LOVE AT FIRST SITE? NONSENSE

Image via Death to the Stock Photo

Image via Death to the Stock Photo

Though a hopeless romantic since I started reading Barbara Cartland’s Regencies at the tender age of thirteen, I didn’t believe in love at first site.

Oh, the notion worked in romance novels but real life? Not so much.

My sister convinced me to go on a blind date with a guy she knew. He was the cousin of her boyfriend’s best friend’s girlfriend.

Got that? I’ll wait while you read it again.

Anyhow, the date wasn’t a disaster except for him having to push my rear-end into his truck that had a gargantuan lift kit on it. I was in a dress and heels. Not a sexy or graceful way to begin a first date.

As I write this, I realize it was exactly thirty-three years ago today, January seventeenth, that he asked me to marry him, a whopping two and half weeks after we met. He hid my engagement ring in a box of McDonald Land cookies.

I thought it was a fake ring like a Cracker Jack prize.

Really.

I call hubby my red-neck rogue, because the first bouquet he ever gave me was a handful of pheasant tail feathers, and his compliments, though well-meaning, often miss their mark.

For instance, “I like your stench,” and “You’re not that fat for a woman your age,” are two actual examples of his less than poetic praise.

Still, we’ll celebrate thirty-two years of marriage in April, so perhaps there is HEA_heart_bluesomething to that love at first sight nonsense after all.

Author Bio:

Award winning, bestselling historical author, Collette Cameron admits to a quirky sense of humor, loves trivia, flowers, inspirational quotes, anything cobalt blue, Cadbury Milk Chocolate, and makes her home in Oregon with her husband and five mini-dachshunds. Her motto for life? You can’t have too much chocolate, too many hugs, or too many flowers. She’s thinking about adding shoes to that list.

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About Jamie Brazil

Humor writer, romance novelist, Bloodhound enthusiast.

Posted on February 10, 2015, in Auth: Special Guest, General and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. OMG! I’m riding public transportation to work right now and I can’t stop laughing. You have a goldmine with your hubby’s comments. I could completely see anti-hallmark slogans showing up on your Facebook feed 😄 to amuse your readers.

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  2. Awww, I love the ring in the cookie box 🙂 Thanks for guesting today, Collette!

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