Oh my gosh.
I really like him. A lot. We have so much in common - its kind of weird. Like we know a lot of the same people - one of my best friend's friends has been dating his best friend for years. I went to middle school with his best friend, and due to alphabetical order we were perpetually assigned as partners together on projects. We like a lot of same music. He has an appreciation for art (yay!), and likes photography. He likes being outside just as much I do - trekking through the woods or strolling down at the beach. Soo weird. I guess not weird - just kinda one of those things. Look what an awesome and cool person I meet when I'm not even expecting it, right? I got a bit nervous trying to figure out what to order myself to eat and he was really patient about it - didn't get annoyed or anything. He kept telling me it was OK and that I didn't have to worry about it. Made me feel a lot better about the whole situation. And I'm really proud of myself haha. I took a page from Jaime and ordered grilled shrimp with brown rice, broccoli, pico de gallo and pineapple salsa. Wooo. I had long since forgotten how much I loved spicy food. It was cute - D kept asking me if I was doing okay with the anxiety thing and making sure I wasn't freaking out inside. I really was fine though - once I got the decision making part over with. I really appreciated the concern though, and it did make me feel a bit more comfortable, knowing that he wasn't annoyed or totally irritated by my apparently obvious initial nervousness. (I tried so hard to supress it! Apparently I'm fidgety and kept moving around in my seat without realizing it.) But since I knew I didn't really get enough calories with dinner - I was perfectly fine with having ice cream after dinner. Yay! I am SO happy. I feel so normal. I mean - I admit to trying to figure out in my head how many calories I was eating, and how much more I needed to go to make my quota for the day. I was a bit nervous about not eating enough- girl lost weight this week and had to increase :\ - BUT fortunately for me the fact that I'm a girl who can eat is a good quality haha. Very encouraging for yours truly.
So. I really like him a lot. Yep. We strolled around for awhile, played on the playground and people-watched and talked. He's in college, has a job, and can drive. OK three things I've never seen in a guy all at once so I'm rather impressed. He's my age. Woo! Apparently he thought I was like 17 initially, so me being his age was a bit of a relief. To be honest - I was afraid he was going to be younger than me too, since I always get hit on by guys that are still in high school. But yeah...I had a really great time with him and I'm really glad I went out with him.
And for the ultimate "Aww", I awoke this morning to find a message on my phone from him - saying he had a great time and he'd like to see me again.
The Ebb and Flow
3 months ago