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Ron Thal, Jennifer Thal, The Apparent Asymmetry Between Matter And Antimatter, and Valentine's Day

Finding love can be an arduous journey. So where do we begin? Do we trust our friends and follow their advice? Or do we just keep swiping left and right? Well, there is no right or wrong answer. Friends can turn out to be assh*les and dating apps can deliver results. So let's just go with the flow. This is the story of Ron and Jennifer. Yes, that's Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal from Guns N' Roses, Sons Of Apollo, and Asia. And that's his wife Jennifer Thal. Even though I had published this interview on Antiquity's lifestyle blog earlier, I am publishing it here today just to urge you to go with the flow. Happy Valentine's Day.

Jennifer Thal: "Ron and I met when I was in college. I was trying to get into veterinary school and so I had to keep my grades up. My friends thought I was too much of a bookworm. So they tried to set me up on a blind date. They told me about this guy, Ron. They said he was a guitar player and that he was going to be very famous one day. Honestly, that didn't impress me much. I didn't need a boyfriend to distract me at this point in my career. But our friends were very persistent. And so we eventually agreed.

When I met Ron, I thought he was really cute. But based on the description I was given, I expected him to be a dumb, self absorbed musician. They didn't tell me that he was really smart, interesting, and cultured. It turns out they told him I was a blonde aerobics instructor, not a straight-A pre-vet student. So he had low expectations of me as well. So we were both just sitting there on our date with nothing to say to each other. Then suddenly, I decided to do something that usually made the guys run away. I asked Ron what he thought of the apparent asymmetry between matter and antimatter. When he answered, I was completely floored. And 33 years later, we are still celebrating Valentine’s Day together."


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