Today I’m going to talk about my significant other.
If you read my blog regularly, you’ve probably heard about the infamous Coding God—my boyfriend and the love of my life! I apologize for blurring his face, but he’s like a super hero and he needs to keep his identity a secret.
Coding God is the master of all things coding. He does server-side scripting and server management like a boss. Sometimes it looks like Chinese to me, but it’s sexy and makes me think, “HOW YOU SO SMART!?”
Coding God and I met online in 2006 (holy crap, like seven years ago!). We both started working for the same website, and had a few casual interactions as colleagues. After about two years, we finally started talking more casually and became friends.. and I started thinking.. “Holy crap, I really like this guy!”
In my first year of college (2009), we decided to consider ourselves ‘together’.. but we hadn’t even met in person yet. I lived in California and he lived in England. I couldn’t exactly hop in a cab and go meet him. But I was so in love with his personality. We talked on Skype all day every day. We watched TV shows “together” (meaning we hit “play” at the same time and then talk/laugh about it as we watched it), played games together, and ran up massive international texting bills.
In 2010, I finally had an opportunity to go meet Coding God! I hopped on a plane and spent a few wonderful weeks with him in England! I had no idea I could love him even more than I already had, but I totally did. Meeting him in person completely solidified all my feelings. He and I just clicked. We’re both nerdy, cuddly, homebodies who just get each other. (Plus I finally got to watch him code in person, and let me tell you, that shit is hot.) I knew I had to find a way to be with him more permanently.
After that, we were in an international long distance relationship for a year. It was hard and I missed him like crazy, but there was a light at the end of the tunnel. I somehow (who knows how!) managed to convince my parents to let me start over at a new university in the UK! So my two years at university in the US kind of went to waste, but I’d finally be in the same country as Coding God!
In 2011 I started at the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK. Coding God and I still had a long distance relationship (since he doesn’t live in Canterbury), but it was so much more manageable! We were just a train ride (or two) away, instead of an expensive 11 hour plane ride! We lived with each other for weeks (or sometimes months) at a time. We went on adventures to Rome (pictured at the top of the page!) and Paris. He even took me to Hogwarts! (..or the Warner Brothers Studio.. but it’s basically Hogwarts.)
Coding God and I love doing things together, but sometimes even just being in the same room is enough. I’ll snuggle up and read while he plays a video game. Even if we’re not actually interacting, just being in each others’ presence is so much better than being alone.
And now, in 2013, we’re even talking about getting married in the next year or so!
I know more than anything that Coding God is the man for me. He’s seen me at my best and at my worst. He loves me even though I’m weird and ridiculous and sometimes a bit crazy. He even tolerates my tendency to steal ALL OF THE COVERS and ALL OF THE BED.
This man makes me so happy; I physically cannot be upset in his presence. There was this one day a few weeks ago where I was SO UPSET—like near tears all day long. Then I went to Coding God’s flat and the second he walked in the door, I just wasn’t upset anymore. After a long day of moping and feeling sorry for myself, suddenly everything was okay.. not even that, but AMAZING. Being upset while with Coding God is like trying to divide by zero. IT JUST DOESN’T WORK!