Tuesday, August 28, 2007

the promised update

"I would have asked for your number, and I wouldn't have been able to wait 24 hours before calling you up and asking you to dinner, or a movie... for as long as we both shall live."

In my last entry, I said I would post if I went out with the guy from the fireside. Well, I did. He texted me on Sunday night, but of course I didn't get the text because I don't have text messaging (thank you Chris). Then he called me on Monday afternoon. We talked for a while and he asked what I was doing that night. I was scheduled to work, so it was a no-go. While we were on the phone my work called and put me on call. Suddenly I was available. We decided to go to a movie later, he said he would call. He called while everyone was over at my house (mom, dad, brother, sister-in-law, niece). So, we had a long conversation about him picking me up vs. me meeting him there. I really wanted to meet him there, much safer considering I had just met him, and easier in case I got called in to work while we were out. All of my persuasion/begging did nothing. So, he came to pick me up... in his convertible. Turns out he drives really fast and kind of dangerously. I think that is what convertibles do to people.
So we went to the movie theater, but nothing was starting for another couple hours. I had already eaten dinner, but he had not, so we went to get some food. He had a hamburger and I had some water. It didn't take very long, and he kept commenting that he thought more time would have passed by then, but it hadn't. He also kept asking my why I had to always play with something (i.e. my necklace). So, I got fed up and asked him if I was really that boring that time was passing so slowly to him. I probably shouldn't have said that, but what can you do. I am sometimes a little more blunt than I should be.
We finally went to the movie. We saw Ocean's 13. By the way, he doesn't make decisions very well, it took a long time to choose which hamburger and which movie. Luckily, it wasn't a problem because we had plenty of time. The movie was really good. I kept my arms folded nearly the entire time. He was leaning and acting like he wanted to hold my hand, but I am not really into holding hands with some guy I just met. So, I just kept my arms folded.
With about half an hour left of the movie, my work called (surprise) and called me in. So, we finished the movie and he took me to the hospital. I had planned ahead and brought scrubs with me just in case. He gave me a hug and I walked into the hospital.
Nearly the entire night the conversation was forced or awkward, but that is typical of first-date experiences. I think that having to stay up all night was a bad idea. I just got more and more frustrated all night/morning about the date, so that by the time I got home I was ranting. It would have been good if I could have gone home and gone to sleep. I have a little more perspective now that I am well-rested.
I don't know if he will call me again or not. I think I would go out with him again, just because he didn't completely scare me, and everyone deserves a second date. So, if he calls, I will answer.

If you can name the movie that the quote at the beginning is from, you get 10 points.


Lani said...

Yikes... I'm wincing just reading this. He was pretty eager, eh? And a dangerous driver? Hmm... keep us posted on this one. I'll try to keep an open mind. ;-)

Liz Johnson said...


Hmm. I'm not so sure about Tab, even still. Things like his lack of ambition are what worry me. I agree... do the second date, and if nothing else changes, see if he has a hot (single) brother or something.

Our EQ president is single. I'm sure you've heard that about 25 times now.

andrea kay said...

Liz gets 10 points! Nice job. Oh, and while we were recklessly driving I kept making comments about how cautious and safe I am. That did nothing to slow him down. Next time I will just have to tell him to slow down and be safe because I don't want to die in a car accident.