Wednesday, September 22, 2010

{ DATE #6: Dustin Monroe }

DISCLAIMER: Despite our best efforts to save our precious video camera, the battery went to heaven in the middle of Tuesday night's date.  So please excuse the crummy video from our handy dandy point and shoot.  Hey, its better than nothing, right?


Oh Dusty!  What a pleasant surprise to see his smiling face at my door.  If you listened to the final interview already you know Dustin and I go way back.  Thank goodness, because when I started freaking out about the faulty video camera in the middle of the date, he was the perfect person to console my woes with his matchless humor.  Leave it to Dusty to save the day with Mr. Napkin Head!  (I hope you've seen The Holiday! One of my all time fave chick flicks!)

Seeing as how we pretty much knew each other already, we skipped right over all the getting-to-know-you stuff and caught up on current events in our lives.  I told him a little more about the origin of this whole journey to find "True Mormon Love,"  then he told me the story of how he "applied" for a date with me, and before we knew it we were in Corona Del Mar, pulling up to The Side Door, an English Pub style restaurant.  It was absolutely fabulous.  Actually felt like we were in London eating fish 'n chips and cooling off with some Coca Cola Light.  And can I just add that I have no idea how all 6 of these bachelors have managed to find restaurants in coastal Orange County that I have yet to visit.  Way to go guys!

A little about Dusty: he's 30 years old, obviously grew up near me in San Juan Capistrano, is an attorney by day,and Mr. Napkin Head by night, and loves Jeopardy so much that he recently applied to be on the show! And if you really wanna see Dustin Monroe let loose, put him in a go-kart and let him loose!  Which is why I found our date was so fitting!  I'd actually only been to K-1 Speed Racing one other time before, and it was with the one and only Dusty.  So it just made sense to spend our date racing one another down the track.  So who won?  Well he did, of course!  But only by 0.6 seconds.  That's right boys.  This girl's got a lead foot.  If you don't believe me, check my driving record.  Eeek!

The date was an absolute blast!  Sort of a nice break from the usual "Where are you from?" and "What do you like to do for fun?" first dates.  He was a great conversationalist, kept me laughing the whole night through, and a complete gentleman...minus the whole butt slapping thing. ;)  It would be a shame to miss out on a second date with this amazing catch!

22 comments:

juliekirkham said...

This is the first date that made me laugh out loud. I love mr. napkinhead. too bad dusty doesnt have an English accent.

Kim said...

That was a fun date! Just what you need - more speed!
I like Dustin - any guy that can make me laugh has my vote!!!

Alexandra said...

"I'm being held against my will." ha ha!!!

Betsy Hite Reddoch said...

Dusty is the best! I knew him from my single days in Newport. I once tried to con him into taking me out for tacos, but he was "busy." Any girl would be lucky to date Dusty! He gets my vote for sure.

paula said...

oh. em. gee. i think we have a mormon bachelor! that was the cutest, funnest, funniest, awesomest date EVER! and thank you for dusty winking at the camera from the get go.

Shane M. said...

Dusty! You better win this thing!

Clark said...

Dustin Monroe gets my vote! Dusty Buns has it all: humor, brains, humility, spirituality, and on and on. Dustin is a "class act." Well done Dustin!

Christa Jeanne said...

Dusty!!! Ah, SUCH a fan. Love that guy! Too fun to see him as one of the contestants. Definitely keep him in the running (but be sure to spare him for me when I'm in town, k? He promised me Koji BBQ...).

Hizzeather said...

Yay Dusty! What a surprise!

theblibbys said...

Loved him! What a cute and fun guy! I love his "Macy's" outfit explanation. He had me laughing the entire time!

Ani said...

Dusty is the best! Loved this date!

Tristen Ure said...

I'm obsessed! PICK DUSTY! PICK DUSTY! I would have laid one right on him!!! I LOVE DUSTY!!!! XOXO

Brittany Stiles said...

Dusty...how are you even hotter on camera than you are in person? I loved every minute.

krystal said...

Dusty bottoms has my vote. I LOVE dusty!! way to go Dust. your the man!!!:)
hes hilarious & such a nice guy. but you already knew that aubs. but yes, thx for the wink into the camera in the beginning.

Sarah & Jake said...

Go Dusty Buns! What a catch.

Linds said...

Okay, if he doesn't make it to the top 8, give him my number!

tracy said...

I love Bunzer. Next date...Scrabble!!!

Miss B. said...

good game Dustin!

Alli said...

So cute! I love his personality and I died at the butt-slap! So funny!!!!

Nakki said...

I speed dated Dusty once...oh how I've wished for not so speedy date since...*sigh* TEAM DUSTY!

Ee Chien Chua said...

Why is Date #& the same as Date #6?

Ee Chien Chua said...

Also, how could I go about asking the Executive Producer out? :)