Day 2 of the Valentine's Day Extravaganza!
If you're just coming by, you can find the theme for each day of this fun love fest over here! Hope you'll join in the fun!
Seems like forever and a day ago that the Mr. and I were footloose and fancy-free!
'Cuz, you know...I was a package deal. I had my sweet babe, Big A., prior to meeting the love of my life...so...I guess it would be every other weekend that the Mr. and I were footloose and fancy-free!
One of the best dates we had (I'm not gonna go all out, 'cuz I wanna tell you about a different story...), was at a restaurant up in "lake country".
In MinneSOOOOta, we live for summer. We live for lakes. We live for summer's on the lake.
It's how we roll.
So, one evening, my hottie and I decide to hit a restaurant "up Nort'" (that's how we say "north" around here...), a fun restaurant, complete with outside bars and yummy food.
We decided to hang outside...and if my memory serves me correctly...it was a bit chilly, maybe springish...so there weren't many people outside.
Anywho...the bartender was great...totally cut out for his job...chatty, friendly, connected with everyone. And, apparently, talented too.
Somehow...those of us around the bar started singing random songs...just little blurbs and bits of songs...and the bartender dude says, "Hey, wait! Hang on!! I've got my guitar in my car!"
He runs to fetch his guitar (have I ever told you how much I love the word, 'fetch'? LOVE it...), comes back, and starts strummin' away.
We're all yelling out song requests and singin' along. The song I remember singing was "Should've Been a Cowboy"...and now, and always and forever...when I hear that song, it takes me back to that outside bar and those warm fuzzy feelings of new love...
(Aside by me...here's the link for that song...you coulda offered me a million bucks and I'd never have been able to tell you it was Toby Keith that sang that song!! Who knew?! And, ah...you've totally gotta check out the video...hello Old School Toby!)
I will never ever forget that night...I think it was the spontaneity of the night with the bartender grabbing his guitar and the random, awesome group of people that happened to be there, that made this date so incredibly fun!
And, I realize I lied.
I'm not gonna tell you the original story that I was gonna...this one turned out longer than I expected...and I'll just tie the other story in with tomorrow's story!
Now, let's hear your best date ever!!