Monday, May 21, 2007

finding romance in a bar

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Goodie, goodie, goodie!

I love this week's CHBM carnival prompt.

This week they ask: "How did you met your spouse?"

Classic story! When else can I openly admit to finding love at a bar!

Seems so appropriate coming from Mom2Amara.

It's long been considered taboo to find a spouse at a local watering hole. But leave it to me to go to my favorite bar and find love! And I was lucky -- Dad2Amara is hardly the go-to-a-bar-and-drink type.

I was entering my last year of college. I never, and I repeat never, came home for break. But when the television internship I wanted was pushed to the fall, I was left looking for something during the summer months. There was nothing available in Chicago. But of course, there was one in Ohio.

Uncle2Amara was working at the station I interned at. He invited me out for drinks one June night. And lo' and behold, Dad2Amara was there. (Story is he was having a rough day because some girl rejected him! Her loss!)

The rest, as they say, is history.

I wish I could report that it was love at first sight. Or that sparks flew right away. Because nothing could be further from the truth.

Dad2Amara insulted me - several times. He mocked the church I was attending. He laughed when I said I preferred the city to the 'burbs. And I can't even remember if he bought me a drink.

To make matters worse, the following Monday morning, Dad2Amara had called the station several times before I even arrived. He was stalking me!

But I had an entire summer ahead of me so I figured what the hell! And I accepted his invitation to dinner.

We've been together nine years now. Oh, what, a ride, it has been!

9 comments :

  1. I'm thinking Dad2Amara must be related to "The Hub". I'll post our story later tonight!

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  2. When I met L.A. Mommy, she was a friend of a friend. I didn't get a chance to talk to her but I asked my friend later, "What's her story? She's kind of a b*$ch." He laughed and said she was the nicest person on Earth... he was right.

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  3. I like this story!
    Funny, isn't it? How we find what we're looking for when we aren't even looking.

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  4. well john and i met at 2:00am after my prom?! and we've been together ever since! crazy, tacky and true!

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  5. I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one in the CHBM carnival that met her future spouse in a place not known to be conducive to lasting relationships! ;-)

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  6. Yes, maybe it's because you do least expect it that you can find love in a bar! Congratulations.

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  7. Wow! I guess it was passionate from the start ;o)

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  8. What a cute story! Not at all sleazy like I was hoping . . .

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  9. Now that's a great story!! Don't you just think it's so funny that when the right guy is supposed to come along - even in the most crazy circumstances - he does! And your daughter is gorgeous! Just gorgeous!
    - Audrey
    Pinks & Blues Girls
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