Tuesday, February 1, 2011
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I noticed in a lot of my blogs I use the word “learn”. I try and avoid it and use the thesaurus but I can’t help it. Tonight’s blog will probably use that word a lot more. On first dates it seems like we are constantly discovering our new surroundings. Sometimes it’s a new activity, but if for nothing else it’s always a new person to become familiar with. Tonight was a big learning night for me, because it was a night full of thing I had done for the first time. Why not start a night full of firsts at a location I had never been to. The date took place at Dana Point. This was the first time I had ever been there and after seeing how serene it is I wonder why I have never been there before.
I met up with Melissa Lundquist who would be my date for the evening. Immediately I was impressed with the way she did her hair. She explained my second “first” of the date. We would go paddle surfing in the harbor of Dana Point. I have to give myself props, because I did well for my first time. I did fall once but I guess its part of the learning experience. It wasn’t long until I got the hang of it and it was really fun.
We had a lot of time to talk due to the calm nature of the activity. There was a lot to talk about. Melissa is a student, works at a salon, and teaches yoga and pilates. If that didn’t make her busy enough she is also a single mom. That takes me to my third new experience: I’ve never been on a date with a single mom before. It was new for me and I didn’t know how much or little to talk about it. The good thing is she was comfortable either way. So we did talk about it a bit and I could tell she really had a love and admiration for her son. Until this point in my life I tried to avoid dating single moms, but with someone as cool as Melissa I don’t mind giving it a shot. I guess there is a first time for everything.
Later we took a walk on the beach to go visit the tide pools. That’s always good for a little fun. Then Melissa inspired me to take another first. We both ate a piece of seaweed that was washed up on shore. To finish up the tide pools we watched the sunset. I will tell you that there is nothing more romantic than a sunset on the beach. Its crazy what a sun setting on the water will do to you.
Lastly, we barbequed us some fish with some vegetables on the sides. I feel another “first” coming on here. Oh yes! I learned Melissa is an awesome cook because this was the first time I have eaten brussel sprouts and liked them. Actually they were my favorite part of the meal, and everything else was good too. Yum! Well that ended our “first” date but maybe I need to see what I can learn from “seconds”.
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