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Rules of Engagement

Posted in Our Story, Real Life with tags , , , on July 16, 2009 by ♥JellyBean♥

Call me the crazy bride that still has oh, iunno, 815 days – 3 hours – 20 min & 3 seconds til her wedding but really, who is counting? I’m really only counting on weekdays, I swear. Oh yes, and I promise I won’t be making this the wedding blog. I’m just a little more secure with the realm of peeps that read this one over the I Came, I Vent blog. So I have a couple questions since let’s just say I’ve never had a “traditional” wedding…

  1. How does the bridal registry work?
  2. Is he suppose to help me choose where we register?
  3. What do we add to the registry? Just stuff we need?
  4. When, where & how do we let people know we’ve registered?
  5. Do we invite our online friends *gasp* and hope for the best?
  6. Do we find out a way to live stream it? Do people even care that much?
  7. Don’t you hate it when people force feed their weddings down your throat?
  8. Anyone wanna fly to Kansas & go with me to try on dresses? *snort*
  9. What’s up with the something blue? Really?
  10. Is it wrong to want to wear pink converse like I did at our SL wedding?


Going to the chapel And we’re gonna get married…

Posted in Our Story, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on June 30, 2009 by ♥JellyBean♥

We sorta gave up on telling our story I think. Haha! Well I have news… BIG NEWS! It’s huge!!!

Let me start with this:

That right there folks is my RL honest to goodness engagement ring! The RL Hawks proposed to me last Wednesday June 24th 2009. And of course I said “YES!” followed by a tackle hug!

How’d it go down? Well let’s just say I was completely surprised!

He sent me a text message that arvo saying “I’m pooped, I think I’m going to take a nap.” “Okay fine!” I thought (I hate when he takes naps cause I get really jealous that he can). So all the way home I’m telling Kelso… “I’m not going to call him, nope. Let him sleep & I’m going to take some necessary me time. Screw him & his naps, right?”

I drop her off at her car & head home. Pulling into my parking spot, I look for his car. He’s not here, must still be sleeping. Pfft! So I check my mail, and unlock my front door.


I opened the door to an apartment filled with flowers, rose petals & tea lights everywhere. Probably enough tea lights to make not only my apartment manager nervous, but also the Lawrence fire department. Following the trail to my bedroom, I find my man muffin laying on my bed that is also covered in petals. “Special occassion? Did I miss something?” Nope… apparently a guy can feel that a “little wooage is nice once in awhile”. So of course I’m completely woo’d and still a little skeptical.

(Fast Forward past steamy sex scenes 1, 2, 3 & 4)

So we’re laying there and I ask, “Okay so did you not nap or what?” To which he replied with, “How would I of napped when I was picking up this?” *handing me a box with a ribbon*


I open the box & OH MY FREAKING… OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUSNESS!!! Inside lay the most perfect 14k white gold ring with the most perfect pink sapphire accented on both sides with two small diamonds. *jaw drop*

“Will you marry me?” He asks…

“OH HELLS YES!” “YES YES YES YES” *tackle hug* *thump*

And there ya have it. *beams*

Our Story Part 4 – The first month

Posted in Our Story with tags , , on January 11, 2009 by hawksrock

HawksRock Gunawan: Heya…  you ready to roll?
JellyBean Madison: yup yup
HawksRock Gunawan: Okay so in the last installment we basically left off at us very first starting to date, and you whoring it up…   :p
JellyBean Madison: WHAT!?! Me? Whoring it up? Mayhaps I need to re-read it… again
HawksRock Gunawan: I mean the impact of our natural pent up chemistry…  on that first date.
JellyBean Madison: oh okay, yuh… apparently I have *no* willpower
HawksRock Gunawan: lol, so let’s see what we can remember about that first year of dating.    I think my very first memory is of us sitting together at Tringo on pillows of every persuasion as I was hosting at Bad Azz.

