Rick and Brynda's Dopefest

Note to everyone, we are both here. Rick’s comments are in intalics, mine are in regular text (but he is typing cause I’m a damn slow typist, hence all the short posts :slight_smile: )

Having met in this thread http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?threadid=55619
(thanks, a girl)
and gotten further acquainted in this thread http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?threadid=56503
(thanks, aha)
Rick and I got to know each other through e-mails and long phonecalls. Next thing I knew, I was making plans to see him in London. Now here I am, having a wonderful time.

:Pause for a quick kiss:

*After a very sleepless night and an early start, I am here too :slight_smile: (good thing Brynda is forgiving of me sitting in her lap in the flirting thread)
(btw, thanks also to **a girl *and aha from me)
After the first night, we are just hanging out in a cold, wet London but where else would I rather be. We are just looking at the sights and finding places to eat for dinner at the moment (hot monkey sex comes later :D)

Now that I am here and we are having a great time, it is nice to tell you dopers about this big secret romance. :slight_smile: (btw, ladies, eat your hearts out. I arrived to find Rick with a rose for me and having arranged for another one to be lying across the bed in our room. He is the most romantic man ever. Well, I thought so until he typed the above comment about hot monkey sex :p) I return to the States at the end of next week :frowning:

I’m having a great time too. After such a long wait (47 days, IIRC, since we planned the trip) it is wonderful to finally meet and be together. The place we are staying in is really great (although as of Monday night, it almost wasn’t :eek: miscommunication, they almost cancelled it). We are going to the Isle of Wight for a few days, then a couple more days in London to pack in as much fun as possible.

Thanks to the SDMB for being the kind of place where this can happen. Right now, I feel incredibly lucky.

The above goes double for me too. Thanks to everyone involved on the board. I am just so lucky to have met Brynda :slight_smile:

Good wishes appreciated, send them to us c/o London. We’ll try to check back in later in the week (if we can make it out of the room - the weather, you know ;)).

[sub]You can tell people are having this much fun when there are 50 million smilies in a single post <g>[/sub]

Brynda, I’ve heard that staying in your room, rolling around naked on rose pedals reduces *by more than 78% * your chances of bringing hoof & mouth disease back to the U.S.

Do it for your country! Do it for the cows, the sheep, the pigs!

That’s Brynda for you. The sacrifices that girl will make for animals and her fellow countrymen! (wipes away tear) God love her.

Good lord, it MUST be spring…couples are bursting out all over!!!

Congrats, you two! Hope you have a wonderful time! (And why are you posting here??? Go! Have more hot monkey sex!) ;):smiley:

Geez, I write about all the romance and all you guys notice is the hot monkey sex. We are still having a wonderful time wandering about London (in the rain, of course), spending some quality time in our lovely bed & breakfast, and just generally getting to know each other. :slight_smile: (Yeah, that might be code for hot monkey sex, but that is my story and I am sticking with it. :wink: )

I’m still around too (letting Brynda type today :wink: ). We have seen lots of London really, Leicester Square…Camden Town…Leicester Square…erm :smiley: We had a great meal for my birthday yesterday though. For anyone in town, I would certainly recommend Cafe Fish. Not cheap, but the food and the service are excellent (the company was great too). We’re off to the Isle of Wight tomorrow, so we’ll try to check in here early next week.

See you all again soon.
Rick and Brynda

What’d ya expect from this bunch?! We live to hear about each other’s hot monkey sex!

Seriously, this announcement of your romance is so cool! Good luck, best wishes, have fun and have more monkey sex on rose petals!

:: wanders off singing “Love is in the air…” ::

Brynda, love…

I am so happy for you! And, I am so thrilled that you have the romance. Romance is a GOOD thing! Hang onto it, if you can…

May you always be happier than you are today!