Monday, May 31, 2010

I Met Him At The Rusty Pelican....

I had such a great time reading Theta Mom's blog post, "I met him in a Hoboken Bar" that I decided to write my own post on the ever so popular question "so...where did you two meet?"

It may be a redundant question, but for some reason we never get tired of telling it, right? So where does my story begin? My story begins Labor Day 2004...

Monday, Labor day 2004 I had the day off from work and decided this would be a good day as any to take my car in to get an oil change and get a few other things checked out. (side note: If there is one thing I DESPISE is to go get an oil change..that wait is unbearable for me, so I wait for the last possible second before my car breaks down before I go take it in. lol) What I didn't know is that EVERYONE and their mother decided this would be a good day to take their car in too and I was going to be left stranded for HOURS at the mechanics!!

So I said, "OH, Hell No" and called my older brother, Danny who had the day off as well to please pick me up so I wouldn't have to spend all day in a small, crowded, rubber smelling waiting area with complete strangers.

When he got there he was accompanied by his now ex wife, her grandma and my nephew. He told me that they had lunch plans already but I was more than welcome to tag along. So off I went to have lunch not knowing that this day would change my life forever....

We arrived at The Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne which is an island close to downtown Miami and off the Rickenbacker Causeway. (Side note: This restaurant has THE BEST view of the Miami Skyline. It's GOR-GEOUS.)


As we sat down my brother got a phone call and mentioned to us that one of his banking buddies was coming to have lunch with us as well, which was news to me but whatever I thought.

A few minutes later walks in this big tall guy with a goatee, casually dressed, and a smile from ear to ear. He introduces himself to each of us at the table and when he gets to me he mentions to my brother. "wow! I didn't know you had a sister??" "You've never mentioned you had a sister, wow!"...and I thought.."oh, yeah..this guy is smitten" lol

If you know Jason it will be no surprise to you that he spent the whole afternoon cracking jokes and making us laugh and if there is anything above of all that I love, is a man that can make me laugh. :)

After lunch we decided to extend the lunch to include desserts at The Cheesecake Factory in Coconut Grove. And you know that you're having a good time when the lunch turns into dinner and the car that was left at the mechanics couldn't get picked up till the next day.

We met on Labor Day 2004 and haven't looked back since....
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