True story and no it’s not anything weird that involves some kind of alternative lifestyle.
Just hear me out.
Eighteen years ago TODAY (St. Patricks Day) Lisa (my wife) and I were both single and working as E.R. nurses.
I was on nights and her on days.
A few days before St. Pat’s day in the year 2000 we decided we’d go out…a bunch of us nurses…to a bar downtown. Let off some steam and have some green beer and stuff.
I asked Lisa to set me up with her good friend, Andrea (named changed to protect the innocent ; ) ) and Lisa said no prob.
Off we go, about 6 of us, me the only dude (did I mention I was single?) and the night was off to a rocking start.
The bar we were at, Howl at The Moon, had these dueling pianos and man were we all into it.
Beer was flowing…
Music was rocking…
My spidey senses were all-a-tingling because little Ricky and Andrea were surely gonna end up “lucky”. (heh-heh).
“Time for another round!” someone yelled above the dueling piano guys and being a good homie I mosied over to the bar to order up.
Beers in hand, music on blast and fun being had I walked back over to our table and..well…hmmmm…nobody was there.
They had ditched me.
Seriously…like they had all left.
Except one gal.
Lisa was still sitting there waiting and we sat together…beers in hand…maybe a little awkward at first but…
We started talking.
And I really HEARD her…
And I really SAW her…
And like a 1950’s Hollywood movie the sound seemed to fade away and the smokey air seemed to clear up and all we heard and saw were each other.
I think I fell in love that very night with my friend and later to be wife Lisa.
And thank goodness that on St. Patricks day in the year 2000 my wife set me up with her best friend and her best friend dumped me.
The LUCKIEST day of my life.
Thank you for reading and sharing our true love story so lemme end with this:
“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.”
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back.” Irish Blessing
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