Saying that... this is how Jared and I met, many have asked and only a few know the true story, here it is.
Ellen had come over to my house and we were extremely bored on the Thursday after Thanksgiving in 2008. We couldn't decide what to do, so we were sitting in my extremely large closet contemplating ideas when we decided that we might as well go party. It was a Thursday after all.
We arrive at the party and everyone was talking about some acoustic set they had just seen, and how incredible it was. We had no idea what they were talking about. Then two gentleman walk in the door. Chantel (the hostess) came up to Ellen and I telling us how extremely attractive Landon was. Chantel had a boyfriend at the time so she couldn't get in on that sweet piece. I wander over to Landon and his friend and start to make conversation. Landon and his friend were getting attention from a lot of girls, kind of annoying when I was trying to make small talk about the weather. I realized that Landon and his friend, Jared were THE acoustic set and everyone at the party was here for them! Soon after that realization I became very shy and became engulfed in a crowd of young ladies wanting to be a local legend's fling.
I scurried downstairs where it was far less chaotic. I ran into a guy I was kind of avoiding for reason that need not to be mentioned. Making awkward conversation I was trying to ease out of his personal bubble. I hear footsteps coming down the stair and Jared pops his head around the corner. He walks over to me and takes me to the couch. I immediately felt relieved to be out of the prior situation. Jared and I spent close to 4 hours playing a hand roulette game. I won.
I went upstairs to refill my Cheetos, and when I came down Jared was gone. My heart sunk into my high heels. What did I really know about the kid anyway? It would have been one of those scenarios where people would probably see us together and be like why is the hot male dating that lumpin' female.
After realizing Jared was gone I decided it was time to bail. Ellen decided she was going home with her bloke, so we separated. On my way home I get a text from an unknown number that went something like this . .
"so Mickey like the mouse right?"
I replied, "No. Miki like the not mouse"
Ellen forgot to tell me she gave Jared my number.
Jared then went on to tell me he worked at Southern Exposure. I had to ask my mom what southernX was and that's when I learned there are full nude clubs in Utah. Moving On. Jared was a loan officer not a stripper. We became a couple 4 months later. And now 2 years and 5 months after our original meeting we are planning our wedding.
Jared now plays in a Metal Band, Trail the Axe.
His acoustic partner and best friend Landon, passed away January 2011.
Time changes things doesn't it?