Sixteen Again . . .

on August 14, 2007

About 3 weeks ago I had a blind date.  My cute sweet neighbor set me up with her husband’s ex-brother-in-law.  I was a little nervous about the whole arrangement but she assured me that he was a great guy and that the Spirit told her it was okay.  Normally that would sound just a little off -but if you knew my neighbor, you would understand that she meant it from the depths of her innocent heart.  I wish everyone could have a neighbor like Danna – because she is the epitome of “the pure in heart”.  So when she says the Spirit gave the A-Okay I just smile and trust her.

Danna and her husband had a Barbecue at her house and she invited a couple other couples – and the man that I shall refer to (to protect the innocent his name has been changed) as Jean Luc.  I’ve been on some other blind dates in the last few months and although the guys have been nice, they have been nothing to make my heart pitter-pat.  So I expected the same when I agreed to meet Jean Luc.

I would like to take this opportunity to announce that I am NOT broken.  My girl hormones still work.  When she introduced us I prayed that he didn’t see me catch my breath because — he has the most incredible eyes and eyelashes you’ve ever seen.  He was wearing an Australian type hat and when he took it off – completely bald.  Now I’m not talking geeky bald with a bad comb-over.  It was the masculine Patrick Stewart, Sean Connery bald he had going on.  This man was – um — really nice looking.

The evening went well and to my surprise he was a gentleman.  He poured my drinks, listened to me, and walked me home.  He even said “I had fun, we should do this again.”  I hoped he meant it.  You never know with guys.

Well — miracles happen because he called me a week later!  He located my phone number, picked up the phone, and called me!   My thoughts ran from being elated that he called to scared that something was wrong with him that he wanted to call ME.

So – in two days we are going with Danna and her husband to Lagoon.  He is taking a day off work (me too) and is going to spend the day with me.  Tonight he called — just to talk.  My mind is trying grasp all this.  I feel like I am 16 wondering if he’ll hold my hand?  Or will he think I look too fat? What should I wear that will be comfortable and attractive?  Will I say stupid things?  Well – I don’t know the answer to any of those questions.  But I’m going anyway – insecurities and all.  This may be nothing more than spending a day with a new friend  – and I’m okay with that too.

This really IS so much better than at 16!

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2 responses to “Sixteen Again . . .

  1. Erin says:

    He called to talk?!! Oh my goodness…I am like your 16 year old friend who wants to call his friend to see what Jean Luc thinks of you. Have so much fun!

  2. Laurel says:

    it’s about time! I’ve been waiting for an update to your blog…more specifically, THIS update.
    I love being 16…especially when I’m finally 35!

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