Meeting Even Steven’s Co-Workers

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No too long ago, Even Steven and I went to a party with several of his co-workers. This was a pretty big deal for me. In addition to actually getting to leave the house, I was meeting Even Steven’s co-workers for the very first time.

In the four (plus) years that he’s worked with this company, I had yet to met a single person that he worked with. And I was pretty sure that they had no idea that he was married, had kids and owned a minivan.

Even Steven

It ended up being a fun evening. And it turns out that they DID know Even Steven was married. And they knew that he had kids.

But they definitely didn’t know that he owned a minivan.

As we were driving home (in our minivan), I remembered another time that I had met Even Steven’s co-workers for the first time.

We were married just a few weeks after I graduated from college. Even Steven had been living and working in Virginia for two years before we got married, so I moved there after we were married.

I was 22 years old.

I didn’t have a job.

I didn’t have any friends or family in town.

I didn’t know anything about the city, and I didn’t even have a car.

And I was married.

Needless to say, it was a big adjustment.

After a long week of me being at home alone (looking for jobs) while Even Steven went to work, we were invited to his co-worker’s house for a grill out.

It was me, Even Steven and everyone that he’d been working with for the past two years.

I was about four weeks out of college. I had never had a real job. It never really occurred to me that this party might be a little different from every party I had attended for the past four years…

Turns out the host of the party was really into fencing. And at one point during the night, I put on his fencing mask and walked around asking Even Steven’s co-workers to “punch me in the face as hard as you can!

I think Even Steven probably wanted to.

Even Steven

Instead he tossed me over his shoulder and took me home.

I’m glad that a decade later, my behavior at his work functions has improved.

I think the minivan has a lot to do with that.


  1. Anonymous

    August 15, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    No, it's because you left your party pants at home….

  2. Erin

    August 15, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    You are hilarious, sweet Anna girl. We miss you guys. We need a Luther-Paul date night soon….

  3. Madison

    August 16, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    PMSL! Go on punch me in the face. You do make me chuckle.

    Madison xxx

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  5. thedoseofreality

    February 17, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Laughing! Yeah, nothing says party foul like a fencing mask and turning to violence! 😉

  6. Sabrina @ Hiccups in my Hair

    February 17, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Just discovered your site, LOVE the short anecdotes that leave me laughing inside and out. I totally told my husband about “The night I found out I was not sexy”…we had a good laugh because I totally relate =) Thanks for sharing and I look forward to more!

  7. Lisa R. Petty

    February 18, 2014 at 8:17 am

    This is so funny! A couple of months ago, of course, I went to my husband’s company Christmas party. I wrote a blog about this, too. Anyway, I drank too much and ate too little (the food SUCKED), and I ended up making inappropriate jokes and tipping the bathroom attendant 20 bucks. I’m a generous drunk. 🙂

  8. Tess @ Tips on Life & Love

    February 18, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Haha, this post hits so close to home with me. Often times, you spend more time with your co-workers than you do your own spouse, so it’s always a big deal when it comes time to meet them. Anyway, glad it went well!

  9. Pam @ ANewOrganizedMe

    February 18, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    That is so funny. What a great first impression!

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