Project 52: Date Nights (Weeks 5 and 6)

by bosssanders on January 31, 2011 with no comments

Saturday was our double-date night.  As in, we both ended up planning our dates on this day…but that was great and just made it all the more exciting.

We were both looking forward to our double-decker!

Weeks 5 and 6: The Roller Rink and the Girls Scouts’ Desserts First event:

First, we dropped the girls off with mom, and headed to the skating rink.  I’d dropped a few hints (okay, they were more than hints) that this whole skating rink thing made me super nervous.  I’ve not skated in YEARS and the thought of trying to relearn…in front of lots of people…pretty much terrified me.  Like, really.

But, it was his date, his pick…so I tried to just suck it up and go with it.  After all, we were trying to break out of our box, right?

We skated.  Okay, actually, he skated and I fumbled and coasted and just tried to not make an ass of myself.

It was fun.  I don’t want another skate-date (until I can at least figure out how to do this thing with nobody looking – think rollerblades and an empty gym or something) BUT it was fun to hold hands and semi-skate.  Plus, I learned my husband looks pretty hot on skates.  Didn’t know that.

Also, I’m a little jealous that he can skate the way he does.  Show off.

After what, like 30 minutes of skating (my foot was killing me), we found some food, ate, and then headed home to get ready for the rest of our “date day/night.”

We got all jazzed up and ready to go.  The event center was beautifully decorated and there were lots of local businesses and individuals who had come out to make some very creative dishes out of Girl Scout Cookies.  It was pretty neat.  And then, I put something in my mouth that tasted the way cow manure smells.  My husband liked it, though…so I’m not sure who that says more about…or what it means.  After we made our rounds through the food, we realized we couldn’t sit because all of the tables had been reserved by businesses – which would’ve been good to know before we bought tickets (you can reserve a table by getting a group together and divvying up the cost – making it about the same cost as a ticket per each individual…usually).  After a few minutes of standing around, our hands full of food, we decided to ditch and go home.

Neither date went as we’d planned, but we had some good laughs.  It wasn’t what we’d imagined, but then again, nothing really is.  It was a fun experience, either way.

Things we learned:

  • Waiting around in your bathrobe until 30 minutes to go before you are due to arrive somewhere – with your pants still in the wash cycle – can be stressful for both.  A little creativity is sometimes necessary, and next time…planning ahead :)
  • Instead of buying single tickets to a fund-raising type of event, see how much the tables are…
  • I’m not a cheese connoisseur.  And, bleu cheese dressing and the real deal taste nothing alike.
  • Humor makes it all better.
  • Start taking more pictures!
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