Sunday, January 27, 2013

Bonus Week #3 Date

I ended up going out Thursday night with someone I met on my Week #2 date. I've seen this dude all over town, at every big event, but we've never met, so at Week #2 Date I went up to him and introduced myself. Next day, I added him on Facebook and sent him an innocent message, long story short I met him Thursday night at a bar where he was hanging out with his friends, and I awkwardly said I felt like I had set myself up on a blind date. We stayed there for a good while, then went to see a band at a nearby bar, and I thought his friends were coming, but they never showed. We had a good time, and he made me dance with him, which I never do. I kind of do the dance-by-myself-with-a-group-of-people thing, rather than with a partner, because I am so awkward. I guess my time skating has made me steadier on my feet because I wasn't nearly as horrible as I used to be.

He walked me to my car, I drove to Taco Bell, only to discover it closed, and bought the most delicious patty melt ever at Whataburger. We're still talking, and maybe he'll be Week #4 (which started yesterday). We'll see.

Oh, somehow my Week #3 Date and I got into an argument over text, so that's that.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Week #3 Date

I'll be honest with you, Week 3 didn't go so well.

This was a repeat guy from my Friday night date. I was a little standoffish Friday night, so I told him we could try a do-over, and he suggested Sunday. So we met at TacoMania, which was fine (my quesadilla was crazy good, actually) then went to Tinseltown to watch Silver Linings Playbook. I felt so tense and anxious during the first half of that movie -- I wanted to leave at one point. But it got better and it had a pleasant ending, so it was fine. The second we got outside the theater, though, I got a phone call from my ex-boyfriend, which put me in a weird defensive mood (I guess I was defensive anyway). I ignored it, told my date goodnight, and went home. No hug or kiss.

Whether it's due to feelings for my ex-boyfriend, or if I'm just not ready to date yet, or if I genuinely don't have romantic feelings for this one, I'm not sure. He seemed to be really into me, and when he has texted me, it's been very funny and silly, but when we've hung out on our dates, idk... he's just not terribly interesting to me and he doesn't make me laugh. He talked about work a lot, which was okay for a little bit, but after brief conversations about music and movies, we didn't seem to have much else to talk about.

Side note, I watched the second Twilight movie at home Saturday, then the third and fourth Sunday, so after dinner and the movie with my date, and after I got home, I left again and went to see the final movie, Breaking Dawn Part 2, by myself. I saw the first movie by myself in the same theater at 10:00 pm on a Sunday night, so it was kind of nice to do that again for the final one. Those movies, as cheesy and horrible as they are, just make you want to fall in love. What's so wrong with that?

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Week #2 Date

Again, I ate at a Thai restaurant. But the food was AMAZING. And oh, crap, I just realized it's still in my car. :(

My date was a guy I know from work. He was very nice and funny. We had dinner then went to a new art bar downtown to watch a band play. But here's the thing, for those of you who don't know. I'm still kinda hung up on this guy I dated for the past 6 or so months (who recently moved away), so the whole date was a little awkward for me. I never relaxed enough to fully enjoy myself, and I apologized to my date for that (although I probably should have just let it go). So awkward!

So I don't know if there will be a repeat of this one. He seemed interested in hanging out again, but I don't know if it's a good idea until I'm more emotionally stable after the last guy.

More about the date specifically... He is a very funny guy but I just wasn't in the mood for his kind of humor - silly and flirty. But it was fun talking to him. I had Pad Thai for dinner and it was soooo freaking good, I think I will get the gross leftovers out of my car and eat them later. We stopped at a dive bar between dinner and the downtown bar and played 2 games of pool AND I WON BOTH OF THEM. Fair and square, no cheating, no winning-by-default. I actually hit the 8 ball in both times. It was incredible.

When we got to the downtown bar, we walked around upstairs where some artists were working and selling their work, and I had a Tarot card reading. He told me that if I stayed with the guy I've been seeing, I'll end up pregnant. ... uhh... The rest of it was nonsense, something about defending my friends and being the head of household, and I should expect a promotion or something.  The band was really good, my date enjoyed the reggae music (I'm friends with a guy in this band and have seen them a few times).  Took him to another bar for some pizza then headed home. No goodnight kiss or anything, not that I wouldn't have, but I need to get my head straight before anything like that happens.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Week #2 Date rescheduled for this Friday!

So I was supposed to go on Date #2 yesterday, but Friday I rescheduled it due to emotional baloney I've been dealing with. I don't foresee this happening again, though. So it's been rescheduled for this Friday, which is still part of Week #2. Saturday to Friday is definitely a good layout for a "week."

So this guy is someone I don't know very well, and he works for a competitor, but he seems very funny and nice. He's also very aggressive and basically asked me out on his second day at work. It's kinda nice to be that pursued, but also a little overwhelming.

K bye.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Aw crap.

Date #2 just texted and asked if I am "420 friendly." This is not going to end well.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Twofer Tuesday!

So I've decided that a week is Saturday to Friday, and I am allowed to ask guys out, and weekday dates count. Also, a date with an old friend counts if it "feels" like a date. Fair enough?

New question though, do I tell guys that I'm doing this? I've thought about taking a picture with each guy to post here, but then that would sorta require an explanation. I don't want them to feel like a number, but I don't really want to hide it either. What do you think?

Week #1 Done!

Had a lovely Thai dinner in Dallas, the restaurant was BYOB and luckily next to a liquor store. Got all dressed up, as did my date, and it was super fun! Maybe my noodles were a little too spicy, because my face got really sweaty at one point. I'd like to see this one again some time, but the fact that he lives in Dallas is kind of a deal-breaker. Don't know if I can do long distance.

On my drive back from Dallas Sunday, I made plans for date #2 for this Saturday! So far so good!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

And so...

I work, I raise my kid, sometimes I date, mostly I’m single (for 6 years or so). My New Year’s resolution? I want to go on a date every week for 2013.

But I need a little help with the details. What constitutes a date exactly? And how do I go about meeting 52 guys (or fewer, I think I can have some repeats)? 

Thoughts? Concerns? Suggestions? Message me or post in the comments, please. 

Who’s in?