i met him at a birthday party when i was 18yrs old. i went to the party with a sort of ex boyfriend (we were still really good friends). i see this guy across the room and say “OH MY GOD WHO IS THAT?!” my friend says angrily “that’s jack, he has a girlfriend!!!” a while later i was fixing myself a drink in the kitchen. i had a birthday ribbon tied around my waist. jack walks over and starts tugging at my ribbon and says “what’s this all about?” i giggled like a dork and ran away. we became really good friends for a while but i had a mega crush on him. music was really important to both of us so we’d exchange records. we would talk for hours. he was in college but also traveled a lot because he was a rave dj (it was the 90’s) so we drifted apart for many years. we were facebook friends and we would exchange pleasantries every now and then. after a big break up, i took a year long hiatus from facebook. one night, while watching a movie i despised, i returned to facebook to express my hatred for it (“empire records”. it was rex manning day) the next day, he sent me a message saying welcome back and that he’d like to get a drink and catch up. at this point i hadn’t seen him in 10 years. we met up, had some drinks, and confessed that we’d had crushes on each other back then. that was 2 years ago and we’ve pretty much been inseparable ever since.