Welcome Back, Jack

Kind_Sol's picture

I'm welcoming myself back with this little journal. Should be good to explain what's been going on since the last journal.

So the date went well. We met the Saturday after my last journal at a coffee shop. It as my first time in a Star Bucks, not gonna lie, i've had better coffee and really don't see what the big deal was. Organic coffees from reservations in West Virginia tasted better. But, meh, for Ohio coffee shop standards it was alright.

He showed up in good attire. Slacks, dress shirt, and a scarf he wore when he thought he'd need a little extra luck. That made me smile when he said that. Maybe i read into it a bit too far but i felt like if he thought he would need luck on a date with me then he considers me a catch. It's always good to feel complimented, even if it is a subtle thing like that.

I thought a date would be more of a flirting thing, but most of our conversation was more over discussing what we disagree on and what we agree on. He turned out to be very philosophical. HUGE plus on my part, being that way at times myself.

He was invited to my show by a friend who had planned to go and he didn't want to let her go by herself. He said he'd seen a few stand-up performances on television but i was his first in person live show. I felt kind of honored. I made a joke about busting his "Comedy Cherry" and he laughed coffee onto his scarf.

He looked so upset that i showed him to this little store nearby called "Velma's". It's nothing big, no big designer names, just stuff that looks good and is at higher price than average. I bought him a new one, despite his arguing that it was "fine" and "he's probably getting a new one for Christmas soon". This one was the same color but it had some snow-flakes embroidered into the stitching.

He put it on and did a little twirl in playful sarcasm. I couldn't help but laugh.

We decided to meet again at New Year's. The time between dates is so long because we're both pretty busy people. Seems understandable right?

I'm looking forward to my next date with him. He has this cute little giggle when i walk into a room wearing my cowboy hat which i usually wear when not performing. He also has this thing for guys taller than him. Which i guess is a good thing, being at least six inches taller than he is.

Here's hoping things keep going down the current happy path,


elph's picture

This sounds... almost idyllic!

Great! And this could be a Christmas gift of an enduring friendship!

Next date... New Year's Eve? I hope so...

Kind_Sol's picture


The adjective you used to describe the post in the subject of your comment, could you explain it to me and why you feel it sums up the date?

An optimist sees the glass half full, and a pessimist sees the glass half empty. But a realist however, realizes that sooner or later he's going to eventually have to clean the glass.

elph's picture

Just a bit confused...

Your post (above) appears as a comment to your own post... but I'm guessing that you intended it for me...

To lend more to my confusion, I find no adjective* in my subject line.

Guessing again, I'm assuming that you're questioning my use of the adverb almost.

If that's it... absolutely nothing sinister was intended!

My feeling about your journal would not be affected one bit if almost had not appeared!

I'm not quite sure why I wrote "almost"... If you'd like, I'll remove it.

Whether it remains or not... your journal remains inspiring!


*EDIT: I readily acknowledge that "idyllic" is, indeed, an adjective... but I could not imagine that this could be the bothersome word!

Oh, well...

socialist's picture

I think he was refering to "idyllic,"

which is an adjective.

elph's picture

You think?

But... how could anyone object to having this experience characterized as idyllic? "Almost idyllic" conceivably might suggest something "not quite"... not my intention at all... but, I was obliged to guess! :)

Kind_Sol's picture

Socialist is Correct.

An optimist sees the glass half full, and a pessimist sees the glass half empty. But a realist however, realizes that sooner or later he's going to eventually have to clean the glass.

Dracofangxxx's picture

Is your reply button broken?

That's redick!

ferrets's picture

i hope ...

that all goes well with him :)

"A loving man and woman in a committed relationship can marry. Dogs, no matter what their relationship, are not allowed to marry. How should society treat gays and lesbians in committed relationships? As dogs or as humans?"