So here's the scoop. This weekend there was a racquetball tournament. Even though I don't play any more, I love watching matches, and it's a great way to reconnect with my friends. As soon as I entered the building, this racquetball player, who looked familiar, said hello and asked if I was looking for Ron. Ron is one of the top racquetball players here in GA. I asked him why would I be looking for Ron? Turns out he thought I was dating Ron, because he saw us at a party together 6 months ago. I explained that I am Ron's plus one, whenever he needs a local date, because his girlfriend lives out of state. And yes, his girlfriend knows me and is okay with it. I also explained that Ron is like a big brother and he and I have never been anything but friends. He then explained that he had been interested in me for some time, but didn't pursue it because of Ron. We made plans to do dinner on Sunday because we both had fight party plans that evening. After the fight party we talked on the phone from 1am - 5am. We decided to do breakfast a few hours later and met at the Cracker Barrel (CB) at 9:30am. While waiting to be seated for breakfast, we had our first slow dance to Heatwave's Always and Forever. Why, you ask? Because in the CB store there were two coffee mugs. One had Always on it, and the other had Forever on it. We had a small audience as we danced and sang. My kind of guy. Not afraid to experience the moment. After breakfast we went to Stone Mountain park for a few hours. That's the same park Rod and Danielle went to right before they went to their wedding reception. After that we came back to my house to walk the dogs. We left there and went out for an early dinner, then went to watch a movie. If I didn't have dogs, I don't think we would have ever parted. It has felt like one perpetual date since Saturday. I have already baked him cookies and brownies just since Sunday. Did I mention that we actually talked a little about weddings, while at the park?
Hard to believe I think I finally found someone that just clicks with me. There are a few things I initially look for in a mate. First and foremost, they have to like dogs. I've had way too many relationships that didn't work out because of my dog(s). Secondly, they have to have a great sense of humor. Thirdly, they have to be willing to try new things (like skydiving). So far this guy naturally works. Normally, when I mention skydiving to guys, they agree to watch, but not participate. When I mentioned it to this guy, he showed me the video of him doing it in 2011. We are already planning our first camping trip. Something that we have each wanted to do, but couldn't find people who wanted to participate. He is a crazy romantic, who loves music, who opens doors, who holds hands, who loves dogs, who cooks, who dances, and who plays a mean game of racquetball. What more could I ask for?
I'm sure it won't all be roses, but this is a great start. He loves taking pictures, so I'm sure I will post one of us in the near future.
I felt so inspired yesterday that I walked 5 miles at the park. That was quite an accomplishment for me. I wasn't sure if my leg would hold up, but I was so hyped up on good feelings, I was willing to try. I made it without any problems. Stay tuned. My dolls can't have all the fun.