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A 2nd Date

Yes People. It happened. I went on my second date with Super-Cute-Total-Nice-Guy.

[In light of the fact that Super-Cute-Total-Nice-Guy is more of a private individual, I will be keeping this post short, sweet, and devoid of most details. I think I really like ‘This Guy’ and I do not want to: scare him off, over step boundaries, or betray any sort of confidences. I will just have to break him into ‘living life publicly on the internet’ slowly!]

We were supposed to go out on Saturday night. However, I was still recovering from the aftermath of these events. And he was recovering from 3rd degree burns on his fingertips.

(Don’t Ask! – All I can say about that, was his bandaged fingers were one of the most adorable thing I have ever seen.)

Thankfully, we were able to reschedule. We planned for a lovely, leisurely, Sunday afternoon date. I love ‘The Day Date’. We were going to travel into Red Bank (an ‘upscale-ish’ town) to check out the ‘swinging hot spots’ and maybe take a walk on the waterfront. But, the inclement weather prevented that from happening.

Instead we met at a quaint little restaurant around my neck of the woods at 4pm. He arrived, greeting me with a warm hug and kiss hello. We were seated in a quiet little booth closer to the back of the restaurant which was perfect for conversation.

[I hate sitting too close to the bar area. It’s always too loud; I can never hear what the person I am sitting across from is trying to say to me. On top of that, as a writer, I am constantly (and very easily) distracted by the strangers sitting at a bar because I tend to drift off in my head creating imaginary stories about their lives. I usually miss the ‘date’ completely as a result of my mad people watching skillz.]

But I digress.

We settled in the back and ordered up some sushi. (Yum.Me.)

I cannot tell you how incredibly comfortable I felt spending time with him. I think he felt equally as comfortable, because once the conversation really jump started, he was incredibly open. He was completely forthcoming and divulged an enormous amount of personal information. The fact that he was so willing to talk about such intimate topics left the door wide open for me to be just as candid. I wasn’t expecting to reveal as much as I did as soon as I did. I planned on holding back for as long as I possibly could. I have learned sometimes its best to ‘hide the crazy’. On the flip side, I am quite relieved that some of the ‘big topics’ have been broached and the self perceived ‘skeletons in the closet’ have been let loose. By the end of dinner, I had learned a lot about him, all of which I like.

After dinner, he walked me back to my car, while wrapping his arm around my waist. He is such a gentlemen. (And I DIGG that!)

Of course this time, I came to the date prepared. I was fully armed with 15 PACKS OF GUM to de-astray my mouth, before the ‘kiss goodnight.’ Which, by the way…was AMAZING.

After ‘The Kiss’ we jumped inside of my car and talked for another hour. We made arrangements for The Next Date and closed the evening with yet another kiss.

If this kind of thing keeps up, I don’t know how much longer I am going to be able to keep my hands off This Guy!!

(I am not exactly sure why, but in the most charming of ways, he sort of reminds me of Clark Kent.)

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  • I am so pleased for you. THRILLED. He sounds wonderful. Wishing you many, many more happy times together.

  • Meleah

    Selma:
    Thank you. I am really excited (and terribly nervous) about this whole “dating” thing. I even sort of took things up a notch — I am going to HIS apartment tomorrow night after work. And I don’t plan on going back home until Friday.

  • yo momma

    we are all holding our breath with our fingers and toes crossed for you, sweet pea! rock on!

  • Meleah

    My Momma:
    Thank you! 🙂

  • CBG

    Meleah I am again genuinely glad the 2nd date went as well as the first. Most of all I am pleased about the fact that you opened up a little, I know you and I know how hard that is for you to do. But don’t be ashamed of who you where in the past. Its exactly that the past. If someone doesn’t like F- Them ! Thats what makes ‘US’ real and created who we are today !
    Real people with life experiences that created depth, Not some shallow douche bag ! Good Luck finding Mr Right, You deserve it

  • Is it hot in here or is it just me? heh

    Well I was all for it..until sushi. bleh Sounds like a wonderful time and I hope the third goes just as well.

  • Meleah

    Danny:
    THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.
    Truly, from the bottom of my heart. Your support is exactly what I needed to hear. Shit! YOU of ALL people know how HARD it is for me to really OPEN UP or put my GUARD down.

    Lets just hope my weirdo rules like: NO TALKING BEFORE COFFEE – HAVE TO SLEEP IN THE FREEZING COLD- OCD CLEANING- Ect ect ect ways don’t freak him out too much!

    Dazd:
    Tiz hot in here!

  • Awwww. I’m all warm and fuzzy now. =D

  • CBG

    I had to drop back in to see your response to my comment. I kind of got a
    little deep on that one ( U know what I mean ) I’m just glad that you are not going try the ‘fake fisode’ approach with this guy. Just be yourself.
    Christ I’m done I feel like F-ing Dr Phil here.

  • Meleah

    Diva:
    Me too!

    Danny:
    You know me….FAKE is the one thing I am NOT.
    That would be way too much work to try and hide my so-called ‘flaws’. I am just hoping he likes me back FLAWS and ALL.

    Dr. Phil. (ha ha ha) He is such an ASSHOLE.

  • Well, sounds like a beautiful beginning. You must really like a person to find bandages adorable. So glad it was an AMAZING experience for you.

  • okay, it’s so cool that your mom comments. i love that, for you…lol. hey i’m getting excited for you, sounds like you’re both having a nice time and yeah, dont say too much online, it will get you in trouble…i’ve learned.

    ROFL….I have learned sometimes its best to ‘hide the crazy’. I try to seek out the crazy myself that way we already know what we’re dealing with…crazy is already at the table and on its second drink.

