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Dippy the Diplodocus

Alexis’s version:  We first met October 2011 at Dippy the dinosaur outside the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, where a group of people from our grad program were meeting up to volunteer for a library benefit.  Though technically our first meeting, we really only learned each other’s names.  (There was an amusing incident where I thought I’d lean against a shrub to see if it could support my weight since it felt very springy, which it could, but then felt pretty embarrassed when I had a hard time getting off the shrub.)

Marcus doing his impression of Alexis lying on that shrub.  (That's not what it looked like at all.)

Marcus doing his impression of Alexis lying on that shrub. (That’s not what it looked like at all.)

The real first meeting (and what we now both refer to as our first date) came two days later at our friend Ryan’s potluck.  I had been debating going since I had met Ryan only a couple days before meeting Marcus and was worried about not knowing anyone.  Then I got a grip, decided it was a great way to get to know some people and went anyway.  The first person I saw when I walked in the door was Marcus, and I felt relief that I already “knew” someone.  We started talking right off the bat and talked more or less the rest of the party.  (Which, I might add, lasted 8 hours, because that’s how Ryan rolls.)  We’d split up to get more food or drink and talk to other people, but we always wound up together again.   We covered a lot of topics in those 8 hours including opera, which led to us seeing La Traviata at the Pittsburgh Opera later that same week.  At that point we were not sure if it was a date – though the whole thing felt very date-like – but a week later we went out again and it was pretty clear we knew it was a date and would probably lead to something more.

Our first Washington Nationals game right after moving to D.C.

Our first Washington Nationals game right after moving to D.C.

Since then we’ve gone through grad school, moving in together, graduation where our parents met for the first time, a major job hunt for two newly minted MLISes, unemployment and underemployment and disliking of at least one job, getting engaged!, full-time job offers from the same library system!, a move to the DC metro area, and visits from and with all kinds of friends and family interspersed throughout.

Marcus’s version: 
Pretty much what she said, except, you know, funnier.

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