So, for those of you who may be wondering how my date went last night.. I'll give you guys the basics.. no details of course, as it's not really my place to say.
Well.. I woke up at 1 pm and the power was back on (Thank god!). For the first couple hours of the day I did nothing but be nervous... I was going to be home alone all day before the date, with no one to talk to. Luckily, I got ahold of Brian and he wasn't going to work, so he came over and hung out with me to keep me from going crazy. He showed up at like 2:30. I started getting some of the prep done for the recipe. Grated the cheese.. chopped up the celery, peeled/grated the carrots, chopped the onion and peeled and chopped the sweet potatoes. By the time I was done with all of that, it was 5:45! (Only having a butter knife to do all this stuff really really sucks.) The closer it got to eight o'clock the more and more nervous I got.
I actually started cooking at about 6:30. It was all said and done at about 7:05. It looked and smelled delicious, but I didn't try any. I stuck it back in the oven to keep it warm and went to get ready myself. Shower, shave, etc. I get done, it's like 7:35.. B leaves 'cause.. it's real close to time. I sit around, getting more and more nervous, almost destroy a lamp on accident.. at least I got my major fuck-up out of the way early... I pack everything up at like 7:50 and sit down to smoke a cigarette to try to calm myself down. She shows up at exactly 8 o'clock by my watch, and we leave. Now here's the fun part.. the park I took her too is like a 5 minute walk down the road. So we get into her vehicle, and I tell her to go to the back exit.. as we get near the exit, I tell her to park. She seemed kinda confused, but that's what I was hoping for.
We walk a couple of minutes to the park, I set down a blanket and pull out the food. We ate. The Turkey Sweet Potato Shephard's Pie was amazing.. I didn't know I had it in me to make something so damn good. We ate and talked.. and then we talked some more.. and then we went and played on the swings, and talked some more. Then we went back over to the blankets and talked even more. Then the other blanket came out, and we cuddled under it for a bit, and continued with the talking.. 3 hours have passed, and we finally decide it's time to start heading back. So we do.. get back in her car, and drive back to my building in the back of the park.. we sit in her car for a few minutes, talking more. And then the kiss.. I'm still reeling from it, I was completely scatterbrained for almost an hour after it.. (what can I say? She's good..)
So, I'm waiting for her to call me today so I can bring up the second date.. I already have a really good idea.. based on something she said last night. She mentioned that she's always been interested in astronomy. So I'm gonna take her stargazing :)