Saturday, April 10, 2010

Crazydogmama's advice to the masses...

If you are not excited, feeling blah and expecting nothing...you will have a fabulous date! So as you can see I was less than thrilled and all pissy last night. I woke up this morning trying to be positive, however, and got myself dressed and all purdied-up - nice, but not too nice. The drive across the mountains was GORGEOUS. The sun was shining and despite the storm, there was no snow on the road. We met in a park in Leavenworth around noon. I figured I would just shake his hand, but instead he delivered me a big, genuine hug and told me it was great to finally meet me in person. He was more handsome than his profile picture and he gained some big points with his compliments to me. We walked and talked for a bit, then decided to go to lunch. It turned into a 3 hour lunch! Not only is he kind and very intelligent - he is fascinating! A firefighter, an EMT, part of search and rescue, a skier, a rockclimber...a very interesting man! There was never one moment of uncomfortable silence and I've never had such great conversation. When the bill came I didn't know what to do, I reached for my purse and shyly told him that I had no idea what the dating "rules" were these days and was perfectly willing to contribute my share. He laughed and said he had no idea what he was doing either (he is divorced after a long marriage also) and said "..but I do know I am paying for lunch." Very sweet. After lunch we shopped for a bit; I was on a mission to find a particular "sauce dip". He was very cute in helping me on the hunt. I told him I would spare him the hunt for a cute pair of earrings! LOL We decided to sit and have some coffee (which he also insisted on paying for) and we talked for another 2 hours. I kept saying I had to go, but we kept getting into a new conversation. Finally I looked down at my phone and it was getting late and I HAD to go. I said that we would talk all night if I didn't go now! He smiled and agreed. He walked me to my car and we said our goodbyes. He was a perfect gentleman. He opened doors for me and never made me feel like I was being "sized up". Such a pleasant surprise! I believe we will see each other again.

3 comments:

Lea said...

Congratulations on making a new friend! An in-person-friend, I guess is what I mean, since you were already friends online. It sounds like a nice date.

Anonymous said...

That's awesome doll. Really really happy to read this!!
Annie

Daedak said...

I am very happy to hear this. You deserved a great time. Sounds like a great guy.