Back onto Dude Three (no, not like that. Not yet anyway) - We sat side by side, eating party munchies and listening to lively, live music at a friend’s gathering. There was a tension between us, a good one. I could sense Dude’s nervousness. And when I tripped over nothing onto concrete, as we walked to thank the party host, I sensed my own tension. Then again, that maneuver wasn’t atypical. Just more embarrassing than usual - first date and all.
“At least you fell gracefully,” Three said, grabbing the baking dish I’d clung onto.
Oy vey. “Nah, not at all graceful, but thanks for saying that.”
I hugged Brandi, the hostess. “New boyfriend?” she whispered.
“First date,” I told her, “I like him.”
“Maybe he'll be story-worthy.”
I nodded, craving good . . . material.
At my place, we sat on my couch and talked about what we'd agreed was a "great" date. Dude shared more about his family.
When he mentioned his mother’s death years earlier, I found my hand in his.
A few heated seconds later, I found his lips on mine. Sparks were ignited. An electricity between us mixed with passion, thoughtfulness, sensitivity, and -well- it was 2am before we knew it.
Naturally, he spent the night, in my living room. Alone. “I’m not putting out,” he'd informed. “It’s too soon.”
A second date, a few days before my trip, proved even more fun and firework-y.
Dude Three cooked a stir-fry dinner for us. Then we had some “dessert” on my couch. But not the full extent of dessert. I’m not that kind of girl, not yet anyway.
One of my closest, most loyal blog friends, Anthony J. Langford, recently published Pseudo Stars. Everything he creates -- be it poetry, prose, or film -- is a class act. Plus, he's Australian. They're great peeps. Congratulations on the book release (and on being an Aussie), Anthony!
And now, a Greek scene, in honor of Birgit. Birgit's sassy wit never fails to make me laugh hysterically. And her movie trivia is fabulously fun.
My question for you, Birgit and everyone: What movie is this setting from? I took the photo on the Greek isle of Crete. Let's see who guesses correctly first.