Preface: I was told by a reader that he stopped checking my blog each day because I never post. I then told him I didn't have anything to blog about. However, I thought about this post I wrote a week or so ago, but decided not to post it. The following post is about a boy that is still asking me out. So, if he finds my blog and reads it, he might stop calling. It's a risk I am willing to take to entertain my readers.
Until today, I have made the conscious decision not to blog about any of my dating experiences. Well, i take that back, I remember once posting a top 10 of things not to do on a date - and they all stemmed from one date. But that guy was a definite loser and could have actually used that list to help in his quest to find his wife. So i hope he found my blog and read it.
But today, I have changed my mind. I have changed it only because i think the internet needs to know what dating is really like these days. I have accepted the fact that boys now ask out over text message. It's the way the world is now. I don't like it, but I accept it. So, a week or so again, I had the following text conversation with a potential young suitor. To preface, I had only been on one date with this guy and I actually had a very enjoyable time. He was cute, well mannered and funny. Definitely enough for me to go on a second date.
I have included with the conversation my thoughts as the conversation occurred - which I have italicized to make for easy viewing.
Him: Hey Natalie! This Friday night after 8 - up for dinner and carving pumpkins? I have a tennis match until 8..
Me: So we are striking out, i have plans on Friday night. Saturday work?
Him: I have plans Saturday.. come over for dinner Sunday and bring your roommates/friends. I'll round up some guys Wtf? We just went from him asking me out to me bringing friends to his house????
Me: I have family dinner on Sunday. Sorry man. What if you and i just get together later on Sunday for dessert or something? I did not want to round up friends and go to his house. I barely know this guy and his friends could be losers and I don't want to submit anyone to that.
Him:Perfect..your house Sunday. i'll bring raspberries. Just tell me what time works for you He'll bring raspberries? What the???
Me: Lol. Just raspberries? Or do i need to make sure i have stuff to make dessert that goes with raspberries? And probably 830 will work Me trying to figure out if we are just going to be sitting looking at each other eating raspberries.
Him: 830 works. I've got a bunch of berries So apparently we are just eating fruit.
He came over and brought raspberries.... and then asked if I had ice cream to go with the raspberries. Seriously? Seriously? 1) I had already asked him if I needed to have something that went with raspberries and received no answer. 2) if the boy wanted to get together with me, don't you think it is HIS responsibility to bring the dessert?
He has now been given the name "Berry Boy" by many of my friends. The funny thing about this whole thing is that I'll totally go out with him again. I'll just have to teach him how to properly answer questions.