Friday, February 19, 2010


I've got a date tonight!

Here's the scoop.
3 weeks ago, I was in Pet Smart buying my pet frog (an African Dwarf--so cute!) and while I was there, there was a nice looking gentleman buying a BUNCH of goldfish and some little white fish that he wanted to breed with some black ones in the hopes of making a sort of zebra looking fish.
We both got in the check out line at the same time. After a little small talk, we got separated by a few minutes and when I went out into the parking lot he was gone. So I went back inside the store and talked with the girls that worked there. I said, "Hey, I know this is not in your job description, but I thought that guy was kinda cute. If he ever comes back here, could you give him my card?" They said he'd never been in before, but sure, they would do it.
It was a shot in the dark, but there was no other way I'd get to see him again.
3 weeks later, I get a message from my advice nurses that there's a guy calling--a personal call, for me. I just shrugged and said, "I have no idea..."
She went back and asked for more information and he told her we met at Pet Smart.
Oh! THAT guy! He's calling??
Wow. OK.

So, of course I googled his name first. LOL.
Found out he's an engineer, schooled in Munich, Germany, ran a few races, including a marathon in 2001 (wicked fast with a time of 3:15!), was 40 years old in 2001--makes him around 49 or 50 years old now.

All good news.

I called him back at lunch time and we chatted for a while. He also googled ME (and admitted to it!) and found me on several sites, including Fac*Book. He didn't have a FB page yet, but created one and then ask to friend me. Now, THATs letting your enthusiasm show!
And if he read everything on the Internet that he could, he'd also found out how I created my little family--and that I even have a family.
Seems like he's not put off yet.
All good, so far.

So I'm meeting him a local coffee house and we'll see what happens.

I don't even have any "date" clothes. Good thing I don't have time to think about this much--just going straight from work.

And I'm going to buy a box of chocolates for those Pet Smart girls!

To be continued......


Jo said...

no WAAAY! Good for you for taking the initiative and leaving your card! I would never think to do that! We need an update about that date, for sure. Have fun!

Naomi said...

What a great story! See...a taking a little initiative is always a good thing. I hope you have a great first date! Keep us posted!

Billy said...

Good for you for leaving your card!
Hope you had a great date! Keep us posted :-).

Care said...

Wow - that is serendipitous! :-) Hope the date went well!!!

Laraf123 said...

That's great! I would have never thought to leave my card--look what happens when you take a chance!


Yippeee! So, have you been totally swept off your feet and that's why you haven't given us an update!??? C'mon! We're all dying to know how it went! Hope you are having a great time with him!!!!