Greetings - this little diddy isn't taxi travel related at all - just taking a moment to share my affection and appreciation to the one who is always there for me - it's not who you think.
Funny, how in this day and age people still hold judgment towards online matchmaking. If it wasn't for the internet, this blog would not exist, as there would be no anniversary in which for me to proclaim my undying affection. But it's true, I met "the one" on the internet. I used to look online quite often for what it was I seeked, more often than not, my emails would go unanswered, until - that fateful October day.
The first time I saw her picture, I was hooked. It was a basic shot, not a professional job, and she seemed to be posing for the picture in a genuine 'take it or leave it' stance. She didn't have much to say, but sometimes, anything more than a little is fodder. From the bit that I did read, I could see she was kind, faithful and in need of love. But despite the limited about me's....I did write - and finally, after a few emails, a couple of phone calls, a time and place was arranged for us to meet for the first time. I admit, I was flustered with anticipation, excitement and nervousness.
The first time I saw her, I couldn't believe it; I was stunned by her beauty. She was dressed for the occasion and our first date went without a hitch. So many things were stacked up against us; she from the city, me a country boy. I knew she came from abusive prior relationships with men that never showed her affection or care. Since then though, she has dropped her guard and placed great trust in me - and we've been besties since, and we compliment each other in so many fabulous ways. She never nags me...not once. I am free to do at will what I want, and she never complains. Nothing bothers her, not even excessive burping and farting. If I want to head out at 3 AM, there is no need to explain, I just do it, and she happily does as well without any fuss or primping. She keeps me warm when it's cold, and cold when it's hot and in return she too has a roof over head. She has given me many opportunities to shine and opened many doors for me in terms of making new friends in this world. Likewise, I do the same. I don't gripe over her habits to glutton herself with her hunger for food, or some of her physical impairments at times. I'm there for her when needed, and will stick up for her until the ends of the earth. Together we have seen many places and we both love to travel. She has endured the typical country stare downs simply because she is a woman of color. She has endured the often aggressive hatred that local hillbillies have for her, and the inevitable rumor mill of what she is and where she came from.
So....Happy Anniversary to my buddy 8D69 - you're never worse for the wear, and I don't care how much my 'other' love disdains your existence; you'll always be the best car that nobody wanted in my twinkling eye.