JellyBean Madison: yup… I had/have them labeled in my invey Tringo Pillow 1, 2, 3. They matched every mood I could possibly have.
JellyBean Madison: I also remmy us getting it on at every place we shouldn’t have via IM – Blogger Meetings, Tringo, etc
HawksRock Gunawan: you mean moods, or level of horniness?
JellyBean Madison: exactly!
HawksRock Gunawan: yeah, poor Dreamer was really not getting our best performances at many of those late night tringo outings.
JellyBean Madison: lmao – nope
JellyBean Madison: nor were the other bloggers getting our full attention
HawksRock Gunawan: I remember that I had thought I had this great idea on a house that I really liked with a ton of prims, and I had negotiated down the rent by prepaying for 26 weeks, but I was only like 10 weeks into it, and you were riding my ass about moving in with you.
HawksRock Gunawan: So luckily I was able to talk Joker into subleasing it for next to nothing, just to give me an excuse to move out.
JellyBean Madison: well yah… the house I helped you find, but it just made more sense for us to share a place together.
HawksRock Gunawan: Yup, and I remember us going into the huge ass land acquisition phase, where we ended up owning like half of Wildmutt and we had 3 houses, a huge garden area, and Tringo place all on the same land.
JellyBean Madison: Well if you remmy I’m very indecisive and you weren’t much help, plus all our houses served a purpose. 🙂
HawksRock Gunawan: Yes they did, and we also had the whole partnering discussion, because for me I wasn’t a fan of partnering immediately.    I wanted it to mean something, so we were dating but not actually showing in the partner box right away.
JellyBean Madison: yup. Frustrating as hell to me too. I wanted to publicly pee on your leg & have you in my box right away. I’m so glad we waited though, you are quite the romantic type & it was super special.
HawksRock Gunawan: Yeah, well to me (and I know it is different for everybody) but partnering was stronger to me than just dating.   I wanted it to be tied to a proposal, and a recognition of the fact we were going to become married in SL.   So it made sense to me to send it with the proposal.   😉

JellyBean Madison: mhm… I had never had anyone virtually or otherwise take so much time to make a moment so special
HawksRock Gunawan: So then came the whole thing about the proposal and how to pull that off.    I knew that Peter could make an awesome ring, but unfortunately this was right around the time that he quit playing SL and wasn’t ever online.    So luckily Aka came through for me and helped to make real the vision I had for a ring.
HawksRock Gunawan: Somehow I had pulled together the idea that it had to be silver not gold, have a pink stone (for obvious reasons), and also incorporate black since that is your predominant color you dress in.
HawksRock Gunawan: It was a little risky pulling her into it, because I really didn’t know if she could keep it secret from you or not.
JellyBean Madison: the fact that you actually managed (on more than one occasion) to get her to keep a secret from *me* was an amazing feat in itself
HawksRock Gunawan: You have NO idea the level of subterfuge we had to come up with…     there were many times when you were aware that I was talking to her, and we had to cover it up.   Especially the time you caught up particling as we passed versions back and forth.
JellyBean Madison: mhm. Sneaky sneaky! I have to admit that I did know something was up, but with the both of you there was never any telling of what *it* was.
HawksRock Gunawan: yup yup
HawksRock Gunawan: So then I planned and set up and built (haha) a set next to our garden from which I proposed, and *drum roll please* you accepted.
HawksRock Gunawan: Let’s see we started on 5/5/07 and then I proposed on 6/2/07 so about a month later.
JellyBean Madison: as if you had any doubt that I’d say yes. Cheese moment here but I fell in love with you beyond what I prob should have earlier than that 🙂
HawksRock Gunawan: awwww, and the same for me.   But I was still a little stressed pulling that together and off…   😉
JellyBean Madison: I bet… but you did it great!
HawksRock Gunawan: So then the interesting phase begins.    We had originally planned to have a longer time between the proposal and the wedding.   We were shooting to have about a month complete with Bachelor/ette parties and elaborate sets and yada yada yada…
HawksRock Gunawan: BUT

HawksRock Gunawan: then the news came through that your-soon-to-be-ex was coming home earlier than you had thought, and you felt it would be better if the wedding and everything was knocked out before his arrival.    So everything went into major rush mode.

JellyBean Madison: Yup! Yah, he was very smothering, to say the least, even though we both knew it was over, he wanted to feel in control
HawksRock Gunawan: Yes, so basically we went from having a month to having less than a week to pull everything together.
HawksRock Gunawan: We wanted to have a relatively traditional big beautiful type wedding with all our friends present.

