Thursday, January 17, 2008

girls night, hockey, getting asked out...

these are a few of my favorite things...

last night i went to a hockey game with 6 of my girlfriends. i figured it would be a good time, but i had no idea it would be AWESOME. seriously. first of all, everyone was super excited to go, and that always makes me excited. second of all, i had 6 ticket vouchers (thanks k!) i got for christmas.

it just kept getting better; we sat 2 rows up from the ice; it was dollar beer night; there were these hilarious 19 year-olds sitting in front of us who banged on the glass and shouted at the players and referees all night. all of the on-ice entertainment between periods involved college-age guys chugging beers and trying to hit the empty cans into the nets. quality! plus, instead of kiss-cam, they had chug-cam. guess who got on chug cam!? yup, me and my 6 girlfriends. i can now say that i made it onto the big screen at an ECHL hockey game.

the game was really good. our team won, i got to see my favorite player almost score a goal (almost is good; he's a defensemen), and there was a fight.

and i saved the best for last. there was another group of guys sitting a row down and to the right. halfway through the game, one of them sits on the end closest to me, and says hi. i smiled back, and before long we were chatting. he seemed nice, and he was pretty cute. and then, he stood up.

this guy was six foot nine. i kid you not. i asked him. i was like, woah, dude, you are ridiculous tall. we talked some more, and at the end of the night, he asks for a hug and gives me his phone number. i was a little annoyed he didn't ask me for mine, and i was little weirded out by the hug, but hey.... hold on... i just got picked up at a hockey game by a cute guy who's 6'9"!!!

i texted him after we left, so he'd have my number and i could put the ball in his court for him to call me. he texted me back almost immediately, and a few texts later, i got 'so are you going to let me take you to dinner next week.' asked out via text message... definitely not my preference, but i texted back 'yup.'

so... i have a date next week. finally, the girl writing about relationships and singleness and dating has an actual date to write about. i'll keep you posted....

7 comments:

MAX said...

EEEEEEEEE! TOTALLY PSYCHED FOR YOU!
You best keep me posted, girl!

Evan said...

Thats awesome! Yeah! I'm excited for you, finally some tall, heck he might even be a giant!

Amir Larijani said...

Cool. Hope it works out or ya.

Anonymous said...

I hope the fact that he's 6'9 doesn't erase the fact that he asked you out via text. I mean, great, he's 6'9 (??) but.. c'mon. I'm skeptical of anyone who 1) doesn't ask for YOUR number 2) asks out via text.

Maybe I'm just jaded.

Hope I'm wrong and it works out for you.

single/certain said...

anon; not at all. as a matter of fact, it's tuesday night, i've been back from my weekend trip since last night, and i still haven't called or texted the guy back. i'm skeptical of a guy who doesn't ask for my number and also asks me out via text, too.

Anonymous said...

Men need to realize that they have the duty to make the first move. I am tired of hearing about and watching girls wait and wait for that guy to ask them out when he doesn't deserve them. First impressions are just that, a man will know if he wants to ask a girl out. A boy however; will curl up in a ball and wait for a woman to make the first move. How lame and tiring. Rant over.

shoo-e said...

Not to be too harsh, but...

Why are people so insistent on setting rules for how things "should" play out? Here's my take: Someone shows interest, the other responds. That's how relationships start.

It's quaint and all to demand the guy do all the heavy lifting upfront. And one can debate to what extent the woman should demonstrate interest. However, people are connecting every day while you're navel gazing over who should say what, how, when.

For my husband and I, the rules were never that clear-cut. However, the interest was definitely there in one form or another.