Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Happiness Project :: My Blind Date

So, last Tuesday I showered, dressed, put on my cool watch, posted my Happiness Project post, dumped the kiddos and dashed off to meet a blind date. This was not my first blind date. That would have been with a guy named Mark…I think, or was it Mike…it could have been Mike. Well, that blind date was OK, until I was broad-sided by a Mac Truck on the way home. Totaled car. Broken shoulder. 17 stitches in my forehead. Not the best way to end an evening. I was 16. Yep, the ‘rents let me go on a blind date when I was 16. OK, so I may have told them I was with my friend Lisa…who they didn’t hate…yet. Yeah, the call from the Emergency Room pretty much blackballed Lisa forever – even though she had nothing to do with anything.

And speaking of nothing to do with anything, let’s get back to last week’s blind date.


Last week I got to meet Vanessa. You know Vanessa -- Much More Than Mommy Vanessa. Oh yeah. That Vanessa. I know. You wish you were me, don’t you. I know you do. Well if you don’t, than you should, because I had a really good time. We met at Dallas’ poshest mall. (And no, I’m not talking about the Galleria.) I’ll admit, I was a little nervous. She’s really funny, and nice, and disciplined and together. Basically, she’s all the things I’m not. OK, sometimes people laugh at me think I’m funny. Oh, and she’s Baptist. And Baptists scare me a lot just a little. We sat down for a cup of coffee…tea…well, I had coffee, Vanessa had tea. We started chatting and before you know it, 4 ½ hours had gone by. So we traded one shopping destination for another – because that’s what we do here in Dallas…shop. We shopped a little, ate a little, talked some more, and ate some bacon chocolate (not to be confused with chocolate covered bacon or chicken fried bacon – both of which are easy to find in this town if you know the right people me.) And then the date was over. *sigh* And while the bacon chocolate may not have been the perfect way to end it, it was a heckuvalot better than being smashed by a truck. And quite frankly, Vanessa was a heckuvalot more fun than Mark…Mike…whatever his name was. Gee, I hope she’ll go out with me again some time.

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15 comments:

R Montalban said...

Glad that the blind date went well and glad you are in one piece to tell the tale!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Very cool meeting up with a blogging friend.

Jane said...

It is always special to meet blog friends. Meeting new friends makes me happy too.

singedwingangel said...

Looks like ya'll had a great time. I have yet to meet one of my blogging buddies . I tell them I am going to host a big bloggy bonfire get together without all the pretense of a conference on my hill here in the country lol..

Caution Flag said...

Sounds like a great date, but now I have to Google bacon chocolate and that is just a lot more work than I had planned to do today.

P.S. I go to a church which is a little bit like the Baptists, and it scares me, too.

w said...

she's baptist????? oh man. that must've been a fun date. also. nessa and i go to the same church. which might make me baptist, too.

BOO! <--- as in me scaring you. not as in boo boo hiss hiss.

Dee Crowe said...

I am jealous...what fun!

Yes...I'm jealous

and I'm thinking that if you would have said that Winn was there too..I would of just had to jump out a window..which is only a few feet from the ground..so it really would not have made a huge impact..but the sentiment is there.

Okay, jealousy aside, I'm glad you had fun! Vanessa seems like someone that would be alot of fun!

Much More Than Mommy said...

You know, it was kind of easy for me to be a great blind date compared to the one you went on before!!! ;-) Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for meeting me that day, and I'm glad I didn't scare you much! ;-)

Sara said...

I already said this to Vanessa, but I'm jealous; I'm going to come to Dallas too!!

RunMonkeyMama said...

Cute post! Always fun to meet new friends! Well, unless you get hit by a truck on the way home...

R Montalban said...

Thanks for leaving comment on mine, can't post it up yet as problem with blogger with publishing comments - google apparently working on it and I'm not the only one with this issue!

AlyGatr said...

FFUUUUNNN! Now I'm really sorry we forgot to take a pic together when you were here in Houston. Now there is no lasting proof you even met me :) Maybe we'll need to meet up soon and try again!

leigh said...

I've never met a Blog friend in real life. I've also never eaten bacon chocolate.

It looks like y'all hit it off smashingly!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Oh Wow! Sounds great! I've never met a blogger in real life, but I have a few that I would definitely consider my friends. Welcome to 2010, right? Looks like you guys had a great time.
:)

T @ Poppy Place said...

D, it sounds like you guys had so much fun tog.

I haven't met a blogger buddy yet!

Are you really going to be in P.Town soon :) That would be awesome! I can't provide such delicacies as Choc. bacon wrapped steak or whatever but I could take you to a traditional English tea :)

Have a wonderful day, T. :)