"Find me," she said, before slipping away into the dawn of New Year’s Day.
"Yeah, I’ll find you," he said, before realising all he had to go on was her first name, Katie, and the fact she was from "DC" - presumably Washington.
Reese McKee, 25, is hoping the magic of Christmas and the power of social media will reunite him with the mystery woman he met in Hong Kong last New Year’s Eve.
The Wellington man said he was in Hong Kong when he ran into Katie after they both became lost earlier in the night.
"I was just walking around and admiring the lights and found this girl just crying on the side of the road.
"I went and tried to help her out. She was lost. She’d lost all her friends.
"I just cheered her up. I sort of have this undeniably bad sense of humour that no one can resist laughing at."
They went out drinking later and eventually reunited with her friends before parting ways at 6am, he said.
Although he never got a contact number or email address, Katie’s final words, “find me”, stuck with him.
After meeting Katie, Mr McKee said he spent weeks searching for her. “But it was pretty fruitless because I had nothing to go on.
"I got the idea to use Facebook in June but the timing wasn’t right. I think this time of year people have hope for the magic (of Christmas). If nothing else, it would just be great to get in touch with her and say ‘thank you’. To say ‘Hi, how are you doing?’."
He hoped a Facebook campaign he started this week would improve his chances.
"The amount of positive feedback and comments that are flowing, it’s boggling." The page had been shared with more than 4,000 people.
Aside from her first name, the only identifying details he had of Katie was a photo of her he found on his phone the next morning.
Mr McKee conceded he is “a bit of a realist” and wouldn’t be surprised if Katie was seeing someone else. However, he was “foolishly optimistic”.
"The chances are billions to one, but I like those odds.
"Even if I could just find her and say thanks, because it’s been a life-changing year and it all started that night, really."
Aw! thanks! iv seen the things you’ve posted come across my dash due to mutual followers and i dig you and your style too :D
what are you even talking about you gay faggot?
This is how me and my would-be soul mate would flirt
#OKAY YOU KNOW HOW PEOPLE SAY I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS GIFSET MY ENTIRE LIFE? #WELL I HAVENT #BUT I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS GIFSET SINCE I SAW THIS EPISODE WHEN I WAS LIKE… 14? #WHICH IS NINE YEARS #FAVOURITE EPISODE OF FHFIM #FAVOURITE EPISODE OF ANY CARTOON EVER
I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN!
Something i have to do, almost every day. and have for the past 3-4 years.
Okay, I’m not all aboard the Hiddles-train, but there is no disputing this is one FINE photo.
STILL FAKE AND GAY
2,065 years ago today —- Roman forces under Julius Caesar are victorious at the Battle of Alesia.
Between 59 BC and 52 BC the Roman General Julius Caesar had conquered much of Gaul, now modern day France. When it seemed nothing would stop Ceasar’s Legions, a Gallic chieftain named Vercingetorix united the Gallic tribes and declared himself king of a united Gaul. After having one of his legions ambushed and destroyed by the Gauls, Caesar struck back and drove Vercingetorix’s forces to the north.
By August of 52 BC, Vercingetorix and his Gallic army of 80,000 had been forced to take shelter at a heavily defended hill fort in Northern France called Alesia, now modern day Alise-Sainte-Reine. The fortress was positioned on the middle of a large hill, was well fortified, and occupied an important defensive strategic position. Caesar knew that with 60,000 men he did not have enough troops to storm Alesia. At the same time he could not retreat, lest he expose his forces to reprisal.
Rather than conduct a frontal assault, Caesar decided to lay siege to Alesia and starve the Gauls into submission. To ensure that no one could leave Alesia, Caesar ordered the construction of a large 11 mile timber wall to surround the fortress. Incredibly, the wall was completed in less than three weeks, complete with trenches, moats, deadfall traps, and other obstacles. As the Roman’s worked word spread throughout Gaul that Vercingetorix and his forces were in trouble. Warriors from all over the land gathered to lift the siege, and soon a force of around 125,000 - 250,000 Gallic warriors marched toward Alesia. To counter the Gallic relief force, Caesar ordered the construction of an identical outward facing wall that was over 13 miles long.
