Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Eyes Have It

Yesterday could have potentially sucked for me. I only got 2 hours of sleep so I called in sick to work so I could catch up on sleep...which of course, did not work. Instead of just laying around trying to sleep again I decided to call a friend who only works part time to see if she was free to go shopping. She was, and so I showered and got ready to hit the road.

Our intention was to only go to IKEA, but I needed a new pair of jeans because the ones I have are starting to get too big and the only pair that fit OK were dirty. Yes, I could have washed them, but the fact is, having only one pair of jeans that fit is a pain in the ass for someone who doesn't have a washing machine. So I asked if we could stop to look. Of course this ended up with her piling dresses up on me to see if they fit (they did!) and her buying a dress herself. I did not find jeans, so after IKEA we went to Kohls. It was during this time that I mentioned that there was an event at the bar we wanted to try next (with the group I go out with now and then). I asked if she wanted to go and she did! So, because it was late and I couldn't go home to change, we found me a shirt (for $3!!) and jeans and stopped by the fragrance counter so I could spray on a little Chanel and drove back to her house. Luckily she has the same size feet so I borrowed a pair of her cute shoes and put on some of her jewelry and we were off. It was actually the most "normal" girl friend experience I've probably had since college. It felt nice.

We walked in (to this very cool downtown place) and looked at the crowd. I think we just stood looking for a few minutes until I saw someone I knew and we went over to chat. She was playing pool though, so it was awkward. Luckily the host saw us and came over to introduce himself (which was cool too, because in the 2 years I've been going to these events, I've never met him!). He was great-he took us around to every group and introduced us. As we were standing with one of the groups, a new guy walked over and joined.

He was very, very cute. And tall. And he had the prettiest eyes I've seen in a long time.

Somehow, it was decided that my friend and I would play him in pool. So we went over to an open table and started playing. While my friend was shooting, we started to chat and I quickly realized he was someone I would like to get to know and hang out with. We were joined by one other man (who is kind of a weird guy but nice) and we played a few rounds of pool. It probably would have kept going like this, but someone came over and started asking us about ourselves so we formed a little circle and talked for a couple of hours. We looked around at one point and realized that our entire group was gone! We were the only ones left of the original event! While my friend and the weird guy were in the bathroom the cute guy asked if we wanted to go somewhere else. I asked if he ate dinner he said no. SO it was decided that we'd go out for food. We thought the weird guy would drop out at this point (because he's a little older and, well, weird) but he didn't. Which wasn't a problem but we were surprised.

The cute boy drove his own car so he followed my friend and I to the place we went last week (the place with the giant meatball). Before we parted for the cars, I put his phone number into my phone. :) He immediately said-text me now so I have yours too. :) SO I did and we were on our way.

I have to interject a little here to say that it's weird when there is one cute guy and 2 single girls. There's a lot of underlying competition, I think, to grab the guys attention so he remembers you more. Especially if he is cute and interesting. And tall. While she was at the bathroom, he did mention eating food that I cooked, which I took as a good sign, but I've been known to read into things...you remember my recent 4 year debacle, right? Anyway...

We arrived and were ushered in fairly quickly because we wanted to eat instead of just listen to the band. This is the cool part. At least to me. My friend went into the booth first. I sat opposite of her. And the cute guy sat next to me! :) He slid over a little closer than normal, too. We shared a menu which meant a lot of leaning in, which was nice not only because he's cute, but also because it was cold! Throughout the night and leaned into me quite a bit, playfully teased me and mentioned that he'd text me something or he'd call me to say this or that. He asked about the cafe I wanted to open, too. Which was nice, because he initiated trying to get to know something more about me. (Which he did not do as overtly with my friend). At one point he got up and went over to her side of the booth (as a joke, because I said I didn't like a song that everyone else did) and then quickly came back over to me. That's a good sign, right? Another fun thing is that we discovered that we both like tequila. So he ordered a shot for him and a shot for me. So, technically, my streak has been broken. Even though it's not really "a drink" it is a drink and it was bought for me by a cute boy in a bar-who I didn't know before going out.

He also bought our food for us. Which was very nice. At the end of the night he hugged us both and said he had a great time and he was glad to meet us. We skipped back to the car (well, not really-but I felt like it!) and drove home, gushing about what a great day we had. She asked me if I thought he was going to call or text and I said that I honestly didn't know. She then said she saw that he was leaning into me a lot and thought that was a good sign.

This morning, he texted me! That is, without a doubt a great sign!! Whether it'll end up as a romantic connection, I don't know. But I can tell you it felt great to be out and to be flirted with (by a fantastically cute boy!) and to have follow up. Maybe I should have more sleepless nights!!

9 comments:

"Lois Grebowski" said...

I'm tearing up and you know why... Smart boy...

:-D)

Linda said...

Fingers crossed for you! Cute and tall is a great combination and add in gorgeous eyes and well ... good luck!!

Marilyn said...

Yay!

Travis said...

When you least expect it, and you're not really working at it...sometimes good stuff happens.

Mo said...

That is the BEST post you've had in a long, long time.
Makes me smile.
:)

Mags said...

:) He text'd me last night at 10:30 and we "talked" back and forth for an hour. :) I found out 2 things:

1. He saved my number in his phone the night we met instead of just keeping my text.

2. I loves the ocean, just like I do.

Melisa with one S said...

That's awesome, Mags!!!! Keeping my fingers crossed for you! He sounds fun!

Mags said...

Oh-I didn't mention that he wore a blue wool sweater with a puffy vest and a knit cap. SO cute.

SilverNeurotic said...

That's really awesome!