123Valerie Strikes Again

Unprecedented Self-Indulgence.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks Would Be So Proud

My pretties, ya'll are awesome. Thanks so very much for your sweet words of encouragement. I promise not to ask to crash on your couch when I start the cross-country tour of dive bars. I'll probably just ask to take your beds outright.

Know what else is awesome? Having the best blind date ever!

The Boy: Half Jewish (yes!). Funny. Smart. Handsome. Ex-professional poker player. Currently a creative writing/film student.

The Car Door: Opened for me!

The Restaurant: Chinese with plenty of kitsch.

Number of Times We Said the Exact Same Thing at the Same Time: Twice.

The Fortunes From the Cookies: (Mine) "You bring a lot of happiness to people."
(His) (Um, okay. His had some typos, so we're not really sure what it said. Something about wise men knowing everyone or something. Whatever--mine was right on.)

The Apartment: Lots of black leather furniture and a random weight bench, but clean. Bachelorfied, but clean.

The Kiss: Ya'll, he held my face in his hands. HE HELD MY FACE IN HIS HANDS!!! Like in every romantic comedy ever made! So good. So very, very good. We kissed enough to know that I want more, but not too much that I wouldn't be mortified IF my parents had been watching.

And he smelled good. Pheromones, I think.

Kids, I might be in trouble here. I might be in honest-to-God trouble.

In the Comments section, tell me about the first time you fell in love. I'm not saying this is it, but astrologically speaking, we're looking real good here, folks.



  • At 3:59 AM , Blogger Akelamalu said...

    Sounds like you clicked uh?

    Love at first sight can definitely happen - it happened to me with MWM in 1963!

    Waiting with baited breath to hear more about your HIM!

  • At 5:28 AM , Blogger Love Monkey said...

    I am a firm believer in knowing all you need to know from a first kiss.

    So I see this as a VERY good sign.

  • At 5:41 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    awwww, this is a sweet and adorable and I'm glad I'm here to read it. Pull up a chair dear, I need more details. :0)

    It has been so long since i felt that first date new love feeling. Savor it, drink it in and enjoy it all you can.

    When I met Poor Bill I knew he was going to be mine forever within the first few moments of meeting him. Mind you, he wasnt called poor bill back then. I pursued him for 4 months and tricked him into a date before he realized he was hopelessly in love with me too. And the only time I got kissed with Hands on Face is so he could gain my attention and shut me up.

  • At 5:45 AM , Blogger EsLocura said...

    his name was Jimmy, I was 16,it was ala "west side story" (I play Maria, of course)His family wasn't too happy about his dating a poor Puerto Rican chick, but damn I was so in love and he was oh so sweet ... oh the memories ...

  • At 7:19 AM , Blogger Kristin said...

    Yummy. :) I cannot wait to hear more.

  • At 8:00 AM , Blogger Matt said...

    That's great news, Valerie.

    Um, is his bachelor pad cleaner than mine? And you went back to his place on the first date? Oh wait, that IS your M.O.

    :) good for you.

  • At 9:07 AM , Blogger Stacy said...

    I like him , he's good for you, and Jewish, well, what's not to love about that?
    My first love, Mittens, he was black. My father didn't like him, even if his paws were white and he was Jewish. Isn't that the way love goes?

  • At 9:24 AM , Blogger mist1 said...

    I think I might be experiencing jealousy. This is a strange sensation for me. It was the holding of the face that did it.

    Please, don't talk to me for a little while, okay? I will only be thinking ugly thoughts about you and you don't deserve that. Leave me to my jealousy.

  • At 11:05 AM , Blogger Hey Pretty said...

    Wow, really? That's awesome. Can't wait to hear more!

  • At 11:14 AM , Anonymous 123V said...

    Akelamalu, my heart sings to hear this! I'm waiting with baited breath, too!

    Luv Monkey, I, too, am a firm believer in signs. He was the perfect mix of passion and tenderness. Whoo boy, I'm getting all worked up again.

    Pool, I'm glad to be able to write it! Maybe you should talk more often to up the Hands On Face kissing ratio.

    Es L, why does stuff that like always happen to 16-year-olds? Watch out for your brother.

    Kristin, I can't wait to SAY more! Heh!

    Matty, it twas, but I told him specifically, "I am not sleeping with you tonight. Probably not even the next time we meet." You know it's serious business now.

    Stacy, honey, I couldn't agree more. He's got his ducks in a row, for sure. And he's slightly less hairy than Mittens, I'm willing to bet. I definitly think my folks would like him.

    Mist, my dear, I'm so used to someone holding my hair that this was a new sensation for me, too. He doesn't have a brother, but he does have a lot of friends ...

    Kate, I shared your story with him about the Scottish douche--he said you were a great writer, so I knew he was a keeper.

  • At 12:43 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    mmmm hmmm...I think there is something here Valerie. There is much power in a good first kiss. Plus, the whole night seemed like it was made for a movie. My baby daddy...When I KNEW it was when he kissed me for the first time. So, I think you are on to something here. Plus, as a former professional poker player...he's always got a back up job.

  • At 2:13 PM , Blogger Winter said...

    So jealous, can't you take pictures the entire time you are on the date.

    Jesus. I want more of a play by play.

  • At 6:57 PM , Blogger Attention Whore said...

    erhm....he's not a virgin is he?

    And seriously...it's all about the kiss...

  • At 7:41 PM , Blogger Senor Caiman said...


    Those Jews are good with money too.

    I don't mean to be a downer but the 2 hands means he seeing someone else too. This doesn't mean you can't win him over but next time you go out volunteer to rub his back with those huge hands of yours. Then he will be all yours.

  • At 8:23 PM , Blogger WanderingGirl said...

    *jumps up and down, high-kicks, and busts a Super-star!!!*


    Bet your phone rings after that one!

  • At 10:00 AM , Anonymous 123V said...

    Indeed Pookie Pants. Direct quote, "Yeah, if I want a motorcycle or something, I'll just play a couple of hands. I'm not too worried about money." Ha!

    Winter, honey, I've hired a court reporter to follow us for the next date, so I'll send you the transcript. I wonder how she'll denote the part where we'll be making out like teenagers?

    AW! We go waaaaaaaaay back don't we? Ha! No, not a virgin. He found that story very amusing, though.

    Senor, I'm not sure how to take the reference to my "huge hands." Is that a compliment? Did you mean to say "breasts?"

    WG, I think your superstar kick is way better than mine. I generally do more of a Funky Chicken end-zone dance. We all have our talents.

  • At 4:20 PM , Blogger Krazee Eyez Killa said...

    Thanks for kickin' it wit Krazee Eyez Killa, Val. I'm down wit you.

    The first time I feel in love was when I saw the picture in your profile.

    On da real, Krazee can't feel love. I'm a pimp.


    Krazee Eyez Killa


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