March 24, 2012 § 5 Comments
Have you ever been in a long-distance relationship? If you have, you know it’s not easy. Nick and I dated long distance, New York to Toronto, for two years before I decided to move to New York. That wasn’t the end though, we tacked another 8 months onto the two years while I was stuck in Canada, waiting for my engagement visa.
It seems only the strongest, most stubborn make it, but things are getting easier with today’s technology. Blackberry Messenger was our saving grace, but now there’s something that seems even better – a new iPhone app called Pair.
The app includes a feature called “thumb kiss” that vibrates when both parties touch the same spot on the screen. Couples can also co-create drawings, maintain a joint to-do list and send a “thinking of you” message that works like a more thoughtful Facebook poke.
Three of the five men who created Pair are currently in long-distance relationships. I bet they won bigtime points with their ladies for this development!
Do you think this app is adorable or nauseating? I’d love to hear your thoughts on long-distance relationships!
November 1, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Have you seen the trailer for “Like Crazy” yet?
I know the long-distance and American visa premise all too well. The movie looks so romantic and sad – I almost want to watch it, but I’ll have to wait for a day when I feel like crying!
Will you see it? Did you see it? If so, did it make you cry?
March 13, 2010 § 1 Comment
Nick & I at Coney Island, 2007
I am so tired of not being with Nick every day that I want to go back to “visit” again, even though I originally thought I could stick it out and wait to go back for good, whenever that is supposed to be.
To tempt the gods of luck, knocking on wood, and jinx, I will perform any one of these tasks if I can get back to New York by the end of March:
1. I will learn all the American states and their capitals
2. I will take a picture of myself every day for a year, and make some kind of weird, slowly aging, creepy photo diary
3. I will attempt to learn some Spanish, as I think that’s what a good portion of NYC speaks (Sorry, Greenpoint, I’m not touching Polish)
4. Not only will I make a point to explore parts of Manhattan I’ve yet to see, I will also try to reach more (non-scary) areas of Brooklyn and/or Queens
5. I will try some kind of meat that I’ve always been scared to try (squaw, octopus, horse, as long as it’s not enough to make me gag)
Okay, Chance Gods, what’s my assignment?
October 22, 2009 § 1 Comment
When this is all over, when Nick and I are married and officially bound together forever and finish doing everything as by-the-book as we possibly can to appease the unstoppable force that is the American government, I will write a book about our incredulous story, maybe even a screenplay. Not only because it is an amazing story involving two apparently INCREDIBLY stubborn people who can’t date within their own country, but also because it’s sure to be a best-seller and help us pay off our legal bills. For now, the saga continues.