On this day several years ago I planned my Sweet 16 birthday funtivities. My friends knew we were going to the mall, having a delicious meal at Macaroni Grill and then watching a movie.
However, that morning, a certain roommate of my brother's who happened to be up spending the weekend at my parents house, said he might be heading back to college early that afternoon.
And for reasons I wouldn't realize for over another year, I decided that my "most important birthday ever" wouldn't be complete without that guy joining in the fun. But all I really knew about said roommate is that he liked politics and hockey. A lot.
So I did what any girl would do to celebrate her Sweet 16 - I decided that my little circle of friends and I would go see the movie Miracle. Because it's a hockey movie. And I figured any hockey lover would want to see it enough to hang around town for a couple of extra hours to come to his roommate's little sister's birthday party.
And it worked.
I may have fallen in love with my brothers roommate a year and half later...approximately the time that it took for me to actually talk to him, discover that there was more to that weird Canadian-hockey-loving-politics-enthusiast, and, become best friends with said weird guy. :)