Most of all, I remember... James was traveling to Dallas often for work, so a mutual friend suggested that he and I meet since I was living there and that the two of us could have dinner, go have a drink, and get to know one another. We started emailing a bit, but the night we were supposed to meet a tornado warning was issued. The sirens put James in his hotel bathtub, while I had cocktails on the patio with my mom and we watched the storm roll in.
Later we were both in New York at the same time, but we managed to miss each other again. Finally I had an itch to move back to Los Angeles when I got a job offer at a fashion PR firm there and I decided to take it. I told James I would have to meet him on his own turf some day soon.
I moved to LA on May 30, 2011 and on June 7th James picked me up for a dinner date at the Sunset Tower. We finally met in person for the first time. The rest, as they say, is history!