After a long dry spell, I’ve got dinner plans this weekend! With a lady!
First, a little background. As noted here and here, my luck in the dating world has been quite fickle. I haven’t had a “date” since midway through the football season when my then-girlfriend stood me up. Why did she stand me up? Well, the explanation three weeks after the fact was, loosely quoting her, “I decided to take a vacation from life.” Ehhhh… whatever.
Trust me, since then, the effort’s been there to ensure I don’t have to go to the movie ticket counter and ask for only one ticket.
This week, a break. A gal named Gena, who I’ve corresponded with off and on the last few months, e-mailed me just to check up on me.
We talked on the phone last night and made dinner plans for tomorrow. I’m making this my treat and an early birthday present for Gena (b’day is Monday).
It’s really great hearing from her. Her life hasn’t been quite the same since a near fatal auto collision last year. That, in part, explains why I haven’t heard from her in awhile.
Still, I’m looking forward to tomorrow. We’ve traded pictures of each other. You’ll just have to believe me when I say I’m surprised she didn’t pursue a modeling career. She claims to be 6 feet tall, she has nice long hair and great eyes.