Monday, October 15, 2007

Fun Monday - and so it began

Today's assignment is from Janet. Janet wanted to know the story of how we met our significant other/spouse or anyone else who had ever been our significant other/spouse. Well, it's in the court records that I am not allowed to talk about my previous so/s so I will tell you the story of how my current husband (yes, there have been other(s)) and I started dating. Not how we met, because that was just sort of ho hum. He lived up the street from my sister and my niece babysat for him.

This story takes place about a year and half after his so/s and her kiddos moved out.
Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, I was not the sweet, conservative child that I am now. Not bragging, not apologizing, merely stating the facts.

I had my days off in the middle of the week. So did my best friend. We lived 35 miles apart. On Wednesdays, I would drive 45 miles and she would drive 10 miles and we would meet in a little town that had a very nice bar with a terrific grill and an outstanding bartender.

So, my friend and I (let’s call her Kim) were sitting at a table one night when this guy walked in wearing leathers. Kimmie said, oh look, a biker. I looked up and said, “That’s not a biker, that’s Terry Brawler. If you want to see a biker you ought to meet my sister’s’ neighbor. Now, that’s a biker.”

Please bear in mind that we did not date bikers. We dated cops, navy pilots, firemen, well, you get the idea. Kimmie was just intrigued by bikers. Me, I had known the Big Bad Biker (BBB) for about 4 years. He was just my sister’s neighbor. Besides that, he was blond. I didn’t date blonds. Besides that, he didn’t have a car. I dated cars. Besides that, I was seriously involved with someone totally inappropriate.

Anyway, I called BBB and invited him down for a drink. He had the motor out of his friend’s car and couldn’t get away. He said to give him a call the next week.

I did. He was still working on the motor and suggested I call the next week.

Kiss my butt, that wasn’t gonna happen. I did NOT get turned down and/or ignored twice and then try again. No way, no how.

The next Wednesday came, dinner was eaten, a drink or two or ten was imbibed, and Kimmie wanted to meet BBB. I refused to call. She wheedled, she whined, she plied me with more alcohol, she bribed me and I succumbed.

I called.

He came.

Now, I used to be a flirt, especially when I was more than half tuned. BBB is a flirt. He flirts like he breathes, without any consciousness at all. We flirted with each other all the time and had for the 4 years that we had known each other. It was harmless.

Until that night. Until March 19, 1985. The day that the swallows return to Capistrano. The day that is the feast day of St. Joseph. The day that my world changed forever. The day that I fell in lust.

We were sitting at one of those small round tables that used to be in every bar. Kimmie, having had her curiosity satisfied, was shooting pool with some of the other guys. BBB and I were talking and flirting and, according to Kimmie, igniting everything with 25 feet of us. She finally walked over to me, leaned in, and not as quietly as she thought, asked me “Why don’t you just tell him that you want to ………..him?” I was speechless. He wasn’t. He just looked at her and said, “She is. She’s just doing it better than you just did.” Oh, my.

We (BBB and I) left together shortly after that.

By noon that same day, everyone (including the incredibly inappropriate person that I had been dating) knew that we were an ITEM. Everyone was amazed and started making book on how long we would last and who would dump who.

We were married just over 2 months later, the day he retired from the Navy (did I forget to mention that he was in the Navy)?

Isn't he pretty?

That was 22 and ½ years ago. Everyone, including me, is still amazed



My Husband Calls Me Weird said...

I can't believe we were married at the same chapel! Awesome. Love your story. Bad Biker Boys are hot.

Robinella said...

I love a good bad boy/girl story. I'm not into sappy.

Blue Momma said...

That's a really cool story. And 22 years? Congrats! That's great! I figure I'll kill hubby sometime before making it to 22.

lisa's chaos said...

So, who is winning the bet on how long you will last? 22.5 years is great!!

Anonymous said...

We did use to hang out in bars and flirt with everyone 22 years ago! (My children think their generation thought that up...our generation met guys at church).
What a cool story. I'm amazed that it lasted, but delighted that it did.

