I am going to give you the story of how me and Lauren were introduced to each other. I figured some people are probably questioning our relationship and wondering how the hell sister-in-laws get to be the way we are.
Now, most people that know me consider me to be a bitch. Well as one of my friends would say, "I don't think you are a bitch, I just think you are really honest". (Thanks Jessica!) I don't really like girls and most of my close friends were guys. I can count on one hand how many close girl friends I have. I just hate drama and I am a very honest person, which is not really accepted in the girl community. So, I never had any lasting girl friendships. This doesn't really bother me especially because I have two brothers and really had my hands full taking care of them. Lauren's husband is the middle child and he was the nice guy. And girls you know exactly what this means. He always got burned and bitches walked all over him. He was kinda chunky in high school but he had a great personality and could be a real charmer, but this is not what the girls wanted. He was always "just the friend". As you can imagine this really irritated me and any time Joey brought home a girl I was NEVER nice. He always used to lecture me about being nice and how he really liked a girl and blah, blah, blah. Well knowing my brother and how girls are, I really used to put his girlfriends through the ringer. I was never nice and in fact I went out of my way to be mean. No one was ever going to be good enough for him. That was the bottom line. Then came Lauren. I was going to tell this story at their wedding when I made my toast, but of course the two of them decided to go off to the Dominican and have a destination wedding. Thanks.
I was visiting my brother for the weekend in MD when he was in the academy. It was me, our Dad, and grandparents. We just had a long day touring the academy and meeting a lot of people and watching a football game the academy put together for the families. (It was family weekend for the police academy in MD.) We were back at Joey's apartment and I just started bartending a few weeks ago and Joey bought some liquor for the weekend and he wanted me to make some drinks for us. So a few hours have passed and the liquor is flowing pretty good and then Joey drops the bomb on me. He informs me that the new girl is coming over in a few to meet us and I am to be nice! I think he really had this planned the whole time. Get his sister good and liquored up before the new girl comes over. Great. Joey's apartment was kinda small and I was sleeping on an air mattress in the living room for the weekend. So, naturally that is what I am sitting on when Lauren comes over. Do you know how hard it is to get off an air mattress when you are drunk? Not to mention the farting noises it makes every time you move. And to top it off when Lauren comes in she has her puppy with her that is licking me all over my face! So, I am trying to get up to meet her and not look like such a retard but it is really not working out in my favor. Again, I think Joey did this on purpose. You can't really be intimidating when you're drunk, have a dog licking your face that probably just licked its butt, and you can't get off a freaking air mattress! Mean while my Dad is in a comatose state in the recliner. He wasn't feeling that great and popped some Nyquil on top of drinking for a few hours. I am pretty sure he is seeing things that we are not and I probably should be worried, but he looks pretty happy, so I just let him be. I finally manage to get up and ask Lauren if she would like a drink and of course she says yes. So, me being me, I made a drink that I don't think even an alcoholic would touch. I think I did a whole glass of Bacardi and a tiny splash of coke. I guess at the time I thought this was funny and teach her a lesson, but the more I think about it, I don't really know what my plan was. Get her drunk, poison her? I have no idea. And the poor girl actually drinks it and finishes it and does not complain once! And thanks me on top of it! Jeez...what an ass. Lauren had me right then and there. She was the nicest girl I have ever met and she was just so innocent and sweet. I tried so hard to be mean but it just wasn't working out. After a while I just felt like a bully. She laughed at all my jokes and listened to all my drunken stories and just took everything in like a champ. I could actually have a real conversation with her and enjoy it. So, needless to say it has worked out and I love her like a sister and I am glad they found each other.
Now, it is on to the next brother!