So I Went on Another Date . . .

I know how you all love to read about the tales of my dating life . . .

I mean, I do find some winners–like the smelly, rat-loving researcher, the mumbler and the self-proclaimed hippie/liberal, the mountain climber, and everyone’s favorite, Captain Corvette (<–one of the most popular posts EVER on this blog, and one of my personal favs).

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We have so much in common.

Anyway, this weekend, I went on another date. And it was awesome. But before you get too excited, it’s not quite what you think.

Internet memes every fu time

No, that photo does not relate, but it’s kind of hilarious, right?

Saturday morning, I met up with my amazing and wonderful friend Corey for a “blate” (<–that’d be a blogger date), and we could not have had a better time!

But don’t worry–we only went to second base because I am a lady.


Quiet in the peanut gallery.

OK, here’s where it gets good. What we actually did was the best thing I’ve done in 2 months. Minds out of the gutter, people.

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Yep, that’s right. 10 miles on the books! I think it’s safe to say that I’m back! WOOT!!!

I quietly started running again last week, but I didn’t want to mention it here because I’m crazy superstitious and I figured I’d jinx myself if I said anything out loud. So Corey knew I’d been running, and this lady (because we pretty much email back and forth all day every day), but otherwise? Kind of a secret. I guess if you follow me on Twitter or the Daily Mile this is old news, but anxious, nervous, crazy me had to hold out on you just a little. Just to be sure. After this weekend? I’d say I’m sure! πŸ˜€

After an awesome run–that Corey totally rocked for someone who’s not used to running hills!–we celebrated with brunch!


A well-deserved bellini!


And a mimosa for my date!

We had the BEST time chatting and hanging out. Corey is seriously the coolest–I knew when she dropped an F-bomb within 5 minutes of meeting me that we were going to be great friends. πŸ˜‰ The conversation just flowed like we had known each other for years. So fun. Plus, our brunch was kind of amazing.

Zola brunch

I had a giant egg white omelette filled with spinach and goat cheese while Corey opted for a savory crepe with tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, and creme fraiche. The whole wheat sourdough toast that came with had an herb butter alongside it was stupid good. Sadly, I didn’t have a huge appetite after the long run, but what I did eat was fantastic. I can’t believe I’d never been there before. I see a very expensive brunch habit developing in my near future.

Since our date was going so well, we hung out a little longer, strolling around downtown Ann Arbor and grabbing some Starbucks so we could keep chatting.


Our date ended with big hugs and an invitation to visit Corey in Trinidad. Um, yes please!

**Side note: Am I the shortest blogger ever??? Everyone I meet in person is so much taller than me! What’s the deal?

So Saturday was a screaming success–awesome long run, awesome brunch, and an awesome new friend for life. Best date I’ve had in a long time!


24 thoughts on “So I Went on Another Date . . .

  1. Yay for being back! And what a fun date πŸ™‚ I love that Corey matches the restaurant. πŸ™‚

    I think you are just blog friends with a lot of tall people because you aren’t THAT short. Of course, I never realize how tall I am next to someone until I take a picture with them. That’s always fun.

    • Yes, she totes planned her outfit to match. πŸ™‚

      I just hate when I meet blog friends and I’m all “you’re so tall” like an idiot! #lame

  2. robfiasco says:

    glad you had such a great blate! and i’m now intrigued by the ‘captain corvette’ story. i think i’ll read that right now.

  3. HA! i just read your “captain corvette” post for the first time – hilarious!!! glad you had an awesome time with corey! and yayyy for back to running! all of your rest has obviously paid off. πŸ™‚ how tall are you???

  4. LOVE this post – hilarious – 2nd base… LOL Had such a great time…I was a bit surprised when I met you and you were shorter than me….dont know why I assumed you were super tall? Probably because in your pictures you look so long and lean. You are adorable. πŸ™‚ Get that passport renewed… asap!

    xoxo from MI

  5. Wahoooo congrats on your return Melissa!! I loved this post too girl, you are too flippen funny and I love it πŸ™‚ It was fun to witnes some immaturity coming out here, I feel like my mind is in the gutter sometimes and it’s nice to know you are the same sometimes hehe
    Just make sure you don’t get back to runnign too fast… meaning increase the miles too quickly and then injure yourself all over again. That would be terrible to say the very least!

    • Oh for sure! Nope–just +1-2 miles each week. Easing back in!

      And yes, glad we both have the sense of humor of a 7th grader. πŸ˜‰


  6. Um, how did I not know about the running?!?! Yay!!! I’m so happy for you :D. And totally jealous that Corey got to meet you. Um, and I think we’d get along well too…considering I tend to drop the f-bomb on plenty of occasions haha. Hope you have a wonderful Monday pretty lady!

  7. Marcee says:

    Ohhh …. so great you both had fun!

    New reader to your blog Melissa.

    The Capt. Corvette post is the funniest!! Those jewels clash with his eyes.

    Not one …. but TWO of those pinkie-thingies. Ick. Totally unnecessary.

    Once I had a blind date that “ordered” me to put my pooch Panda in the closet.!?!? Can
    you imagine that type of nerve? Since he wasn’t completely in my house yet …. I told him NO.
    Just closed the door after I casually mentioned for him to go away. Who needs a date with
    someone like that? Afraid of a cute-cuddly doggie. Ridic.

    Yeah … blind dates can be rough. Gotta follow your heart and not someone’s bs.

    Better adventures next time Melissa! You deserve someone special.

    One day you will meet Mr. Wonderful!

    • Hi Marcee! Glad to hear I’m not the only one who’s dated some gems! πŸ˜‰ I think I would have sent the closet guy packing, too! Yeesh!


  8. Yay for awesome runs! You guys look too good in those pictures for having just run 10 miles. I hope your opening line to Corey wasn’t something about her height. Cuz that’s good stuff right there.

  9. So excited for you to be back at running! YAY!
    Looks like you and your blate had an amazing time….running, brunch, coffee…sounds like the perfect day to me. Why can’t real dates be this much fun?!
    Enjoy your return to the road my friend! Cheering you on:-)

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