real fine love

"Jack Daniels on the rocks, please," I said.

"Yeah. Rock-n-roll drink," replied the man who would become my husband.

A group of us were out at a live show. Whiskey, in the drunk's order of things, was an efficient drink for the evening, allowing for maximum dancing and minimum need for the bathroom.

He doesn't drink. He had ordered a Coke. But my mind registered the compliment. I have been impressive to him.

"I guess." I blushed, squeezed his hand, ran off to dance.

I should have known what was coming.

But I did know. Real and fine.


I'm playing 100 Word Song over at My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog. This week's song is "Have A Little Faith In Me" by John Hiatt.

It's our wedding anniversary. Ten years ago today, my husband and I fell in love at a John Hiatt show. Nine years ago today, we were married. Tonight, we're going to see They Might Be Giants at the same venue. And I'd marry him all over again.


  1. congratulations on 10 years! Now I know why we are such friends. we drink the same and listen to music the same.

    I love this. John Hiatt brings people together.


  2. i don't drink like that anymore.
    love had a blessed tempering effect on me :)

  3. happy anniversary!! I love this. Real and Fine. Love. Exactly.

  4. Sigh. So wonderfully sweet. Congratulations, kiddo. It could not have happened to a nicer girl.

  5. Aww, how sweet, Happy Anniversary! An inspired piece!

  6. Happy Anniversary!!! May you both be real and fine for many more years to come. :)

  7. I've *got* to start drinking the hard stuff. Happy for you, sweet friend.

    P.S. My cats and I are celebrating nine years together in a few weeks. I think they're planning something big.

  8. A perfect prompt for your anniversary. Congrats!

  9. Happy anniversary! What a completely awesome way to connect. I think the one thing my husband and I don't share is music. And I wish wish wish we did. I idolize your romance. (Though I wouldn't trade my stodgy academic for all the music lovers in the world.)

  10. thank you, my wonderful friends! we had a *great* day with the kids.
    then the grownups went to dinner and to see They Might Be Giants.
    THEY ARE THE BEST. it was such a great day! xoxox

  11. Congratulations! I mean on the 10 years together of course, but I suppose also on the going to see TMBG as well...

    1. thank you. i'd say congrats are in order for both. BECAUSE TMBG ROCKS.

  12. Best story ever...a REAL FINE LOVE...yes, and no one deserves it more than you. I loved how he was impressed with your choice of drink, you squeeze his hand, god How I loved of this.

    dance, dance, dance for many more years.

  13. thank you. indeed, real and fine both :) xo


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