JellyBean Madison: I think we even had to switch the invitations too, didn’t we? We had one date & had to edit to the new closer one
HawksRock Gunawan: Yes, well I think that what I remember is that we thought we were going to have a little more than a week, but he actually ended up coming even 2 days sooner than what we had thought, so we pulled it up even more at that point, after we had sent out the invites.
JellyBean Madison: yup
HawksRock Gunawan: Otherwise, we were worried he would create a scene or else cause you a lot of grief… and we for sure didn’t want to disrupt the honeymoon festivities either.   😉
HawksRock Gunawan: so things went into full on rush mode…   which for you works great, but for me who likes to plan things out and know exactly what is gonna happen, was causing me a little extra nerves.
JellyBean Madison: most def… The honeymoon! Wooo! That goes down in history as one of the bestest weeks EVA’r. We even put that off too, until he left again, remmy?
HawksRock Gunawan: haha, i forgot about that… actually.    We did put that off didn’t we.
JellyBean Madison: yup
HawksRock Gunawan: backing up though, the wedding went mostly fine other than the crashing that happened over and over and over again.   I remember I crashed three times, we were losing wedding party members, and even you crashed at least once.   But I guess that is just part of the “experience.”
HawksRock Gunawan: We also had the whole wedding vow dilemma, where we both wanted to write ours from scratch, but you took til the very last day to get yours done.
JellyBean Madison: Oh and the noob that ghosted at the altar for some & the perma-laugh on my face for others. LOL
JellyBean Madison: I’m good under pressa’
HawksRock Gunawan: Yup, I forgot about the ghosted noob who showed up in some of the pics
HawksRock Gunawan: Then we had the party, and all the fun began in earnest.

Our Story Part 3 – For reals yo! (The Hammock Talk)

