Friday, March 9, 2012
Who Knew My Life Was...
So interesting to others!? *okie falls out her chair laughing*. I figured my post from yesterday would have been one that was by passed by my readers but instead I got quite a few comments about it and some on Facebook as well. My friend Amy even wants details and when I told her she was nosy she said "Hell yeah I'm nosy! Was he hot? Did he buy? Details Woman!!!! LMAO!!!" Oh I just love Amy and her honesty!! HA HA HA There were a few others that asked questions as well so I thought I better do a follow up post.
I met him for lunch yesterday at a new Chinese restaurant in town. He told me it was owned by the same people who own the one I love to go to so I was relieved and didn't feel like I was cheating on my beloved Chinese restaurant owner *okie is so glad there is spell check in blogland because she spells restaurant wrong every time*. I literally ran into the establishment because the temperature had dropped in the last few hours from the 60's to the 40's and the wind and rain were enough to chill a person to the bone. Not seeing him when I first went in didn't make me nervous as I knew he would show up and so he did just about a minute later. We were taken to a booth and then went to the buffet line. We chit chatted about the different dishes available and what we liked and didn't like.
Conversation flowed well during lunch and we learned a little more about each other. As for Amy's question of him being hot, well I don't know how to judge that very well. I honestly don't know what hot means anymore at my age. He is bald and has a beard. I know that might make some women cringe but I have always liked bald men, not sure why, just have. I found out that he is a country boy at heart and loves to go fishing and hunting. I think the fishing we already knew about since that was the text I got from him, I am not convinced he is a good one since he didn't catch anything *okie gives a hearty laugh about that one remembering she had texted him back with "guess it's a Big Mac for you tonight Buddy Boy"*.
We discussed some about our similar experiences of country living, even though mine has been quite some time ago I still remember my days of growing up on "the farm" as we all call it. It wasn't really a farm since we only had 80 acres. It was more like a hobby of raising cattle for my Daddy and it sure made him happy. I know the last years of his life on "the farm" were some of his happiest years in his life. Daddy always dreamed of living back in the country and having enough land to raise a few cattle. It's never easy raising cattle, even if the herd is only about 20 head with one or two bulls and then the spring calves coming in. We had one cow that had to have a c-section and as soon as that vet sewed her up she ran off. The poor calf was left motherless and we had to bottle feed it. That was nothing new for us and I actually always enjoyed bottle feeding the calves. I even had to help pull a few calves while growing up and that was always a scary thing. Not doing the pulling but I just remember always being so scared for the cow and the calf and if they were both going to survive. To my recollection I don't think we ever lost one during a pulling. I do remember losing a few calves but I am just now realizing I am completely off track of the post subject *okie seriously wonders how she ever gets anything done with the way her mind wanders*.
After we finished eating...oh and I totally impressed him with my use of chopsticks! *okie smiles proudly and nods her head up and down* Yep I can use chopsticks quite proficiently! I am going with that was an impressive feat rather than he is easily impressed...and don't ya'll burst my bubble on that one either! But back to after the meal, we sat and talked for a little longer. I had a few errands to run so I told him I needed to go and how much I enjoyed our lunch together. I grabbed for my wallet and he said took the ticket off the table and said "I got this" and I told him thank you. I picked up my coat and he took it from me and held it up for me to put on....now that was pretty impressive right there to me, but I am easily impressed! *okie bangs her head on the table laughing and now wonders if she has a concussion...rubs her forehead and thinks she is ok*. He walked me to my van and I left. So as you see it was an enjoyable lunch date!
I know, you are wondering "WHAT? THAT'S IT?" Well no, that is not it, at least not exactly. Not long after leaving I got a text from him saying he really enjoyed lunch and would like to do it again or go out sometime if I would like to. I texted him back and said I also enjoyed myself and would like to go out. He texted some time later asking what I was doing later and I, being the ever so knowledgeable person about dating *okie wonders if anyone is gonna believe that* told him I had plans for the evening, helping a friend. It is never good for a woman to seem to eager or too available, remember folks the dating game is one thing I know since I have never been married in my life I have had a lot of dating experiences. He did text last night to tell me goodnight and hope I got a good nights rest. I didn't respond to the text as I didn't get it until much later, I don't always keep my cell phone by my side and am honestly bad about misplacing it and having to call it to find it. I will of course respond to his text later today. If he does contact me today to ask about tonight I will tell him I already have plans but that I am free tomorrow night.
Meeting someone new and going out with them is usually like a dance, at least in my mind. There is always someone that has to lead, and that should be the man, but with a gentle sway the woman can have control as well all the while the man thinks they are leading. I am 46 years old, never been married, been engaged numerous times, dated nearly 30 years and believe me...THIS AIN'T MY FIRST TANGO! *okie rolls over laughing* And for now I think I wouldn't mind having this guy on my dance card again so I have to sway and follow just right to keep him interested.
