October 14, 2007

Fun Monday 37: Meet Cute

Monday…again…already! This week (and weekend) flew by! Thank goodness I can be a cheater for this Monday! Janet has asked us to:

Describe your meeting with your spouse/significant other. I especially want to hear "meet cute" stories.

And wouldn’t ya know it, I showered my love for my man all over the innernet awhile back. I am gonna copy and paste that story, shorten it and perhaps edit here and there. The original can be found here in case you are dying for more.

Throughout the week leading up to this amazing meeting, my life was crazy. I had just been promoted into a very trying position, with no one to show me the way, seeing that the previous employee was wanted in 4 states. I had just left this guy I had dated for 6 years and was working on an exit strategy from a shared apartment and co-ownership of 3 cats. One of my best girl friends had asked me to join her in Austin for the weekend for a little celebration of her becoming a licensed masseuse. I almost backed out/never really committed, but at the last moment, I went. I drove to Austin after work that Friday, got all hussied up and we hit downtown for a girls’ night out.

We walked in to a bar, got a drink, wandered around, spied some seats. And sat. And sipped our vodka, eyeing the crowd. When she went to get another round, this guy sitting next to us said hello, and asked my name. His was Craig. We started chatting. My friend came back, and we all continued to chat.

We decided to change bars and I asked Craig to join us. He followed and we proceeded to get liquored up at a few more locations. When the bars closed down, I asked for Craig’s number and find out I completely misunderstood him that his name was NOT Craig. We programmed our proper names and spellings into our respective cell phones. And we kissed.

25 comments:

Kaytabug said...

Awww even reading this before I still smile and think..."Awww how cute?!"
So sweet!

my4kids said...

too funny you had his name wrong! Great story.

Blue Momma said...

He liked you enough to whatever you called him. Cool. Great story!

janet said...

a craig by any other name would be as terrific. ;-)

Hootin'Anni said...

Romance novelists?---------Look out!!! Fianna's a great writer here!

LOVE the condensed version, now I must go read the longer story.

her indoors said...

lol his name was not Craig, lovely story

Robinella said...

I thought only girls gave out wrong names. Vodka will do that every time. Cute story.

Sayre said...

Mr. Right usually shows up after Mr. Wrong...

Fianna said...

Hootin' Anni: Thanks for the compliment. I was thinking last night how far I have come with my writing since I wrote the last post. I refuse to edit old posts; however, I would really like to change up some of them!

Sayre: How right you are!

Sauntering Soul said...

So sweet!

You and Kaytabug with your successful "bar" relationships....the only time I've met men in a bar they turned out out to be train wrecks.

susan said...

Too funny about getting the wrong name! At least it wasn't the wrong number. :)

Sandy said...

That's funny! And cute. Someone else a few blogs ago (Sorry, I don't remember which one) got her husband's name wrong, too. Wait, I think it was at A Plaice for Everything....

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

OHHH~ A 6th Street story. I've never heard one with a happy ending! How wonderful for you guys. Craig sounds like a catch!

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

I just read the other long version. I laughed out loud that you bought some Gallery Furniture. Oh, Matress Mac.

nikki said...

His name was Not Craig! Hilarious. I have sadly done the very same thing. I'm terrible at remembering names. Cute story.

Karmyn R said...

Ha! You are the second one I've read with a person getting the name wrong at first!

min said...

It's that easy? Think I could do that? I'm headed for Austin.

Beckie said...

Do you still call him Craig - sometimes...?

OK, that was dumb...I am losing my cleverness (not that I ever had a whole lot of it).

Christine said...

He probably didn't care what you called him, as long as you called him!! :)

Very cute story.

Tiggerlane said...

Your life sounds like it was in some major turmoil....and "NOT Craig" just happened along at the perfect time!

Pamela said...

cell phones... what a difference they make in the dating game. Can't exactly say you lost the number if you forget to call after programming in it. Just thinking out loud.

Now I need to go read the long version because I felt cheated out after the kiss. grin

mjd said...

I think that I can hear music playing in the background. Good story!!!

dawn said...

Funny, you had the wrong name. I hate when that happens; it takes me twice as long to remember and think of the person by their real name.

ChrisB said...

The name mix up is funny and it obviously didn't matter. Cute story.

Sirdar said...

In your defence I bet the music was loud :-)

Great story and glad it all worked out in the end.

 
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