Monday, January 24, 2011
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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!
Posted by The Mormon Bachelorette at 8:00 AM