Tuesday, June 10, 2008

In the beginning: How we met

Exactly 2 years ago today, a young teacher from Kentucky met with a film editor from Rhode Island in a cab in the middle of Manhattan after chatting on Myspace. The two met had a few drinks and really hit it off. From then on the two of them were pretty much inseparable. This is their story and this is their blog.

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From: Frank
Date: Jun 6, 2006 8:06 PM

you seem like a lot of fun... besides you have good taste in movies.
i'ld love to chat online with ya.

----------------- Original Message -----------------
From: Meg
Date: Jun 6, 2006 7:12 PM

he he, it's funny, usually I get a lot of slack from film folk about my aversion to pretty much All That Is David Lynch. But, hey, if you're okay with that, I wouldn't mind chatting.

----------------- Original Message -----------------
From: Frank
Date: Jun 6, 2006 10:21 PM

hey... believe me, I am a movie snob... but I personally hate david lynch... oh I get it... he's very clever... but jesus christ, tell me a story thats somewhat entertaining. I would rather punch myself in the face over and over for 90 minutes than watch his garbage (excluding that scene in mulholland dr. where naomi watts and laura harring hook up on the couch.. haha)...
Ya, needless to say, I couldnt agree with you more about David Lynch.

So, anyway... tell me more about yourself... what do you do for fun in the city?

----------------- Original Message -----------------
From: Meg
Date: Jun 6, 2006 7:40 PM

Yesssss. *fist pump* You're only the 2nd person EVER to agree with me about the Lynch thing (maybe I should find some friends w/ better taste in movies). I feel slightly vindicated. Uh, me? I teach art to a bunch of young thugs in the South Bronx. I got tired of that racket, so after this year, I'm moving to Seoul, South Korea. In the meantime, I'm doing all the cool stuff I can think of here in the city. I've been here for seven years, so I've done a lot of it. I went to Coney Island last weekend and rode the Cyclone for the first time. (I highly, highly recommend it, if you haven't had the pleasure. It's frickin' awesome.) I like going out to different bars (as long as the jukebox is good!), walking around and people-watching, going to museums, basically the same junk as your average NYC 20-something. Although I have recently developed an affinity for going to Little Korea and assaulting various restaurants with my broken Korean. So, if you had only a month left in the city, what would you do?

----------------- Original Message -----------------
From: Frank
Date: Jun 7, 2006 3:57 AM

damn... you sound wicked awesome... if I were you and only had a month left in the city... i would spend as much time as i could with a cool guy named frank.
i know a tiny bit of korean... ahn young ah sayo...
i dont remember too much more.
seriously.. we should get a drink sometime before you leave

Jun 7, 2006 3:23 PM

RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: hey
Eh, anneonghaseyo! Very good, grasshopper! Yeah, I really don't know much more than that at this point. I do know how to order soju and beer, and how to ask for toilet paper. So, really, I should be all set. I'd be up for getting a drink sometime. What's your favorite bar?


I must say, looking back now I don't know how I got her to agree to meet up with me. I sounded kinda lame.


I was not looking for anything serious. I was in the process of packing up my apartment and applying for my Korean visa when I took Frank up on his offer to grab a drink (well, several drinks). We had such a great time out karaoke-ing the night away that we met up the next day, too. And the next. And the next. In the back of my mind, I knew I would be leaving soon, but we just had a lot of fun together. We seemed to just...fit.


I was bummed over the break-up of some stupid girl I was seeing and was just looking for someone to drink away my sorrows with. I had had too many distractions from the real reason why I had moved to New York (to further my career in film and television) so, Someone leaving for Korea in a month or so seemed to do just fine.


I ended up opting out of my teaching contract in Seoul. When I really thought about what was motivating me to go, I couldn't think of anything better than "It seemed like a good idea at the time". I didn't really have a reason to go, but I hadn't had any reason to stay, either. Now, that was changed.

Now that two years have gone by, it's funny to think back to that first night of karaoke. We had no idea what was in store, but plunged ahead anyway, eager for a new experience. That seems to be the theme of our relationship. In the past two years, I have tried more new things and traveled to more new places than ever before in my life.


for the Past 2 years meg has pretty much been my glue. holding me together and keeping me organized. I have grown a lot as a person and in my career these past couple years and she has been there right along the way rooting me on and a lot of the times actively being a part of my projects. I liken our relationship to me being like an electric guitar and to her being my Amplifier. Well, an amp plus an effects pedal seeing as though she doesn't just amplify what I do but adds in her own flair and input. Everything is bigger with us. We live big, we play hard and we also fight huge. But I don't think there is another soul on this planet that could handle the other one.

Over the past two years we have come to realize that we both like to experience life. If there is something out there to be seen or done we would love to see it, do it or taste it. This Blog will be about our travels, our tastings, our thoughts, and our lives. If its out there, we want to do it and we want to give you an honest opinion about it.

1 comment:

kate said...

Hey guys, I miss you!
I like to experience life too! If youre over experiencing Europe anytime soon let me know!

Id also like to find my amp....
you're lucky.

Kate England Kelly