Since someone commented as asked....As for the one I asked to marry me, well I told him the other night "even the strongest cactus needs a little water from time to time". He told me "you have such interesting ways in letting me know you are feeling neglected". I just smiled at him sweetly and said "I think I feel a little rain coming my way". He looked at me and said very seriously "I will do better". He is now thinking that I believe he is going to be more attentive, but what I was actually doing was giving him a gentle warning that there are other men interested in me that want to show me some attention.
So that's the news for today and as you see I might not have much time this weekend to get any crafting done! Let's keep our fingers crossed and hope not! HA HA HA HA HA
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great story! you should consider 'being an author'! don't let your guard down, but have fun getting some well deserved attention!ReplyDelete
Good for you! This guy seems like he has "potential"! And as far as you needing a little "water"---I think you'll get more of it from him!ReplyDelete
Enjoy your weekend. But do share details on Monday. Not all but some. Glad you met what sounds like a good one. :)ReplyDelete
Good on you Okie! Enjoy yourself. hugs eileenReplyDelete
Plain and simple: You crack me up.ReplyDelete
You seriously need to write a regular column. You have such a way with words! :)ReplyDelete
I absolutely love your spunk and enthusiasium for life! Thanks for sharing with us and reminding us all to answer "every text", as you never know what adventure or treasure might be on the other end!ReplyDelete
You crack me up!! Thanks for answering all of our "nosy" questions! This was your funniest post ever, I can relate to so much of it, starting with the word "restaurant" I will never again spell it wrong because way back in grade school, it was the word that bumped me out of a spelling bee! I also am turning 46 next month. I love your photos that are put next to each paragraph, so funny. I also think that you should write professionally. You have a great way of getting your point across, especially with the *okie* parts!! Keep up the good work, have a super fun weekend, and as always, please keep us informed!! :)ReplyDelete
A guy who is bald with a beard isn't bad. It is much better than guy who has a beard and a foot long "comb-over" to try and disguise the fact that he is bald!ReplyDelete
Glad to hear you had a nice lunch! Thanks for the update! ***starting to talk to myself like Okie and wondering if maybe being so interested in a follow up blog post is a sign that I need to start watching a soap opera or a nighttime drama... hmmm...***
Okie, I enjoy your blog. Never a dull moment. I am happy for you and I think he will have his work cut out for him keeping up with you. But....who was he originally texting to begin with? His mother? A girlfriend? His buddy?ReplyDelete
Woo Hoo...way to go Okie. You seem to know what you're doing. I don't envy you, I haven't dated since I was 18 and am now in my 50's.It's interesting reading you're posts and seeing how it's done though. Of course, I'll stayed tuned for the continuing saga of "Okie's Life", here on my local internet channel,lolReplyDelete
Hmmnm...any chance he may look you up on-line and get the inside scoop? I think your trip may hold lots of interesting potential for brave Shirley. Very fun reading. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Two men!!!! Good for you. I agree with everyone else. You should write a book or regular magazine articles. So, so funny. :-D Jude.xxReplyDelete
Um ok so now that we've taken care of your dating life can we move to mine....what you and Linda thought about my "gentleman friend" shall we say.... i'm beginging to think that you girls hit the nail right on the head. womp wompReplyDelete
Jen I have been meaning to send you a message and see how that was going!ReplyDelete
This was the best read! I love it! You could seriously write a book. I'm tempted to compile them into something myself! LMAO! Don't stop posting about this. You paint such a wonderful picture!ReplyDelete
I had such a giggle as i read your post and even said out loud "You go girl". And your "I think I feel a little rain coming my way" made me crack up outright. Keeping my fingers crossed that you catch up on your crafting .... next weeeeeeeek. giggles moreReplyDelete
Have fun, PepcLyn
Sounds like you enjoyed your time with him. I hope it all works out. Keep us posted pleqse. If nothing else, it gives us all something to laugh about. Love you!ReplyDelete
Love your posts...so keep them coming. As for Mr. "New"...it's hard to find a "good" man these days so your absolutely right that you have to keep him interested and don't have to accept the invitation everytime he "invites". Wish you good luck, he sounds like a gentleman and that's rare today..ummm keep us nosy friends posted...lol lolReplyDelete
Here's hoping you keep him interested.ReplyDelete
I so enjoy your blog! I visit everyday. I enjoy the way you write and what you write about. I have not been well, and when I read your blog it is pretty much a given that I will either smile or laugh. Thanks for the smiles that you give my day.ReplyDelete
Keep writing.........you are good for the soul.
Okay, so I never really READ anything at the blogs I visit unless it's instructions for making a project. But I have to admit, I LOVE reading your blog. No matter how bad my day is, your posts make me smile, laugh, and just forget about my problems. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete