This was before LJ, but I went to the trouble of digging up my old paper journal of the time to look up the date, and since I'd done that much, I typed up the journal entries.
I didn't think it was love, of course. It never starts out as love.
I got really suspicious and looked into fascination spells and their effects.
I was cured (as much as I could ever be, now that the latent crush was activated) and found out who did it, and went off on one of my typical rambling multi-page journal entries.
I am amused that with the advent of LJ, I find it more advantageous to curb my journaling to something approaching sane/short. I have always written a lot in journals, not just on LJ. If LJ went down again tomorrow and stayed down, I'd go back to my own computer and paper.
It'll be four years that I've loved this complex and difficult man, four years since I joined hands with him and prayed that disaster not strike Sis's friends and family, four years since the first time our energies melted together. I still love him, and he's still very much himself. Four years is such a very short time in the longer view...