Monday, September 26, 2011

The Blind Date

"Do you want to get together and play spin the bottle?"  That's what it said on the note my husband wrote to ask me out on our blind date.  He thought if he wrote something really obnoxious, I wouldn't want to go out with him.  He'd had a few bad blind dates and really didn't want to add another to his list.  Plus, he was dating someone else.

There was another problem too.  He had a mustache.  I have always had issues with facial hair.  If I had to rate my disgust for it, it would look something like this (with 10 being really gross and 1 being sometimes acceptable):

  1. a well-groomed goatee
  2. a 3-day to 1-week old beard
  3. a well-groomed, short beard
  4. a longer goatee
  5. a short mustache
  6. a medium-sized beard
  7. a mustache on a woman
  8. a long mustache
  9. a love patch
  10. a handlebar mustache
So it's a really lucky thing that I promised my friend I'd go out with him before I read the note.  It's also a good thing he didn't have a handlebar mustache.

We ended up having probably one of the longest blind dates in history, during which we ate at Chick-Fil-A, browsed a bookstore, watched a movie, read short stories out loud, made milkshakes, and went grocery shopping.  A few dates later, he shaved off his mustache--phew.

The bad thing about having a successful blind date is that it makes me want to set other people up on blind dates.  Sad to say, I don't have the talent for it at all.  Either that or the people I set up just happen to avoid me for months afterwards.

Have you had a memorable blind date?  I'd love to hear about it.

7 comments:

  1. Memorable? Yes. Good? No.

    Let's see, there was the guy who turned out to be a creepy guy who just got out of jail, and my friends and I had to drive down dark roads without headlights to ditch him on the way home. Stalker!

    Then there was Knox (his online name). We were hitting it off great until I teasingly elbowed him, spilling his smoothie mostly on me with a couple drops on his shoe. He turned into a jerk and promptly made an excuse to leave.

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  2. Oh, quite memorable, Cherish. It's nice when you can eliminate a guy like Knox on the first date--very telling.

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  3. That's so funny. What a fun story that I haven't heard before. And I can only remember one blind date and it even took me a while to remember it. So, no not very memorable. I went with my friend cause she wanted to date a certain guy and needed a buddy, so I tagged along and so did his roommate. We ended up watching a movie and it was SO boring.

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  4. Hilarious. Love the spin the bottle thing. Total novel fodder. :) So great to hear some blind dates turn out great. I don't think I ever had a good experience with them. BTW, did you get my reply about the book endorsement? I never heard back and sometimes things get lost in cyperspace, so I wanted to be sure.

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    1. I love a good blind date romance. My husband and I met on a blind date. It was almost a Pride & Prejudice story from there.

      Rebecca, I am looking forward to reading the book. Congratulations! When your mom gave me a copy of the book on Tuesday, she said something about pictures used to promote the book. Where can I find the pictures?

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    2. Kristene,

      I think my mom meant the pictures on the youtube book trailer.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKgM9tuCzSo

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