finding romance in a bar

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!


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

  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.

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

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

  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! ;-)

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

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

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

  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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