Monday, January 24, 2011

{ DATE #12: Alisha White }



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On this journey of being The Mormon Bachelor there are quite a few sacrifices that you have to make. Sleep, friends, and family time are just a few of those things. Then there are other things like sports that I have had to give up. I love playing sports. I play on a flag football team that I have given up on Wednesday nights. Also church basketball just started which I have sadly been missing. Lastly there are the NFL playoffs that I am not watching right now as well. I know most of you girls are rolling your eyes while reading this - stay with me. Today I was looking forward to my guilty pleasure of watching the NFC playoffs before church. I soon learned that was something I was going to have to give up to go on a simple date on Sunday morning. I of course obliged and went on the date later to find out it was Alisha White, whom I had never met.

I’ve never been so glad to give up my vice than I was on my date with Alisha.
I rolled up to a house she was staying at for the weekend since she came all the way from Scottsdale Arizona. The house was obviously familiar if you watched any of the last season of the Mormon Bachelorette. When she opened the door I was surprised to find it was someone I had never seen and had not sent in an application video before the season started. We introduced ourselves and it wasn’t long before I realized that she had some game. Which is good cause I’m up for a challenge. She told me that we were going to make breakfast for our date. While I was whisking away at those eggs I noticed we both had the same sense of humor. How awesome is it to find someone you can joke around with? If you want to know what Alisha’s personality is like picture someone that you can’t fathom anyone disliking. That is Alisha. She is positive, always smiling, and has a charm you can’t help but be drawn toward.

Breakfast ended up being really simple and great. I cooked the eggs and she cooked the waffles and then we ate. It is interesting that our meal was breakfast considering that Alisha does promotional work for General Mills. You know, the company that makes a lot of your cereals. Her favorite cereal is Lucky Charms by the way. Mine is Cookie Crisp. Conversation just came easy with Alisha and time was flying by through our already short date. It’s probably because she has a wit about her that kept me on my toes. Very impressive that she is able to roll with the jokes.

To keep this an appropriate Sunday date after breakfast we played a simple game of MASH. You know the game you played in elementary school to predict your future? Actually MASH is a really good way to get to know someone. Since you are probably wondering what MASH predicted, I will tell you. According to MASH Alisha and I are getting married. It was a statistic surety because ours were the only names to choose from. We will live in a mansion, have 20 kids, and I will support them on my unemployment checks. I hope it’s all true. Well maybe the unemployment checks, and 20 little Bucks running around sounds like a headache.

The time ended too quickly. I had a great time getting to know Alisha but its always best to be kept wanting more. The date just proves that it doesn’t matter how simple the date but how good the connection. By the end of the date I long had forgot the game was even on. You know what? I think I’d even miss the Superbowl if it meant I got to go out on another date with Alisha. Luckily she likes football so I probably wouldn’t have to! Score!

15 comments:

Jenny Robbins said...

Um, gushing! On both parts. Love it!

Kim said...

Great connection!!! I like them together...
It was fun to see Aubrey again too!
BTW-Rick you look good all dressed up!

Courtney said...

Go Alisha!
I found out about Mormon Bachelorette actually back in September when Alisha posted something about it on her blog and I got hooked! I was so surprised to see you, Alisha and so excited! Thanks for introducing me to this blog, I had fun following Aubrey and am having fun watching Rick too! Good Luck to you Rick! And I'll put a plug in for Alisha, SHE IS AWESOME!

Aubrey Messick said...

MALISHA!!!!!! This date is absolutely, positively perfect. You look radiant and Buck sure cleans up nice. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a 2nd date. Love you lady!!!!

Today's Gift said...

What a great Sunday date! Rick does clean up nice and they are both cute together. :)

theblibbys said...

She is ADORABLE and seems really sweet! I would say Rick was interested to by the way he couldn't stop smiling and what he said. Date number 2 better happen!!!

Trina said...

I really want to know, what was rick playing with in his hand durring mash?? It was distracting. Was it a napkin or one of those stressballs everyone was obbsessed with in jr high? I wouldn't be surprised if it was a stressball, not that rick was stressed, the date just had a young vibe to it taking me back to those jr. high days.

elizaf said...

What a fun date! I've known Alisha for years, and she is the coolest girl you will ever meet!! I was so excited to see her open the door. And the girl you saw on your date, is 100% Alisha. Get ready for more MASH! You can't do better than her!

The Mormon Bachelor said...

Trina, it was actually just his napkin. We're thinking he was just a little nervous to be in the presence of such a beautiful woman!

Janessa said...

Hooray for Alisha! She is my favorite. Rick, pick her. Seriously.

Jon McFerson said...

Buck, she's hot. second date for sure.

Elise said...

rick seemed to be really happy with her... and his personality was shown more...

TheSinglesWard said...

I know Alisha!

Ryan said...

Rick, only pick Alisha for a second date if you are interested in a girl who is thoughtful, has her priorities straight, does not involve herself with drama, and enjoys having fun.

Andrea said...

Having lived with Alisha for multiple years, knowing her for 8 and counting her as one of my best friends.....

She's the real deal.