Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Counting Down

Filed under: Bavarian Death Cake of Love,Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Fun,Life, the Universe, and Everything,Personal,The Network Geek at Home — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Horse which is around lunchtime or 1:32 pm for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Crescent

I’m starting to get a little nervous here.
Tomorrow night I will go on the first date I’ve been on in over ten years. I know, it’s like riding a bicycle, right? Funny thing about that, when I was learning to ride a bike, I wiped out once and took a handlebar to the gut. I don’t know how long I rolled around on the sidewalk gasping for air before someone helped me out. I hope that’s not how tomorrow night goes.
Per instructions, I have purged the car of all metal music of any kind. I will add the dulcet tones of Sting, in abundance, but also have Bowling for Soup, Spoon, Elvis Costello, Warren Zevon, and Frank Sinatra, among others. And, before you critisize me about Blue Eyes, she said she likes Frankie. I won’t put it in myself, but it will be available for her if she so chooses. Tomorrow, I’ll go get my hair cut and the car cleaned inside and out. I’ve already got directions to her place ready.
So, that just leaves what I’m going to wear… We agreed to keep it casual, but she texted me telling me that she was getting a manicure. *gulp* So, I was thinking black jeans, a white button-down shirt and my black cowboy boots, freshly polished, since she’s taller than I am and they give me a good two inches of height. Not that I care personally, but I know some women get uncomfortable with that stuff. On the other hand, maybe just a nice golf shirt and regular jeans. But the black jeans fit so well…
Oh, and do you buy flowers for a first date? Or bring something other than yourself?
Right, obsessive-complusive disorder in action. So, suggestions?


  1. someone once brought me fudge on a first date, and i thought it completely adorable. but not in the “oh, you’re so getting laid tonight” kind of way.

    so don’t bring fudge.

    Comment by kat — 3/31/2006 @ 6:31 pm

  2. Actually, Kat, I was thinking of an orchid. She said that she likes to grow them, so, it seemed like a good fit. I even know where I can get an orchid tomorrow with plenty of time to spare.

    Comment by the Network Geek — 3/31/2006 @ 10:38 pm

  3. Hope it went well, Jim.

    Comment by Mark — 4/2/2006 @ 6:48 pm

  4. Well?

    Comment by Alison — 4/3/2006 @ 10:52 am

  5. Well, what, Alison? Oh, the date? Been too busy to write a full post. I survived. Details later. πŸ˜‰

    Comment by the Network Geek — 4/3/2006 @ 11:39 am

  6. C’mon man, stop toying with us! πŸ™‚

    Comment by aka_monty — 4/3/2006 @ 12:20 pm

  7. And dude, I hate to be the one to tell you, but ‘coyboy’ boots sound so…Brokeback. πŸ˜‰
    I’m hoping it was just a typo. πŸ˜€

    Comment by aka_monty — 4/3/2006 @ 12:23 pm

  8. Ha! Yes, that was a typo. I don’t have time for a full, spell-checked, post just now. After work though.

    Comment by the Network Geek — 4/3/2006 @ 12:26 pm

  9. Sorry I’m too late to offer further tips, but I can’t wait to hear how it went!

    Comment by Jill — 4/3/2006 @ 3:05 pm

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