Monday, March 27, 2006

Focus on the Roller Coaster

So this weekend was fantastic.
I met man #2 from the Onion. NotMarine. We started talking on Monday and by Wednesday night we had already decided to meet. His pictures were cute and our conversation (via IM and phone) was interesting. I told him to come by my work on Thursday night to say hi. Due to some mixup, he went to the wrong location. Instead of feeling stood up, I oddly felt okay with it. Friday he sent me an email apologizing so I immediately called him and scheduled a "hang out session" for Saturday.
We met at the movie theater and I'll admit that my first impression of him was just ok. He's taller than me, which is a plus, but he's got really, REALLY short blonde hair and his glasses were big and round. But he smelled good and his smile was great. Every time I talked to him before our meet up, he said that he would make it up to me for not showing on Thursday. And he did. Even after copious amounts of complaining, he still paid for my movie ticket and dinner afterward.
We were sitting there, waiting for the movie (V for Vendetta) to start, and he said he was so nervous. Turns out I was his first online meet. I then told him that a movie might not have been the best idea for our first date because we had so much to talk about, but it was the first thing that popped into my mind to do. The movie was 2 hours long, but it was really good so I paid attention to it instead of leaning over and whispering questions like I should have done. He kept looking over at me throughout and I thought it was cute.
After the movie I ducked into the bathroom to give NotMiranda a text update and when I got out he suggested dinner. Which is a good sign!
We talked straight through some Chinese food, not so much as a pause in conversation. He asked me what I was passionate about and of course I said music and art. When I asked him the same question he said something about learning everything he can about interesting subjects. He then went on to explain that that's the reason he was asking me so many questions.
Then, on the drive back to my car, I asked him if he was still nervous. He told me that he was going to be nervous for the next few times because I was so pretty. If it was just a line, I fell for it. He's so sweet.
There was no parting hug or kiss, but I think we were both okay with that.
I spoke with him yesterday and he's still as intrigued as ever about me, so I'm breathing a sigh of relief that our meeting went well.
And for the record: there is attraction and there will be a second date.
This gives me hope :-) Let's just hope that by writing about it, I don't jinx it...

16 comments:

NotMiranda said...

Eff you and your jinxes! I'm sure it will be fine ; )

Betsy & Arlene said...

sounds like a great date!! aww! good luck with him! he sounds really nice.

Larissa said...

wooohoo!

Velvet said...

Hooray!

Laurie (aka buggy) said...

Yay!! Notcharlotte I'm very happy it went so well! :)
If that WAS a line, I melted for it too. But it probably was genuine. The good thing is, he said "the next few times," which means he wants to see you not only a second time, but more after.

It could lead to something good! :)

one girl said...

Your date sounds great! Congrats!

chelsea said...

First date stories like this make me go all giddy with excitement. How wonderful for you.

jo said...

aww he sounds sweet...

you know strangely at this moment i'm suddenly wondering how did you notgirls decide who was charlotte, carrie, samantha and miranda...

VP of Dior said...

it is important for a guy to have good smelling aftershave or cologne!

NotCarrie said...

Jo- We should address that in a post, haha.

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NotCharlotte said...

The second date will happen on Friday... he won't tell me what he's got planned, however he did ask me what kind of flowers I like. :-)

NotCarrie said...

Holding back from making a flower joke.


That's cool though, I hope you two kiss!

The Eternal Freshman said...

This sounds really promising. Yay! You must keep us all posted.

annie said...

Hmmn. He can talk, he smells good, he admits that your looks make him nervous, and he's asking what your favorite flower is.

I call that a nice start.

Dawn said...

i'm the same with not talking/writing about things for fear i'll jinx it. Because EVERY time i've blogged about a new guy i like, it never works out. but, i just can't seem to keep these things to myself!