dating, life, memory lane

it started with hello

This post is sponsored by Lindt HELLO

At this point, BC and I have been dating for 5 1/2 months and whenever anyone asks how we met, there is usually a small pause before either of us answers because there’s actually two parts to that story.

See, BC and I went to high-school together. Not only did we go to high-school, we actually also briefly worked together at the public library in our hometown and eventually both went on to become librarians (cue collective awwww). Of course, while we went to high-school together and worked together and had mutual friends, we ourselves weren’t really friends back then. I mean, I knew who he was but mostly ’cause his friend A was dating my friend A, and we were in marching band together (although different instruments) and, of course, every once in awhile we worked the same shift at the library after school.

So it really wasn’t until maybe two years ago through the magic of social media that we reconnected but even then it still took time for us to get to the lovely place where we are now as a #librarianpowercouple. You know, the kind that spends a Saturday night hanging out reading.

(Well, okay, I was reading, he was half-reading/half-watching the OSU game. Suffice it to say, I finished my book first. NOT THAT IT’S A COMPETITION OR ANYTHING LOLOL)

I tell you this not only because it’s a charming story but because it shows the importance of the connections that can be brought on by a simple “hello,” whether it’s saying hi to a kid you pass by in the hallway at school every day or saying howdy to a Facebook friend request from someone you haven’t seen or spoken to in, like, ten years.

Lindt HELLO, the hip, trendy brand in premium chocolate, is a new collection from Lindt of sinfully delicious premium chocolate. Aiming to create connections and conversations wherever it goes, Lindt HELLO is inspired by classic American treats like Strawberry Cheesecake, Cookies & Cream, Caramel Brownie, and a white chocolate pineapple coconut that tastes like a fancy pina colada. Not only does the new Lindt HELLO come in such amazing flavors, you can also enjoy them in three different forms: Bars, Sticks, and Mini Stick Bags. My favorite are the mini-sticks because they are just the right size for when you want just a little bit of chocolate without going crazy. But the regular sized sticks and bars are also perfect for sharing (I plan on taking mine to work to share with co-workers).

As part of the launch, Lindt Chocolate is partnering with Ashley Tisdale to co-produce It Started with HELLO — a fun, new romantic comedy digital series capturing couples as they make their first connections — premiering on September 12th on the It Started with HELLO YouTube page. Lindt is also hosting a Sweet Connections Sweepstakes, allowing you to win a sweet experience from Lindt.

Love from the ashes,
Lady Lazarus

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