Thursday, February 3, 2011
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The first 5 to 10 minutes of the first date are always the most important. Everyone that’s been on a few dates knows what I am talking about. Remember this date: You’ve been ready for a date that you have been so excited about and you look great. A few minutes into the date you are in the car and you want to scream at the top of your lungs “Please take me back home”, but you can’t. Every second of the rest of that date just confirms how you felt in the beginning. Then there is opposite scenario. I met up with Melanie Carney and I knew within the first 5 minutes… actually more like the 5 seconds I was going to like this girl. Every other second of the date confirmed those first moments.
Melanie and I met at the Newport pier, but that wasn’t the first time I had ever met Melanie. In fact we met twice before within the last year and one time I had actually gotten Mel’s digits. She may hate me for writing this, but she rejected a date when I asked her out. Her reason: “I’m leaving in a week to move to Ohio”. A good excuse but none-the-less she rejected me. Well it didn’t matter because in those first second I could tell this was going to be a good night.
Mel’s date idea was to take pictures, an idea I have wanted to do for a while. Only she wanted to take the prints and place them in the frames for sale at Walmart. So we did. It was so much fun. We tried to come up with some good ones and some awkward ones. Honestly it was so much fun. Immediately I noticed that Mel like to touch to show affection, which is good because I do too. After we took pictures, we went to a CVS to develop them. It was crazy because we both noticed while looking at the pictures that we looked like a really good couple.
Then we got to sit at dinner at a place called Anjin. It was a Japanese grill where we got to cook our own food. As we cooked our food I learned about Mel and her family. Mel has plans to go into a nursing program in Utah within the next few months. Her plans are to work at a hospital in Newport when she is done with that. The best part of conversation was that I could talk about anything. It didn’t feel like first date talk, it felt like talking to a best friend that I was attracted to. I guess the only negative thing about the date was that she kept stealing the pieces of steak I was grilling and left me to eat the tongue meat we ordered! Actually I thought it was cute.
Well then it was off to Walmart where we put our pictures in the frames. My favorite part was that Melanie kept cracking herself up as she placed the pictures in the frames. After that we just started placing the pictures everywhere in Walmart. The date ended there and the only thing holding me back from a kiss was “did I really want our first kiss to be in the Walmart parking lot?” She’s too beautiful for that. Lets see… can you guess if I will be asking Melanie out again?
Special thanks to Kristen Lawrence who took our still photos tonight from www.halloweencarols.com
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