Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Not-So-Blind-Date

So, the blind date was Saturday Feb. 25 and I think I have mentioned this before, but I have an inner animal, so this is date will be termed the Inner Animal Experience.

My faithful V.T. set me up on a "blind-date" with a "person-I-know-in-my-ward." LOL. Acutally she set herself up too, and there were 8 couples, so it was really fun. We played soccer, tied to our dates with arm-bands, the twist: we were on opposite teams as our dates---boys against girls! I decided it is a work out to try to run around with a boy on your arm--they stiffle your freedom, however, it was also very nice to have a boy obligated to be on your arm! I could pretend it wasn't obligation, and totally enjoy it, LOL. We then played broom hockey, and yes, yes, I broke my metal broom in half, gave 1/2 the sisters in the Relief Society (and the men too)--bruises on their shins.

The nicely dressed at church, calm, reserved me, became the loud, trash talking, leg wacking, goal-scoring, sweaty, competetive me. Hmmm....either all of these boys will talk to me now, or none of them! And my date did ask if I grew up with a lot of brothers, because that kind of behavior tends to run around with the boys, and I said no, I grew up with sisters!

Anyway--have decided being set up on blind dates isn't so bad, its nice when you kinda know them because you know they are not dorky or weird, or short for that matter, and it helps break down social barriers and form inter-ward friendships. Hopefully, I did not permanetly damage their opinion of me!

5 comments:

SJ said...

Yes, and he was awfully friendly to you at church the next day...

aquamarine said...

Sounds like you had an excellent time, Esperanza. Looks like church went well too!

Esperanza said...

But men are so inconsistent, one minute they are nice the next minute they can pretend you don't exist, or wait, is that the way I act to boys? :) Hence social situations are completely unpredictable and keep you guessing!

Scully said...

Plus, E, social situations aren't just about that moment, but rather all the moments of the day leading up to it, like how you feel about the dress you are wearing, or what you think your hair looks like, or if he smiled when he saw you or looked away quickly. Social interactions have as much to do with what is going on inside your head as outside.

Esperanza said...

Soooo true! I wish it really wasn't that complicated but it sooo is! And is it possible that it is getting more and more complicated in that way now that we are older?