I must tell you all about my date .
This was undoubtedly the most fun I have ever had on a date in my entire life. Just to give you an idea, I left my house at 6pm and got home at 3am. Everything was just right. This is despite the fact that my neighbor came over while I was getting ready to give me last minute advice about what I was wearing. She told me that my shoes were great (they were), but that my hair looked terrible and I had on too many bracelets. She also reminded me to cover up the zit on my chin. Even with my apparent ugliness, I allowed myself to be seen in public anyway.
This was not your usual date. He had two friends pop into town at the last minute, and they were only staying for one night. I told him to have his buddies tag along. I think it broke the ice a little. As it turns out, they all used to be in the Marines together years and years ago. I was on a date with three Marines. That's the coolest damn thing ever! We went to this amazing restaurant downtown for dinner and drinks. It was small and crowded and perfect. When the wait for the ladies' room was taking forever, he told me to use the men's room, and he stood outside and waited for me. The couple at the table next to us was practically fornicating. Because his friends were with us, I got to sit beside him instead of across from him. They told the most funny stories about their experiences together. He held my hand under the table.
After dinner, we did the only other logical thing. We went to a redneck country karaoke bar, complete with pool tables and a dance floor. Talk about going from one extreme to another. It was fantastic. For the record, neither of us had the guts to get up and sing, but one of his friends did. We sat on the side and did Jello shots. Yes, my vegetarian gelatin-grosses-me-out-like-nothing-else self did Jello shots. (I also had cheese with dinner. Cheese is second to gelatin on the gross-me-out meter.) I was having such a blast that I simply didn't care.
I really can't come up with enough words to accurately describe my night. This guy did it all right. He opened doors for me. When we left the restaurant, he helped me put my coat on. We talked and we laughed. We are absolutely going out again.
Now, my hungover ass has to go get ready for work.
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