Then I met the man that would eventually become my husband. He was unlike anyone I'd ever known. Little by little he helped bring me out of the shell of my naivety. We married when I was twenty and still very green. A year later my birthday rolled around and he and my best friend wanted to help me celebrate. At this point, I still didn't drink and I promised, since we'd be at home celebrating, that I would. My husband, the man that he is, took that as a birthday challenge.
Anyway, my husband pulled out the video camera and turned it on me. I even asked him what it was for. He informed me that it was a portable smoke detector because one of our departed guests had been smoking and he wanted to make sure that there was no smoke damage in the house. Yes, I believed him and even wondered why he would allow someone to smoke in our house when we were (and still are) non-smokers. He told me that he didn't want to be rude, and again, I believed him.
That's when they began to probe me. Every question they asked, I answered in full honesty. I talked about people we knew and what I really thought of them. Thankfully, I was nice. One couple I called hippies, but that was the worst of it. But again that goes to show you my innocence back then. Lord only knows what I'd say now!
There was even a point when my husband and best friend had me believing they were having an affair and had been since before my husband and I were married. This, however, was impossible since I met my friend four months after I was married! The list of humiliating moments goes on and on, but the moral of the story is....don't get drunk on your 21st birthday when there are video cameras to capture of the evidence. People will never let you live that stuff down!
That does it for me today. I hope your 21st birthday was as "memorable" as mine was.
Tomorrow ends this wonderful challenge journey with me telling you one thing I'm excited for. I look forward to sharing it with you all.