Sunday, February 27, 2011

Thank you Facebook :)

Ok - this is my husband Jimmy.

And in honor of The Social Network being nominated for the best picture Oscar tonight...I thought I would express my love for Facebook. Not just because it has essentially changed our lives as we all know it...but in particular for providing a 21 year old boy and a 19 year old girl a means for starting off a relationship in 2005. Without "The" Facebook (haha - remember that!?), who knows where Jimmy and I would be? Let me start from the beginning and you'll see what I mean.

2005 was when Facebook was only available to certain colleges/universities and you were only able to sign up if you had a college email. In the summer of 2005, I met Jimmy through some mutual friends...but ran into him outside of a bar. For more of that story see the "about us" page. But moving on...after we went back to our respective cities, the way we started talking/flirting with each other was through Facebook messages. Yes, and texting and some calling. But these messages were where it all began. It absolutely blows my mind to go back to these messages from almost 6 years ago (even crazier/awesome that Facebook keeps all these messages!!!) and see how we flirted and talked to each other online. So what did I do? Found them in my archives and placed them within my blog. So I can read them always and forever. So I can make my blog into a book and we can show our future kids. So you can see how this thing called Facebook changed our lives :)

**As a warning, these are written going into our junior year of college, so they are hilarious and what a fun/different life we led! I just copied a few that were read a few or them all. Mainly, they are for me to never forget when we first met and remember all the reasons that I love my husband...**

The day after we met...

Brittany July 26, 2005 at 12:09pm
Do you really remember when I went to that assembly at Aquinas because if so you have an amazing memory because my mom doesn't even remember that? Oh and I just saw a truck driving down the street that had gotten in a wreck on the front end and had written on the side pointing to the damage "a woman borrowed it" that is funny shit
Jimmy July 26, 2005 at 4:36pm Report
of course i remember that, i thought you were really good looking and i asked someone, and they said it was mrs bruns daughter. I said, OH but i really do remember. ANyways, thats that and im calling you now, so ill talk to you in 10 secs.
Brittany July 27, 2005 at 8:57pm
hey thanks for talking to me for like 45 minutes today! not like i have anything else to do like study for a final and do a presentation..just kidding. well when you come down on friday you should for sure come drink and eat at rusty's if I am working...otherwise i might have to kill you. just kidding, but seriously this is serious shit. have a wonderful thursday at work...
Jimmy July 28, 2005 at 4:25pm Report
thats the plan stan....ill see you friday night....oh and please be scantily clad if youd like a large tip.


Brittany July 29, 2005 at 2:13am
scantily clad? luckily i can figure out what that means. I really hate going to the bars because I am always so paranoid about getting caught because obviously I am not 21. Wouldn't that be a miracle if in a month I turned 21 and not 20. I would really like that...but it will never happen and I will be a loser for my entire junior year because the only place I can go is rusty's which is trashy. I am excited you all are coming should be a GREAT time tomorrow!! but i still have a boyfriend...but i really think you are totally awesome and we need to hang out all the time! I am coming to KC the beginning of next week....yes we will hang out for just a little bit. i am sorry because I am drunk not be mad. Call me when you get into town tomorrow and have fun at work :) Tell Ben I said hi...I had a lovely time talking to him earlier

*my commentary - it's hilarious to me that Jimmy said dress scantily clad and I didn't smack him in the face...but I guess some things just never change, right? This next one is Jimmy just being nice, but please note it was sent at 2:15AM- omg, when was the last time you sent someone a Facebook message at that time? Or really, you were awake at that time? :)

Jimmy August 22, 2005 at 2:15am Report
just wanted to wish you a happy first day of classes i had a very eventful night, and i will call you tomorrow after we both get done with classes. TAlk to you then. PIECE


*my commentary - this was my way of flirting I guess? apparently I was creepy back then too!

Brittany August 24, 2005 at 1:27am
jimmy, i love the new and dave are so cute (that is his name right?) sorry i got home later than i thought, i ended up very much not being able to drive myself home so i had to wait for a ride. and i am really sorry if that was creepy by any means tonight asking if we could hang out on my birthday...i didn't mean to be like that...i just think it would be fun. i am glad you had fun at your classes today! i will maybe talk to you tomorrow sometime, if not have a wonderful day!

*my commentary - Jimmy still tells me this today that I need to get rid of some of my Facebook friends...

Jimmy September 16, 2005 at 3:54am Report
271 friends whats up with that. i know you have like 565 more but seriously mine are real...whats up withe that... soryr i drank a lot of beers and i cant text or call youbeaucwe your sasleep ....maybe later baby....

* my commentary - this is my favorite string of messages :)

Jimmy September 26, 2005 at 4:00pm Report
hey if you ever clear out your inbox i might send you some of the wonderful pictures from last weekend. i dunno just a thought.
Brittany September 29, 2005 at 12:20am
I just wanted to let you know of my strong feelings I am having right now. I really do not like accounting and tests in general...specifically I am very angry at receivables and the need for bad debt expense and allowance for bad debt accounts (why don't people just pay their bills so I don't have to learn about what to do with their uncollectibles?). And I am really hating that we do not live in the same city. Just cause after a night like this, even though you are out...I would love to be at your apartment with Toby and see you when you come home. How's that for expressing my feelings :) HOpe you had a wonderful evening!
Jimmy September 29, 2005 at 2:53am Report
can you really be this perfect or will i wake up from this awesome dream soon??
Brittany September 29, 2005 at 1:36pm
BOO!! ok good you're awake...Jimmy this is not a dream. My name is Brittany Bruns, I live in Manhattan, love your dog, your friends, and you. I am real. And we are really dating...oh and thanks for coaxing me through my random thoughts last night. I loved it.

And there you have it....if you can't tell, we started dating "officially" right before that string of messages. Even after 5.5 years, I still love him for "coaxing me through my random thoughts" on a daily basis. I think it's funny in my last message how I say "my name is Brittany Bruns" but now my Facebook name is Brittany Carter

Overall, thank you Mark Zuckerberg - I do have a feeling we would have found each other some way if Facebook hadn't existed, but oh you made it so much easier...and I wish the film makers of The Social Network the best of luck tonight on their best picture nomination at the Oscars!!

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