Wednesday, October 6, 2010

{ DATE #20: Dallin Large }


Last night was Date #20 with Dallin Large, and today he turns 29! Happy Birthday Dallin! What a sweetheart for spending his birthday eve with me! Not only did he spend the evening reminding me what it felt like to be treated like a lady, but he made me feel special all night through word and deed. This evening as I opened the door I was greeted with a beautiful bouquet of white tulips (my favorite) and treated to Thai Food (also my favorite) at one of my favorite restaurants, Silk Thai Cuisine. Already the date was off to a great start!

As we dined together I spent the time finding out all I could about Dallin. He grew up in Santa Clarita, CA but currently resides in Santa Monica where he owns his own business called Cover Care, which services, repairs, cleans, and maintains electronic pool covers. Pretty fancy, right? Since I'm an entrepreneur myself I found it fascinating to learn all I could about how his business got started, how he markets himself, and the challenges of being your own boss. I found it all so interesting, but the really good stuff came out when I learned more about his client list. Let's just say this guy's hung out in the backyard of a few A-List celebrities like Brad Pitt, Halle Berry, and Tom Cruise. And hey Tom, if you're reading this (which you obviously are!) I hear you still owe my date some money. Unacceptable!

Dinner was amazing! Kind of goes without saying though. I'm in love with Thai Food! Dallin and I shared some pad thai and pineapple curry and it was DELICIOUS! That's all I have to say about that. The dinner conversation was fun. Now that I'm so far into this dating process the guys usually want to know things like "What's been the best date so far?" and "What's been the most awkward moment?" And then of course I like to turn the questions around on the guys and fish for a few awkward dating stories from their past. Turns out Dallin and I share a similar awkward moment. He's ALSO run into a date while on a date...kinda like what happened with Nick and Ryan. That's always awesome!

After dinner we drove back to my place for an activity that Dallin had planned for the remainder of the evening. Well, I probably shouldn't say he planned it. He actually had something else really fantastic planned but unfortunately the inclement weather forced us indoors. But I feel like you should all know his creative origin plan anyway. We were going to use fabrics and ribbons and sewing machines to create our own kites and then fly them down at the beach. What a fun idea, right? But not to worry, his back up plan was just as creative and might've been one of the most fun stay-at-home dates yet. We ended up playing our own version of NBC's "Minute To Win It."

Some of you may already know this about Dallin, but just over a month ago Dallin posted a video on youtube of him successfully completing the game HIGH ROLLER from Minute To Win It (view it HERE) and was contacted by NBC to come in for an audition. So if we're lucky, we might get to watch Date #20, Dallin Large, compete for a shot at 1 million dollars. How cool is that?

Now back to the date! Our own home version of Minute To Win It was so fun! And not to brag or anything, but I totally beat him fair and square at all three challenges. Maybe NBC ought to be giving ME a call. No offense Dallin! Honestly, you're a far better HIGH ROLLER than I could ever be. Maybe if there's a Date #2 you could help me work on my submission video? Maybe even a couple's edition? You never know. Could be fun...

10 comments:

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Dallin! I like this guy! He was so thoughtful and really cared about you and the date! That is so fun that he might get to be on Minute to Win it! Fun! And nice truck!!!

Kate said...

I don't know if you take votes but Dallin is a true blue good guy :) And comes from a great family! (i'm a cousin).
I love this idea and wish you the best of success!

Emily Sue said...

Kate, we ARE taking votes. stay tuned for your opportunity to cast your vote for the 8th bachelor to move on to round two. :)

Florene or Lori said...

I like this guy! If you get to date #2 with this one, tell him your Grandma Lori owns a painting of Tom Cruise as The Samurai (there are only 3 in existence by Drew Struzan and Tom and I have 2 of them! How cool is that?) Any way, he is a keeper in my book!

McMemories said...

What!! so crazy, I grew up with Dallin! We were in the same ward, it's been years since I have seen him and what a fun date he planned!

Bracken and Bracken said...

Great name. Great song. Great date.

Natasha said...

What a fun date idea! He seems so nice.

Ben + Brittany Trujillo said...

You know it's a good sign when you can just go back to your place and still have a good time. Nothing fancy needed here.

TheSinglesWard said...

Dallin seems like a nice guy. He may not be outgoing enough though?

Ashlee said...

Dallin is a really nice guy. I just think that he is for someone else. I didn't sense the love connection on this one. Sorry Dallin...bye bye.