Last weekend I had a hot date, both Friday and Saturday nights. You know it.
Friday evening Nate and I painted the town red… or more like turquoise blue. When I asked him out I was fairly surprised at his response. I mean of course he said yes, but when I asked him what we should do he exclaimed, without a moment of hesitation, “Paint toes!”
Took the words right out of my mouth. I’m always in need of a pedicure so of course I was game. I can certainly get behind a manly pedi.
It turns out it was his first time. He got cold feet as we pulled-up to the nail salon. Turned out he was shy about a stranger touching his feet. He told me his brother only let’s his dad touch his toenails… uh, TMI?
In the end, he quite enjoyed the warm shoulder wrap and foot soak. He was disappointed that he didn’t get much of a massage— the tip certainly reflected the oversight, though he may have turned the other cheek given the complimentary Sprite. So far so good.
We headed to the restaurant he’d picked out. Subway. He told me he’d heard it was good and that they’d have Airheads. I thought about calling my emergency “out.” Is this why we’ve only double-dated since September 2013? He ordered a ham sandwich and it came with a red plastic Cars watch. After he’d convinced me to program it for him, it’s all he talked about. At one point I was eating my inedible salad while he ate his sandwich standing up in front of the entrance. It was odd. He seemed like he was enjoying himself but maybe a bit distracted… he kept looking at his watch and yelling out the time.
We headed downtown for an after fast food stroll. We held hands. We both got limoncello gelato at Giussepe’s. Turns out we both love lemon. Every few minutes he’d blurt out the time. 6:32! 6:34!
At Barnes and Noble he tried to race me on the escalator. He’d completed some kind of summer reading list— seven books about Plants fighting Zombies and something called Avatar. He talked a lot about “airbending.” I don’t even know. He got some kind of free book called “I Can Read!” Well, maybe? He had me read him the menu at Subway and the gelato shop so I’m not so sure… I do know he can read a watch. 6:54! Is he counting down the seconds till this date is over?
He really wanted to go by the Apple store so we spent a few minutes at the short table in the back. And then it was time to call it a night. I asked him to walk me to the door and he asked why. I told him he should always make sure a girl gets home safely and that if he’s lucky, he’ll get a goodnight smooch. He raced right on in to show-off his blue toes and his red watch to his roommates. Figures.
The next day he went to the Ravine water park in Paso. Lucky for me, his pedicure got chipped and he immediately asked me out again. I knew it was love at first sight.