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May. 1st, 2006

Okay I am doing this because entirelytoo asked me how my husband proposed to me. So I decided to tell you the story of the first time that my husband proposed. Cut for those of you who have heard this story like 10 times already.

Once upon a Friday night in July, nearly seven years ago, LadyTory was sick and tired of her Seminary roommates. So I decided that I would head over to an Italian restaurant where one of my “cool” seminary friends was bartending his way into becoming a minister. I rather enjoyed sitting at the bar and chatting with him as well as getting to down the leftovers of the margaritas that he made. (As a side note: When I became a student at the Seminary where I got my Masters Degree, I had to sign an Ethos statement that said I would not drink alcohol or partake in tobacco products while enrolled as a student, yeah I have always liked to break rules.)

I sat at the bar next to a blond girl who seemed to be getting completely wasted on some crazy pink concoctions. She said that her name was Misty and that it was her birthday, hence the overindulgence. We chatted for awhile, my friend behind the bar occasionally rolling his eyes in the blonde’s direction. Misty asked what I did for a living and I told her that I was in Grad school and had just gotten a job as a Case Worker at the local women’s homeless shelter. She stated that she was a Social Worker as well, and that she worked with kids for the local community mental health agency. (Another reason for all the drinking I assume.)

We chatted for awhile, until suddenly a man came out of the kitchen. He was dressed in the light blue button up and kaki pants uniform that the rest of the waiters were wearing. Misty’s arm flew out, with surprising speed and accuracy for one who had been drinking so heavily, and hooked said waiter stopping him in his tracks. At which point, Misty said:

“Dave you have to meet my new best friend, Tory. She’s a social worker, too!” Dave smiled and held out his hand to me. I took it as he said.

“I’m a social worker too,” to which I remember my brain coming up with the statement ‘Funny, looks like you are a waiter to me.’ But that phrase never made it to my lips because Dave continued his introduction with the following: “Maybe we should get married.”

I kid you not friends. Those were the first words out of the Slytherin’s mouth to me EVER. I had not laid eyes on the man before this. And in one of those bright and shining moments that happen only once in a life time, you know the ones where the perfect words fly out of your mouth at the perfect time and you have to mentally high-five yourself, I replied:

“Maybe we should go on a pre-engagement date.” To which the Slytherin stated that maybe we should and then asked for my number. Again first time a man had EVER asked for my number. Really. Hard to believe I know, because I am so cool and all, but still true.

We went out for about six weeks before we got engaged for real, with a ring and all. And then when we had known each other for a total of three months, we eloped. Basically, because I could not stand not seeing him constantly and he felt the same way. So here we are almost seven years later.

And that, my friends, is why I write such great smut. All thanks to a smart ass waiter and an equally smart ass LadyTory who both decided that life would be a lot more fun if they could be smart asses together.


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May. 2nd, 2006 03:10 am (UTC)
Oh. My. God.

That is so amazing!!!!! "Maybe we should get married." Haaaaaaaahahahahaha! Who knew?

That's amazing. And soooo perfect for you. Like...it's spot on. That's incredible. I'm totally in awe at the moment.

I am SO glad I asked that question :)
May. 2nd, 2006 03:14 am (UTC)
Thanks dear I had a lot of fun typing this up for you.

I am glad that you enjoyed it, it is one of my favorite stories to tell! Hee hee.
May. 2nd, 2006 04:03 am (UTC)
I can see why. I mean really, that's the first thing he said to you? It's like one of those stories people tell that are total hogwash...except it's TRUE!
May. 2nd, 2006 01:35 pm (UTC)
Strange but yes it is all true.
Oddly enough.
May. 2nd, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)
this explains *everything*.
so instead of me stalking you on your LJ, can we just be friends at this point? because it's getting a bit silly that you are this fascinating and yet i don't know these things about you.
May. 2nd, 2006 01:40 pm (UTC)
Course we can be friends! I like friends. :)

Get yourself a mic and headset and install YIM and then you can play in the voice chat with all the other loonies on friday night if you want.

That is the best way to get to know me really. I always betray way too much personal info in those chats, and ladytonks, miz_tith, pan_alchemist, tajareyul, hpca, kilcarr, phoenixankaa, and a few others and I are usually around starting around 7ish EST and going till about 2am. That is where the fun is!!
May. 2nd, 2006 03:48 am (UTC)
That was...wow...so cool! and awesome and so romantic.
May. 2nd, 2006 01:46 pm (UTC)
Hee hee, it was just a lucky coincidence I think.
I don't think either one of us was "trying" to be romantic at the time as much as we were trying to be smart asses.
But then one of the things that I really like about him is that we both laugh at each others jokes and have very similar senses of humor, so I guess that was a bit of the attraction there in the beginning.

That and I think that he was the hottest bald guy I had ever met.
May. 2nd, 2006 10:33 am (UTC)
Hee, that's a lovely engagement story! And thinking up the pre-engagement date line was pretty impressive.
May. 2nd, 2006 01:40 pm (UTC)
Out of no where I tell you, one of those amazing instant response things
May. 2nd, 2006 12:41 pm (UTC)
How adorable, romantic and just plain lucky! I envy you.
May. 2nd, 2006 01:44 pm (UTC)
eh don't he spends too much money on computers and refuses to hang up my shirts when they some out of the dryer. LOL But in the past two years he has learned NOT to put my bras in the dryer, and well as all of this points to he does actually do laundry so yeah Go ahead envy the hell out of me, cause he does windows, cleans bathrooms, and COOKS as well.

Muahahahah I am a lucky bitch aren't I??
May. 4th, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC)
Hey, if he does your laundry, cooks and cleans the bathroom, you've caught yourself a 'good one' as my mother would put it. She told me that hooking a man who does the laundry and cleans the bathroom is probably the best thing to have in a relationship after 'making whoopee' as she puts it. Mothers eh?
May. 2nd, 2006 03:01 pm (UTC)
Oh Jesus. Well, that's it, you win for the best "how we met" story I've ever heard. Bam - instant chemistry. Amazing.

And I seriously have to tip my hat to you for having the both the quick wit and the nerve to come up with the "pre-engagement date" line so quickly. Whenever a guy says something outrageously flirty to me like the "we should get married" I giggle and blush and he goes on his merry way.
May. 2nd, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC)
Honestly guys NEVER hit on me, so I really wasn't serious when I said it. I mean I was just trying to be funny.
Who knew he would take me so seriously LOL.

Every time we went out after like our first two dates he kept saying we shoud elope. Literally I mean after we had been dating for like two weeks that was all he could talk about. Silly boy.
May. 2nd, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC)
Great engagement story... It's really incredible that his first words to you were "Maybe we should get married".

And yay for you thinking of the comeback so fast. I think I'd just giggle or something.
May. 2nd, 2006 06:54 pm (UTC)
Guh, had to comment on this because.... it made me giggly. =) Really, so sweet, I don't think you can tell this story one to many times.

And yeah, I'd have totally giggled at him and said something clever like "yeah, right, sure". (I'm so articulated)
May. 2nd, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC)
That is a gorgeous story. Very romantic. (My husband is a Slytherin, too).

Unfortunately, mine involves nudity and the backseat of a car. Not one I can tell the kids.
May. 2nd, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
Well that was the first time we had ever met.

I have naked in cars stories too, but they are not nearly as postable LOL
May. 5th, 2006 10:42 am (UTC)

That's just the sweetest thing!!!
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