it doesn’t have to be a romantic partner – you can use the app to make a How We Met story with a friend, too! Whoever is special to you.
So how did we meet? It was summer. I was about to start my senior year of high school, he was about to start college. We were both on the verge of breaking up with our high-school boyfriend/girlfriend. And I got a crappy summer job going door-to-door raising money for an environmental organization. And he worked there too.
We were only there together for two weeks, but we exchanged phone numbers. We had a few innocent dinners, and talked each other through the break-ups. And the rest, as they say, is history. :-)
So, what’s your story? Click here to create your own How We Met story! Then leave a link to the story in a comment on this post and you’ll be entered to win two fantastic Windows 8 Phones: one to keep, and one to give away to that other person you share so much with! The winner will get a red HTC 8X, and a red Nokia Lumia 920. The winner will get to choose either AT&T or Verizon phones (all set-up and monthly charges will be the responsibility of the winner – I’m just giving you the phones).
You must leave a comment with your story link on this post in order to be entered. You can only enter once. Prize fulfillment will be carried out by the Windows Phone team. You must be at least 18 years of age to enter, and prize can only be shipped within the US. Void where prohibited by law. The giveaway ends at 11:59pm PST on February 13th, 2013.
The winner will be chosen by random.org. The winner will be emailed and the winner’s name will be posted at the top of this post once the winner is verified. It is each entrant’s responsibility to make sure that their entry appears in the comment section, and to contact me before the drawing if there is a problem. Entries that do not follow the rules stated in this post will not be approved. See my complete Giveaway Rules page for more information.
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