Wednesday, July 30, 2014

That 8 Hour Second Date

If you read my post yesterday you'll know that this is where I will tell you guys how my second date went with Rico. Once he picked me up we headed to uptown for some brunch at this one restaurant I hadn't been to before for Sunday brunch. They had mimosas also and that's always a must have for Sunday funday to be had by all.

We had our own separate breakfast entrees and then shared this delightful French toast with a Captain Crunch flare. It was so delicious! I was in a pure bliss state of mind. I love that he is a foodie and I think I mentioned that on the first date. It's been enjoyable sharing food with someone who also appreciates it as much as I do.

Anywhere I go I have to have eggs benedict as my go to breakfast food besides Honey Bunches of Oats (with almonds) cereal.

Some places do a decent job and this one was a-okay. The best eggs benedict I've had so far was at a Thai restaurant {Malai Kitchen} because they put shrimp on a bed of coconut cornbread instead of the English muffin. So out of this world!

Anyways, so after brunch we headed over to kill some time before going to the movies and we ended up at Costco. I really needed to buy some groceries since I wouldn't have time after going on our date and since it's Sunday everything closes early. Rico has a Costco membership so he used it to let me shop with him as a guest. Score!

I kept joking that he should add me onto his card, but really I'm not joking.

After that we finally headed to the movies and went to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The movie was pretty good and I don't know what happened but by the end of it, I felt like my eyeballs were on fire. I'm getting old I guess and Rico also said his eyes were bothering too. We went back to get his car and said bye and hugged, then we talked some more and hugged again.

Throughout this entire day we spent together I felt like a princess. He is a really sweet man and knows how to treat a woman. I thought maybe we would have our kiss, but it didn't happen. I don't know what it is, but it somehow didn't feel like it was the right time yet. It's weird because sometimes you kiss random strangers on a whim {especially that alcohol to make you brave}, but with him I just can't do it because I don't want to rush it.

Who knows, maybe I'm over thinking things and need to just do it {hey that's what she said}. In the back of my mind though I just don't want to mess anything up, especially a first kiss. I want it to be special and for it to be natural. It's awkward trying to kiss someone in a parking lot where cars can drive by and spot you. Maybe if he invites me to his place it will finally happen. I guess I realized now that I really don't like PDA. I mean a kiss is not a big deal, but since it's the first kiss, I'm making it into this huge mountain when it's really a pinch of salt.

For shits and giggles; another theory of why I may be so hesitant about this kiss is that I have watched so much of Pretty Little Liars (Finally on Season 5) that I obsess that A is out there watching me trying to be brave to plant one on him. I think I know who A is, but don't spoil it because I have yet to fully catch up on the latest episodes. 

Maybe I just really like him and I'm scared. I'm scared of getting hurt again and/or something will happen that will make things go wrong and I'll never hear from him again. Like I said, he's treating me so good and I'm not used to that so automatically my mind thinks that something is gonna happen and it's gonna be taken away. For now, I just want to take my time and not get in over my head. As far as I'm concerned, I'm still dateless in the sense that I am still seeking that love that will hopefully evolve from a crush into a love that will set me free with joy. Or something.

This is what I wore with white jeans. I didn't realize this but this shirt looks like a watermelon and leopard mixed together. Love it!
So that was my confession of a blogaholic; what's yours?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Last July Weekend

This past weekend was indeed the last weekend of July and I couldn't have asked for a better weekend. On Friday, I hung out with Ava and my good friend Tori. We went to see Lucy because that movie looked really good and it was pretty good indeed. I gotta say it was very intense and I love Scarlett.

Saturday I did a little shopping and stalled a bit because I was thinking Rico {his new nickname}, and I were going to have our second date for lunch. I didn't hear from him 'til 5 o'clock and I was a bit irritated. I thought it was strange I didn't hear from him because getting to know him these past two weeks, this is not usual.

He contacts me and says that he had texted me that morning that he wasn't going to make it. I told him I never got his message and he apologized. I made sure to let him know that even though it was a mishap that I didn't hear from him, I'm not a fan of cancelled plans or not hearing from someone. So I told him he should make it up to me by taking me to a nice restaurant. He agreed and apologized again.

