Well, let's see - I left my house at 8:30 yesterday morning, got home at 12:30 last night - even allowing for an hour and a half of driving each way, that still gives me a 13-hour date. So - do y'all think I had a good time?
It was a really, really fun day. I loved being back at a Baylor game - I've missed that. Now the outcome of the game? Well, that royally sucked ass. It was like the old Baylor team of two and three years ago - the one that couldn't find its collective butt with both hands - showed up. Final score: UT 69, Baylor 0. UGH. We kept joking that it could be worse, UT could have made that first extra point attempt that they missed and it would have been 70 to 0. There were some really bad calls made, and some calls on fairly egregious penalties that should have been made and weren't, but the Bears just didn't have their hearts in it. Not sure why - if we'd lost (even badly) but gone down fighting, that wouldn't have been as bad. This, though, was just painful. I loved being at the game with Brian, though - he's not one to just sit and watch, he gets as into it as much as I do, if not more so. He was in the band at Baylor, so we had to be there early enough to catch the drum corps warm-up - I love that, I'd have been a percussionist in band had I really known how to play anything other than the piano. There aren't enough words to describe how much fun that was for me. And to just be spending time with someone else who went to Baylor, and who loves it as much as I do - that was cool. (K has been to the occasional game, but I think he went just to humor me - sports aren't his favorite thing. And that's not a bad thing, it's just how it is.) So the outcome blew big chunks, but being there was lots of fun. He'd And we stayed until the bitter end so we could sing the Baylor Line. That's what you should do at a game - no leaving just because things get stinky for your team. It's funny, I never realized that possibly dating someone who went to Baylor might be important - I never thought it much mattered, and I guess in the grand scheme of things, it doesn't. But Baylor was a big part of my life, and it was nice to spend time with someone who's had a similar experience.
After the game we went to grab a bite to eat, and then we thought we might go see a movie. The movie didn't start until 6:45, so we drove around campus and he showed me all the things that had changed at Baylor since I'd been there last. I was amazed at all the changes. They've now got a really cool museum complex that I'd love to take J to see sometime - it's new, and has a discovery center that allows for lots of hands-on experiences.
Then we went to see a movie - we saw The Weather Man with Nicolas Cage. GOOD movie!!! And of course, having a cute guy to hold hands with makes it that much more fun. :-D After the movie, we saw a few more of the new things in Waco that had gone up since I'd been down there, and then we went for coffee and dessert. And we talked and talked and talked some more, and stayed until the restaurant was closing and the staff was giving us the skunk eye for not getting out. After that, we figured our only two choices were either doing things better not done on a first date, or him driving me back to my car, giving me a hug and a kiss, and sending me home. I chose option B - I told him he couldn't expect all the good stuff on a first date, that he'd have to work a bit harder than that. LOL So we drove back to where I'd parked my car, sat in the parking lot and talked (seriously - that's all) for another 20 or 30 minutes, and then we had a hug (a big, long, squishy hug - he's a good hugger!) and a kiss (just a little one), and I headed back home. I sang all the way here. He said he'll call me Monday.
And he was cool about me letting K know I was OK - he said he always gives his ex (with whom he is still good friends - like K and I, they just didn't need to be married) information on where he's going and who he'll be with, in the interest of safety, because there are lots of nuts out there. He and I agreed that it's good that we can do that with our exes, and he had no problem with it. So that's a point in his favor. If he'd have had a conniption because there was someone concerned for my well-being, and that someone happened to be K, well, that would have been the end of that. K and I will always be friends, and we'll always be in touch with each other, so if someone can't handle that, then he's not the someone for me.
So it was a good, good day.
And a funny - Brian showed me the fortune he'd gotten from a fortune cookie earlier this week. It said, "A new romance is about to enter your life. Follow your first impulse." Too funny.
Now I must clean house. K hasn't brought J back yet, so if there's anything I'd hoped to do while J was out, I'd better hop to it - I expect they'll be here any time now.