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Figured I'd grab everybody with the title line. :) As stated, tonight was my big date with my handsome stranger Jameson, or, as my mom fondly calls him, the "mall stalker". Hilarious.

Anyway, he and I met up at Ruby Tuesday for dinner (for those of you interested, he had broccoli-cheese soup & a salad, while I had grilled chicken), then hung out at a local coffee shop, debating whether or not to see a movie. We ended up going to a late showing of Indiana Jones (which wasn't AS bad as I thought, but is still nowhere close to the cinematic glory of the trilogy).

I was pretty careful about the whole encounter, generally. We drove separate cars, never went out of the public eye -- but I didn't have to worry. I didn't even have to pull out my sharp object (a miniature box-cutting knife.)

So, (the pros of the date), everything was very chill. He tried very hard to make sure I wasn't bored or hungry or whatever. Also, to his credit, there was no "yawn and reach" attempt during the movie, and no attempt at a sketchy post-date kiss. (That kind of stuff doesn't fly on the first date, for me, so I was glad it was not mentioned.)

Cons of the date....we still just talked about his band/bandmates for most of the time. Which is fine, except that soon I'm going to get bored with that topic.

Overall, it was a good time -- not great, not awful, but good. I hope we get to go out again, if for no reason other than it will be less awkward a second time through.
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Figured I'd grab everybody with the title line. :) As stated, tonight was my big date with my handsome stranger Jameson, or, as my mom fondly calls him, the "mall stalker". Hilarious.

Anyway, he and I met up at Ruby Tuesday for dinner (for those of you interested, he had broccoli-cheese soup & a salad, while I had grilled chicken), then hung out at a local coffee shop, debating whether or not to see a movie. We ended up going to a late showing of Indiana Jones (which wasn't AS bad as I thought, but is still nowhere close to the cinematic glory of the trilogy).

I was pretty careful about the whole encounter, generally. We drove separate cars, never went out of the public eye -- but I didn't have to worry. I didn't even have to pull out my sharp object (a miniature box-cutting knife.)

So, (the pros of the date), everything was very chill. He tried very hard to make sure I wasn't bored or hungry or whatever. Also, to his credit, there was no "yawn and reach" attempt during the movie, and no attempt at a sketchy post-date kiss. (That kind of stuff doesn't fly on the first date, for me, so I was glad it was not mentioned.)

Cons of the date....we still just talked about his band/bandmates for most of the time. Which is fine, except that soon I'm going to get bored with that topic.

Overall, it was a good time -- not great, not awful, but good. I hope we get to go out again, if for no reason other than it will be less awkward a second time through.
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Well, I'm back in the States. And in case you had doubts about this, it is terrifically hard to get into this country. The security measures are crazy, and sometimes ridiculous. Even as a citizen, I stood in line for 30+ minutes just waiting for my passport visa. Then I had to get my bags, drag them through customs, RE-CHECK them and pick them up on the other side of the airport. I also had to go through security screening -- remove my shoes, scan my laptop, take off all my clothes.....

Ha, just kidding on that last part. But I wouldn't put it past customs to make people do that every so often. And, on the plus side, it could be much, much worse. Visitors to the States had to give two digital fingerprints and a photograph to Border Patrol before they could even be allowed entry. But man, do I miss the relaxed atmosphere of European airports. They are positively blissful in comparison to ours.

Anyway, my first full day back in America was very surreal. Yesterday, my parents drove me home, we got back around 10PM, and I fell into bed and slept for 11 hours. Obviously, today was set to be more exciting from the get-go; I had lunch with my parents, went and treated myself to a manicure/pedicure, and picked up a book I'd wanted to get at Waldenbooks.

THEN (this is where the parallel universe bit comes in), I pointed a good-looking stranger towards the mall Panera, we got to talking, he asked me to join him for lunch. And I did! We spent an hour talking about music, food, and eventually exchanged phone numbers.

As my good friend [livejournal.com profile] firstfaintgleam said earlier, this must mean that everyone in town was excited to have me back. Even complete (handsome) strangers. It made me laugh, though, because I have never done impromptu lunch dates. I've never had impromptu dates, period. So I'm starting to think that my life in America is now operating under the parallel universe mode. We'll see if that hypothesis holds true. :D

Also - I'm going to see my friends tomorrow! YAY!
wildcard_47: (this land is our land)
Well, I'm back in the States. And in case you had doubts about this, it is terrifically hard to get into this country. The security measures are crazy, and sometimes ridiculous. Even as a citizen, I stood in line for 30+ minutes just waiting for my passport visa. Then I had to get my bags, drag them through customs, RE-CHECK them and pick them up on the other side of the airport. I also had to go through security screening -- remove my shoes, scan my laptop, take off all my clothes.....

Ha, just kidding on that last part. But I wouldn't put it past customs to make people do that every so often. And, on the plus side, it could be much, much worse. Visitors to the States had to give two digital fingerprints and a photograph to Border Patrol before they could even be allowed entry. But man, do I miss the relaxed atmosphere of European airports. They are positively blissful in comparison to ours.

Anyway, my first full day back in America was very surreal. Yesterday, my parents drove me home, we got back around 10PM, and I fell into bed and slept for 11 hours. Obviously, today was set to be more exciting from the get-go; I had lunch with my parents, went and treated myself to a manicure/pedicure, and picked up a book I'd wanted to get at Waldenbooks.

THEN (this is where the parallel universe bit comes in), I pointed a good-looking stranger towards the mall Panera, we got to talking, he asked me to join him for lunch. And I did! We spent an hour talking about music, food, and eventually exchanged phone numbers.

As my good friend [livejournal.com profile] firstfaintgleam said earlier, this must mean that everyone in town was excited to have me back. Even complete (handsome) strangers. It made me laugh, though, because I have never done impromptu lunch dates. I've never had impromptu dates, period. So I'm starting to think that my life in America is now operating under the parallel universe mode. We'll see if that hypothesis holds true. :D

Also - I'm going to see my friends tomorrow! YAY!

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