It’s nine years ago since I first met, on the Internet, the person who is now my wife. Her nickname was blink and mine was allrite when we sent those first messages on channel #romance on IRC (efnet). More details here.
I bought her a a bunch of flowers mounted in a box and we celebrated the anniversary with a fine Italian meal at a local restaurant. Worked out a lot better than my eating arrangements nine years ago, but my good luck in meeting Blink more than made up for the comedy of errors that was that night.
Now back to her!