Meanwhile in Alesia, things were growing desperate as food supplies began to run low. Vercingetorix had a strategy to break the siege, he expelled all women and children from the fortress in order to save food for the warriors. It was hoped that Caesar would open his lines to let them through, creating a momentary weakness in the Roman forces which he could break through. Caesar, however, was not fooled by the trick, and ordered no mercy for the Gallic women and children. Forgotten and neglected, the Gallic women and children died of starvation and exposure in no man’s land.
Finally, by the end of September the Gallic relief force had arrived, and the Romans found themselves under siege in between two large Gallic armies. With tactical superiority and greater numbers, Vercingetorix formulated a strategy that would surely provide for a breakthrough. While simultaneously attacking from the outside and inside of Alesia, the Gauls would assault a point northwest of the walls where the lines were the thinnest and weakest. Over the next 3 days the Gauls attacked day and night on that one point. While the Romans were greatly outnumbered by the fierce Gauls, superior Roman tactics, discipline, equipment, and organization won the day, halting each Gallic assault. Despite several successes the Romans were growing tired while also running short on food. At one point Caesar himself had to take foot and rally his men, personally leading the defense from the front. However Caesar knew it was only a matter of time before the Gallic hordes overwealmed the Roman defenses. On the third day of the battle, Caesar orchestrated a audacious plan.
During the Gallic assault on the third day, Caesar took a force of 13 cavalry cohorts, rode behind the Gallic relief force, and counter-attacked from the rear. Surprised by the Roman flanking maneuver, the Gallic charge quickly collapsed into a panicked retreat. The disarrayed Gallic army was easy prey for the disciplined Roman counter-advance, and thousands of warriors were cut down until as Caesar himself put it, only the complete exhaustion of the Romans saved the Gauls. The Romans suffered heavily, losing over 12,000 men. The Gauls, however, lost between 50,000 and 90,000 warriors, with tens of thousands more captured and taken as slaves.
The next day, October the 3rd, 52 BC, Vercingetorix surrendered to Caesar. The Roman victory at Alesia would signal the end of the Gallic Wars and the rise of Julius Caesar. Over the coming decades Gaul would be pacified into a Roman Province, remaining so for the next four hundred years. Julius Caesar became the most celebrated man in the Roman Republic, a household name throughout the Roman world. However, when the Roman Senate ordered Caesar to stand down, Caesar decided he was destined for bigger things. With his army Caesar overthrew the Roman Republic, and declared himself “dictator for life”. Unfortunately the Senate was not very happy with this, and Caesar was stabbed to death on the Senate floor on the Ides of March, 44 BC.
The fate of Vercingetorix was even worse. Taken as a slave to Caesar, he was exhibited in a triumph (military parade) and ritually strangled to death at the Roman forum in 46 BC.
#Alise-Sainte-Reine doesn’t fit the description of the site that Caesar gave by the way#also you can’t tell this story without mentioning Vercassivellaunos and his men#who all came to try and help Vercingetorix#AND AND AND it’s not actually known if Vercingetorix was definitely strangled either#he was certainly executed after Caesar’s triumph #but it was down in his cell we think
I love how i knew of all the people i know, you’d have something to say on the legality of this post, HISTORY NERDS FOR THE WIN!
Wish my knowledge was out of Egypt and Greece.
I…I had never heard of this show before now and already the intro is stuck in my head send help.
I’m going to attempt to show you guys the intro with HTML and if it doesn’t work I’ll cry because this intro is hilarious and now I have to watch every episode.
EDIT: NEVERMIND IT DIDN’T WORK GO LOOK IT UP
seriously, that show was awesome! check it out, its probably on youtube by now.