October 17th, 1993 I declared my love for Julie and we became a couple. After three days of intensive messaging over the internet (this is pre-iChat — we’re talking shell technology here with YTalk — Old school, yo!), I drove down the coast from Berkeley to Santa Barbara in my dads’s crappy 240 Z which overheated like 3 times on the way down, just to be with her. It was a Thursday night. We hadn’t even ever kissed yet, and yet we decided we wanted to live the rest of our lives together. That’s love. I made the right choice, and I was sooo damn lucky.