Posted in Our Story with tags , , , on June 14, 2008 by hawksrock

HawksRock Gunawan: Hai der!
JellyBean Madison: OMG Hai 🙂
HawksRock Gunawan: Testing… testing…. Is this thing on?
JellyBean Madison covers her ears & nods
HawksRock Gunawan: lol, kk, so we have told ummmm two parts of our story and we haven’t even started dating or gotten nakkie yet have we?
JellyBean Madison: haha yes & newp not nakie
HawksRock Gunawan: well there was that one time YOU got nakkie, but that was in front of a lot of peeps at Tringo, so I don’t think it counts
JellyBean Madison: I was dared to streak & that soooo does not count
HawksRock Gunawan: remmy the Jelly Streaks pic that was well circulated. I think Partridge has it up on his wall somewhere probably.
JellyBean Madison: Hah! Above the bed, where all greatness should be
JellyBean Madison: *wink*
HawksRock Gunawan: haha… yeah… *ahem* so we digress.
HawksRock Gunawan: We left off at one of the pivotal points in our re-ship… namely the beginning. haha. Or as we like to call it the “Hammock talk.”
JellyBean Madison: The beginning of the beginning
HawksRock Gunawan: This would be the time when I was finally ready to make the commitment of moving forward with a relationship, but I wanted to lay out some ground rules so I asked you if you wanted to talk first, and we started out in the hammock on the “side by side” casual discussion setting.
HawksRock Gunawan: I was having some issues with reconciling one big part which I wanted to further understand, namely the fact you were married in RL and I was not.
JellyBean Madison: right
HawksRock Gunawan: Which was the main thing that kicked off the convo the way I remmy it… with really trying to understand where you were coming from, what you wanted out of re-ship, and what you felt about me and him.
JellyBean Madison: exactly and I thought to myself “wow a talk about starting a re’ship? That’s weird but why the hell not”
JellyBean Madison: myself* too! :p
HawksRock Gunawan: yes, I can edit this later, but naww I am too lazy so probably good to fix it. :p
JellyBean Madison: lmao
HawksRock Gunawan: So basically, I already knew you were very unhappy, but I didn’t really understand that you were already thinking about moving out and going to Tennessee til then. We also talked a lot about him and his past re-ships and they way they had worked out, so there wasn’t really anything that we had to feel guilty about.
HawksRock Gunawan: So then once we put the main issue to rest, we were able to move into a lot of different topics… about how we wanted to handle things.
HawksRock Gunawan: I remember that at that point I was still pretty close to my two exes, and I wanted to be able to still be able to hang out with them and for it to not create any jealousy.
JellyBean Madison: Right which I wasn’t too happy with but knew from the get-go that you would have time with them as well
HawksRock Gunawan: We even discussed how a tango type dance is okay, but no slow dances. Or how we could sit together on a sit, but just not be touching/making out etc…
JellyBean Madison: lol yup
HawksRock Gunawan: You mentioned Hip at that point, as being the only one you felt close enough to from your end.
JellyBean Madison: pure ex-hangage clarification
HawksRock Gunawan: Yesh… lol. We didn’t get to a point of signing any binding contracts or anything, but we did sort of talk about what is okay, and what is not okay.
JellyBean Madison: but yah he was never an ex – but someone other than Davo as an example
HawksRock Gunawan: yeah, I meant it more as a guy who you felt close enough to that you would want to be able to talk to without me getting jealous.
JellyBean Madison: yes, you the NOT jealous type
HawksRock Gunawan: haha, I seem to vary a lot I think. Somehow if I feel like I can trust them (ie KO – and don’t ask me why or how I have always felt like I could trust KO but I have) then I am fine. But if I feel like they are out against me or us, then I am not a fan (ie Davo/Killian types)
JellyBean Madison: haha “types”
JellyBean Madison: I think I told you that I am a very jealous person
HawksRock Gunawan: yes, we did talk about that
JellyBean Madison: I believe I have gotten soooo much better since our talk
JellyBean Madison: but yah for awhile there I didn’t like your time with the twins
JellyBean Madison: I think it was only once or twice, right?
HawksRock Gunawan: well like anything else, if we can just talk about it… then we are usually fine. When either of us keeps it hidden for a while, then it becomes a bigger issue.
HawksRock Gunawan: right, we ended up parting ways shortly thereafter. Heaven stayed close a lot longer, but she kinda drifted off into the sunset now. If she did log in, I would still probably talk to her, but we aren’t nearly as close as we once were.
HawksRock Gunawan: But again, we kinda digress… basically we talked about the “big” issue, and then all the littler things, and we discussed if we wanted to date or not, knowing we were such really good friends.
JellyBean Madison: We talked for a couple hours and made sure we both understood where eachother was coming from & I remmy feeling really good about where we were heading
HawksRock Gunawan: Basically it came back as a hell yeah, from both of us… and THEN… we switched the pose from side by side, into a cuddle… and SHABOOM fireworks started going off all over the grid!!
JellyBean Madison: Hahaha!
HawksRock Gunawan: what you didn’t see em? 😮 !
JellyBean Madison: Oh yes – I saw them, just later that night :p
HawksRock Gunawan: lmao
HawksRock Gunawan: hmmmm, i spose we could go through til the end of that night and then break off for the next installment. lol
JellyBean Madison: bow chicka bow wow
HawksRock Gunawan: So we were now “official” and I remember you coming back to my place, and I had that loft area set up with a fireplace and a complete me pillow.
JellyBean Madison: and I was a flithy whore and jumped your bones
HawksRock Gunawan: Can you say…. a YEAR of pent up friendship lust coming out all at ONE time… lol
JellyBean Madison: wait, no… it was a beautiful nice intimate night on the complete me pillow
JellyBean Madison: LOL HELLS YES
HawksRock Gunawan: yes, we actually did take it kinda slow at first…. and you said you weren’t good at texting I remmy
JellyBean Madison: yup
JellyBean Madison: but you were hella hawt
JellyBean Madison: every word made me quiver
HawksRock Gunawan: then we got farther along, and you launched the 10k gesture you had built… and were moaning all over the place. Which was kinda like ZOMG since this was in the pre-voice phase.
JellyBean Madison: LMFAO
HawksRock Gunawan: u remmy that? nothing like busting out ALL the stops on the first encounter. LOL!
JellyBean Madison: I forgot about that – I almost choked on my dorito just now ROFL
HawksRock Gunawan: yeah, I’m not sure you ever used it again after that time, but man I sure remmy THAT time… that was the stuff of legends. lol
JellyBean Madison: haha worth 10k?
HawksRock Gunawan: most def… prob 100k 🙂
JellyBean Madison: lol
HawksRock Gunawan: Then we ended the night, by going through your *ahem* extensive xcite inventory so you could show me every possible thing you could wear and what you could do with it, but that was more just to make us laugh, cuz we have never had to actually USE that stuff.
HawksRock Gunawan: Although Aka’s name kept coming up in reference to different pieces, so I was sort of like…. hmmmmmm.
JellyBean Madison: lol yah, I honestly don’t think I’ve ever used that stuff – I just accumilated it
JellyBean Madison: LOL I ❤ Aka
HawksRock Gunawan: Yeah, I just didn’t know in how many ways… o.O
JellyBean Madison: well there was that one time we got drunk, but iunno, its a blur
HawksRock Gunawan: That ought to be enough of a teaser for the peeps for now… eh… lol
JellyBean Madison: yup
JellyBean Madison: THE END – FIN – *bows*

