Yes, I have another crush. I'm still updating my chronicles of a crush series, but this is a new guy.
So unlike Rob, I've never formally met church crush. Let's call him Charlie. :) So I first noticed this guy back around November 2006. At the time I was still dating Benny, so I didn't really think twice about Charlie. But I did acknowledge the fact that he is a dang good lookin guy. He's tall. Has dark hair. He dresses sort of on the preppy side. He's got that five o clock shadow thing going on. Not quite a beard, but not completely shaved either. I think his dad is Greek, so that explains why he's got the dark hair/features. He sometimes wears glasses, but when he doesn't, he's got the most amazing eyes. I'm just literally drawn to him.
Anyway, I've been consistently seeing him at mass every Sunday. Since I became single, I've been being a little braver to sit closer to him. He sits with his mom, dad and younger brother. At first I thought, oh maybe he still lives at home? But I noticed that he drives separately and always arrives after his family. So that's a good sign, maybe he doesn't live at home. Twice I've sat in the pew in front of his family. Which equals two times I got to shake his hand and greet him "peace be with you." Just this last Sunday I turned around and shook his hand and gave him a smile.
The only part I'm struggling with is getting an opportunity to meet this guy. After mass, he always rushes out to the parking lot and takes off. Sometimes he will stick around and talk to people, but I haven't had a chance to talk to him since I usually go to mass with my brother. I met his mom and dad during Easter service. His mom is really sweet. So all I know about Charlie is his name, and his parents' names, and that he's smokin hot!
So my mom had some friends over this past week, from the mother country and from other parts of California. They went on a mini cruise this weekend, which I think is pretty cool. It's nice to know that my mom has kept in touch with these friends, whom she's known since elementary school. Kinda makes me think, man I wish my friends stay in touch like that when we get older.
Now when she first told me about this cruise, I thought "Oh, cool." But what she failed to mention, was that these four women would be staying at our house for a few nights until they leave for the cruise. Woa, slow down there. Mom, do you realize how small our house is? It's not even a two-story house, we don't have any guest bedrooms, and you're offering to let four additional bodies stay with us? Where the heck am I supposed to sleep?! And where is Dad sleeping?!
My poor dad ended up sleeping on the couch in the living room. I pretty much only had one choice in the house... an aerobed in the living room. I said, "heck no, I'm staying at my coworker's house." So for two nights I crashed at my friend/coworker's house. I know this sounds kinda selfish of me, but geez louise, couldn't these people just have booked a hotel room nearby that had two beds? I mean, I know it costs a lot to fly here from another country, but if you're taking a vacation anyway, you might as well pay just a little more for two nights in a hotel room. There were four of them, so they could've split the cost among themselves.
Thank goodness I wasn't around either during the week. My brother told me it was liking living in a chicken coupe, with all these hens "buck buck buckawing" all day. LOL! Not to mention the day they left for the cruise, of course they were all packing at the last minute, and according to my brother, it was a zoo in the house.
Again, I know I'm probably being a brat for saying all this. I've seen those documentaries where 12 children in (insert third world country) are living in one room, with no windows or ventilation. So yes, I do have it way better than that, and I realize I am fortunate compared to that. But if you take that out of the equation, this whole guest living situation is really annoying. Why can't my parents just say no? I mean, I'm all for being hospitable and welcoming of visitors in our home. But I feel like there needs to be a line drawn somewhere. Our house simply cannot accomodate that many people without there being some tension and madness.
I've only had 3 crushes my entire life. One was a minor crush from 7th-10th grade. Second was "Nick", 11th grade. And third was Benny, sophomore year college. So I haven't really had a crush in over 5 years. Well, I'm back in the game baby, and let me tell you, it's scary and exciting to be going through this again. Although I've matured over the years, I've noticed that that "feeling" hasn't changed. You know what I'm talking about... that giddy, exciting, giggling all the time feeling. Man, I feel like a high school kid all over again! But instead of writing down everything about my crush on Hello Kitty stationary to share with my friends, I've decided to document it here, and make updates as the time goes by. Should be fun. So let's start.... (updated to reflect newer posts on top)
May 18, 2007 - We're going to Disneyland! So my firm is having its annual Disneyland day. Basically I get to bring one guest (which in the past was Benny) and we get in for free (including free lunch picnic). So of course I immediately thought of Rob but I was hesitant to ask. Why? I dunno, for me Disneyland is kind of a big deal. It's one of my favorite places to go, despite the long lines, crowded eating areas, etc. It's where Benny and I first admitted our "more than friendship" feelings for each other. And I want to take things slow with Rob, see where this friendship is going. Anyway, I finally asked if he was free that day and he said he'd love to go! Ahhhhh!!! I'm so giddy it's not even funny. The bad news is that he has to leave for another event he's going to at 7pm, but whatever, I'll take what I can get. Just to spend some time with him. So yay for Daphne!! I can't wait. May 11, 2007 - The picture! Our mutual friend was throwing a party. He said he'd be there so of course I showed up, despite really wanting to go swing dancing that night. I brought my camera, and was able to take a really great pic of the two of us. And since I've uploaded the camera pics to my computer, I've probably looked at that pic 25 times in two days. LOL!
