My second date with CL#4NewJersey occured last night. He picked me up and we went to see Match Point at the E Street Theatre. We got tickets, then went for a couple drinks before the movie. This man just makes me smile. I don’t know what else to say…which of course is the obvious sign that I like him.
During the movie he held my hand. While it felt very natural, I was also bubbling over with excitement. Nothing felt wrong about this. I briefly thought of all the dates I have had over the past six months, since I last came to the E Street theatre with a date, and I can’t think of one who I liked enough to hold his hand. I also can’t think of one date who I would have leaned on and put my head on his arm. It’s one thing to allow a man’s affection into your territory and to accept it no matter your feelings for him. But when you move your affection into his territory, it’s another story. I couldn’t be affectionate with someone I felt nothing for, or only had half-hearted feelings for.
After the movie, we came back up to my neighborhood, parked the car and went to the infamous “Fox and Hounds.” It’s infamous because they give you a glass full of whatever alcohol you ordered, and bring the mixer, in my case it was tonic, in a bottle. You mix the drink yourself. My first drink was filled to the rim with Gin, and there was no way I was getting any of the tonic into that glass. So I had to suck down some Gin to make room for the tonic. By the end of my second glass of Gin, I was drunk. Then we left.
Since his car was double parked in our building’s driveway, I said, “Why don’t you move your car now? I bet you could get a spot easy.” Then he said, “Ma’am, are you inviting me up?” Oops. Velvet is not so subtle. I said, “Yes, but we’re not having sex.” This results him busting out in laughter and he said, “Ok.”
So we go upstairs, and he meets the pups, and then he says, “Do these guys need a walk?” I said, “I should probably do that.” So he said, “I’ll come with you.” Wow. The boy just earned major points. Ahem. Dude I adored never came with me to walk the dogs. (Stttrike!) When we went outside, we bumped into one of my neighbors holding hands with a man I last knew to be her ex-boyfriend. And she sees me and we both had this look on our face like, “Who is that guy you are with?” But we just exchanged all the introductions and left it at that.
Dogs walked, we made it back inside. I put on some Rolling Stones and we sat on the couch. Fooling around commences. This man….he’s just great. I can’t explain it, but he’s just great. By 5 a.m. he was getting ready to leave, and I heard the words, “Why don’t you just stay here?” I had to look around to see who said them, but it was none other than yours truly. Yup. Velvet who hates sharing the bed with anyone but the dogs, invited a man to stay over for sleep purposes only. What. The. Hell.
He stayed. We kept to our non-sex agreement (woo hoo!) and he left this morning. When we were waiting for the elevator, we got so busted by Abby in the hall. I could not stop laughing as I said, “Uh, this is CL#4NewJersey…we went out last night. You have so caught me.”
But, I cannot think of another man right now who I would rather be caught with.
Sounds like a real winner. I am so glad it went well!
1/07/2006 07:51:54 PM
Laurie (aka buggy) said…
How exciting. I love when you first start dating someone you’re really into. 🙂
1/07/2006 08:37:37 PM
Rhinestone Cowgirl said…
I’m happy for you — I can’t wait to hear how this plays out!
1/07/2006 09:16:46 PM
Hooray hooray hooray! This guy sounds like a good one.
The movie date thing is so interesting – it’s an opportunity to really feel like you’re together, sharing something in the same space. That’s IF you are feeling it. I went on a first-date movie date once with a guy, and dinner beforehand showed me it was a total dud. But I really wanted to see the movie so I went, and he became so irrelevant that I honestly forgot that I was on a date with the person next to me — he could’ve just been a stranger in the theater. Never saw him again!
Did you like Match Point?
1/07/2006 09:17:53 PM
so grinning for you right now…
1/07/2006 10:48:18 PM
Sounds like a keeper. What will you do with the others? Or are you still holding to your “wait and see” pattern?
1/07/2006 10:59:32 PM
I don’t know Velvet — if this really works, you may have to switch to another type of Blog. You just won’t have that stream of new material! Congrats on all accounts!
1/07/2006 11:18:41 PM
Yay for you.
No openings for zingers.
1/07/2006 11:33:06 PM
playful – We can only hope. I was walking through Dupont Circle tonight in the freezing cold wondering if I am counting my chickies before they hatch.
Laurie – Me too. There’s no better feeling.
RC – I’m sure I can manage to eff it up…
Stef – Match Point had everything I need in a movie – Brits and sex. It was good, but a strange ending that I ain’t buying.
I66 – me be grinnin too!
Barbara – I don’t think I could stop writing, but you are correct. I would have to come up with something else.
Johnny – This can’t be the Johnny I know and love! No x-rated comments?
Trueborn – “the other” Ha ha! The others can wait at the starting gate until I come for them. No, I’m still in a wait and see. There’s no dumping of other men until CL#4 and I have an explicit convo that outlines that we are not dating others. Until then, Play Ball!
1/08/2006 12:50:19 AM
1/08/2006 12:54:54 AM
Awesome. I do the same thing.
Until we have “The Talk”, I’m a free agent, although I’m always hoping……
1/08/2006 02:24:39 AM
Awww…it’s love. Or something quite like. When do we get to meet him? 🙂
1/08/2006 11:39:46 AM
You could be a charter member of relationslip.com
Tell your friends!
1/08/2006 12:43:52 PM
Uhoh – look at us! Hehehe. 🙂
1/08/2006 03:39:18 PM
yay! glad one stuck!
1/08/2006 06:32:37 PM
found you via trueborn.
haha don’t you love that look that you make when your friends catch you with a new guy (or catch you with an ex boyfriend…whoops)
holla for living in DC!
1/08/2006 07:59:24 PM
Reya Mellicker said…
It’s SO romantic! Bravo!
1/08/2006 08:14:22 PM
The guy who wants to walk the dogs with you, and you liked it.
Keeping my fingers crossed…
1/09/2006 12:21:49 AM
Aww! I have warm fuzzies just reading that! Good for you, and definitely keep us posted.
1/09/2006 01:16:31 AM
I am not sure what I hate more…a guy that I went on one date with is commenting on your blog, my new bloggie friend, or that he is pushing something on the DC bloggers that would make him money.
What a blog mooch!
1/09/2006 10:30:26 AM
Marci (aka Baby Banana) said…
Oooh, I love this part, when it’s all tennager-y…and I love the “you can come in but we’re not having sex” part because I just SO did the same thing!
1/09/2006 10:43:52 AM
Given that all blogging is about oneself, I am going to assume that playfulindc’s comment is about myself.
If it is, for the record, there is no money in the site that I put together for myself. i.e. it is free. If I get anything out of it, its from advertising, which basically amounts to $0. So the only thing that I get is some psychic pleasure that something I did helped people out, and I’m just trying to get the word out.
Believe me, I’m not feeling a whole hella lotta love, so I’m basically out of here and gone forever.
1/09/2006 02:28:54 PM
Dan – I don’t know who you are, but I didn’t respond because of that reason. I don’t know what that website is or how it can help me.
Whatever it is, it reeks of spam. You do know that don’t you?
1/09/2006 03:07:29 PM
Aw, jealous of hand holding;)
1/09/2006 03:30:31 PM