Monday, January 17, 2011
Disclaimer: To this point Rick has not had a Sunday date. Lucky for Rick he had a few dates on the same day last week, one of which is highlighted above. Enjoy!
You know your date is gonna be wild when they show up at your door in disguise. I answered the door around the time for our date and who was it? The Fed Ex woman. I don’t remember ordering a package. Then this “employee” threw the package to the ground. I was still confused! Just kidding. I then remembered Keri’s Fed Ex audition tape. In a way packages are a lot like first dates. Sometimes you know what is coming, sometimes you don’t. In the first moments you know what it looks like but its what is on the inside you are trying to find out.
It didn’t take long before I started to see the “Keri Package”. This girl is fun. Don’t worry, she didn’t stay in her work attire the whole date. After she changed we got in our car and went to the shooting range. This is where my masculinity was called into question. I had been shooting a few times but I am no avid gunman. Thankfully I picked it up really quickly. We used Bin Laden as our target and I let her go first. She did pretty good nailing Bin Laden right in his hat. Then it was my turn. I wasn’t the marksman I had dreamed about but we both improved as the night went on. This was important for me - apparently I have a superhero name to uphold.
All through the night we had a lot to talk about. Most of the conversation happened over dinner at The Old Spaghetti Factory. Both of us, being extroverts, went to try out for American Idol on the same day in Pasadena two years ago. We recounted our experiences like getting fried in the sun that day. Keri, like me, also has a geeky-tech side to her. She even wants to open a non-profit one day to help kids with computers. I think our biggest commonality is that we both have a hard time answering the question, “What do you like to do?” That is a hard question to answer when you pretty much like everything. I guess you just have to answer the things you are most passionate about. Still not easy for us though.
Our date ended at my house. It was a good night. I got a surface knowledge of what Keri was all about. Luckily with Keri she is not a one dimensional character and there is a lot more to know and enjoy. That’s where there is a problem with my analogy between a package and a first date. A package has two layers: The box and its contents. A person is more like a package within a package, within a package, and so on. I could tell by the end of the date I had many more layers to discover. That alone is a reason for a second date.
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