The World’s Longest First Date
It began casually when two people who knew each other because of work decided they should have hang out sans work for beers. It turned into a challenge, the night drinking showdown, and ended as the world’s longest first date.
The city girl doesn’t know how these things happen exactly, but alas they do. It was meant to be casual beers yet it turned into one of the most fun evenings the city has ever had. Let’s start with what she wore. A simple teal dress with pockets, belted with a gold sash. She added a bright watermelon hued summer scarf. Shiny, dangly gold earring and no necklace. She has been into a naked neck lately. Perhaps the best part of the entire outfit was the shoes. When one is preparing for a night drinking show down, it is important to have the proper footwear. Her date thought so, too. So, she chose a killer pair of leopard print heels. And her date went with a more practical pair of lucky shoes. Worry not, I think the city girl still won.
So, they met at a local place. The city girl ordered a side of sweet potato fries. If she was to be drinking all night (with intentions of winning) she needed some food. The sweet potato fries were maybe not the best choice. The evening began with beer. It continued with beer. That was followed by liquor beverages and then shots. The date is verah knowledgeable about treats from behind the bar. To her delight, she was introduced to some new favorites.
They were both enjoying the night so it was agreed upon to continue the fun. Well into their post-college years they decided to add some nostalgia to the night. They picked up shitty beer and toured the Horseshoe. Full disclosure: they were both aware that this is probably not a good idea, but decided for the sake of a good date, it was well worth the risk.
After sharing stories from college and snickering at their intellectualism (ok, really the fashion trends of current college students) they were up for more fun. What did they decide to do? They headed to a small airport to watch planes land and continue the evening’s activities. They were a bit shocked when they didn’t see any planes land. Who cares that is was midnight-ish? But they were delighted to listen to good tunes and see a shooting star. Before you get ahead of yourself, this date doesn’t end in walking down the aisle, so pump the brakes.
If drinking, touring the Horseshoe, and watching planes land but really wishing upon a shooting star weren’t enough, they learned that they both loved documentaries. So, it was home to watch a documentary. If the city girl’s memory serves her properly, she believes it was this one. One of her faves.
What a night! They retired for the evening. Even the city girl can only have so much in one night.
In the morning, he took the city girl to a very important meeting. Post meeting, he picked her up and surprised her with breakfast. What did her charming date bring her, you ask? Bagels and vodka Gatorade. It was delightfully, surprising delish!
In keeping with the theme from the night before – remembering college – it was only fitting to head back to campus. First they attempted to go to class, but were late so they ate breakfast outside of the Colloqium. Almost just like they were in college again. They picked up copies of the Daily Gamecock to show off their smarts. She was not entirely impressed when he didn’t murder the sudoku as promised, but he made up for it by killing the crossword. They headed to Greene Street where they found themselves in the middle of a student organization fair. Unfortunately, no one was too interested in recruiting them to any club. So, they headed back to class, but much to their surprise students actually attend class these days. So, they skipped. Just like the good ole’ days.
He dropped the city girl off at home because she was, at the time, still funemployed which meant she was headed for the beach. She knows, she knows, a fantastic date and the beach. Yes, her life is fabulous!
She had the most fabulous date ever! In fact, she couldn’t wait for the next. 4 across for swept off one’s feline feet 2 words…? smitten kitten.