Keep It Going! Girls Night Out!

To recover from last nights GNO I did the healthy thing and took my huge chocolate lab Benny for a walk this morning. I wasn't alone because my Zen Master, Caroline from The Zen In You did the same thing! (I think my dog walked me though. How about you Caroline?)
That was a great way to clear my head and get ready for some more fun!
I picked up the fixings to make a Pink Greek Goddess. Can't wait to try it!

Here's a party favor!
Tiffany from The R Family Diaries is having a contest. She has reached her 100th post and is sharing her happiness. The prize... a $100 American Express Gift Card. Isn't that something?!?Go visit her.

Jen from Lipgloss & Baseball shares some music... (And I have a story to share after)
The Killers "Romeo & Juliet"

This was originally done by Dire Straits. The Indigo Girls have also done a cover.

This song is going to lead me to a story. One of the most important in my life.

I had never heard this song before 1992. I was on my way to a, well, I'll just call him a 'boyfriends' house to have one of those wonderful talks. 'Where-is-this-going?' kind of talk. Yuck.

As he walks me from the front door into the kitchen I see a girl sitting at the table with a guy who has a guitar. The "guitar guy" looks at me and says "hi". We had meet once before. (He's super-duper cute and has an acoustic guitar. Melt my heart.)

The four of us sit around the kitchen table not saying much. I'm totally confused because I thought it was understood that I was going to come over around this time and have a talk. Why is this other couple here?
The guy I came to see explains that he needs to learn how to play guitar for a role in a play, hence the friend with the guitar is here to teach him. Nice, I'm thinking. But why is his girlfriend here too?
At this point the girl says "Well, I should be going." And my guy says "I'll walk you out." I'm so-o-o confused!!! Why is my guy walking this "guitar guys" date to the door? Why isn't he....ooh.... she isn't Guitar Guys girlfriend. She's my guys girl. And she obviously has slept-over.

All of this is running around my brain when Guitar Guy starts playing a song. I hadn't heard it before but it's beautiful. When the song is over I smiled but he didn't even look at me. Or talk to me. It's just the two of us sitting there listening to the coffee pot grumble. What?!?

When my guy comes back I'm so appalled, embarrassed, and just so-o-o over this that I can't even look at him.  Guitar Guy starts playing another song, this one is "To Turn You On" by Roxy Music. THIS song I know. And at this point, I realize that Guitar Guy is playing to me. He's singing to me.

And that's how Guitar Guy wooed me. And, one year later, become my husband.  And that first song he played, "Romeo & Juliet".

Roxy Music "To Turn You On"
(Here's a video that someone made to go with the song. I'm showing you this so you can hear the lyrics that I heard that made my head explode!)

Of course there is more to the story. (It's a good one!) But what about you? What is your "Story of Love"?

Whew! I believe it's time for a Pearl Greek Goddess! What's everyone else drinking?  Well, grab your drinks and head over to Cheryl's place at The Daily Blonde. She's the hostess for tonight! And I see she has a new drink to try out!!!

Don't be afraid to mingle! When someone leaves a comment go visit their blog. And when your blog is visited, go visit your guests blog. Keep the momentum going. Come back though! It's a party!!!

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  1. I have heard the Indigo version but I have to admit I like this one better!

  2. Ann...my dogs walked me for sure. Ironically, someone laughed at me and said that it looked like my dogs were walking me. I guess I looked pretty tired! Anyway there is something for you at my blog...

  3. Yes...party at my place....how do I start?

  4. OK...I'm setting up....I have to hurry and get dressed. I'm still in sweats...

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  6. That is such a lovely story...and a perfect song to remember it by.
    Two more song recommendations for you!
    A slow, intense one first - Travis "Blue Flashing Lights": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6EEnetvM70

    A funny one - Richard Cheese's version of Radiohead's "Creep": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUUj4BjY-VM

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  8. I would steal you all over again!

    Love you


  9. I have to leave another comment because we are kindred music spirits! I love all things Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry (his Mamouna concert was the best concert I have been too...ever). Oh, and guys that play guitar...swoon! You are a lucky girl!

  10. awwe...I love your love story. Goes to show that you can find diamonds in the rough. Sorry you had to deal with that jerky guy first, though. But, we all have to, don't we? :)

  11. Whew! I made it to VGNO (love the acronym, when I think about it), as usual on the Sunday morning after. Your Guitar Guy story was sweet. My next story isn't so much ... but I'm glad to share that I survived my walk last night, sans dog, even though some $##^&*!@!* almost ran me over at a busy intersection. No kidding. I had to jump out of the way of this car turning left across my path with no turn signal and going a good 30 mph. My life didn't quite flash before my eyes, but I did sort of think "dang, what if I miss VGNO?"

    Went home and had a good solid cabernet sauvignon after that.

  12. That is a great story, seriously. I hope your husband still sings to you. I love this song.

  13. Did my party get too wild? The post completely disappeared....and I can't get it back! Has this happened to you before? I mean, there was no under age drinking!! I'm so annoyed!!

  14. I will give it a try tonite! I think my post went in the blogging black hole!! I forget you're on a different time zone--I'm on the East Coast so I'll start a bit later! :)

  15. You must be hung over from our fabulous party on Friday night because you haven't posted in awhile. ;)

  16. I'm not hung over Jenn! I'm ready to go again!!!
    (I was hangin' out over at Cheryl's but then Blogger decided to be a Bugger and stopped her party cold! What the ????)

  17. Great story! It's awesome when people have an interesting "how we met" story. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Love Romeo and Juliet...love your Love Story! I am waiting until our anniv to post ours! (October)


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