Shana and Michael:
It all started last July. I was baby sitting my younger cousin Kristian while my aunt was out of town for the weekend. As it was getting late I put Kristian to bed and I began to watch TV... 
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She's From:   United States
He's From:     United States

I was sitting at my computer one night, I was very bored and sometimes I'll browse through different profiles of girls in my area just to chat and make conversation.


There were AOL profiles where you don't have to pay for anything so I was just messin' around being stupid when I came across one in particular. It said that she was in my same area and she was attending beauty school.

And I immediately knew of some people from that school so I asked her if she knew these people I knew. She responded by saying she wasn't enrolled in that school yet, she's starting when the summer starts after I graduate high school in Russia. So apparently she was moved out to Russia because her dad relocated there because he works for Chevron on a new pipeline out there. So she attended an international school in Moscow with Vladimir Putin's daughter and a bunch of other brainiacs that attended.






She was 18 at the time and I had just barely turned 25, yeah I know, jail bait. But anyway after two months went by and after a lot of very good dialogue exchanged she got my number and was getting ready to head back to Provo Utah to attend school, however she never clarified when she would be in town. So I have'nt talked to her for awhile and hadn't really thought much about it, and so one day my friend wanted to go down to that particular beauty school and go visit with a couple of girlfriends that we knew.

Right as we pulled into the parking lot there was a big group of students that were walking across the parking lot and there were girls all shapes and sizes, referring to their hairdo's of course, and I saw a girl with long blonde hair, totally skinny and just absolutely stunning. I was totally taken back. So anyway we go inside and talk to this friend of ours and she was like pick out any girl here and I will set something up with you, she was just cool like that. So of course I was like there's this blonde I just saw. And it took her a second and she was like she's a new girl I don't know her but I'll see what I can do. Ok and I had received like one picture of that girl from Russia and so I didn't really know what she looked like, and to be completely honest she didn't look all that cute in the picture she sent me.

So anyway I get a phone call later that night and it's Trisha the girl from Russia and she says she's been in town for about a week and she's bored so she wants to hang out. It never clicked that the girl I saw could've been her because there are a ton of students at this school, I thought no way, it would be too good to be true that it could be her. So, to my astonishment we met at Applebee's restaurant and she got out of her car and it was her. My chin about hit the floor and we sat down and talked, ate food, and I fell in love with a girl for the first time in my life and we are madly in love with each other to this day and that's my story.