    I’m guessing you ran that background check. lol How am I supposed to foucs on work now, thanks Meleah. lol

  • oops please delete the first one. sorry. and then delete this comment. sorry.

    O–>—<

  • Meleah

    Urban:
    “You must really like a person to find bandages adorable.”
    Thats true (laughing). He was so nervous about me seeing his figertips all wrapped up. It was very cute to see his fumbling hands.

    Here’s hoping things keep going like this!

    Valerie:
    * I deleted the double comment for you! *

    I love that my mom comments and reads my blog. She is so supportive of me. What’s funny is that she KNOWS the whole story and still reads and comments.

    “crazy is already at the table and on its second drink”

    HA HA HA HA HA

    I agree. I think its too much work to HIDE THE CRAZY, he’s gunna FIND OUT ABOUT ME anyway….might as well get it over with from Jump Street

    AND…. Id rather know about HIS CRAZY up front too. Id hate to be 6 months in and figure out I am dating someone else. I prefer to know what i am dealing with right off the bat as well.

    xxoo

    🙂

  • Tiffany Collura

    Awwwww. thats super cute

  • OMG! THIS MADE MY DAY! He LIKES you, you LIKE him….I love this!!!!

    Anxiously awaiting the next date!!

  • Ahhh, this is wonderful!!! May the two of you enjoy more wonderful moments together 🙂

  • Since I haven’t had my hands on a romance novel to wallow in lately, I’ll just cozy up with yours. He sounds fabulous! I’m so excited for you…

  • Meleah

    Fanny:
    Thanks darling!!

    Barbara:
    Im thrilled and excited and nervous and All That Jazz

    RMH:
    I hope so too
    xxoo

    Kellypea:
    *** GOD I HOPE YOU READ THE POST ABOUT GEOGRAPHY****
    You can totally get your Romance Novel Fix from me!
    🙂

  • Oh boy, this is getting good. I can’t wait for the next date…I’m so happy for you!!! 🙂

  • I totally thought you were going to say, “After the kiss, we jumped into BED!”

  • Go girl jump while the iron is hot…:))

  • i’m TOTALLY thrilled for you! the beginnings of relationships are sooooo wonderful. what a place you must be in at the minute.

  • Meleah

    Random Chick:
    Me too! Thanks lova.

    Momo:
    Yeah…um… If I still had my OWN condo…THAT would have happened. Why do you think I invited myself over his place…for our next date..hehehehehe

    Robert:
    Girls gotta do…what a girl’s gotta do

    HollyDolly:
    Isnt The Beginning GRAND?
    Thank you sweety.

  • Very, very niiiiiiice 😉

  • “Hide the crazy” Mereb you are so funny! Its so true, though, isn’t it? Its usually best to keep the crazy under wraps for as long as possible, but there are few things more validating and empowering as letting it out before you were expecting to. …it makes it seem less “crazy” somehow, and more an example of, simply, a life lived. xoxo

  • Ahh… I am SO HAPPY you had a nice time and REALLY like him AND I’m happy that he LIKES you.

    I watch A LOT of teenage drama (like ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ and ‘South of Nowhere’) and anyway…. I LOVE the little stories involving a boy meeting a girl and the slow waltz of… like (sometimes love). Anyways, I’m not implying you’re a teenager or that your date is anything like what happens on these shows, but I get a lot of enjoyment out of hearing about it (I guess I could have just started with this)

    Also, I think sitting too close to the bar can be loud as well. While I don’t create stories about the people sitting there, I DO listen in on the different conversations. And even worse I start talking about whatever THEY are talking about with whoever I am having dinner with!

    Anyways…. good LUCK! Keep us posted! 🙂

  • Why do you think I invited myself over his place…for our next date..hehehehehe

    ooh i’m telling your mom, wait she already knows. lol

    let’s go to the video tape. lol nah you won’t be posting that on youtube and please don’t play mariah carey’s touch my body song that night. heheheh.

  • Meleah

    Michael C:
    Thanks Dood.

    HollyGL:
    “Hide The Crazy” is A LOT of work! I am super glad that 1/2 of my “shit” / “baggae” has already been laid out on the table … and so far, he isnt running AWAY!

    *fingers crossed*

    Jillian:
    Thanks Darling. You did not imply I was a teenager at all, even though I kinda feel like one!!

    Oh! and…I love to eavesdrop on Other People’s Conversations. too

    Valerie:
    Rest Assured! There will be NO Mariah and No Video Footage Of any kind!

  • Arv

    Aaawww… it feels so nice to hear about your happiness. You deserve it Meleah. This has all the fairy tale in the making. My best wishes as always… Cheers mate…

  • Clark Kent. Yum.Me!

    (So thrilled for you!)

  • Meleah

    Arv:
    Thank you. Its so nice to BE HAPPY.

    Terri:
    So Very Clark Kent and waaaaaaay Yum.Me.

  • soooooo happy for youuuuu. Way past time for some phone/face time dear. 🙂

  • Meleah

    Leslie:

    Yeah, Um….. dont get too excited.

    I had the 3rd date and I will have some DISTURBING news shortly.

    *gags in own mouth*

  • I’m sitting here, on the computer for the first time in at least a week, and this is the first things I read…..I am SO happy for you and am crossing fingers and toes that this develops into something wonderful. I MISSED YOU so, so much. I’ll post to explain the hell that was this week.

  • Meleah

    Chef MOM:

    I have some REALLY BAD NEWS.

    what I thought was a wonderful man turned out to be quote the dangerous LIAR. I am still trying to find my words… I’ve just been in shock for two days in a row now.

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