How We Met
By Ameena on May 28, 2010
Q: How did you and Ali meet? Post wedding pics!!
A: Ali and I met during our final year of college. He attended UCLA and I went to USC and we were rivals! But we didn’t let that stop us since neither of us really care a lick about football.
We were engaged about a year after we met and despite the fact that we were 23 and had no clue what we were getting ourselves in to we got married in June of 2000.
Q: And what was it about him that you fell in love with?
A: Here is my 100% honest but shallow answer…Ali had a convertible and an unlimited budget and he spoiled me like I’d never been spoiled before. He threw me a birthday party for a dozen friends at a rooftop restaurant 2 weeks after we met. We hit all the best restaurants in Beverly Hills and Hollywood and splitting the bill was never even an option. He invited me to Hawaii a few months after we met and even though my parents naturally said “no way” I was pretty excited to be invited anyway.
Here is my 100% honest but not-so-shallow answer…Ali sat through Great Expectations on our first Valentine’s Day even though he likely thought my preoccupation with Gwyneth was a bit scary. He catered to my ridiculous requests like driving to In-n-Out to get me a hamburger and then driving to McDonald’s to get me fries because I couldn’t have one without the other. He let me buy our first condo even though he had no idea where it was or what it looked like because he was working in France for 3 months before we got married. Talk about trust!
After all these things how could I NOT have married him?
Q: What does Ali see in you?
A: Do you mean besides my obvious charm and easy-going nature? Well, I organize his life, plain and simple. I mean where would Ali be if I wasn’t around to remind him to take his phone and keys with him? How would he eat if I didn’t cook for him every night? And who else would be patient enough to field all his bizarre questions and cater to his indecisive nature? (I just undid all the nice things I said in the previous answer, didn’t I?)
Q: How did you know he was the one?
A: There is no simple answer to this question but I’ll leave you with this….ask yourself if a guy would put his jacket over a puddle for you to walk over so that you don’t ruin your shoes. If the answer is yes then I say there is a pretty good chance that he is the one.
And just to clarify I have never asked Ali to do this but I am 100% sure that he would if I ever asked him to.
Ameena Din http://www.fancythatfancythis.com