We'll Have It Made

10:47 AM


"No Rain" by Blind Melon was an extremely popular song the summer of my 15th year. 15 was a big year for me. I had both my first and last boyfriends that year. Brandon, aka "Hair dude" as we called him on account that his hair was tied up in twists and rubber bands, much like the guy from Korn, was a great kid. Our dates included trips to Taco Bell, my friend Meridith's house (her parents were never home, but we were too chicken shit to try anything so we mostly watched TV and ate chips) and hanging out at the local coffee shop, Java Hutt. As much as our contrasting personal styles actually made us the "cute strange couple", Brandon with his baggy jeans, skater shoes, long chain wallets and band T-shirts, me with my bleach blonde hair, flare jeans and my mother's vintage leather jacket, it was not made to last. Brandon was kind of creepy. He had an obsession with Orange Slice, and would keep all his empty bottles stashed in his room. Then he decided to keep my empty diet cherry pepsi bottles, and stand them next to his Slice bottles. He wrote all of his notes to me with words containing backwards "r''s because that is how Korn uses the letter "r" and every word that started with a "C", had a "K" instead. This really was harmless, but at 15 it creeped me out. Which really was a bummer because other than that he was really sweet. He was cute too, kind of looked like a dark-blonde Seth Green. After our 2 month stint, I called it off and then started a part-time job at the golden arches.



You see, I knew I was going to get a job because I had the hook-up. My classmates older brother worked there and said he could get me a job. He even did my interview and soon became my boss because he was the shift manager most of the time I was there. I liked working with him. He always wore a leather jacket and blue sunglasses. At work, he didn't sport the normal McDonald's visor or hat, he wore a red and black red wings one, he stood out. He was extremely nice. Too nice, actually. 

You see, he had just gotten a new apartment with his dad, he was out of his mom's house and since his dad had a new girlfriend, he was never really around. Giving him full access to party all of the time with his friends and girlfriend. Soon the parties became all-nighters, and more and more people found out about this Parental-free paradise. It was heaven to any 18 year-old who had an older sister, over the age of 21 to buy you booze in exchange for a free Big Mac. It was hell for his girlfriend who was not 18 yet and still had a curfew. 

My boss came into work one day, not being the cheerful guy he normally was. He was nursing a wound, a nail he chewed practically off over a break-up. THE break-up. Not knowing what else to do, I offered my apologies. and mentioned that the "group" (everyone under the age of 30) wanted to hangout sometime when we didn't have to all be at work. I got a half-smile response that said "sure". I got to work. 

The girls picked a date and begged their parents, the guys got our shifts covered. We were taking a group trip to Cedar Point. 

I strolled into work that Saturday morning to meet my comrades,  Rafik, Cheryl, Dan, Mika, Abreanna, Hope, Erica, Chris, Serkia...where was my boss that needed the oober cheering up? He was behind the counter, boxing fries. Apparently, he was covering a shift for one of the other managers that was partaking in the festivities. Too nice. 

I was bummed. It didn't last long, I mean, fifty-something roller coasters and rides in a giant theme park is a pretty good reason to not stay bummed, but still...
At the end of the night, Hope and I were picking out some souvenirs to take home. I found a little booth that could stamp whatever you wanted into a bracelet, necklace or a key chain. I plucked a key chain from the pile and picked a design that had stars on it. I asked the girl to stamp it to my specifications and then grabbed a second key chain for my boss's brother, who also did not make the trip. I mean, I wanted him to know I was thinking of him, but I was too chicken-shit coward to really put it out there so his brother got one too. It was hot, it was summer, we drove home at 2am practically screaming Blind Melon lyrics the whole way, drunk with idiotic youth.

The next day I handed over my key-chains to the guy in the red wings hat. He smiled. A REAL smile too this time, and said "Thanks Sara". Then I had to leave because I was the reddest 15 year old in a 5 mile radius on account of uncontrollable blushing.


Two weeks later I answered my door. Outside was a red Dodge Omni sitting idle in front of the house, an even redder guy in a tight black shirt, khaki pants and blue sunglasses thrust a handful of flowers in my hands. There was a card, it read "I hope these flowers are a good gift, in exchange for the coolest key chain I own". I plopped the flowers in a vase, grabbed my purse and ran outside, into the Omni and started a 8.9 year relationship with Kyle.



Thank you Kyle, for taking my pictures every single day and for being the best fiance in the world. And also the hottest guy to ever work at McDonalds. <3

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  1. Your shirt is absolutely amazing. AWESOME OUTFIT!

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  2. Love Love LOVE this post and your outfit! Those shorts- so jealous!

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  3. This post was lovely! I was reading it thinking...it's gonna be Kyle isn't it? ^_^
    I now have No Rain stuck in my head though. I know all the words, but just that one line is stuck in my head. Thanks! =P

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  4. too cute sara. what a great how we met story.

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  5. I LOVE THIS POST! THIS MAY BE MY FAVORITE POST OF YOURS EVER!!!

