The Green Room

The Green Room

Daren loves me, he really loves me. How do I know this? What great act of love did he do to show me this and allow me to speak with such confidence about his love and commitment?


Its true, Daren sang karaoke for the first time in his entire life. We were out at the Green Room ( best Sunday night karaoke in town) with a group of my friends for Brian’s birthday. Note that these are my oldest friends, the friends I grew up with, the friends that have known me since before my first boyfriend and are now loyally standing by me as I get married. Brian, the birthday boy, decided that since it was his birthday he was going to pick what and when everyone sang. So you would be just sitting at the table laughing and telling stories when Captain, the DJ, would call you onto stage and let you know what song you were about to sing. I sang my karaoke staple, Black Velvet. Matt performed his best Neil Diamond ( several times as a matter of fact, even though Brian only put his name in once). Jessica and I sang a rousing rendition of “Earls gotta die” by the Dixie Chicks and joked about how many times we have sang this song together at the top of our lungs with no one but my dog and her cat to listen. Then is happened….

“Let’s hear it for Daren!” shouted Captain into the microphone. With that the whole table started clapping and shouting for Daren to go up on stage. He downed his beer, grabbed mine and polished it of too as he slowly raised himself from the dark wooden bench we were seated in the back left corner of the bar. Knowing the whole time that these old and loyal friends are also protective of me and want what and who is best for me. So he did it! Daren walked onto that stage grabbed a microphone and waited as Jimmy Buffet’s, Margaritaville, began to play. With that one of our crew, Arbo, jumped up from his seat and darted up onto the stage, grabbed the other microphone and offered up his vocal support to Daren, Sarah’s fiance who has just proven himself to us.

While Daren and Arbo were blowing out flip flops and stepping on pop tops birthday boy Brian leaned over with a huge smile on his face and said, “He must really love you.”


  1. Studlows on December 6, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    Sounds like so much fun! It reminds of the scene in My Best Friend’s Wedding…was Daren a little better than Cameron Diaz?? What a sport!

  2. Christy on December 7, 2007 at 3:34 pm

    Wow. One, I am sorely disappointed I missed Daren’s version of Margaritaville. Two, I’m with your friend…..he REALLY must love you.

    ps–was his face bright red the whole time, cuz that’s what I’m picturing, since there isn’t a photo…I’m guessing that no ‘flash photography’ was allowed? ;o)

  3. Julie on December 8, 2007 at 6:14 am

    what a good guy!! wish I was a fly on the wall!

  4. Peplynpak on December 8, 2007 at 5:42 pm

    kara-i thought that too!! That is love!!! I miss the Little Red Hen…

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