Wednesday, May 11, 2011


If you ask the reigning and former boyfriends you get a unanimous report. I give very bad first dates.

Picture it, Dallas. 2000. Agreeing to have dinner with a muscled blond boy, we met for dinner and a movie. Most of dinner I was so focused on not blowing my nose on the tablecloth or stuttering like Elmer J. Fudd I wasn’t paying attention and assumed he was talking about his ex-boyfriend when I asked about the hot sex they had. “I’m sure he had fun oiling and rubbing those hot muscles…” It turned out that he had been speaking about his Dad.
I'm on the left.

We didn’t make it to the movie.

Picture it, Dallas. 2003. I met Dalton the week prior and we agreed to meet for dinner at Marco’s Italian eatery on Throckmorton. I then spent the next two hours downing garlic rolls. This was perfect later when I went in for the kiss.

Or there’s the confusing part where I can never tell if I’m on a date or just a trick. I’ll never straighten that concept out. I should probably were a sign around my neck.

If I had to define a “dream date” it would most likely be filled with something active to pull the self-conciseness out of the situation. Snowshoeing would be great. Then if I start to stammer or have verbal diarrhea I can just pretend to fall into a snow drift.

Impressed with other bloggers taking up the writing challenge, I have decided to take the blog writing challenge. See all sixty-four challenges here. This was question forty-one.


Blobby said...

I think the parameters for 'a trick' don't involve dinner. least in my experience.

And we've all been there. You could even start a meme where people describe their worse first/only date.

Bruce said...

But the garlic rolls at Marco's were soooo good!!

Wonder Man said...

No, some tricks have dinner and a movie

dbb said...

You really are pretty in pink.

But as for the difference between a date and a trick, I think it can be defined by what happens at the end.

first, a date may or may not invovle sex, a trick without sex, is a date.

Second, a datea is someone you look forward tos eeing again after its over, a trick is someone you may or may not want to see again, depending on if sex will be involved. With a date, you want to see them eagain even if there's no sex involved.

All of the above means that when 2 people go out, one can be on a date, while the other is using dinner as a form of foreplay.

Jim said...

How did I not meet you when you lived in Dallas.

Or maybe I did and we had a bad first date....?