Emily and Tim are the adventurous sort with a thirst for knowledge and food truck food. This led them to meet on an unassuming, sleepy Tuesday night at a food truck park in San Francisco back in July 2013. Tim, Emily (and Penny) have been inseparable ever since!
Now if you ask Emily, this is where it all began...
(Emily's version of our first meeting)
It was a random night in July, and they were both craving some trivia. They individually searched and found a free trivia night at SoMA StrEat Food Park. Cue the "meet-cute" (awwww....)! They spent the evening chatting with only each other, willfully ignoring their teammates and trying to be casual about the whole thing.
Tim (as he walked Emily to her car): "So...I was serious about needing a rock climbing partner. Did you want to go sometime?"
Emily (ever so shyly): "Oh sure! Here's my number so we can go sometime."
And the rest was history! :)
but Tim has a different side of the story...
Tim: "I was online dating at the time and I found a profile that had an exuberant young woman that was full of moxy and chutzpah. I remember spending a significant amount of time trying to craft the perfect message to capture her imagination and her attention. When I was finally satisfied, I sent it on through and I waited with anticipation of her response! And then I waited... and waited some more... and some more...
Well, finally, I got tired of waiting and decided to go check out a local pub trivia meetup at SoMa Streats. To my surprise, Emily just so happen to be on the attendees list as well! In my head, I was determined to go there and show her what she missed out on! I was gonna flash some trivia smarts, give some incredible tasting notes on the craft beer I was drinking and remind her what she missed out on!
Instead, we started chatting about rock climbing, Chicago, and movies we hadn't seen. The more and more we talked, the more and more I wanted to see her again and to get to know her even more. As Emily said above, at the end of the event, I smoothly asked for her number and the rest is history!"
One thing we didn't cover in our "meet cute" is our first date. You need to know about our first date to get the full picture and story behind our proposal!
So our first "official" date was at the Marriott Marquis bar in downtown San Francisco. However, one of us was not sure whether it was a date or not... As we sat on the 23rd floor, watching the sun set over Twin Peaks, Emily turns to me and asks, "So, is this a date?" In my head (and I'm going to rely on Emily to fact check this), I turned to her and kissed her, and said "Yes, this is a date."
Fast forward to a little more than two years later. It was a "Fantastic Lady Day", which is a special little day that Emily and I do for each other every other month or so. (Mine is actually called "Magnificent Man Day"!) We had stopped at Twin Peaks for a nice little picnic, then went to get a mani-pedi, and then we went back to the Marriott Marquis bar for a happy hour drink.
I had reserved a table but realized that table was not overlooking the same view that we had on our first date. Even worse, there was a special event going on that was blocked off so I couldn't get to the other side. I scrambled and found staff member and asked if I could sneak into the area for a special moment. Awkwardly, I quickly grabbed Emily and brought her over to the location of our first date. I told her that she had asked me a very important question the first time that we at this place, and that I now had a very important question to ask her. I got down on one knee and proposed!
Spoiler alert - she said "Yes!"
What makes this night even crazier is that around the corner, watching and filming this entire thing was Melissa King, Emily's favorite Top Chef contestant from last season! She came out and congratulated us, as we both stood in shock! Needless to say, it'll be one of the most unforgettable nights of our lives!