It was at a 40th birthday party in Old Town San Diego where Maricela first saw Kirk’s green eyes and his eyes were following her. Some laughter, drinks with friends, and a first kiss. Maricela remembered how he would move the branches on the trees so they wouldn’t hit her head as they walked. (OMG! That’s so sickly sweet!) Then came morning and Maricela did her best to stay away from him, talking to anyone else she could. After all, she lived two hours away. What was the point? So she tried sneaking out, but Kirk came running after her, “Hey! Aren’t you going to give me your number?” She did. And so it began. Maricela made it a point to say that they were only dating. It was not serious. It was not a relationship, but the day she took Kirk to a Laker Game, Kirk knew that she was his girlfriend and told her so. Maricela could not deny anymore what that first kiss had meant.