Monday, February 21, 2011

Shot Through the Heart


The Joy of Love assignment today is to photograph hands. Doing something you love. BSD and I used to play darts all the time while we were dating. I think we knew where every dart board was located on O'ahu. 

We used to especially love to play darts at the Sugar Bar on the North Shore. The Sugar Bar was a biker bar. A dive bar. With cheap beers. Sketchy patrons. And darts. 

Our favorite dart-playing adventure was the night two bar stool bums challenged us to a game of Cricket. Losers buy the next round. These two locals thought they had the game in the bag. A couple of haoles. No problem.

Little did they know that the more I drank, the better I got. And that night I drank. A lot. So I was good. Really good. Those two bar stool bums didn't know what hit them. But they went down. And BSD and I toasted our win with two Coronas. On them.

We haven't played in years. Since before we had the ballerinas. But for Valentine's Day this year I got BSD some "love darts." Just like cupid would shoot. 

And this weekend we taught the ballerinas how to play. 

Good times. Ahhh. Good times.




18 comments:

Nicolle said...

Wonder if that bar is still there?! Not sure if I could get my sis in law to take me, but I could try. I love your pictures here! :))

Kimberly {YeP, they are all mine} said...

A W E S O M E ! ! !

Great shots and great story, Kim.

Amy said...

Great shots and I love the story to go with it. And as soon as I read your title to the post, I started singing Bon Jovi in my head. lol.

Bridget said...

Love this story and love the pictures, too!!

Cindy said...

I agree with Amy...singing Bon Jovi all the way!!
Great picture Kim.
And love the story too!
Have a happy night

Kerri said...

Love this story Kim...reminded me of my husband and I drinking beer and shooting pool when we were dating....ahhhh the good old days!
AWESOME pictures!

gabe said...

ahhh Bon Jovi. . .maybe we could all meet up together at a concert someday???

love those photos Kim. . .fabulous!

{Amy} said...

oooh ahhhh oooh ahhh ooooh ahhhh ooooh ahhhhh....love me some old school bon jovi! : ) greta pictures and story and i also so enjoy a good dive bar!

Amy said...

Great story - so real. I love the pictures.

sloan said...

great story, I love it! and both photos are amazing ... i'm waaaaay off the wagon with my joy of love assignments, sigh ...

Kristin said...

I love your story and could just envision you in that North Shore bar. There are a lot of thing I miss about Hawaii, but there are other things I don't and one of them is being the "haole"! Your dart board picture and cupid darts are awesome!

Diana said...

One of my favorites by far. You are such a talented photographer and storyteller.. I look forward to your posts every time I log on.

Serial Swooper said...

The best part of that post is how your husband looks like an ivory sculpture in the background and then you can see the effed up fingernail in the foreground. Very renaissance. A perfect man with real life flaws.

I was always terrible at darts. But, if you want to take me on in a game of "quarters", I'll go double or nothing.

Jennifer Thompson said...

Love the second picture. Ohhh Bon Jovi...mmm mmm mmm! My dad is trying to teach the boys how to play darts. I think they are better than me already! lol

Pam said...

I would totally love to hang out in a bar with you. Martha's Vineyard?? :)

Kristi said...

Oh yeah, I love that story! Sounds like the perfect bar to me!

Love, love, love this picture. Gorgeous girl!

erin said...

That is so funny, and so me. I'm the very same way, ha. I'm just loving that last photo too. Awesome!!

Dani said...

Great pictures. And a very cool story. Have fun passing on the game to the next generation.