Monday, June 12, 2006


Blind date #3: Today at lunch

Wow, I've actually managed to go on three blind dates in two weeks. That may not sound like an impressive feat for anyone else, but you have to remember that I was single and celibate for fourteen months, two weeks, five days, and sixteen hours....but whose counting? Nothing but more of me, myself, and I during that time.

Now, I've got people e-mailing me and inviting me to do things like forgo the leftover rice and beans from this weekend and meet for....more rice and beans. I met P. at a Tex-Mex restaurant close to work where, even though he invited me, we split the bill. Wouldn't have been an issue if I wasn't counting down the hours until I get paid and praying that my car payment doesn't post on my checking account before Thursday (*shaking my fist* damn you WaMu. DAMN YOU!). Fortunately, Tex-Mex is the cheapest thing to eat in this city and I was entertained by the flamboyantly gay Mexican waiter and his boyfriend, Hernadez, the busboy (whether they were actually dating or not, I can't really know, but it certainly looked like Felipe had gotten laid more frequently than I have).

P. is older - 35 - and fairly well-educated, having recently finished his college degree. I have no problem dating older folks, as the FOB is 9 years biologically older than me while his actual age hovers around 15 or so. Older people tend to get this kind of self-righteousness about them, especially when they talk about all of the "immature, silly games people play." I wonder if that rules out Scrabble or Twister....hmm...I may have to rethink this idea.

It's not that I want to go sliding down a Slip 'N Slide with a $5 hooker, covered in jello shots and twirling an endangered species above my head while singing, "Shake your Laffy Taffy. Your Laffy Taffy - girl!" but I want to have fun. I'm a young Mom - not dead.

I'm supposed to call P. this evening after work and I will, because I can't stand it when people say that they will call me and then never do. Find a more interesting way to disrespect me if you are going to do that. So, we'll have to see where this goes. Until then...I'll keep you posted.


p said...

I love this crap, B. You're so brave. I love your pink shirt too, and I love that you're having fun and putting yourself out there. I also love that photo of Zac and Grandpa just hanging out in camping chairs on the front lawn. Sounds like this is going to be a great summer for all of you :)

In other news, I've been on 2 dates with a guy. He's got super shiny hair and nice ears. I'm very pleased!


FR said...

I second the bravery comment, kid, I SO admire your balls for taking this blind dating stuff by the horns. It can't be easy, but I hope it's fun, and thank you for sharing your AMAZING stories of the experience. This is definitely book material :)

jenna said...

you are brave! thanks for sharing!!

wildflower said...

I agree with p and fr - you are a brave woman and you really ought to consider writing a book. I think you've already found the perfect title.