He took me to the bookstore. On our second date.
We wandered the aisles. All of them. We pointed out books we’ve read and ones we wanted to read. I spent an inordinate amount of time in the section on writing and publishing. We went into the movie section and compared notes. He quoted my blog to me. You can learn a lot about a person by wandering about a bookstore with them.
His favorite section in the store was the books on science. His favorite movie is Casablanca, and he hasn’t seen any movie with Audrey Hepburn in it. He enjoys classic movies just as much as modern ones, and seems to prefer the ones about war. He plays disc golf and wants to build his own course. He loves to cook, and used to work as a chef for a hotel/casino a long time ago. He collects kitchen knives.
I lost track of how much time we spent in the store, but then we both got hungry and decided to go to dinner at my favorite Mexican restaurant. We got there and the parking lot was full, but we were seated right away. The restaurant was loud and obnoxious, but we just focused on each other and kept talking. By the time we were onto dessert (deep-fried ice cream = YUM), the restaurant had cleared out.
At the end of the evening, we stood on the sidewalk and he kissed me.
This nerd still has butterflies in her stomach thinking about it.
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