Thursday, November 20, 2008

I'm making this short & sweet

Short & sweet. We all know I could go on for hours and hours talking. But I have found someone who can talk more than me. I'm in shock. One of my pet peeves in life is when you are out w/ someone and they give one word short answers. Well, I went out w/ Kurt for the 2nd time last night and I can tell you right now, I highly doubt I will ever get a one word answer from him. EVER. I like that though. It finally gets me to shut up for once and awhile and actually be able to relax and not have to talk.

So, I'm gonna keep this blog entry short & sweet, and write about the cool things that happened.

I had talked to Kurt Sunday night trying to see if I got the vibe from him wanting to see me again or if he never wanted to talk to me again. Luckily he had picked the the right one of wanting to see me again. We decided to meet up Wednesday night, getting some din din and go bowling. I had bragged about my bowling skills (though if anyone knows me, I have none, I just like to brag) He couldn't meet up till 8ish that night and my original plan was to go home after class and chill. Well that changed when I saw my sister and we decided to go shopping instead.........2.5 hours later and I have a new wardrobe! Sweet! Oh, back to the date! We met up and Noodles & Company at about 8:06pm on the East side. Right away when I saw him, I definitely thought he was still cute-I have problems where I think a guy is cute, then I see him again and I'm like WTF was I thinking? We spent a good hour at Noodles & Company talking. Just talking. It was cool. He carries himself so well when he talks, it makes him even more attractive for some reason. We headed over to Boulevard to get our bowl on. I could tell the flirting level had definitely risen about 50% from the first date, first date was very formal, this one was more flirty and fun. First game went well, I only lost by 2 whole points, with a high score of 86. Then the 2nd game happened and it all went down hill from there. I have no bowling skills and Kurt was happy to point out how bad I was. He really upped his game and won by like 30 points. So by the 3rd game I knew I was pretty much screwed and lost by 100 points. Sigh, yeahhhhhhhh. I guess bowling ain't my game. But it was a lot of fun! We hung out talking for another 30 min at the bowling alley (cuz apparently no one bowls on Wednesday nights) We left and walked out to our cars in the parking lot, doing the awkward good bye in the freezing cold weather (yeah I didn't wear a jacket cuz you can't wear a jacket w/ the vest w/ da fur, you look preggers if you do) he said he would give me a call this weekend and went in to give me a hug. I of course said "What, I only get a hug from you?!?!?"

I'll just say this...........

I didn't just get a hug last night. It was cute. Awwwwwww ok shut up now.

And apparently, I can't write a blog that is short and sweet huh?

Friday, November 14, 2008

I hate first dates*

*Disclaimer* The reason I hate first dates is because after going on 5 first dates within 5 weeks, I'm kind of getting burned out on them. I feel like they are so fake, even with the right dude and someone who you have great chemistry over email and phone conversation and then all of a sudden you are sitting there at the table wondering, how the heck did we go from great email convos to this? Does that make sense? Ehh..well it does to continue on and read about my date last night :)

My dear cousin Betsy has talked about this Kurt guy she works with for a few months now. Claiming he is a hilarious guy and what not. I always just listened in on her stories and thought they were funny. I'm sure I asked at one point if he is single because if anyone ever mentions anything about a 20 something dude, I pipe in and ask his status. About a month ago she had mentioned something about him again and all of a sudden was said "I should set you up w/ Kurt, he is a funny guy" Well, me being me, I said sure, why the heck not, I really have nothing to loose here now do I? She inquired with him about being set up and showed him a picture of me and then vice verse showed me a pic of him and gave me the description of him being "hilarious and liking to laugh" That is probably one of my main qualities I look for in guys and by looking at his picture I did find him attractive. I told her to give him my email address and he could just email me. Soooooo almost 2 1/2 weeks later he FINALLY emailed me. (not sure if Betsy had just been to busy to give him my email addy or he just wanted to make me wait for it) Right away I liked his sense of humor in email. We emailed twice and at that point he said he would want to meet me due to the fact you can't get to know anyone really over email (sweet he has my mind set about that stuff too) I gave him my number and told him to call me sometime, also since it was my birthday week last week I told him I would be busy up until this week. He called me Sunday night where we talked for a good 30min. We agreed to go out this Thursday night. And I of course was thinking this was going to be a standard "meet for drinks and then go on our way" kind of date, I was surprised when he said he would pick me up *OMG I was in shock!*(I honestly don't think I have been picked up for a first date since I was 18) and then take me out to dinner (whoa..dinner! this is an actual DATE!)

He picked me up right on time last night. Upon review, he was very cute! I was pleasantly surprised. We headed downtown to Peppino's, which is right off the square. It's kind of a nicer Italian restaurant. I really appreciated the fact that he was actually taking the time to put thought into this date. He opened my car door, dropped me off at the restaurant so he could park the car so I didn't have to walk in the rain (yeah my jaw was pretty much dropped on the floor by him being this nice) The restaurant was a nice cozy little place, nothing to romantic that wanted to make me vomit though. I think at first we had the first date jitters of blah conversation (the kind I so dislike) but that quickly changed into good funny conversation (I think this happened right after I took a way to big chunk of salad and had the obvious, "Oh crap I shouldn't have taken that big of a bite, and now I have way to much food in my mouth" We totally relaxed and laughed the whole rest of the time. At one point I almost choked on my water for something funny he was talking about. We probably sat there for a good 2 1/2 hours talking and eating. Good times! He had thought he could walk around down town for a bit after dinner but w/ the down pouring of rain, that didn't seem like that great of an idea. We then just drove back to my house and I invited him in real quick to show him my place (alright everyone get your mind out of the gutter, nothing happened) I had mentioned that I was going to a concert Friday night of Buckcherry and Avenged Sevenfold (who happens to be my newest band obsession right now..I might go after M.Shadows the lead singer tonight) he said his friend had invited him to that show and he wasn't sure if he wanted to go or not. I said well I'll be there so if you decide to go, give me a call and we can meet up. So we said bye and I went to bed.

Date rating: 8.75/10

He has a ton of potential and is what I'm looking for in a guy. I just want to get past the first date crap, but I guess the only way I can get past that is if I go on a 2nd date huh? :)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Holy schnikies! I have 5 people following my blog. :)

WOW-who would have thought I'd be this popular with my blog that 5 of my friends would want to be followers. This must be what it feels like to be God. Or at least something like that.

Well, to keep my fans following, I have a date to write about.

Upon emailing with Dave the Pilot for almost two weeks since I started Match, I was starting to get a little antsy with the dude. Yeah, it's fine to be emailing and getting to know each other, but at some point ya either gotta meet up or just not meet. I simply emailed him and said, "hey, here is my phone number, we should meet up sometime for a drink" After my date on Tuesday w/ the other Dave, I received a call from Dave the Pilot (who happens to be a pilot) we talked for about 30min which was pretty good conversation. Finally towards the end of the conversation he asked if I wanted to meet up for a drink. We decided to meet up and watch the Packer game on Sunday (hmm either I really love my Packers this much or I just can't think of any other creative date ideas) I couldn't remember the time of the game so I told him I would be in touch w/ him about watching the game. Saturday afternoon after I watched my Badgers lose (bad Wisconsin sports weekend) I called up the Pilot where we decided to go the the Sports Pub and watch the Packer game. Yes, basically it's the same date as it was w/ that Scott guy. Nice Andrea. :)

At 12 we both arrived pretty much at the same time, he was at the front door waiting. Upon review, he was alright looking. He looked like his picture, which was a good thing, probably a little bit taller then me, again since he put himself as "average" I always feel like I'm towering over these guys for some reason. We took a seat the bar, where we were nicely crammed in. That kind of annoyed me cuz I like sitting at a table where I can have enough room, cuz apparently I like to sprawl myself out? I ordered my usual Spotted Cow and he got a Blood Lite, which was Bud Lite. The game started and we had a good flow of conversation. Again, I was kicking myself for picking the Packer game to watch because I get that into it, I tend to trail off of what I'm saying, or I half listen to the guy because I'm more focused on watching Donald Driver (mmhmm me likey Donald Driver, oh crap there I go again loosing my train of thought)

Highlights of the date:
1. Right away I spilled a nice amount of beer down the front of my shirt, which he pretty much ignored my messiness.
2. He was funny and had good stories to tell and I was actually laughing and not giving him the fake laugh.
3. We ended up drinking 4 glasses of beer and ordered chicken nachos.
4. I didn't get bored on the date
5. He asked why I choose to go to school for nursing. And if any of you know me, I am not in school to go to nursing. *But* I'm not angry because being on Match and talking to a gazillion guys, it is hard to keep facts straight.
6. Me and his dad have the same birthday. Yes, it's not the most exciting highlight, but it's my birthday week.

The game ended up going into overtime, where my Packers indeed lost. That was kind of a crappy thing though. We left the bar and in the parking lot he asked what I thought of him, which I give him props for being bold enough to ask instead of being a wimp. I said I had fun and I would like to hang out w/ him again. Since it's my birthday week, I said I would be pretty busy but maybe next week. Him being a pilot he does have a weird work schedule.

I give him a rating of 7.5/10. I think if we get past the first date boring questions there could be something there. While I'm not wildly attracted to him, he could grow on me.

And here are the updates on the other dates and men in my life:
1. Scott, the first guy I went out w/, did in fact email me two days later and I replied back to him, where I then never heard back from him after that. Buuuuut, Saturday night when I was out w/ my friend Louise at the Great Dane, chillin at the bar, who walks in? Scott. Where then he pretty much hid behind a poll because he saw me and I think he might have been afraid of me. Nice buddy.
2. P Hally-I had not heard from him until Saturday where he emailed me and said he did end up loosing my number since he wrote it on a piece of paper. He is someone who has peeked my interest yet again.
3. Dave did email me after our first date, in which he wanted to hang out again, I put the kibosh on that and told him no.
4. The Marine has started texting me again. Sigh.

Oh and for Halloween, I was a "the walk of shame" which in theory was an awesome costume, though I just looked like I was dressed up at the bar w/ messy hair and makeup.