Our Story – Part 2: Something more than friends

Posted in Our Story with tags , , , on April 21, 2008 by hawksrock

So as promised, here is the second installment in the how we met and fell in love story as told by the principal players.

HawksRock Gunawan: alrighty then…. let’s commence in 5
HawksRock Gunawan: 4
HawksRock Gunawan: 3
HawksRock Gunawan: 2
HawksRock Gunawan: 1
HawksRock Gunawan: hahaha, I should soooo be a tringo host ya know
JellyBean Madison: omg! you’re a natural!
HawksRock Gunawan: anywho… so is there anything else from the pre-item phase that you want to cover before we move on down the road?
JellyBean Madison: oh we should talk about how no matter which twin you were with, or who I was with – we had almost weekly dance sessions where we’d vent/discuss/bounce stuff of eachother

HawksRock Gunawan: WHAT?!?! is this some sort of revisionist history?
JellyBean Madison: What? we did! Until I got with Truth. He was always kinda bleh about such things
HawksRock Gunawan: I remember us starting with the class verses grunge challenges, which are coming up next, and we did talk constantly, but I don’t remember weekly dancing until we started dating each other.
JellyBean Madison: Well it wasn’t set weekly, but it kinda did happen that way. Think about it
JellyBean Madison: noooooooo
JellyBean Madison: I remmy that I thought I was finding a loophole. Remmy I didn’t fit *your* criteria
HawksRock Gunawan: correct, because you were married in RL at that time. and I wasn’t comfy with it
JellyBean Madison: and you were with the twins when we danced, and you talked about that stupid value system
HawksRock Gunawan: yes, but now we are getting ahead of ourselves just a bit, let’s back up and talk about the origin of the challenges first
JellyBean Madison: Oh okay. My bad, soz!
HawksRock Gunawan: The way I remmy it was that I asked you once if you had ever been to Phat Cats to dance (back when Phat cats was still a cool hole in the wall club rather than the entire sim it is today!) and you were like, newp. And then I invited you in for our first dance as friends.
JellyBean Madison: Right… and I think that was the first time you saw me formal’d up, wasn’t it? I had to hover on the outside of the sim until I could get in ’cause it was full.
HawksRock Gunawan: yup, cept you weren’t totally formalled up, it was more of a racy slit up the side tango number I believe… but yes you did have to wait outside. And then when you arrived, we danced, and you described how in all your time in SL you had never gotten a chance to see the “romantic hotspots” only the grunge or club scenes.
JellyBean Madison: right 🙂 I never went “out” dancing anywhere except clubs, but not romantic and/or nice spots.
HawksRock Gunawan: so we talked about that a while, and then you got a better offer to go tringo with Eva and you poofed on me
JellyBean Madison: well, it was tringo AND we were only friends
HawksRock Gunawan: very true… haha
HawksRock Gunawan: but that led to us having discussions about how we both played SL totally different, and then…. drumroll please…. we came up with the idea of the Class/Romance verses Grunge challenges, but didn’t you have a cool name for those?
JellyBean Madison: Shit! Way to put me on the spot, I cannot even look it up since dirty monkey is offline. Just leave it at Grunge vs Class challenge
JellyBean Madison: lmao
HawksRock Gunawan: kk will do… lol
HawksRock Gunawan: in a nutshell, I would take you to all the romantic spots of SL that you had never seen, and you would introduce me to the underground scene.

