August 10th

I might get in a little bit of trouble for this post, but I just can’t contain myself.

Three years ago today I met the man I’m going to marry.

That’s him up top, his name is Shawn if you hadn’t caught on yet. He is also known as Studiodrome. These days you might know him as Little Vegan Planet.

Here’s the setting…it’s the second Friday Midnight Ridazz ride. The Clown Ride to be specific. Hundreds of cyclists swarm the streets of Los Angeles from downtown to, in this case, mid-Wilshire. Here we are stopped at a 7-11 to refuel. This photo in particular doesn’t quite grasp the magnitude of how many of us there are. I’m going to say this was during the second golden age of MR.

We met on this fateful night moments after I caught him taking this photo above.  I tried to get out of the frame, and he told me I wasn’t in the photo. Obviously that wasn’t quite true. I kind of love that there is a photo of the moment we first saw each other.

The next day he broke all the rules and asked me out. In fact, he asked me to go get ice cream at Scoops. How could I say no?

So we met up, ate ice cream and talked for a long time. I found out he was vegan too (major bonus points), was crazy about movies just like me and of course, loved riding bikes. I honestly couldn’t believe how much we had in common.

Since then, everyday our life together gets a little more awesome.  We love Halloween. We love spending a whole day (or weekend) watching movies and eating vegan pizza. We love dressing up like zombies. We love biking around every city we visit. You might find us taking photos of all the food we eat.  Or you might find us hanging out and snuggling our cats, Meeme and Mochi.

Last summer we wrote and shot a feature film together…Brainwashed Love. It was by far the craziest, most stressful and most awesome thing I’ve ever done. I know it was only possible because we did it together. Not to mention the work we’ve done in the past year to make it as special as we can.

I wish I could put into words how awesome being with Shawn has made my life. I’m so happy and excited all the time. We get to do the coolest stuff. We get to do all the things that people are nervous about and not worry because we’re together.

I couldn’t be happier that in six short months we’re going to be getting married. I can’t wait for all the things our life together holds. Last night I stayed up late stamping save the dates. I can’t wait to show you guys some of the cool stuff we’re going to be putting together for our wedding, but for the moment it will have to stay under wraps. I promise, cool stuff ahead though.

Tweed Ride 2010

So here are some old (but always good) photos to remind us of the past few years. It’s crazy that nearly the whole time we’ve been together Shawn has had a beard and now he doesn’t.

Happy Anniversary Shawn. I love you more than anything. xo

23 Responses to “August 10th”
  1. Yay for you two! Bikes are for lovers!

  2. Megan says:

    SO ADORABLE, the both of you! Congrats!

  3. quarrygirl says:

    awww! happy “meeting” anniversary. <3

    you guys are such a great vegan couple. and dang, you have the coolest photos of yourselves together of anyone i've ever seen.

  4. jennifer says:

    happy anniversary to one of my fav couples 🙂 you guys are awesome and i am grateful to know you! <3

  5. Vegyogini says:

    I’m choked up after reading this!
    Happy anniversary and thank you for shairng these wonderful memories and photos with your readers.

  6. Foodeater says:

    I had to wipe away a happy tear before typing an obligatory “awwwwwww”! Some people really are meant to be together.

  7. kim g. says:

    This is so sweet I can hardly stand it. (In a good way!) You guys are adorable and so perfect together!!!

  8. Nicole says:

    This is so adorable and I am so happy for you two!!

  9. mom says:

    Very very touching and sweet. the whole family is thrilled for you.
    ps….will MissAlix change to Mrs?

  10. brittany says:

    this is so adorable. congrats you two!!!

  11. Brigida says:

    You two are so cute togeter, and I’m so happy for you… Long (eternal) live to your beautiful love!


  12. Monica says:

    this made me smile the whole way through. it makes me feel happy and full of hope. thank you 🙂

  13. Diana says:

    This is very sweet. You guys are adorable. Congrats on love.

  14. annette says:

    how wonderful! congrats to you both!
    I’m full of smiley tears and happy joy – good luck!

  15. canadienne says:

    Oh man… this post made me cry.
    I love you two!!!

  16. Sara says:

    As a recent reader, I’m honestly THRILLED to read the story of how you two met. It sounds fabulous.

    Can’t wait to see more on your wedding!

  17. sheli says:

    you guys are too ridiculously cute.

  18. I’ve only been following your blog for a short time, but I just had to comment and say this post is amazing! So sweet- congratulations to both of you on having something so wonderful together, now and for the rest of your lives. <3

  19. Sunny says:

    Congrats! You guys are too cute! 🙂

  20. Claudia Bartlett says:

    We are thrilled for you both!!!
    Peter and Claudia

  21. I love this post. It makes me so happy 🙂

  22. Awww I love it! Love stories make me smile and cry all at the same time. You two are meant to be and I wish you a lifetime of joy and laughter.

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