Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Backstory {chapitre deux}

[2009]
So when we last left our story (in case you're only joining us now, the story is the story of how I met The Husband), I had left my coworkers at Dicey Reilly's and was headed over to my brother's apartment to have a drink with his girlfriend.

We had a glass of wine, chatted and contemplated going out. The more she thought about it, the more she was adamant that she was staying put for the night. But the more I thought about it, the more of a niggling feeling about returning to the work party I had left behind crept up on me. (I don't why. It's not like I was under any obligation to be there, except for the fingers-crossed promise I had made). My mind was set though, I was going back.

sidebar: I don't think I can emphasize enough how odd this behavior was for me. I had left a works drink thing behind (a works drink thing that I never really intended to go to in the first place), taken a five minute taxi over to my brother's apartment, where I was curled up all cozy like on a comfy couch, sipping wine and indulging in some great girl chatter, and yet I had decided to leave and return to the works drink thing. That is definitely some out of character behavior for Sara Louise.

When I got back to the bar, I found that my coworkers had moved from the upstairs beer garden, to the downstairs nightclub, Krystle. Krystle was not, and is not, my cup of tea so as soon as I arrived, I figured one drink, maybe two, and them home to my bed.

There I was, trying to be social and chatty, which meant shouting over the loud thumping music, smiling and nodding, and pretending that I could hear whatever conversation was being screamed into my ear. Long story short, I wasn't having a good time, and was regretting leaving the comfy couch at my brother's apartment. And when some drunk girl knocked over my drink, splashing it all over my jeans, and then didn't bother apologising or offer to replace it, I knew it was time to go.

And that's when it happened.

I was walking towards the door, my head bent down, trying to make my way through the crowd, when I looked up and saw him. He was headed straight for me.

I think that's a good place to stop for today.

We'll pick up where we left off next time. 

bisou

28 comments:

  1. Aw Sara, this is brilliant stuff! <3

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  2. Noooooo ... I want to read again and again
    Can't wait!!!
    Bisous, Babi

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  3. Are you pulling a "It's going to be .... legend'.... wait for it...."???
    Well done!!!! I am so looking forward the "dary"!!!!!

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  4. THAT really is so strange! Going from a cozy couch (WITH girl talk!), and leaving to go back to an after work drinks get-together. So weird. Clearly there was something pulling you to go.

    On my first date with my soon-to-be husband, I didn't want to go to a cafe, I wanted to walk around Paris and drink diet Lemon Coke. I NEVER drink soda (maybe a sip once a year) as I'm always looking for that next glass of wine. What is it about doing things out of the core person of who we are right before we meet the "one"? So weird, isn't it??

    I love these back story posts! Thank you and again, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

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  5. Completely addicted to your story - anxiously awaiting the next installment!

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  6. You should write mysteries. You have that cliff-hanger thing down.

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  7. The suspence is killing me. I can't wait to hear what happened next.

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  8. Awww, I can't can't can't wait to read more! This is better than a movie! They should make a movie out of your life by the way!

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  9. Nooooo! You can't stop there!!!!

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  10. You need to write a memoir or something just on your life because this is so perfect and I just want to keep reading more!

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  11. I love where you left off!!! Can't wait to hear the rest.

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  12. Soo sweet what a cliffhanger place to stop. More please!

    Tab

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  13. Please drag this out because I love it!! Also, I may have to write a "how we met" story because it's a pretty good one.

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  14. Ahhh you are a VERY good story teller. TELL US THE REST PLEASE! I'm dying to hear what happens next! xx

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  15. Happy anniversary! So sweet!

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  16. Do I hear the thump and shudder of cupids arrow at the looking up part of this blog or is that later?!?
    As my daughter would say; "More?!"

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  17. You and your cliff hangers, I swear!

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  18. Read these the wrong way round but love the drama!

    Also, just wanted to say a huge thank you for adding my blog 'Thursday's Child Has Far to Go' (http://www.nicolaruth.blogspot.com) to your blogroll! I really appreciate it. I need to sort out my own Favourite Blogs list and when I do I will of course link to your brilliant blog!

    Thanks again and also thanks for sharing your story! xxx

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  19. i'm catching up backwards on your love story (we've been bogged down here with a huge snowstorm and i've been away from blogging!) -

    this is such a lovely and romantic tale ~ it seems the best love stories have such improbable beginnings and yours is one for the ages. you make a gorgeous couple :))

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  20. Oh my gosh you are good at cliffhangers!!! If I wasn't having to catch up right now, I'd probably be angsty at you for leaving me hanging. My late arrival to catching up on the latest blogs is handy to me today though so I can skip on over to chapitre trois :)

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  21. Your husband is gorgeous. Forgive me for ogling him! lol

    I've loved reading this story.

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