Wednesday, August 23, 2006

How I Met Serach, Part VI: Livewire

This is Part VI of a series about how I proposed to Serach. Part I is here, Part II is here, Part III is here, and Part IV is here, Part V is here. I'm currently giving the background of the story... starting from the first date. I've just met Serach for the first time face-to-face by... scaring her. Nice.

Though it may not have seemed like it from the last post, the first things I noticed about Serach were not her looks or how she dressed... it was her smile, eagerness, and energy.

As anyone who has ever met Serach can attest, Serach is... well, she's a bit nuts. [ducks] In a good way. She's funky, she's crazy, and you never quite know what she'll say or do at any given moment. Sometimes, this gets a bit scary (embarrassing?); most of the time, though, it's funny, and it always keeps everyone going. Life around Serach is never boring. As many a guest has said,
"With Serach around, you never quite know what's going to happen next."
Anyways... when I met Serach, there she was, this big smile, walking around Main Street at 10:30 at night as if she'd just woken up or had chugged a couple lattes and had all the energy in the world. When we were engaged, Serach went to LA for a friend's wedding; the bride's aunt is a cousin of ours, and called my mother after the wedding to tell her she'd finally met Serach. She described her in one word: "Serach is a livewire."

To this day, I think that's the best description of Serach I've ever heard.

On this night, she was. She was almost jumping around as we walked back and forth on Main Street, talking as all the stores closed around us. We stopped at the park nearby and sat on the benches and talked [and unlike friends of ours, did not get a ticket for it], discussing mutual friends we discovered we had, and how strange it was that we'd never met considering some of the close friends we shared. Serach did (and still does) most of the talking, which was fine with me. I was just enjoying being around someone who was so... :::exciting:::, bursting with excitement about everything, so full of life.

As the time passed quickly, and my watch creeped closer to 1:00 in the morning, Serach asked if I minded if she made a phone call. I think she called her mother about something related to their upcoming trip to LA for her nephew's bris; I honestly don't remember, though. Regardless, as soon as she got off, we started talking again, when suddenly... my phone rang.

It was B.

Ezzie: I'm writing the story as I remember it, and unfortunately that sometimes results in skipping some details. When I remember them, I'll try to fill them in; possibly in the comments, possibly in the posts if it won't make it too disjointed. If anything is unclear or you have any questions, feel free to ask! Serach won't admit it, but she's been reading the story [and lately, other posts, too!] - maybe she'll fill in some of the details and her perspective at some point. I'm still hoping. :) She's started at least telling me some of what I missed offline...


  1. I have often said to my husband how much I love the picture of you and Serach at the top of your blog. You make a great couple and I can see from that picture that Serach is a gorgeous person inside and out with that beautiful big smile!

    It's a great idea that you are writing all these great memories down.

  2. OK, now I'm intrigued. What's next? What's next?!

  3. Sheva - Thanks. Ironically, the bloggers who do this all seem to be male, but you normally are likely correct.

    Irina - Wait and see! :)

  4. oops, i dont think that last comment went through. it said:

    finally! i've been waiting forever (well, since part v) for the next chapter! yay!!

  5. Not Stam - Hehe. Hopefully VII won't take as long...

  6. So where is part VII??????

  7. Gee, this is really interesting reading the whole story...and by Ezzie, not Serach! Now Elianna Rachel will know her parents history and how her Abba proposed to her Ima...not growing up confused, like her Ima was about who proposed to whom!

  8. MCAryeh - Me too. :)

    Eeees - Soon, soon!

    Savta! - Yes, this is what we call the accurate version. :P

    And LOL!!

  9. Hey it "soon" yet?? ;)