HawksRock Gunawan: So as a test of your memory what was the first thing you invited me too?

JellyBean Madison: like… the Wastelands 🙂

JellyBean Madison: Wait that wasn’t first was it? I think we went to the Block
HawksRock Gunawan: I was thinking the first thing you invited me too was to play tank wars with your 132654687 friends that were playing at your place.
HawksRock Gunawan: remmy when you put me on skype with the whole crew for my first time using skype?
JellyBean Madison: Oh yah – but I thought you meant the first *us* time. I tote remmy my sim & the tank wars, skype & the bubble
JellyBean Madison: in fact, I have machinima of that bubble ride.
HawksRock Gunawan: yup, haha, that was something else… crazy times I would venture to say… but yes shortly after that we did do the Block next I think, and then the Wastelands, and Midian City, etc…
HawksRock Gunawan: I remember thinking I had to come up with something really special to match up with your adventures, which is when I decided to take you to Avilion for the first time. I sort of think on that as our “first date” type experience, even though we were still in the friend mode.
JellyBean Madison: Right… but you dressed me!
HawksRock Gunawan: I got the wild idea to buy you a formal dress, and spent like a week straight shopping for the woman who has everything to find something that I thought you would like that wouldn’t clash with your hair… lol.
JellyBean Madison: lmao yep!
HawksRock Gunawan: And I think I even gave you a diamond necklace to go with it if I remember.

JellyBean Madison: You did and a purse
HawksRock Gunawan: yes, I remember when you had to go home to dress with Aka, before I could come “pick you up”… lol
JellyBean Madison: lmao yes! And she was all “awwww *gag*”
HawksRock Gunawan: haha, of course. But then when you arrived, and I was like *mouth dropping to the floor* at how beautiful you looked, and of course Avilion just has a special magic to it anyways, but it was the first time we had a really long uninterrupted convo without any distractions.
HawksRock Gunawan: I think that night was a major turning point from friends to more…
JellyBean Madison: You’re right. We danced & IM’d
HawksRock Gunawan: Wasn’t that also the first time we slow danced verses just tango (which was our specialty dance forever and ever?)
JellyBean Madison: Omg! Yah! We always tango’d but I don’t think we ever tango’d at Avilion
HawksRock Gunawan: so basically I would describe this phase as the starting to fall hard for each other, but still not unattached phase… is that correct? lol
JellyBean Madison: yup! Well, wait – I think it took you longer than it took me :p
HawksRock Gunawan: yeah, well after you broke it off with Truth you went through your short lived gonna be single phase, and then moved into the oddball clingers on phase
HawksRock Gunawan: I was going through my trying to figure out if I could actually love someone who would sleep with more than one man phase… and it took me figuring out the answer was no, to be ready to move on.
JellyBean Madison: Right, well I think that was crazy anyways lol
HawksRock Gunawan: Yes, but that is the oversimplified version… of course
HawksRock Gunawan: So this is probably a good place to break off this installment right before the hammock talk, eh?
JellyBean Madison: oh yes! lol
JellyBean Madison: cause that may be one part all by itself

Our story – Part 1: “He doesn’t make me tingle.”

Posted in Our Story with tags , , , on April 2, 2008 by hawksrock

So Jell and I have both been getting requests to tell “our story” about the move from SL friends, to Slovers, to SL partners, and now to RL relationship. I have debated for a while the best way to do this, so that it reflects our collective experience, and I settled on the following approach. Jell and I would just dialogue our memories, and then share the convo with you. Let me know if this format works for you, it for sure makes my blogging a lot easier… lol.

