Friday, January 28, 2011

{ DATE #16: Jane Madsen }



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“A way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” So true. So very true! Now if you are a health expert you might want to sit down for what I’m about to say. For the last three years of my life, I eat out about 95% of the time. I’d bet it was even higher than that too. It’s not because I don’t like eating home cooked meals. It is because I am the world’s worst cook. The date that Jane had planned for me struck something in me that I needed: Good home cooked food. A lot of relationships could probably use a little more of us looking out for the other really needs in life.

Jane had flown in all the way from New York to go on a date with me. That in itself is very flattering. Though she was from far away she immediately established a connection that we had a mutual friend. From there we got in the car and conversation was easy. We were able to talk about how she works in advertising placement, how she is originally from Utah, and how she surprisingly doesn’t like to be on video camera.

We drove for a short while and went to a place called Sur La Table. If you don’t know it is a place to take hands on cooking classes and then at the end you get to eat your food. When we should have been learning Jane and I were talking up a storm. Eventually we made good friends with the people around us who loved the idea of this blog. Cooking and talking was just simple and fun.

The good thing about Jane is that she has this fun loving and playful nature to her. We had time to walk around the store while our food was being cooked. We saw these cookie cutters and made up a game of “Guess what this cookie cutter is supposed to be in the shape of”. I loved the spontaneity and quickness of that. Then, even better, these two old ladies came up and asked us a question about the cookie cutters. (Keep in mind we still had aprons and name tags on). I leaned over and whispered to Jane, “I think those ladies think we work here. We should roll with it.” Immediately Jane acted as if she worked there and started asking the ladies if they needed any more help. The kind of person that can do stuff like that is what I’m looking for.

Well we finished off the morning and ate our food. Most of it was really good. That was just what the doctor ordered. On our way back, we were sitting in the car and I looked over and our eyes met for a moment. That’s when I thought, “Hey! I kinda like this girl, I’m gonna kiss her.” Before I knew it I was walking her to the door, and I was feeling in control. Hoping she was ready I went in for the kiss. Success! After a moment it was over, but as I left I thought, “Dang I like the way she kissed. I think I might have to do that again.”

19 comments:

Aaron Smyth said...

Way to go, Rick! Jane is an awesome girl and there was clearly a lot of chemistry there. And was it just me, or did the feeding-each-other-salad look a lot like a feeding-each-other-wedding-cake moment? Just sayin'...

Madsen Family said...

Ah....so cute. Looks like you guys totally hit it off. Jane, you looked darling and Rick--you should totally go for Jane. I can vouch for her--she's the best!

Kim said...

That was a sweet date! I hope he gets to go to New York and take her on another date!!! He would be a lucky guy!!!

Kelsey Musselman said...

YESYESYESYESYES!!!!!!!

I <3 you Jane!!!!!

Jenny Robbins said...

The whole video I kept thinking, "They look like they are a couple." So cute.

Becca said...

yay jane!!

tyler said...

Jane Madsen!

malia said...

Jade Madsen all the way!!!!! She is darling!

Steph Strike said...

don't let her fool you - she is a great cook! she even stirs her rice the entire cooking time (versus cover and simmer). now that is dedication! you guys are so cute together.

Janna said...

Whoa! A surprise ending! Can't wait to see what happens next with you two.

chloe said...

Jane!!! i love it! You are so stinking cute.

Courtney Hailes said...

Yes! You and Jane are super cute! Go on a date with her again for sure!

Tori Maureen Myers said...

Way to go Rick! From the looks of it there is chemistry between the 2 of you. From what I saw she seems like a really nice girl. You should definately go for a second date with her.

Today's Gift said...

How cute! A kiss made it even better! ;)

Emily Christensen said...

That was adorable. Good luck Jane! (I'm Jessy's sister in case you forgot my married name.)

Rae said...

Hurray for Janie bird!! Rick you are one lucky man. :)

Our Little Fam said...

So Cute! You two make a great couple. You looked so natural together.

Heather said...

My husband and I did long distance from LA to NY the entire time we dated- when it's the right person it's worth it and no distance is too far. Despite the expense, we say it was the best investment we ever made. Jane is a catch! Any guy would be very lucky to date her.

Tami said...

Jane all the way! She is an amazing person ~ and will only offer the best! She's quite the catch!