After four years of living in Silicon Valley, I decided I couldn't take the boredom anymore. I was living in San Jose and every time I wanted to have fun I would drive to the crazy hills of San Francisco where I had to be careful not to get drunk. If I did get drunk I would have to either rent an expensive hotel or sleep in my car and if I didn't get drunk, I would get the pleasure of driving all the way back to San Jose (I mean this in the most sarcastic sense). Thus... I moved to NYC. After a few months there I mustered up the courage to go to Broadway Dance Center and took their beginning hip hop workshop with Joanna Numata. Little did I know that taking that class would lead to meeting my wife.
Fast forward a few months... and I was taking another class that Joanna Numata offers at Ripley Grier for those who have taken her workshop. It was in one of the those workshops that I met Melissa. At first we really didn't even notice each other. We eventually exchanged contact information and that was about it.
A few months later was my first birthday in NYC... I started inviting everyone I knew to a birthday bash that I was throwing for myself at a venue called Park. I pinged Melissa via chat to come, but she kept stating that she was sick so, being my usual self I said: "Come anyway, alcohol cures everything". Surprisingly, Melissa does show up at the party. Apparently, she felt sorry for me because she thought I didn't have any friends, but it so happened that a whole bunch of my friends had come to my party. Anyway, when she met me I was already seven shots of tequila in and I was pretty well buzzed. All I remember afterwards is people telling me that I ended up having 4-5 more shots and that is all.
The next morning I wake up and Melissa is next to me (fully clothed) and I blurted out... "this is cool". Anyway, we spent the entire day talking about our lives and values and it is with that that we became strongly connected. Ever since that day, we haven't been apart for more than a week and that has only happened once.
I guess the moral of the story is ... Dance ... be Friendly... and you may meet your future wife :)