Beckie said...

I think that is the Hottest story that I have read today. Very well told.

I am not a techie...I was an inspiring engineer, but that was boring so I gave it up for a business degree (which was also boring, but served the purpose).

Peter said...

Don't even think about it not lasting Sandy, crumpling isn't that good, but there were lots of good times too.

Debs said...

Great story!! I agree with Beckie..the hottest story so far!

laurie said...

wow, that's a sexy one. and i love this line:

Besides that, I was seriously involved with someone totally inappropriate.

who hasn't been there??

A Slice of Life said...

Well are still igniting everything around!

Although BBB and military don't seem to jibe for me, a Navy Brat! lol

Karmyn R said...

lust! oh yeah!!!

hee hee - 22 years! Congrats on that - awesome!

Joy T. said...

Well my my...she says while throwing water over her head...great story!! And isn't he pretty? No way. HE'S HOT! And I can say that because I'm happily married :o)

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

I thought for CERTAIN that I was the only one who would know "the swallows return to Capistrano. The day that is the feast day of St. Joseph". Men in uniform are always sexy. Falling in lust is okay. Obviously, it worked out all right for you, even if he did play hard to get, huh?

Walker said...

And he's a hunk, as I used to say 22 years ago. Can't resist a man in uniform. Great lust and love story.

Was he really fixing the motor?

Sandy said...

nikki - that was actually our first wedding. Another story for another day.

robinella - thanks

bluemomma - year 5 I almost killed him. I just decided it would punish him more if I let him live!

lisa - all bets are off now (of course some of the bettors are no longer with us)

min - me, too. Thanks.

becky - it was the only thing I could think of that rhymed with becky and actually made sense!

peter- I did all my crumbling before this one and you're right - no fun at all. Great kids, though!

debs - thanks

laurie - what the heck were we thinking?

a slice of life - back in the day,you know. He retired from the Navy 'cause they were gonna make him shave his beard - and, yes, he still has it!

karmyn - thanks

joy t - thank you very much

AFF- Catholic, huh? Serioiusly, BBB just converted to Catholicism 2 1/2 years ago. Took Joseph as his confirmation name, partly for that reason. He really is a keeper!

Walker - yes, he was. He had to borrow the car the next week because I did NOT ride

her indoors said...

great post, and too right he is cute/hot and oops best stop there lol

Christine said...

It is hard to resist a man in a uniform!!
I'm loving these stories of marriages that have lasted 20 years+ that's awesome.
Great post!

Dawn said...

That is a great story. Funny how, even though he didn't have a car, he did have a uniform, and fell in with some of the likes of others you had eyed up. Congratulations on 22 years.

Tiggerlane said...

I have a Navy man, too! Well, former Navy....

I just LOVE his response, "She is. She’s just doing it better than you just did." PRICELESS!

ChrisB said...

I can see why you fell in 'lust'. That's a hot story!

Crown Princess said...


Pamela said...

don't know if anyone said this or not:

there is only one thing I like better then a man in a uniform, and thats a man out of his uniform. snicker.

karisma said...

Nice story! Um, are you collecting dogs? Coz I have one who is nearly getting booted out at them moment. She's in the dog house right now.

Nora Bee said...

Awesome. Yes, he is very pretty :-)

mjd said...

And you both showed them all. Good for the two of you, and he is pretty.

Sirdar said...

Great story. Being a guy, a BBB isn't my thing...but I know a few women who like that type. Glad to see you stayed together to spite your friends :-)

Patriot said...

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Junebug said...

Yes, he is pretty and good-looking too. Come over and check my hubby out. I posted a late post this time.

Lil Mouse (Jill) said...

gotta love a man in uniform. does he have an anchor tattoo. is is someplace you can take a picture of without him blushing. can i see it? my hubby was in the navy and never got his tattoo. he eventually wants one and we'd like to see a few to see if he'd like any of them.

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