Monday, February 14, 2011

We Call Him Cupid

I love, love, love hearing how couples met. It must be the romantic in me, but those are some of my most favorite stories to hear. It's the promise of a new beginning, a happily ever after. And the excitement in each meeting is infectious. After hearing about how some of you met your significant others, see here and here, I really wanted to share our story. Of course it's my favorite "how we met" story of all!

Cupid introduced us. 
At least that's what we call him.

On May 5th, 2006, I went to the first roof top party
of the year at the Peabody, a hotel in downtown LR. 
It was Cinco de Mayo and there was 
a festive air all around us. 

Several girlfriends and I went with no higher expectations
than to drink and dance our bootys off. 
Our favorite band was playing. 
Venus Mission.
They were an 80s cover band who sang all the pop classics
and had several wardrobes changes throughout their show.
They rocked!

We hadn't been there long when I noticed a tall, dark & handsome
guy across the roof. 
I also noticed him noticing me. 

On the way back from the bathroom with my intoxicated friend, I
 realized that he was right behind us.
And then it happened. 
The fall.
Hers, not mine, thankfully.
My friend tripped and spilled her drink.
As I was helping her right herself, I heard him laugh.
I immediately turned around to scold him for laughing, 
to which he just laughed even more.

He went back to his side of the roof and I went back to mine.
More staring, smiling, flirting.

A guy had been hitting on a friend of mine all night. 
He noticed J & I noticing each other and decided to intervene.
He asked me if I wanted to meet the mystery guy.
If so, he would love to introduce me.
He just happened to be his best friend and knew he was single. 
I told him no thanks, I didnt want his help, but, like most men, 
he didnt listen.

He walked over to J, told him that he wanted to introduce us, 
and brought him over. We started talking and hit it off
immediately. So much so, that we hung out the rest
of the night and went to two other bars together.

He got my number and called the next day.
I was thrilled he didnt wait the standard (and ridiculous)
three days.
We went out again a couple of days later and the rest, 
is history.

I know you're all thinking, "What about Cupid?"
Later that first night I mentioned to J how sweet it was
of his friend to introduce us and how happy I was that he did.
I received an open mouthed, blank stare. J just shook his head. 
He had no idea who that guy was. He'd never seen him before in his life.
He wasnt his friend. In fact, J had only been living in LR for two weeks.
When he went to get J he told him he had a girl friend that 
he wanted to introduce him to. He tricked us both. 
It didnt take us long to figure out that that sweet guy 
just noticed two people noticing each other
and gave them the push they needed.
We'd never seen him before & 
we havent seen him since.
We call him Cupid 
and thank him

*That night I asked J what he did for a living. 
When he replied, "Im an AF pilot," 
I literally groaned out loud!

Happy Valentine's Day!!!


~Kristen~ said...

I totally didn't know this story! How cute is that?! Well, I am glad cupid intervened, because I think that you and Jason are just adorable together. Very inspiring story!

Nicky said...

Oh that's adorable! The twist at the end about Cupid sent shivers down my spine! Funnily enough, the very first time I ever came to the US (1995), it was for a month-long trip to LR! I laughed when I checked out your 2 linked up stories at the start too - thanks for sharing mine!

Anonymous said...

Wow thats so amazing!

annoyed army wife said...

Wait, what?! I don't think I had enough coffee yet this morning. Neither of you knew him. Oh, I have goosebumps. It totally was cupid. Wow.

Jen said...

cute! we also met at a bar. Not the place you ever think you will meet your husband :)

University of Iowa Meg said...

So cute! :) Happy belated Vday!

Maranda said...

Oh too cute!! A lot of people would never do what your cupid did! So sweet! Thanks for sharing. I hope you had a happy Valentine's Day!