Saturday, September 18, 2010

{ DATE #2: Rick Buck }


How funny is Rick Buck?  No seriously, how funny is he!  Who pays the neighbor kid 20 bucks to introduce them at the door?  Hilarious!  And don't even get me started on his car: The Bat Mobile? With the license plate "BUKKMAN." And don't worry that he blasted the Batman Soundtrack as we dragged the Beach Blvd! He definitely kept me laughing all night long.

On the way to dinner I learned a few things about "The Buckman" and had a chance to see a few of his "many sides."  He's 29, from Rancho Cucamonga, is a dentist, served his mission in Mexico City, and is currently obsessing over the band Mika, his music of choice for the night.   So what else?  Oh yeah, he loves ball sports, staying out late, and secretly wishes he could be the ward chorister (just like me.)  Ok, maybe I made that last part up, but I bet he'd be really good at it!

Dinner was delicious!  He took me to a local restaurant in Huntington called Gyu Kaku.  I was impressed that he "Yelped" the restaurants here in HB to find a fun and interactive dining experience. I've never had Japanese BBQ so it was great to try something new.  Rick isn't much of a seafood fan so we steered clear of the sashimis and stuck to the meats.  We played it safe with the Kobe beef and then went a little "buck" wild and ordered the waitresses' recommendation: Beef Tongue!  What?  No, seriously!  And it was soooo good.  I'm an adventurous eater, what can I say.

With dinner over and done we hit the streets again and headed to "The Happiest Place On Earth" so I could get to know "Rick, the happy Disneyland goer," my favorite Rick character! When we got to Dland and heard The Haunted Mansion had reopened that night all decked in The Nightmare Before Christmas, we decided that should be our first ride.  That is, until we saw the 1 hr 45 min line.  No thanks.  So it was Pirates of the Caribbean instead, which, is coincidentally one of Rick's all time favorite movies!  Good choice.  I love me some Johnny Depp.  We went on a few more rides and they were fun too, but I actually enjoyed standing in line even more.  Gave me a chance to get to know Rick a little better.

The conversation came easily.  It was mostly getting-to-know-you talk which was definitely necessary, but my favorite conversations happened later, on the way home from Disneyland when we talked about more serious things like...relationships.  Eeeek! I actually appreciate it when a guy can talk so openly about those kinds of things.  We talked about a book he had recently read, and one I am currently reading called The Five Love Languages, and tried to guess, based on first impressions, how the other shows/receives love.  My guess was that he liked to receive love through "quality time."  Turns out that's only second to "physical touch."  Good to know!  And in case you're wondering, I'm "words of affirmation" and "physical touch" too.

All in all the date was certainly fun and with "so many layers you can peel away one after one" I feel like I only got a small taste of what dating Rick Buck could really be like.  I might just need a second date to see what else he has to offer...

12 comments:

theblibbys said...

Justin and I are LOVING this! Both guys have been great! So tough to choose!

Karen Hinkle said...

Disneyland on a first date! Who wouldn't be swept off her feet! Aubrey, you must keep him in the game! ;)

Kim said...

Hooray for Disneyland!!! And you even remembered Esmerelda! That is amazing!
But Beef Tongue? How could you?
Can't wait to see who is next! I'm having so much fun!

McMemories said...

SO cute!! You could see great chemistry for sure!! Funny guys are the best, makes life fun!!

Jon Kirk McFerson said...

Buck is The Man.

Dr. Brannon said...

I know Rick Buck because we lived together for more than 1000 days. His beautiful red hair, stunning athletic ability, and succulent conversations places him head and shoulders (not the shampoo) above the remaining competition. The buck man is a true blue American man who loves beef, football, and religion! I vote now and forever for Richard Ryan Buck.....my dental school roomy!
- Brannon

Bracken and Bracken said...

Dallen literally made us watch it over and over!! What can I say, we love fellow happy Disneyland goers :)

Geoff said...

He does hate San Francisco, even though he went to school there. Rick is McCarthian in his hatred of San Francisco.

Cristin said...

I love this whole concept, but I do feel like the interviews are more about two people trying to say nice things about the other because they know the other will see it, rather than what they truly thought of the date. I can only take so much of, "he was cool"... "she was genuine"... come on, there had to have been something negative!!

Alli said...

Okay I just watched his interview video after watching this. He is so adorable! Cute personality. Thanks for sharing Aubrey!

Christa Jeanne said...

I've been a big Rick Buck fan since our BYU days together seven years ago. So glad you had fun with him - he really is a winner, Aubs!

Alisha said...

I LOVE this date! Mostly because I have been to Disneyland with the Beautiful Aubrey Messick and had a blast remembering those moments. These videos are great! I'm so impressed with everyone! AUBREY - I'M words of affirmation and physical touch too. :) LOVE it. and Love you!