Continuing the seasonal breakfasts, I whipped up Chocolate Covered Katie’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin, subbing in butterscotch chips for the chocolate and adding in 1/2 t. of pumpkin pie spice. This was my second attempt at this muffin, and I ended up baking it at 350* for 15 minutes. It came out perfectly! Totally easy and yummy. Definite perk of working at home—I get to make a fun breakfast everyday!
Alright, alright. I know no one cares about my breakfast this morning.
So, if you follow me on twitter, you may have seen this photo as I was on my way to the “thing.”
I look excited, no?
As I was driving downtown, I was a little nervous. Not a lot, but a little. And it wasn’t because I was worried the dude wouldn’t like me or something, it was more because, well . . .
What if he has bad teeth?
What if he has a really bad lisp?
What if he backs into the parking space? (Pet peeve!)
What if he’s a munchkin?
So. I get there right at 5, and the place isn’t open yet. Wha? But I still got there first, which was totally strategic, as I don’t want to have to be the one to find him. Of course, given that we were pretty much the only people there, that narrowed it down. Anyway, I got there first, so win for me!
I ordered wine (which wasn’t that good), and he arrived a few minutes later.
Not bad looking
A little short
A little sweaty
. . . pinky ring?!?!?
And that’s not all. Oh, no. He also had a bracelet and a necklace. I found them distracting. I was trying to listen to some story he was telling about work, and all I could think was . . .
This man is wearing jewelry.
So we chatted, and that was fine, but it was clear to me that we didn’t spark. He kept hinting that he wanted to order food, but I wasn’t having it. I had committed to one drink with this guy, and that’s all he was getting. Would I entertain the idea of going to dinner with him? Perhaps. But I already know I’m not interested, so I suppose it would kind of be a waste of his time if he actually is interested.
Anyway, he paid, which was nice, and we left the bar. He not at all discreetly popped a piece of gum into his mouth.
Really, dude? You think you might get a kiss???
I mean, it didn’t go badly, but I thought it was obvious that there wasn’t anything there.
We walked to our cars, but I didn’t feel nervous at all. The whole kiss thing was definitely not happening. His car was on the way to mine, and well, it was this:
That’s a Corvette. A blue one. I suppose I should have been impressed by this, but I’m not that girl.
So I said goodbye to Captain Corvette, so aptly named by my friend Justin who I texted as soon as I got home.
Me: He had a pinky ring
Yes, stylish, indeed, but I am not a fan of dudes who wear more jewelry than I do. And that coupled with the runny nose gave me pause. OK, not really, but kinda.
Second date? Not likely. But I went. Which I guess is good. Life experience and kissing a lot of frogs and all that, right?
What’s your ultimate dating turn off?