I've decided to start a new column called My Better Half.
I hope it will be a fun and unique way to introduce different artists and bloggers. The column will feature a different couple each week, complete with a short bio and three interesting "facts" for each person... illustrated icons included (of course!) I'm excited to see how it goes.
I figured Cree and I would start things off, so without further ado...
1. Aspiring political economist
2. Seasoned hitchhiker (Boy does he have some good stories!)
3. Closet clogger (Just ask, and he'll give an impromptu show...Promise! He's actually really good!)
1. Occasional Jazz Singer
2. There are 72 vintage dresses in my closet.
3. Very embarrassed by my ipod's top 25 playlist
ABOUT CREE + AMANDA Since this is my blog, I figured a bio wasn't necessary. I decided to share the story of how we met instead! It was the summer 2005. Cree had hitchhiked from Utah all the way to Kansas City for a concert. We met the next day at church, and my family gave him a ride to his hitchhiking companions. We said a quick goodbye, and that night, I wrote in my journal about the mysterious hitchhiker I'd met. (The entry is a family treasure to this day! So so funny.)
Three years later, we were set up on a blind date by Kenz + Tyler...plans changed...Cree flew back to Baltimore and the date didn't happen, but when I heard his name after the fact, I knew he had to be the hitchhiker. I don't know too many people named Cree.
It wasn't until one year later, when Cree was living in Philadelphia working for Teach for America and I as living in New York interning at Mucca before we went on our first official date. We ate lunch at the Madison Square Park Shake Shack and went to an art exhibit by the pier. A favorite memory to be sure.
New couples for MY BETTER HALF next week! Happy Weekend!