The Rendez Vous (Cuando nos Conocimos)

Published on Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

How did we meet?
Narrated by Lili

English
It was September 2001, my first semester in FIU. I was taking a calculus class and a programming class at that time. One day, waiting for calculus class to start, I noticed a guy staring at me. I didn’t pay much attention to him, but after a few weeks I caught him staring at me often. I remember talking to my friends about it. Since I didn’t know his name, I referred to him as Calculus Guy.

One day he nodded hello but never said a word. I thought it was funny that he would just stare and never approach me, but that was about to change.

It was my birthday and I had gotten a new haircut and had dressed up for work. Since I came to school right after work, I was a bit over-dressed for class. I was wearing a cream-colored dress with red polka dots. I was sitting in class, waiting for the professor to arrive, fixing my hair, when suddenly the quiet guy spoke and said “Your hair looks very nice”. I turned around and just said “Thank you”. Then class started.

Days later I was discussing my programming homework with another classmate. The quiet guy approached us and asked about the homework. He then volunteered to help us with programming, that he was a computer major so this was easy for him. Eventually, he started tutoring me and the other classmate, till eventually he was just helping me with my homework. Things progressed from there and the adventure of Elliot and Lili began.

Español

Era Septiembre 2001, mi primer semestre en FIU. Yo estaba tomando una clase de Calculo y una de programacion. Un dia, esperando que empesara la clase de Calculo, note a un muchacho viendome fijamente. No le hice caso, pero despues de varias semanas lo vi viendome varias veces. Yo me acuerdo que les contaba a mis amigas de el. Ya que no sabia su nombre, me referia a el como El Muchacho de Calculo “Calculus Guy”.

Un dia me quedo viendo y movio la cabeza como diciendo hola. Yo pense que era tan chistoso que me quedara viendo y nunca me hablara, pero eso estaba a punto de cambiar.

Era mi cumpleaños y me acababa de cortar el pelo y fui bien vestida al trabajo ese dia. Como me iba a la escuela directo del trabajo, estaba un muy bien vestida para clase. Yo andaba un vestido color crema con puntos rojos. Estaba sentada en clase, esperando al profesor, arreglandome el pelo, cuando de repente el muchacho mudo me hablo y dijo “Tu pelo se ve muy bonito”. Me voltie y le dije “Gracias”. De ahi la clase empezo.

Unos dias despues yo estaba hablando de mi tarea de programacion con otra muchacha de la clase. El muchacho callado se acerco y nos pregunto de que se trataba la tarea. De ahi el se ofrecio a ayudarnos, ya que el estudiaba Computacion y se le hacia facil. Eventualmente, el termino ayudandonos con nuestra tarea, hasta que despues solo quedo ayudandome a mi solamente. Las cosas siguieron de ahi y la aventura de Elliot y Lili empezo.


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