    First off the writing is spectacular and you did a great job of keeping us engaged with the suspense. It wasn't until I was halfway through that I wondered who this really charming McD's guy was ;) (Although the first/last boyfriend in your opening paragraph should've been a good hint that you met Kyle soon after). That's such a cute little story, you two are adorable and truly in love, seeing each other through everything, this isn't a fireworks type of romance, but that's a good thing, it's a REAL love. I hope one day to have what you have!

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  6. wow, incredibly sweet!

    so love the flower theme going on in this outfit post too.

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  7. This so unbelievably cute! I think all the best couples have the cutest how we met stories. You two seem perfect for each other.
    Love your belt too!

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  8. aw.

    that's all i will say you already know how I feel on the cute outfit. :)

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  9. I love your outfit.
    I havent read the post entirely because Im at work, but I'll read it later because it seems sooo interesting!!!

    mwah!!!

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  10. Aw, I loved it! Wishing you 2 the best, always! Great photos too. So cool and refreshing. If only it were that way here. I'm in a sweat already today with this humidity.

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  11. Beautifully, put! Sweet flower patterns too.

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  12. oops..something was missing. sorry. Hope you have a fab weekend.

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  13. awww I was wondering where this post was going! (Yes, I'm THAT slow that I didn't realise until Kyle's name was mentioned haha!)

    Cute!x

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  14. Awww, haha. That story was so sweet! I love when things work out like that! And it's cute that even though you were scared, you still put yourself out there and that he went ahead and reciprocated!

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  15. Wow what an awesome story...finding love at Mcdonalds very amusing. I guess it true that you can find love in the most interesting and unlikely places.

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  16. What an amazing post... loved reading every word. And your F21 shorts are damn cool.
    x

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  17. Awww, what a cute story!!!!!

    I love how you pair awesome outfits with stories and musings. It's a really interesting blogging method!!

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  18. This post is too adorable and cute!! And Brandon sounds like a pretty funny first boyfriend...
    But Kyle is definitely a winner, and I adore this post times a million!!!

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  19. wow, incredibly sweet! so love the flower theme going on in this outfit,.... cute teeth!

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  20. what an incredibly sweet story you two have!i feel all warm and fuzzy :)

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  21. Awwww!! What an incredibly sweet story. You two are adorable.

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  22. Love your shorts! Omgosh what a sweet story! Haha I was guessing the guy was Kyle :) Thanks for sharing, Sara!

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  23. Love your outfit, and love this post, Sara! It's so sweet. You and Kyle are adorable.

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  24. You look so stylish. I love your floral bag. Very cool.

    And amazing shorts.

    Ps. Don't forget to enter my giveaway! Good luck if you already have!

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  25. that is seriously one of the cutest stories i've ever read of "how we met". you're lucky to have met such a great catch under the golden arches! <3

    oh, and why do you always have the most amazing shorts???

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  26. Fucking wonderful post! Excuse my horrible vocabulary and use of profanity, but I found it very much necessary! Ahh this is too amazingly cute. <3 You two are amazing.

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  27. Not going to lie, I am having some lovelife upheavals that I dont mention on my blog...Im actually sitting here with eyes watering. That made me so happy to read. All the best to both of you!

    ps-did you get my email?

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  28. I'm in love with this outfit! Those shorts are awesome.

    That is also the cutest story ever!! How sweet :)

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  29. lovingggg this outfitt veryy muchh!! the top and the shorts goes well together,, :D

    xoxo

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  30. Gah, Sara, that is the sweetest story ever! I mean, aside from the fact that you had to put up with the creepiness of Orange Slice and Diet Cherry Pepsi soda bottles for a short period of time; everything worked out for the best - you met Kyle! :)

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  31. Great story! Really love your shorts and that belt id so cute.:)SarahD

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  32. Such a cute story. I love reading stories about how people meet.
    Cute outfit too. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  33. Aw, great post. Takes me back to those years for me. :)

    Love the outfit too!

    I'm a new follower of yours.

    hundy&undy

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  34. I like your belt! And No Rain is one of my fav songs! Too bad the dude died before the CD came out!! yeah Lindsay Lohan is a turd, she will apparaently make 7 figures when she gets out of jail through interviews etc. omg!

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  35. That shirt and belt...oooh yeah. pretty perfectly pretty.
    peace and love from San Francisco.

    refusestolabel.com

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  36. Awww this is such an adorable story! I love hearing about how people get together. :D Unfortunately my story is kind of laden with drama and disapproval from my friends... sigh... oh well, I think upon it with fondness. This whole post gave me the warm fuzzies.

    And, your shorts are so adorable!! Love them!

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  37. great great great story!!

    http://fashionstylerocks.blogspot.com/

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  38. wow...cute!!!and cute outfit...cute bag...keep smiling!!!

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  39. Your short is amazing,
    you wear it perfectly!!!

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  40. I think that may be the cutest darn "how we met" story I've ever read!

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  41. That was SO cute!!!!!

    Also, I love your high-waist shorts. They look fab on you!

    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

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  42. I gave you an award!

    http://fashionstylerocks.blogspot.com/

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  43. You look stunning! Your posts just get better and better! :)

    Love,
    Erin :)

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  44. I really admire your looks, very cute. But I HAD to stop and comment on the rosebud belt buckle, so perfect!

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