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April 25, 2021
Austin, TX
#ATAnATX2021

Adam & Timothy

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It's Official! Husbands!

Timothy

Powles

and

Adam

Stanley

#ATAnATX2021

April 25, 2021

Austin, TX

ATA style?

We are not doing some big fancy wedding. And, to be honest, Covid just adds to our resolve. But we will make US official. And dates matter, so we picked the day we want our anniversary to be 4/25. Easy to remember and this was also the date we finally introduced ourselves to each other. Be sure to sign in with your name and address details, then rsvp as we post new events.

How We Met

Adam was a regular at a hotel bar near his office. Maybe it was just his imagination, but it sure seemed like the chef was a lot more visible whenever he was around. While he knew most of the staff, Adam did not know the chef so one day gave him a wave of hello. (Adam says it was more like, "Man, if you're going to literally stare like that, the least you can do is say hello." Turns out the Chef's name was Timothy. As would not be a surprise to anyone that knows us, Adam followed up with Timothy on LinkedIn. Timothy replied with his phone number. And the rest is history.

Our first date

Our first date was at The Milk Room in Chicago. It was not supposed to be there. We had planned to meet at Cindy's, the rooftop restaurant in the Chicago Athletic Association. Adam arrived first and it was overrun by tourists. He asked Timothy to meet him on the second floor and once they were both there, they discussed options. One option that was on the list was joining two friends who happened to be heading to the Milk Room and were connected enough to the staff to get us into this very exclusive bar. A bit awkward to have a first date with two extra friends but, hey, it was a bar and of course we could sit at different areas of the bar. Well, for those of you who know that spot, you know what we did not know at the time. The entire bar only has 8 seats. So we sat at one end and our friends sat at the other. We were only about four feet apart! Clearly, this was long before covid!! Timothy has loads of stories about that first date, including something about ounces and prices.... but we will let him share those stories directly.

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