A nerd’s dream date

This is not us.

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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10 comments on “A nerd’s dream date”

  1. kir

    I think I got butterflies, FOR YOU.
    I love when people connect. It’s not about liking the same things, it’s about finding something you have in common, something you feel passionately about and are not ashamed to show the other person. plus the bookstore, just wandering the aisles, sounds like heaven to me. The book nerd in me would be smitten. 😉

    it sounds like it was a pretty FANTASTIC date, hope you get to see him again. (I hope he knows how lucky he is to get a date with you. )

    • Roxanne

      Aw, Kir. SO sweet to me. Always. And there is another date in our future. Not sure where we’re going with this one, but I love how “non-traditional” we’ve been so far. No dinner & a movie nights (not that I would mind!). 🙂

  2. Jamie

    we’re fighting… you had fried ice cream without me!

    Also disc golf is weird, I don’t get it.

    AND yay for a good date!

    • Roxanne

      I’ll have to remember that for next time. If I’m at the Hacienda, even if on a date, I must invite Jamie or no fried ice cream.

  3. Yuliya

    Love this so much. When my husband and I were first dating we would visit book stores together all of the time, so this one’s definitely a keeper!

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