Tia & Corey
The first day we met.
Oh, what a great night!! There I was, sitting on my couch at home watching TV on Memorial Day. I had family members come in town to visit for the holidays, so they had to drag me out of the house because, at that time, I didn't do any clubbing or partying. So we decided to go downtown Norfolk, VA, to this day party that my cousin took us to. We were there for hours, and I was having a great time, but the people who really know me, know that when I have one drink, I'm ready to go to sleep. So I was ready to go, and one of my cousin's friends said someone wanted to meet me, and I was like, "I'm ready to go. I am tired!" She insisted that I meet one of her previous coworkers, Corey. So I walk over to the bar, and she introduces us. In my head, I was like, "Damn, this chocolate skin, pearly white teeth, handsome guy!". He offered and bought me a drink right away, while he drank water (he doesn't drink). In my head, I'm like "Ohhh k!" We continued to talk, and I told him that I don't live in the area. The conversation continued and he invited my family and me to Hooters to watch the UFC fight and eat wings. My tiredness went away real quick. He later told me that he also got dragged out of the house as well! Corey is a homebody unless he's out eating. It was clear that the universe was playing its part because we exchanged contact information and the rest is history!
Our Pet names
We used to love watching Bizarre Foods! So Andrew Zimmern, the host, visits this country in Africa, and when he was there, he attended a wedding with his wife. In that country, for a man to show his soon to be wife he loves her, he gives her a cow, and they name the cow "Zaboo". So we used to joke around about that, and I started calling him Zaboo. He calls me "Tia Bug" because when my nephew was born, I called him my love bug, and Corey began to call me his Tia Bug, and that name stuck with me. His friends now call me Tia Bug too.
What we love
Corey and I enjoy going out to eat, taking my son to watch Marvel and DC movies, and spending time with our loved ones. We love to travel since our birthdays are one day away from each other. We are such daredevils when it comes to adventures. We enjoy scuba diving, zip-lining, riding ATV's, jumping off cliffs, and anything that people think that we are crazy for doing.
At the end of the day, at some point in life, someone will love you more than what you're expected. Be patient and learn to wait, because sometimes a patient person receives the best love story.
-My Zaboo and his Tia Bug -