Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A good weekend

There was success on two fronts this weekend. 1) We kissed! (actually we made out for like an hour at the bar) and 2) Gage met some of my friends and everyone seemed to really like him. The funniest thing though that happened was Gage asked me how did I tell my friends that we met? I of course, just said "I told them that we met through Match" and he was mortified! Oh, if he only knew :)

Its looking more and more like this is actually going to go somewhere, which is a good and a bad thing. Its good because its nice to date someone again who isn't totally crazy. But its bad because the whole point of this blog was to write about all of the bad dates that I was supposed to go on! I think I may have to start pawning off some of my friend's stories because I know there are few of you out there that are trying the online dating circuit too. Or I may just have to revive some of my old dating stories....

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Another date!

I had another successful date with Gage last night! I'd been wanting to check out this restaurant, Foreign & Domestic, that I had heard good things about so on Monday night I texted him to see if he wanted to do dinner on Wednesday (last night). He responded with a "hell, yeah" so I took that as a good sign that he's at least a little bit interested :)

The restaurant was cool but the menu was a little more eclectic than I was expecting so, I told Gage that I hoped he was feeling adventurous! We had a couple of appetizers: popovers (which were AMAZING, they are basically a big croissant like bread filled with cheese, yum!), an arugula salad and venison heart tartare. Yes, you read that right - venison heart tartare! I told you we were being adventurous :) The tartare actually wasn't bad because it didn't have much taste. Then for entrees I got a braised pork belly and he got a guinea hen leg and thigh. Overall, I would say that the food was good and I liked the atmosphere, but I'm not sure it will become a regular staple on my restaurant circuit.

We sat at our table until about 10pm but we could tell that the restaurant was closing down, and we wanted to keep talking so we decided to just sit in Gage's truck. I know it sounds very high school but it was basically our only option! Its interesting though because even though I've only been on four dates with Gage, we never run out of things to talk about. But we also discuss some pretty serious topics, which is a first for me. I told him last night that we had talked about more serious topics in four dates than I ever did with my ex-boyfriend of two years!! He just really intrigues me (which I told him that last night too) and he's definitely not like anyone I've ever dated before. And he said the same thing about me. So I think there is a possibility of this going somewhere :)

Two things of note. 1) He likes Riesling wine! Ugh! I'm definitely going to have to convert him to a red wine drinker :) 2) No kiss yet! He had the perfect opportunity last night, but nothing! I'm not saying I need a full-blown make out session, but a kiss good night certainly doesn't hurt anyone. I know I just need to be patient but it needs to happen at some point, right?!?

Monday, November 1, 2010

Dates 2 & 3

Yep, that's right. I had dates two and three with Gage this weekend :) Things are definitely leaning in a positive way, but I'm not quite ready to say how I think things will end up.

The dates. So we ended up going to a haunted house on Saturday night. I was a little nervous because I haven't been to a haunted house in like 12 years and on top of that he wanted to go in costume!! I had nothing to wear except the champagne outfit that I had from last year. And let me just tell you, that champagne costume is not haunted house appropriate! But I didn't know what else to do, so I wore it and tried to be as confident as I could in it :)

We were waiting in line to enter the haunted house and they have all these characters that are roaming the parking lot trying to scare people. I, of course, was an easy target for these people because I stuck out like a sore thumb in my short, tight, slutty champagne outfit (plus I was wearing heels, big mistake!). One guy dressed as a scary clown squirted me with water (not real happy about that) and another guy came up to me and burped in my face!! After that Gage was good about trying to block me from the characters. I think he felt bad that I was getting picked on so much! Once it was finally time to enter the haunted house, we were the first ones in our group to enter. It was actually good because we didn't have 14 year old girls screaming in our ears the whole time :) But I had a death grip on Gage's hand and there was no way I was letting go! It was actually a pretty smart move on his part to go to a haunted house because it was second nature to grab on to him or hold his hand as we walked through the haunted house. He was also really good about turning around and making sure that I was doing ok throughout the whole thing, which I thought was sweet. Overall, I had a good time at the haunted house but I told Gage that I was definitely going to need a cocktail afterwards!

After the haunted house, we decided to go downtown to people watch and grab a few drinks. Let me tell you, we saw some interesting costumes! At one bar we saw a woman who had to be at least 45 in a slutty nurse costume and when she leaned over to get a drink from the bar, we also realized that she was wearing thong underwear! It was kind of awkward for us both, but we also laughed about it. Honestly, I think Gage was kind of embarrassed, while I was like "Why does she think its appropriate to wear an outfit like that!" We then headed to a different bar that wasn't quite so crowded and played a couple of games of pool and talked. The whole date was a lot of fun, the only bad thing was that my feet were KILLING me by the time we left the last bar to head home! I literally could barely walk and Gage kept offering to carry me on his back. I politely declined because as I told him, I didn't need my ass to be hanging out all over Austin like some of the other people we had seen that night!

Then on Sunday, he randomly texted me to see if I wanted to grab a late lunch. I had already eaten but told him that I would come keep him company and hang out while he got something. In the end, we decided to go to Central Market (its kind of like Whole Foods) to grab some snack-type foods and a bottle of wine to have a little picnic. It wasn't actually a picnic because we just ate at the tables that are outside of Central Market, but you get the idea :) We had really good conversation and he's a really interesting guy, so he's easy to talk to. The good thing is that he's also interested in what I'm doing or hope to be doing someday down the road, which is nice. Again, a good date that I can't complain about! We haven't made plans for anything this week, but I'm thinking I'm going to see if he wants to meet on Wednesday to try a restaurant that I've been eyeing. I guess the good thing in this whole situation is that I'm actually interested in seeing him again. Its been a long time since I've had that feeling!!

Oh, and the best part of this whole weekend....he was a lot cuter than I remembered :)