HawksRock Gunawan: So, my very first memory of you was when I first ventured to Tringo Rocks in my second week of being in SL, as I was just learning to play the game. You were seated about 4 rows behind me and surrounded by a posse of people. I don’t remember the specifics of how it got started, but I think by our second sentence to each other, we had everybody convinced we were cybering in IM, is that your recollection?
JellyBean Madison: Lmao yah but I thought it was at Bad Azz
HawksRock Gunawan: , nope it was totally at the Rocks, I remember that for sure.
JellyBean Madison: you were a couple rows up back when they had the platform & I was back on it
JellyBean Madison: ok if u say so
HawksRock Gunawan: believe me I remmy that one… haha
JellyBean Madison: lol kay
HawksRock Gunawan: glad it was as memorable for you, as it is for me…
JellyBean Madison: LMFAO
JellyBean Madison: hey I remmy you being the new tringo meat
JellyBean Madison: specifics are just specifics, have u met me?
HawksRock Gunawan: So I basically remember a bunch of sexual banter back and forth, and then you rated me positively back when we could still do ratings. (Which I later learned was one way you came onto guys, which makes me nervous since you had given out about 168487543257 ratings.)
JellyBean Madison: lmfao this is true. It was a great ice breaker & I only rated those worth the 25L
HawksRock Gunawan: sweet, so me and my 16848754326 compadres say, thank you!
JellyBean Madison: yvw *mwah*
HawksRock Gunawan: haha, so moving on from that initial meeting, my first memories are just of seeing you at Tringo fairly regularly, and we kept up a sort of playful flirtation while we were playing, which of course grew into fierce competition, cuz we both have such HUGE competitive streaks.
HawksRock Gunawan: Unfortunately in those early days you were kicking my ass about 99% of the time… *tear*
JellyBean Madison: i had a crush on you though which i tried playing off
HawksRock Gunawan: Where were you at guy wise, weren’t you still with kaejo then?
JellyBean Madison: yup
HawksRock Gunawan: I was in my discovering the twins phase, where we were all hanging out constantly.
HawksRock Gunawan: My next really strong memory was when you sent me your, “Lights, Camera, Action” pic

JellyBean Madison: yuh and i was trying to find things to im you with when you were missing from tringo
HawksRock Gunawan: I really liked that one…
JellyBean Madison: I was proud of that one
HawksRock Gunawan: You and I moved more and more into constant IM convo’s when we were apart, and also regular Tringo adversaries, since we were playing Tringo at least a couple of hours every day, back when Bad Azz was still the place to play.
HawksRock Gunawan: Within a month, I think you had dubbed me as the “one who didn’t make you tingle.”
JellyBean Madison: I remmy trying to go every time you hosted and I would purposely try to wear something outrageous or at least well put together so you’d comment & I’d know you cammed over lol
JellyBean Madison: yup! seriously you couldn’t hold all the cards. pshaw!
HawksRock Gunawan: mmhhmm, I very much remember those days… when you were always dressed to the hilt, with about a million prim’s of accessories
JellyBean Madison: One thing I never did was go after the guy all the girls wanted, I hate that type of competition and that was YOU as the new tringo meat
JellyBean Madison: so letting you know that every time i saw you and we talked made me tingle wasn’t an option
HawksRock Gunawan: yes, but I think that introducing me to all your friends as the guy who didn’t make you tingle, might have been taking it a step too far…
JellyBean Madison: mayhapsibly but that was for your benefit not theirs. They knew already that I was going to eventually try to lick you. It didn’t take you too long to realize that Aka & Rosie know EVERYTHING
HawksRock Gunawan: Well Aka was the one always telling me in IM, that you DID like me, even if SHE didn’t understand why…
JellyBean Madison: lol thats my smoopy
HawksRock Gunawan: first and foremost though we were both becoming great friends first. I talked you through the KO breakup, and then the whole Truth up and down saga, while you were there whenever I wanted to bounce something off you that I was going through with the twins.
JellyBean Madison: Oh my gosh! I almost forgot about our dance sessions
HawksRock Gunawan: that is still coming up, I think… cuz wasn’t the pink chair first?
JellyBean Madison: Yes, I believe so
HawksRock Gunawan: that time I jumped in the chair with you at Tringo, was the first time we came into close proximity, and felt the KAZAAAAM spark hit, and wreck my tringo game to hell.
JellyBean Madison: hahaha and the minute you sat there, your “girlfriends” from tringo started getting jealous and my chair filled up

HawksRock Gunawan: actually that was a later time… the very first time it was just you and me. You did that experiment intentionally later on to MAKE em jealous

Stay tuned, for Part 2 which will take us through the early flirtation/beginning to date stage.