Tuesday, October 07, 2008

spt



100 things about me, #7...

He used to bring me Reese's Peanut Butter Cups before we were dating.

we met at work, a restaurant called The Hometown Grill, in alpharetta, GA. i was working my favorite schedule, which meant i was usually free to go home by five.

he was the new guy in the kitchen. he didn't even have to show up until four. he started coming in early to eat his *shift meal* before work. he would sit at the bar where i tended to the afternoon golf-channel-watching crowd. he would have to find a way to compete with the *tipping* customers.

there was a BP gas station next door. he began stopping there on his way in. he would buy me Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. it was 1996; there was a special Reese's that came in a yellow wrapper and had a chocolate cookie mixed in with all that peanut buttery goodness. i never see those anymore. pity.

he kept this up for six months before i agreed to go out on a date. i hate to think about how many chocolate-y calories i consumed in those six months...



40 comments:

Rachael said...

I am so glad that I have not gotten addicted to Reese's...I think they could become a dangerous thing!!!!
That is sweet he would bring you candy to bride you to go out with him! You are one tough cookie...6 months until you agreed??? Way to play hard to get!

michelle said...

I love the photo, and the story behind it!

Aranne and Dan said...

Cute story about the Reeses!! I enjoyed the SPT. I also like working on the 100 things!

Kim Sue said...

cute story....this is a great idea, hopefully I can work on mine this evening!

Rebekah said...

six months! that is persistence, my friend. a prize worth waiting for.

Courtney said...

that is the sweetest thing EVER!!! I can't believe it took you all of 6 months to relent and give in!

Jenn said...

Choc and PB would win me over too! cute story.

It's nice to be back SPTing after a month's long break.

Oct's idea is genius

wende said...

great story - and don't you know that you're NEVER supposed to think about how many chocolate-y calories you consumed? never. they're all in the past man.

Janiece said...

Thanks for "helping" me to get my 100 list started.
I love the courtship story. That is so sweet...in more way s that one. Have a great day.

Kelly said...

Cute story, and I love the picture of you peeking from behind. Don't have a heart attack, but I actually participated this week! :) It couldn't have been a more perfect challenge for me this week. Great timing!

Katie A. said...

That is so cute!

What a great idea for October's SPT challenges. Now...where did my list go?

Missy :o) said...

what a 'sweet' story!!

Sarah said...

6 months? That is persistence! What a cute story to go along with your SPT.

Becky said...

Lelly--that is such a great story...and now you have written down so you'll never forget.

Cute SP too! Now I'm off to do my photo-taking :)

Alisha said...

Ah, the bliss of courtship. (And the calories, too! I ate out sooooo much while dating.) Ah, those were the days.

Can we go back?

Amber Grannis said...

that is so sweet! and what a smart man -- everyone knows the way to a woman's heart is through chocolate!

Hannah said...

Such a cute start to your love story- now I will think of you guys every time I eat a Reese's!

Janna said...

How sweet!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

This is such a sweet story. I'm so glad he persevered and beat out the tippers.

amy m said...

anyone can be won with chocolate. :) cute story.

I keep meaning every week to get back to spt. I'm hoping after this week it will stick. Thanks, it was fun to go back and look at my 100 list.

Lene said...

reese's peanut butter cups - yummy!

six months - harsh!

october's spt - fun!

Jeanette said...

What a sweet story (no pun intended). I love to hear how people met.

Holly said...

Loved hearing more of your backstory--and that candy can be so persuasive--eventually.

The monkey bunch said...

Got to love chocolate and peanut butter- no better combination. Cute story.

Michelle @ A Happy Heart said...

Such a cute post Lelly! I love that he brought this to you, were these your favorites? Such a "sweet" gesture and a great candy bar to boot!

Bren's Life said...

What a Great idea! Although my #14 is dumb & will be hard to write on...
Love your picture...

Jill said...

That's such a great story! I love these SPT assignments and think it will be so cool to see the incredible variety involved with them.

mommy nurse said...

Love your SPT and the assignment. I am working on my list.

Liz said...

I love to hear how people met. I married my fiance's best friend!!!

Dacia said...

Great story! That's my husband's favorite candy. I'm a reeses pieces fan myself.

Elizabeth said...

I love this. I am finally back!

MaryRC said...

Frozen mini reeses cups... my fave choc/pb combo. I bet it is so totally worth all of that caloric intake. and what a sweet intake it is...

Cecilia said...

I've always loved your SPT posts, but never been brave enough to participate.
So, finally this month I decided to just come out of the closet and do it.
I had so much fun writing my 100 list two months ago and I'm so excited to read everyone's SPT this month.....giggles

Reese's.....yummy!!!!

Lucy said...

love your story, Lelly. It was very well told too:)

Chris said...

I love this post. How sweet and I love peanut butter and chocolate together too. YUM!!

carlo said...

what a SWEET idea. :)

hi friend. don't faint but i actually did spt this week.

you made it so easy...

patsy said...

I think I am the only one in the bloggin universe that can't find my 100's list!!?
I know I made one once, but I didn't label it, obviously.... so glad so many people participated this week- fun reading.
cute post about the pb cups :)

Laurie said...

What a sweet post (NO pun intended). I used to love Reese's and now I can't bring myself to indulge in one.

Alisa said...

I love this months spt- thanks for such a great theme!

I echo everyone else. I love the story behind the reese's and I too will think of you when I eat them. They are my hubs favorite treat.

Barb said...

You and Michelle both have such pretty pictures with your shiny counters this week!
(Ken used to give me Kitkat bars)