May 4, 2007 - Second Date?: I was just about to shut down my computer at work today, and got this email from Rob:
Let's get together again sometime... maybe next weekend or the following weekend? I decided to not respond and just shut down my computer and leave work. Can't let him think I'm too eager. So we'll see what happens next. I might just call him.
May 2, 2007 - Cinnamon Rolls: I was meeting my cousin after work to have dinner and I told him 6pm sharp! Well, I ended up being the one late, and he called me twice while I was getting in my car, and while I was on the road. When I got to the restaurant I was so frustrated I couldn't find parking and the phone rang again. I answered in a rude tone "Hello!" (about ready to shout, yah yah I'm coming, I'm just parking. sheesh!)
Hey Daphne! Uhhhhh, WHO IS THIS?
What? You don't know who this is? Don't you have caller ID?
Umm, I'm in my car driving, I have you on speaker. Sorry, who is this?
(I glance down really quick and oh shit, it's Rob!)
It's me Rob, your best friend! Oh gosh, sorry! I thought you were my cousin. Sorry, can I call you back in 2 seconds? I'm parking my car right now.
(30 seconds later)
Hey Daph! Hi Rob, sorry about that, that was really rude of me.
Haha, it's okay. So what are you up to tonight?
I'm having dinner with my cousin, why?
Well I'm gonna hang out with some friends tonight, thought if you were in town you might wanna hang out. We're just going to chill, have some cinnamon rolls.
Hahaha! Cinammon rolls? That's pretty random. But man that sounds good right now, I'm starving. But I'm actually not in town, by the time I get back it will be late.
Aww, well maybe next time then.
Yah sorry! Okay take care.
So that was the gist of our conversation. By the time I walked in the restaurant, I was like wishing I hadn't agreed to have dinner with my cousin. After all, he lives right around the corner from me! haha. Then again, this might be good because now Rob won't think I'm a total loser that never has any plans. Too bad he had to mention cinnamon rolls though. Just thinking about all that warm gooey frosting..... LOL! Yah yah shut up!
May 1, 2007 - Yes, we can be friends:I sent him an email this morning just saying hi and asking how his weekend went. Rob said he went to a big singles conference and had a good time. Okay, being like any normal "friend," I said "so, did ya meet anyone you're interested in?" Why did I do that? I have no idea. Maybe I wanted to prove that I could treat this casually and we could be buddies. Bad idea. I spent the whole day antsy and checking my email every hour for his reply. He finally got back to me saying he did meet two gals he was interested in, but they were roommates living in the bay area. Okay, no big deal. I didn't get jealous or anything, I was just freakin happy he wrote back. LOL! He ended his email saying Random Q: Have you ever played Scrabble before?
(This is the part where Daphne hopes he's asking that b/c he's gonna invite her to "hang out" and play Scrabble with him)
April 24, 2007 - Exchanging personal emails: He randomly sent me an email today telling me about some job opportunities at his company. I said sure I'd check it out, but I asked that given the subject matter, he email me at my other email addy, and not my work one. So he emailed me from his personal email addy too. (hehe, yes I DID plan for this to happen)
April 23, 2007 - Second encounter: He came by after work to return my sunglasses. I was just leaving the building and decided to move my car out of the structure to the open lot so that he could see me by the time he got there. Well, as I headed out of the structure, I saw him circling the parking lot. I pulled up beside him and honked. Haha, yah looking back on it now, that was probably rude but I didn't know how else to get his attention. We both parked, then he got out and I went over there. We greeted each other with a hug and a quick "so how are you?" Unfortunately I had dinner plans so I had to bail, but it was good to see him again, and get my sunglasses back! (no, I did not plan all of this)
April 21, 2007 - Shades: I got an email from him Saturday with the subject "Shades". I found some sweet sunglasses on my dash this morning....you don't happen to know whose they are, do you? ;) PS - let me know if you'd like them back pretty quickly.....if you're in the area, I'm sure we could meet up somewhere..
Okay, now Daphne is starting to get a little giddy... April 20, 2007 - The "non-date" date: I blogged about this here.
April 13, 2007 - The scene of the crime:open mic night at a friend's house. I noticed "Rob" sitting next to my friend Dylan, so I figured I'd introduce myself and just make random chit chat with a "new friend." I don't remember many details of that night, except that I did think Rob was cute. Then again, there were a ton of cute lookin guys that night. So honestly, I didn't think twice about it.
So one of my dearest friends, Holly, is officially engaged! Her man finally proposed last night, and I just want to wish them both my congratulations. I feel so lucky to be able to say that I've known these two from the beginning of their relationship. I still have the old emails Holls exchanged with us gals, about "the first date." Seemed like such a long time ago. I do have to pat myself on the back for being the first to meet MM too. Holly, good thing you accepted, because you know I was waiting next in line for MM.
Anyway, congrats to the happy couple again! I love you guys! *sniffle*
Name: Daphne Home: California, United States About Me: I love to read, especially romance books. I love to play, especially computer games and puzzles. I love to dance, especially lindy hop. I love my family and friends. See my complete profile