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Blind Date Disaster Part Two
The next morning Joe and I went to Toys R Us to collect toys for a toy drive. The idea seemed fun and I though it sweet of him to take the time to shop for kids. Turns out, he actually behaved like one. He was so incredibly loud, running around the store like a toddler, and drawing unwanted attention to both of us. I felt like I was babysitting him. I realized I was spending time with someone who caused me to be more serious just to offset his child like behavior. I was bright red with embarrassment and suggested we go to a movie just so I could get him to quiet down.
We made it through the movie and headed out to dinner, but at this point I was starting to shut down a little. I had never been out with someone who seemed so young, loud and childish. Not to mention the fact that he had basically said he was not attracted to me as I looked just like his ex-girlfriend.
We walked into the restaurant and were about to sit down when he looked at me and of course said very LOUDLY, “Are you not into me? Do u not like me? Should we just not eat?” I turned a brighter shade of red than in the toy store. Everyone within an earshot was staring at us because once again he is making a scene. Taking on the serious one role again, I calmed him down and hushed him and asked him to just sit down and eat. We headed to our table and ordered. During our meal he had many odd conversations starters and thoughts. Below are just a few:
"I need a tough girl, you know one that won't complain. Like while she's giving birth I need her to not complain or cry." (Kill me now)
"I want to get really drunk tonight. Like I saw a liquor store.. I think we should get a bottle of vodka and drink it together." (Really, Eric? This is my match?)
"Did I tell you, you look like my ex girlfriend?" (Thinking the vodka is a good idea now)
"Let's get in the hot tub tonight…that way we can get really drunk that much faster.
Yea! We can drink the vodka in the hot tub and get just shit faced." (Not a lot left to say at this point)
I excused myself after comment number five and called my Mama in the bathroom asking her how in the world do I end this date and get back to school?!!! I tell her he wants to get drunk with me and then us stay in the hotel together. My mom said after dinner I should just tell him I’m uncomfortable and that we shouldn’t be hanging out in a hotel room so soon after meeting and then for me to get the Hell out of there. I agreed and was glad to have the voice of reason in my head.
I finished up my phone call and walked back to the table.
I’m greeted with another of Joe’s brilliant ideas, "Maybe I'll just get beers and drink that instead of vodka." (I just can’t)
Finally we finished dinner.
As we walked back to our hotel I explained to him what my mom said to tell him. He quickly agreed with me and said in his loud enthusiastic voice that he wasn’t comfortable at all either and thought us leaving was a GREAT idea too. We went back to the room, I packed up Daisy (my baby blue convertible bug) and drove away.
About an hour in, for the first time in my life, I looked in my rear view mirror and saw red flashing lights. It was the PoPo. Unfortunately, the police officer was a woman so I had zero chance of talking my way out of the $150 speeding ticket she gave me. I sat in my car and finally just cried. I cried because of the ticket and because I hated being so alone. But, I also knew that alone was better than the train wreck I just left named JOE.
Joe continued texting me after that weekend. He truly thought I was just not ready to meet that soon and that we still had a chance of a future together. He eventually got the point and the texting slowed down a little. However, somewhere in the course of our texting he decided he had broken MY heart.
Just a short few months later he started dating someone,” Facebook official! “She was eighteen and he was twenty-four. While Joe was dating this young lady he continued to send me snap chat selfies with his shirt off and continued to text me.
As far as I know, they are still together and he still believes I want him.
Where oh where is my Prince Charming? Stay tuned…..
Blind Date Disaster Part One
(It was that terrible I couldn't post it all on one blog post.. Will post the rest in a few days)
I’m the girl everyone wants to set up on a blind date. This blind date disaster is courtesy of Eric, my sister’s boyfriend at the time. Although Eric and I hadn’t gotten to know each other well, he was still up for the task of finding me a man. I have to cut him some slack for the set up because of this and because I don’t think he ever hung out enough on a personal level with this guy to get what a disaster it would be if we were put together. The guy’s name, Joe.
So, it starts like this…
Eric gives Joe my number. Joe lives in Minnesota and I live in Iowa where I’m attending college. This seems like a nice fit because we are in driving distance of one another. We chatted on the phone and texted everyday. We seemingly are hitting it off and decide to meet one another before I head back to Texas for Christmas break. I was so thrilled to go and meet this new man and spend a fun weekend together in the city.
After my hour and a half drive I was starting to get a little nervous. He called me while I was parking my car and came out to meet me in the parking garage. He was very tall, it wasn’t love at first site, but he was attractive and I was excited to get to know his personality more.
For dinner Joe and I decided to drive over to a wing spot and get our food to go. While we drove to get our dinner Joe sang song after song to me with a coke bottle in hand. I was laughing a lot and trying to get past my nervousness.
The night was pretty uneventful thus far. We chatted and ate our wings back in the hotel room. I never really get nervous about being at a hotel with guys because they don’t expect I’m going to shack up with them. That’s one of the nice things about my “current status.” Joe mentioned an old girlfriend that he dated for a few years even though it took him six months before he was ever attracted to her. I found that odd. I’d hope a guy that I was dating would be attracted to me upon seeing me for the first time. Anyway, I was ready for bed and Joe had gotten us a room with two beds. So, I crawled into mine and shortly after he crawled into my bed as well and put his head in my lap and looked up at me and started chatting away. He was so very loud and started to sound like when you have your earphones in and don’t realize that you are the loud annoying person yelling in public. I tried to look past it as Joe was nice enough, but all I could think was how in the world am I going to get this boy out of my bed and into his own. Eventually after saying I was tired a handful of times he got the point and moved over to his own bed, and here’s where things start to turn. Joe and I share a long stare and then all of a sudden like a light bulb went off, he says, “that’s it! That is whom you look like! My ex girlfriend.” He then leaned over and handed me his phone so I could see a photo of her he had pulled up. Yes, it was the girl he wasn’t attracted to for six months into the relationship.
On that note I rolled over and went to sleep.
To be continued...