Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Anniversary

Today is our anniversary. We celebrated last night by going to dinner at a local restaurant that we hadn't checked out before. The food was pretty good, but the atmosphere was interesting to say the least. We didn't know it was a gay bar. We were the only straight couple in the restaurant for the whole evening. On our anniversary. LOL

The best part and the real reason we decided to have dinner there? The restaurant actually has karaoke on Monday nights. So, we sang a few tunes without shame, although we are pretty bad singers. We couldn't begin to top the showtunes being bellowed out by the crowd like "Life is a Cabaret" and "Lady Marmalade" (I swear this is the truth!). But Steve and I always have fun and love music, so we gave it a shot anyway. Our picks? Steve chose the tough "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash. This is a great song, but Steve discovered quickly that it would've been better to have actually known the lyrics. Poor guy. But, he hung in there and finished the song, so I was proud of him. Then I chose "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette. I love this song; it sooo rocks and for some reason I thought this particular crowd might enjoy it. Problem? I found that the song was best sung by an angry, bitter, wounded-hearted person. Probably not the best choice for an anniversary tune. But, my reasoning skills were a little bit altered due to the (2) fabulous martinis I enjoyed. Finally, we ended the night on the well-known duet "Summer Lovin" by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. How'd we do on that one? Not bad as judged by the claps in the audience at the end. Of course, maybe they thought if they were nice to us, that we'd stop their pain. Either way, it worked. They got rid of the annoying straight couple and we went home and were happy with having had a great night.

18 comments:

Emily said...

Happy Anniversary Hon!!!! Sounds like a FUN evening. Gay men know how to have a great time :)

Hope to catch up soon!

beth said...

JiLL!!!!

HappY AnniVersaRy!!!!!!!

Its our anniversary too!!! Of when we met!!!! That sounds like a totally fun nighT!!!! I am jealous of the marTinis I must saY!!!!!!!!!

CongraTs glad it was a fun night!!!!!!!!!
B

Steph said...

Oh, I suppose it still is a gay bar. I'm glad you had fun anyway :) I love that you guys sang karoke. Happy Anniversary!

DAVs said...

Awwww, sounds like the perfect night out! Happy Day!

abcgirl said...

A gay bar? Brilliant! Then you would likely have avoided the pitfall that we fell into on our past anniversary of sitting in a quiet restaurant right next to two couples and hearing one couple share with the other couple the joyous news that they were pregnant! (we're struggling with fertility issues and we had gotten out of town to try to escape running into any of our many pregnant friends, so this just added to the irony. oh well!)

Mandy said...

Happy Anniversary!! I am glad you has a good night, and it sounds it was filled with laughter!!

Suzanne said...

Great story! And kudos for having the courage to do karaoke!! I think I'd pretty much have to be completely blitzed out of my mind to get up there.

g said...

HAPPY ANNI! sounds like a great and interesting night!!

shawna said...

Happy Anniversary! You never fail to make me laugh.

Ariella said...

Glad to hear you had a good anniversary! May you enjoy many many more years together.

MamaSoon said...

Happy Anniversary! Checkin in on you!

Just Me. said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!

I've tried karaoke once. Hmmm... My own singing scared the shit out of me. LOL.

seriously? said...

Happy Anniversary Jill. Something we share. We got married 9/30/2006, I hope your day was as lovely as mine.

I have to say it is hilarious you didn't know it was a gay bar, I wish fun stuff like that would happen to us!

Penny said...

Ooh, yikes- karaoke. I am a terrible singer and must stay far away from those things.

Glad you had a nice time!

M. said...

Happy anniversary, Jill! You guys sound like such an adorable couple-- I love "Summer Lovin'"!

Deborah said...

Happy belated Anniversary. It sounds like you had a wonderful time, what a kick that it turned out to be a gay bar LOL.

Hope2morrow said...

I am cracking up right now. Your story was hilarious, and I love that you both participated in karaoke! What fun!

sarah23 said...

Happy anniversary!! Mine was October 1st... come to think about it, I think that we've discussed this before! (2006, right?) I had a Sunday wedding.

Karaoke sounds awesome. I actually love singing, but I can't imagine S ever doing it. :)