Sunday, January 30, 2011
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One of the best discussions that I had tonight was about marathon dates. (Marathon Date: A date packaged full of an overwhelming amount of ideas). Mormons are probably guiltier of the marathon date more than any other people. We seem to carry the tradition of high school dances into our twenties. They can be very entertaining and fun. However, one thing I have learned on this journey is how completely unnecessary they are. Normally there is a breaking point in the date. After that point you fall victim to the law of diminishing returns where the date starts working against you. This is the paraphrased version of one of many conversations I had with Brittany Plothow tonight.
Brittany planned a date here in my hometown of Rancho Cucamonga. She picked an evening spent at Victoria Gardens, one of the few landmarks we have here. We were going to start off the date eating at the Yard House. When we put our name in at the Yard House we had an hour and a half wait time. Instead of leaving we decided to leave our name in and enjoy Victoria Gardens during the wait.
The next thing we had to do was improvise during our wait time. I came up with the idea of going to Macy’s and both of us picking out outfits for each other. Then after we tried them on we had to model them off for each other. Well we weren’t to nice on each other. I think she picked out some ugly emo skinny pants for me. I picked out some lame stuff for her but of course she could pull all of it off. Also during our wait time, we watched this awesome Steven Segul look-alike and performing percussionist. He was intense and good for some entertainment.
Finally, the wait time was over and we got to sit down and do the most important part of a date: Get to know each other. Brittany is going up to school up at UVU and studying behavioral science. Also she is debating whether to go to San Francisco or New York as soon as she can get out of Utah. I argued against San Francisco but personally I think she shouldn’t do either and come to So Cal. We talked about the Band Neon trees who she has met and what they are really like behind their punk image.
I think Brittany and I learned a lot about each other and it was kind of fun to improvise our date. However, that’s coming from someone in an improv comedy group. At the end of the date I stuck around to talk with Brittany some more because she had a lot of interesting things to talk about. I love people with interesting opinions on things. Maybe she has some more topics for a possible second date.
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