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 :)