12 March 2010

Back Out There

When I was in the process of interviewing for my current job, I had a really hard time blogging. I worried that blogging about it would jinx it, and in general, I feel like blogging about work—even potential work—is unwise. But thinking about the job and its possibilities took up so much of my brainspace that I couldn't blog about anything else, either.

I'm in the same situation now. No, I'm not changing jobs, not even thinking about it. My job is exactly what I need right now. But my brain is occupied by something that I'm not comfortable blogging about yet, so I'm left with nothing at all to say.

See, I went on a date on Wednesday night. And it was a good date.

A really good date.

But the person with whom I was out, let's call him Mr. Brady, is aware of my blog, and has read at least some of it. I don't know if he's keeping tabs here, but just in case, I don't think it would be wise to opt for total snickollet candor. I didn't ask him if he's comfortable with being blog fodder. And I don't know if he needs to be in on the girly overanalysis of our night out.

So I'll just say that Mr. Brady was charming, witty, cute, and a total gentleman. I am pretty sure we're going to see each other again. I'll be disappointed if we don't, which makes this experience different from others I've had since John died. Yes, I had an unhealthy infatuation with Mr. Coffee, but in my heart I always knew that he was a Mr. Wow I'm a Lot of Fun for Right Now—Seriously, A LOT of Fun. Ultimately, though, any of the dates I've been on since John died have left me wondering if dating is worth the effort.

That's not how I felt when I got home on Wednesday night. I have no idea what will happen next, but I'm happy to be reminded that it's worth it. It's definitely worth it.

28 comments:

Amber said...

I've been *dying* to hear about this all week. I got some of the scoop from Megan on our weekend away and I've been waiting for some kind of update, so now I can finally relax. Glad to hear it went well and I hope he agrees to being blog fodder soon so we can all get more info!

Hehe, Mr. Brady... that's a good one! :)

Kim said...

hey - this is great news. wouldn't want to jinx anything for you by being too overenthusiastic or anything, ;-) but glad to hear it. "that's not how I felt when I got home Wed night" sounds tres promising. i'll be thinking good thoughts for you...

"Lois Grebowski" said...

:-D)

Jen said...

Great to hear! Sometimes it's easy to forget how great it can be when the chemistry is right. The effort is totally worth it, then. May this be a worthwhile one for you!

Crash Course Widow said...

Yea!! Hooray for hot dates!!

(So does he have an amazing younger brother? Friends? ;o))

Best of luck to ya, Snick!

What A Card said...

Happy day! Glad to hear it went well.

And I know just what you mean when you say you can't blog...when I was 1st pregnant and hadn't told anyone, I found it impossible to blog about anything at all.

sarah said...

Hooray! :)

Luvily said...

Good luck!! I enjoy reading your blog and look forward to hearing more!!!

comebacknikki said...

Yay!!! :)

Sylvie said...

Great news... I love your story about the first date you had with John. It always makes me think that you would one day go on another great date. Maybe not the same, but something with good chemistry from the start. Yay!

Lyndsay said...

YAY!!!!

Sandy said...

Snick, that was such a joyful post to read! Thanks for brightening my day!

Rachele said...

Ditto Amber!

Watercolor said...

excellent!!

Watercolor said...

oh, and does he have a brother? lol :)

django's mommy said...

Yes, this!! I started dating someone a few months ago, and he's fantastic. Of course, he's moving across the country in July, but it's just nice to know that there are still guys out there that make it worth it to date.

I'm so excited for you!!

Dr. Smak said...

This.......makes me smile.

Poppy said...

Alright! *fist pump*

I'm so glad you had a good time and my fingers are crossed that you do go out again and that he'll be ok with you writing about him. Cause we're all nosy :)

Supa Dupa Fresh said...

Dude, does he work for the Department of Motor Vehicles? Cool cool cool.

Yay!

Beth in CA said...

We, your adoring fans, are happy to read whatever you write, but, truth be told, news of exciting dates ranks way up there! Yay for you!! (and us!)

Megan said...

:) is all I can think to type. :)

Mama Mama Quite Contrary said...

Yay! This makes me happy. I like dates and I like it when you go on them and you like them too. Here's to many more!

OTRgirl said...

I am SO happy to hear that. Jrex has a hard time when he's the focus of the blog. Our compromise is that he gets to read entries about him before I publish them. You may not be at that stage with Mr. Brady (does that mean he has kids, too?), but it might be a solution down the road.

Doing a happy dance for you!

BiancaW said...

**Massive Grin**

WooHooo!! I LOVE hearing that you are happy.

Elizabeth said...

Go, Snick!

~ Jolene said...

I'm so happy for you Snick. I hope you see him again. I can't wait to read all about it! :)

winecat said...

Congratulations! Hope there are many more to come.

Jane said...

Awesome. Nothing like a good date.