Hang on guys! You might get a little whiplash with this one...
One day, before Roon and I got engaged, we were talked into a double date with Doofus and his girlfriend. The date? Miniature golf.
The excitement level? Next to nothing.
There are so many details of this date, that I wish I had time to share with you...including a really random question Doofus asked about oatmeal, but that has nothing to do with the story. Besides, I'm in a hurry here.
Doofus drove, and Roon and I were in the backseat. We were having a perfectly nice conversation, ignoring the existance of the Doofuses, when Doofus interrupts.
"Hey! You guys like REO Speedwagon?"
"Here! I have a song you two need to hear. Just listen to the words..."
I THINK that he thought that Roon and I were in denial about being in a relationship at this point, because we weren't making out all the time like he and his girlfriend were. In fact, we knew we were in a relationship, but just didn't feel the need to make it blatantly obvious to everyone in the surrounding area...
He presses play, and we hear...
I can't fight this feeling any longer, and yet I'm still afraid to let it flow. WHAT STARTED OUT AS FRIENDSHIP, HAS GROWN STRONGER, I only wish I had the strength to let it show.
Needless to say, this DID NOT turn out to be our song. It sure has made an excellent inside joke for us every day since, though!
So, how did we pick our song?
One day, after we were engaged, it reached time for guys out (for those who don't know, we had a school curfew, and the members of the opposite sex had to leave your apartment an hour before curfew), and as usual, Roon and I went out to sit in his car for the hour until we both needed to be in our individual apartments. We were talking about details for the wedding, including "to dance, or not to dance".
I insisted that there had to be dancing, even though I was a terrible dancer.
This, however, raised the excellent point that we didn't have a "song" yet.
"We have to be able to dance to 'our song' for the first dance!" I had said. "How are we going to pick one?"
Roon, always ready with helpful insights into every situation, suggested that we pick it randomly.
"How about, we turn on the radio, and the first song that comes on, will be our song?"
I thought about the fact that it was 10:00 on a weeknight in Rexburg, Idaho, and decided that sounded like a pretty safe bet. Chances are, Delilah would be on, and the chances of hitting a sappy love song were pretty good. I consented.
Roon flipped on the radio, we wait for a minute while the DJ (NOT Delilah) talks, and then the next song begins to play...
Say your prayers little one, don't forget my son, to include everyone! Tuck you in, warm within, keep you free from sin, till the sandman he comes. Sleep with one eye open, gripping your pillow tight...
You'd think I'd reject the idea of Enter Sandman, by Metallica being our song, but I didn't. In fact, I convinced my brothers and my cousin to perform it for us at our reception as a surprise for Roon.
I do remember that when the song came on, I turned to Roon and said "Well, I was thinking something more along the lines of 'I Knew I Loved You Before I Met You', but that works too."
So, in addition to "Enter Sandman", my brothers also performed the song I picked. But, officially, our song is, and always will be "Enter Sandman".
What can I say? We ROCK!!!
So now the question is, what did Roon say would be our song NOW?
I expected him to say this:
But as always, he surprised me, and said this:
LOOK AT THAT! I MARRIED A WIT!
So, in case you weren't paying attention, the answers to the last questions were:
1. In Roon's car.
White and Nerdy.
If you guessed Savage Garden or REO Speedwagon, I'll give you 1 point, because those are also kind of our songs. If you guessed Metallica, you get 2 points.
If you took a stab at either of the 5 point questions, I'll give you a point for each of them, just for trying.
Okay guys! It's time now for the LAST QUESTION before the big bonus question blowout which will be posted on the 29th. That will be the chance for everyone who's behind to catch up.
Who was the first member of Sami's family to meet Roon?
- Her Mom
- Her Dad
- Her Younger Sister
Who was less than impressed with Roon?
- Her Mom
- Her Dad
- Her Older Sister
The answer will (most likely) post on the 27th at 8 am. The BONUS QUESTION BLOWOUT will post on the 29th at 8 am, and you will only have one day to get your answers in. Winner and prize will be announced on the 30th.