Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Reliving the past

Welcome to my first "Mama Kat" inspiraton post:
"If you could relive any moment in your life, what moment would you choose? Write about it."

Without even having to think about this question, I would say the day I met my husband. The story of how we met is more funny than romantic, but I love to tell it.

Once upon a time there was a neighborhood in Athens, Georgia where I met Melanie. No..Melanie is not my husband. Anyway, Melanie worked at a bar, and at that bar she tended bar with a boy named CJ. They had worked together for a few months and then they parted ways. She stopped working at the bar and he didn't. Thankfully, my friend likes to drink...so they didn't lose touch. Anyway, long story short (too late for that?) it became clear that he had a thing for her. Trouble was that she didn't want to get into a relationship or a one night stand because she was in the process of transferring to a college in North Carolina. There was no point in entering into a relationship that would become long distance in a little more than a month. So, my clever friend decided that the answer to this dilemma was to pawn him off on someone else...namely me. Wouldn't it be easier to just explain the situation to him and remain friends you ask...my thoughts exactly. Never the less, I never turn down the opportunity to go spend time by the pool, so when he invited her, she invited me. Her plan was that this time at the pool would be the beginnings of CJ liking me instead of her...except for the little bit about him really liking HER and her being 5 feet tall, 100 pounds with D cups in her swim top. Yes you guessed it...I am no match for her in a bathing suit. Making the comparison makes me a little sad. So as the day progressed, and he kept talking to me about Melanie and does she like me...etc etc, it became clear we were headed nowhere. Lucky for me he had brought along two of his classmates and his older brother. For the rest of the day, we hung out as a group. We played pool beer pong, drank beer and ate Fritos. As we devoured the bag of Fritos, I shared a pool chair with his brother. We chatted and flirted a little and then Melanie and I went home. We met up later at a bar, but due to room mate drama had to leave shortly thereafter. The next day I went to a movie with CJ, his brother and 8 of his closest friends. We saw “Drag me to Hell” which I thought I would hate but ended up liking. The next weekend I had my first real date with the brother and a year later we were married. Now we have been married for a year and I have never been happier. I wish I could go back to that day and really talk to hubs and remember what my first impressions were. Anyway, regardless of the less than romantic meeting, we all had a great day and that day will forever be important to me.

Wedding Photo

1 Year Anniversary Photo

Just in case you were curious:
CJ and Mel dated casually for a few weeks but it was mostly double dating with us.


  1. What a cute story! At first I thought that you would say your husband ended up being CJ!

  2. Lovely story. True love found it's way :)
    You look beautiful in your wedding photo