Thursday, January 20, 2011

{ Date #8 - Roxanne Truesdell }



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Shakespeare wrote in Henry VI, “Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep”. For those of us that prefer modern English the translation is, “Still waters run deep”. Let me paint a picture of a river that is wild and rapid. Now move down the river a mile and you reach an ostensibly calm surface. Most would think this part of the river lacks liveliness. The lesson to be learned is that the river isn’t void of motion, but the current runs deep. So too are relationships. When relationships feel rapid and chaotic you can bet they lack real depth. However, the most beautiful relationships are calm on the surface.

Take my date with Roxanne as an example. We started our date at the Hip Kitty Lounge in Claremont. It was a really laid back night where we got to eat Fondue and listen to Jazz music. I learned that she has a job in public relations and gets to work from home or wherever she pleases. I’m so jealous. Also, we both knew each other from years ago so we got to talk about relationships that we had and what went wrong. I realize for some people this may be a dating faux pas, but for us we had the chance to really learn something besides the more common dating questions. We had the chance to critique some of the art hanging in the lounge. One piece of art that she thought looked like a reflection on a lake, I thought looked like a spinal cord. I’m sure a psychologist somewhere would love to analyze that.

After we enjoyed a nice fondue dinner we enjoyed the style of the jazz band. We both found out we had a love for concerts and live music. The most impressive part was that the band would call people up from the audience to join their band. It was very impressive how well they could improvise a good jam session. Just to spice things up we got up and slow danced. I have to admit I was nervous to be the only ones on the dance floor.

When we left the lounge we found a cool hall nearby and decided to walk around there for a bit. It was fun to look in the random shops and talk about them. Who would have known there is a school for children chefs? Then we saw a vintage clothing shop which I wish had been open. I think the best part was that we discovered a cool little shopping district that brought some spontaneity to the date.

The night was a success and we both shared one of things we enjoyed most: Live music. Since tonight’s date had a music theme I will compare my life to Muse or Green Day. However having balance is important, and it would be really nice to find someone that could provide my life with some Jack Johnson or Mason Jennings. I think Roxy could do that very well (considering we have seen both in concert). Maybe we’ll both have to go see Jack or Mason together next time.

14 comments:

AE Jones said...

What a fun date idea! Jazz and fondue?! Love it. The goodbye scene was a little awkard... having a camera in your face must do that. Props to Rick and Roxanne... both "R" names and both sporting the glasses.

Kim said...

Fun date! I like that they danced - who wouldn't! And I think if she didn't have gum in her mouth, there might have been a kiss...

Katie said...

The date was super cute! You could tell they had a connection right away it seemed really easy going. They are a pair of four eyes that should see a second date

Tammy said...

What a great date! I think this is one of the better dates so far - ask her out again! Anyone who picks a location as fun as that one is such a winner

Stef said...

oh rick buck you think my sister is calm ..your crazy i think she is the total opposite .. but i guess she can be calm sometimes . She shoulda lost the gum . AND epicness of a 12 is hilarious !

lola said...

The connection was tangible. I'm a little let down that there wasn't a goodbye kiss. What's up with that? Step it up Ricky.

CLAY and ERICA said...

who doesnt like a girl who can dance in her seat. that was awesome. roxy is beautiful and intelligent and lots of fun. a TRI-fecta in my mind. good luck to roxanne!

The Studes said...

How can you go wrong with fondue and LIVE jazz music?
Answer: YOU CAN"T loved the date it was cute and so are Rick and Roxanne

Today's Gift said...

Jazz and fondue? Perfect combo. Also, I think you should include the part where Rick gets ready for the date on all the videos from now on. Too funny! Great song selection btw- Michael Buble is awesome!

Jenna Hansen said...

LOVE THIS DATE!!!!!! Roxanne is amazing and basically perfect!!! Ask her out again!!! YEOW! Such a cute/fun/awesome/perfect date!

Dori Knight said...

There had better be a date 2! He's tall, she's tall, he's funny, she's hilarious, and it seems like they really had a fun time together. DATE 2!!!!!!

Amy Andersen said...

What a fun date idea. Both seemed relaxed and having a excellent time. Rox is so much fun, you can't help to have a epic time when she is near! There should be date two for sure!

Weston said...

Oh man that girl looks like a blast. She better get date 2!

Kizi said...

Second date please! So cute and fun, obviously Roxanne is a stellar girl!