I went to my friend Ana's birthday party that night and after dinner just headed home because I was tired from the week and hadn't even gone home to relax yet. I had fun though seeing old faces and we went to this restaurant I haven't been to since I was a teenager.

On Sunday I got up and got ready and asked Rico to pick me up and he did and I will post how our date went on the next post, so be sure to come back! I know you guys are dying to know and I can't wait to share.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Weekend Recap Teaser

Well it's Monday and this weekend was jam packed with so many activities I hardly had any down time. Because I'm just now blogging and it's late {Sun night} I will have to come back and update later today. Boo-hoo! I know I suck, but if I didn't go out there and live life what else would you read about on here right?

The pic above is one of the moments that is truly bittersweet. My bestie Ava moved back home to Atlanta this weekend and I will miss this girl a ton! She is pretty much my sister from another mister. I already miss her and it's only been two days since I last saw her. Work will never be the same without her and already this past week was hard not seeing her hard at work at her desk. On the flip side, at least now I know someone who lives in Atlanta so that I can gladly come visit very soon. Love you Ava!

Coming up this week:

Full weekend recap
My second date with new guy {still figuring out what to nickname him}
Orlando recap(s) {which will have to be broken down into a series because it was one helluva trip}

In the meantime, browse around/comment on some blogs that linked up below and post your weekend recap with Lisa and I! Later gator.

Friday, July 25, 2014

About That Date

This week has been so freakin' insane I feel like I need a vacation from my vacation. I am so exhausted and I still have stuff to do this weekend, but I hope I'll get to unwind a little. Before I go off to my weekend though I wanted to keep y'all posted on how my date went!

Recently I realized it's been a good three months or so since I last went on a date. To say that this date was refreshing won't be too far from the truth. It was also nerve racking, fun, innocent, and sweet. Also, it has been interesting how my friends hunted me down wanting to know how it went so you guys aren't the only ones I kept this little secret from.

This is the dress I wore and I got it days before my trip at Forever 21, which I didn't even get to wear the dress while in Orlando {ain't it funny when that happens?} so this was my first time wearing it. When I first saw this dress it totally reminded me of my blog design so basically it had my name written all over it. That pendant necklace you see there is from the S&D fall collection {Pop Geo Pendant} that I got for free at the conference last week. If you also want to get it for free tweet/message/comment.

Anyway, back to my date. As I had mentioned on my previous post, we went to a sushi restaurant that's one of my faves. We had two other rolls, but I have to say these were my new favorite; mango lobster roll, so so good! He was such a gentleman and would get my door and we really enjoyed our dinner because he is also a foodie like me.

We talked about a lot of things and he is one of those people who is very disciplined. So much so that he doesn't even watch much TV, reads a lot of books and is almost always productive doing something to keep himself constantly growing and learning. Basically I felt like a bum when comparing myself because I watch a ton of TV, I haven't read many books this year and I like being lazy most of the time. So I guess maybe if he's the guy I am meant to be with then maybe he will rub off on me and I will learn how to be like him and he can learn to be like me, or something.

For all I know he could be talking out his ass, but I have a pretty good sense of when someone is BS'ing something so I don't think he's kidding. I don't think I ever met a guy who was so focused with his day to day life, it's really inspiring and intimidating. Kinda like I need to step up my game in my own life and be a little more focused too. I know myself though and that could very well last for five minutes before I'm like "What episode am I on on Pretty Little Liars?".

After dinner we stopped by another place for some yummy drinks and he had never been to this restaurant {Mexican Sugar} and he loved it. After a good time with our specialty drinks we headed over for some gelato and he confessed he loves sweets. Well I do too so that makes it a match made in heaven right? At least I know that if I order dessert he will gladly dive in with me #loveit.

Will there be a second date? Funny you thought that because I did too. He asked and I said yes, so we shall have date numero dos on Saturday for lunch. Now what the hell do I wear this time? Decisions, decisions.

I am officially obsessed with this song and now when he hears it, he says he thinks of me. Eek!

Have a great weekend honeybuns! xo