Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Dating

Lianna asked what my geekiest date was. I'm not sure if this is asking who was the geekiest person i went on a date with or was the geekiest thing i've ever done on a date. Either way, I'm not sure i've ever been on a geeky date. And if i have, it was probably pretty awesome because we all know i'm the biggest geek ever.

However, i'm having trouble remembering any dates of note. Does this mean i never went out? Possibly. Could it mean the majority of the dates i did go on were pretty painless? Could be. Crappy dates are much more memorable than good dates. In fact, and i hate to admit it, but every blind date i've been on has been pretty fun.

I didn't date guys for very long at a time. I was one of those "you know in the first ten seconds" kind of people, who doesn't have to date someone for long to know they just aren't it. Still, I had a pretty good time on the dates i did go on.

Ok, I'm trying to remember my blind dates. I can only remember three. Here they are.

#1. This was probably one of the best dates I went on. Why? Was he really funny and cute and interesting? Maybe. I don't remember. What I DO remember is we played croquet in the park and I DOMINATED. I hadn't play much, or any, croquet at all prior to this and we decided it would be funny to pretend I was awesome and everyone should look out. So they did. And it turns out, I was awesome. Purely by accident. Total fluke. (or was it??) I mean, i was hitting the ball 20 feet, it rolling mere inches in front of the little spicket things. I think i just made that word up. Anyway, i have totally sucked at croquet since, so that was a really good date...

#2. Then there was the time I was set up by an old college roommate. I call this date "Guy who looks like Brian Austin Green on 90210 and didn't get my jokes." We played mini-golf and I had a blast sucking at it and laughing with my old friend.

#3. This date was fun. I was with fun friends and the guy was fun. It maaay have taken a sour turn when I told him in the car that he looked like he could play a villain in a movie. He just had that villain look. Maybe like an evil scientist? I had sort of meant it as a compliment, though I can't explain how, but I remember this guy was good looking. He just looked like he could be evil, so what??

Here's one way to have a blind date be really fun. Have your two younger sisters plan to go to the same restaurant you are going to and then be seated perfectly behind a wall so that you're facing the wall, and then somehow have the sisters sit at a table directly on the other side of the wall so they can flash peace signs and slowly peer their faces over the edge and look at you as you're trying to keep a straight face while talking to your cowboy man named Richard. My sister and I did that for our older sister and it remains a fond memory. It could not have gone down more perfectly.


So my blind dates are pretty pathetic as far as blind dating stories go. Do you have any good ones? I'd love to hear.

11 comments:

Ashley said...

I love it! I had totally forgotten about our outing at Souper Sandwiches (or whatever it was). Ah, good times. Thanks for agreeing to let us in on that one, Steph.

The dating stories were so funny. It calls to mind the time I was set up with a guy who had been home from his mission for like 5 minutes and it showed. Remember when he wouldn't even walk me to the door? We made it halfway down the sidewalk and then he booked it out of there, as though I was about to maul him on the doorstep at good ol' Monticello. Neat.

Joel said...

I remember one blind date when my date spent the whole evening trying to flirt with the other guy...

Lianna said...

At Weber State I reluctently agreed to go on a date with this kid from a science class. All I remember is when he picked me up and we got in his van he asked if we could say an opening prayer. He also asked if we could read some scriptures and have a closing prayer.
I had a date in high school with 2 guys at the same time. They were friends and both liked me so decided to invite me over to one of thier houses and make me dinner. One of their moms made it and we ate out on the drive way with light from the head lights of the car. Romantic huh? I think there was a candle and one of them almost caught my hair on fire. Needless to say I didn't date either of them, but I did end up marrying the brother of one of them.

Jen said...

ahh.. those are pretty good. Love the recently RM stories. Prayers and scriptures. I'm kind of envious that i didn't get to go on a date like that. But i probably would have been really rude and tried to teach the guy how to go on a date.

Ash, i do remember that. So funny. "Oh... ok. see ya!"

Sorry about that, Joel. What can i say, girls are girls.

Michelle said...

I LOVE that you told a buy he looked like a villian! I was laughing so hard when I read that. You are hilarious and I love it.

Michelle said...

buy = guy

sam said...

ooo i have one! i think this was my first and only blind date. i agreed to it because he had tickets to a concert i wanted to go to...big mistake. first tip off that the date was going to be painful, the boy's name was skippy. when he picked me up he gave me a weird pack of gum. nice, but mainly weird. then he played (and sang along) to interesting lds music in the car. on the way home he took the longest route possible and at the door he gave me his 'business card' which included his email address: bishopiamnotgay@yahoo.com.

priceless.

sam said...

this is actually camilla, not sam. dont know how to change my name.

Jen said...

what?? I'm so amused, yet so confused. That guy's email address... what. why.

Skippy--so great. I met a guy in the cougareat once and his name was Ricky. Ahhh. Ricky, as cute as you are, it just isn't meant to be, is what i said to myself. (no offense to all the Rickys out there that read my blog.)

dang.. see? this is why i wish i had gone on more awkward dates. The story is so worth it to me. Any others??

KamilahNYC said...

Ah man, I have tons. I went out with one guy in Provo (this was when Jamba first opened there and was very popular with long lines) and we walk in after seeing a movie that he was so loud and obnoxious during. I know people were staring. I just kept getting smaller and smaller in my chair. ANYWAY, at Jamba we walked in and he said (quite loudly) Man, this place is good, but it gives me the RUNS! needless to say, we didn't go out again! Plus he drove a purple car with the license plate that read DA GRAPE. I hope, hope, hope he doesn't read your blog. Sorry if he does, hope you are happY! :) Plus, he had a license plate tag thing that said PHD (playa hatin' degree) hahaha

Jen said...

ha ha ha. Wow... just... wow. That is a great story. See?? I don't have any of those. What a rip-off.

playa hatin' degree. It's too good. TOO GOOD.