Sunday, March 25, 2007

Feet They Hardly Touch the Ground

Remember how I like fire escapes? Yeah, well here's another one.

Mr. Dateman has kindly given me consent to blog about our evening. So, here's my take. I'm going to do another list thing. I'm sure you're all shocked.

You know you're on a good date when:

1. Mr. Dateman walks into the restaurant looking really, really, really, really, really, really good. (and that's me trying to exercise restraint on the "really's". I could easily have used several more)

2. He makes you a mix CD by artists with names that begin with "the" - ie The Clash, The Buzzcocks, The Specials, The Pixies... You get the drill. Each song on it is perfect.

3. He offers to drive in front of you on the way to the bar in the small suburb of Iowa City where he lives, so you don't get lost, and to be the one to hit the deer if it should come running out onto the road. He also saves you the parking spot closest to the door and parks at the other one further away.

4. He makes you laugh a lot. And after every time you think, "Ha, ha. That's so funny. So, when are you going to kiss me?"

5. He makes you feel comfortable about your own nerdiness, by being completely open about his own geeky ways. You can't quite remember the actual number of video games he said he has now, but you know that even the most serious gamer would be very impressed.

6. He doesn't instantly run away to fill-out a restraining order after you admit that you stalked him on the internets.

7. When you finally go home after spending twelve hours in a row together, it still doesn't feel like enough time.


Mr Atrocity said...

My face has a massive grin plastered on it now. That is one of the loveliest things I've ever read; I am so happy for you.

*nosey mode on*

So, when are you seeing him again? Eh? Eh?

*nosey mode off*

Now I can go about my day knowing there's a little more springtime sunshine in the air.

Remiman said...


:-) ;-) ;-) ;-) :0 :0 ;) !!!!!!


Les Quinn said...

Hmmm sounds peachy ;)

a said...

ahhh sounds like a love hangover to me!

Margaret said...

I'm so excited! He made you a mix tape! that's gold

Not-faint-hearted said...

You deserve every minute of the big silly grin on your face!

So, did he kiss you? ;)

Churlita said...

Mr Atrocity,

Thanks for being so happy for me. I'm right there with you on the massive grin thing. As far as seeing him again, we've tentatively planned for next Saturday night, but we'll have to firm up details sometime before then.


Those are some great faces you're making.


Peachy? Yes, it was peachy.


The good kind of hangover, though.


A mix CD is one of the best things you can give me.

Not Faint Hearted,


Sorry, I'm one of those annoying girls who doesn't kiss and tell.

booda baby said...

Good's very good and everyone's celebrating. Isn't it the greatest - those twelve hours of easiness with another person?

When are you giving Perfect a shot?

fringes said...

That. Is. Awesome. I'd been checking in for details, and I was excited to read such an uplifting post. Yay! Yay!


The mix CD was one of my favorite touches. Let's going out with him again.

David in DC said...

Laughter is key.

Hoorah for Mr. D.

Bands that start with "The"?

I'm really happy for ye.

Neil said...

I am so happy!

Rachel said...

When a first date goes so well it makes you feel like you are walking on clouds.
I am so happy for you Churlita!!!

Evil-E said...

Glad to hear it. Aparently, from the sounds of it, it was a night long overdue.

PS, which Clash song??

plain jhne said...

Obviously he realizes what a special person you are. He is probably on Cloud 9 because you went out with him.

Lovely. Lovely. Lovely.

Matt said...

Did the mix have "The The's", "This is the Day"?

You get the "The" bands x2 and it's a great song.

I've never met you but your blog is awesome and you really deserve to be happy.

Churlita said...

Booda Baby,

It was close to perfect. I'm not sure exactly what perfect is,though. If I experience it, I'll let you know.


I know. It was really fun and the CD is awesome.

David in DC,

I'm still singing, "hooray for Mr. D." Laughter is VERY important as far as I'm concerned.


Thanks. Me too.


My feet did feel a little lighter...


The Clash song was, "The Magnificent Seven".

Plain Jane,

I hope so.


That wasn't on there, but it would have been cool too.

We don't know each other in real life, but I thought we decided that we may have seen each other at some House of Large Sizes shows at Gabes back in the day. Thanks, though.

Lynnster said...

Yay! Yay, yay, yay, yay, yay!!

Boy, he had me at the music thing. Woo. :)

The Retropolitan said...


Anonymous said...

i'm totally tearing up now!


bice said...


Yeah for successful dates! They can be as rare as Halley's comet you know so count yourself lucky.

Churlita said...


All the chicks say that. If any guys are out there still trying to date, do yourselves a favor and make her a mix CD. You will score big points...Unless, of course, it sucks.


Yeah, yeah. I can read the sarcasm, but I seem to remember a similar post by a certain blogger too.


I'm just gonna keep thanking you for helping me with my lame-assedness.


Don't I know it.