February 10, 2012 by Kat Richter
I’m proud to report that after two failed attempts I finally made it through Star Wars—Episodes V and VI!— which means there’s actually a chance I’ll get through The Return of the Jedi before The Wedding Date and I go see The Phantom Menace in 3-D over the weekend.
(Yes, we’re going to see The Phantom Menace and no, I don’t think this is an appropriately romantic Valentine’s Day activity either but when I suggested going for his birthday instead, he got all quiet and sheepish and after much prodding on my part finally explained that if we waited until his birthday, we wouldn’t get the free collector’s edition fighter pod toy.)
(And yes, he actually used the word “toy.”)
As for other news, we had a little chat during dinner last night (which included six glasses of wine thanks to a gift certificate from my students) and after a rather terrifying preamble (“There’s something I’ve been wanting to talk to you about…”) The Wedding Date asked, “How do you want me to introduce you to my friends?”
Without a moment’s hesitation, I replied, “As your girlfriend.”
Even if I was the one who sat there hemming and hawing over whether or not I wanted to put an end to my Great Date Experiment when we were up in Boston last month…
But we’re going to celebrate Valentine’s Day wearing Anakin Skywalker Podracer 3D glasses, which means I’m probably going to fall asleep and wake up with a Podracer imprint on my head. Methinks I deserve an official title at the very least. Plus, “This guy that I’m dating” just doesn’t have the same ring to it as “my boyfriend” and my arsenal of boyfriend-euphemisms was just about empty.
I was still half considering dragging him to the library for one of the “singles ages 25-35” events but I’m not sure that blogging about one’s attempts to rig a free speed dating event sponsored by a non-profit (to whom one already owes a gazillion dollars in library fines, I might add) is the greatest recipe for success.
I mean, what if they have me on some sort of library-scammer database? There’s probably a note next to my name in the system that read “Don’t let this girl in. She’s not even single! In fact, now she has an official boyfriend. She just wants the tickets to see Anne Rice. AND she owes us a gazillion dollars in overdue fines and still hasn’t returned that children’s book about Zulu words.”
I would be mortified.
Plus, it wouldn’t be fair to the other speed daters. I mean what if someone aside from The Wedding Date actually took a fancy to me? I know I haven’t had the greatest luck with speed dating in the past (okay, make that no luck at all) but what if I brought Crime and Punishment and someone else brought Crime and Punishment and we were all like, “No way! You like Crime and Punishment too?” and that someone else was not The Wedding Date but rather some poor heartbroken soul who had just found out his girlfriend of X years was cheating on him after he’d already purchased an engagement ring and made reservations at some fancy restaurant in order to pop the question on Valentine’s Day?
I would feel bad.
So it’s probably just as well that we’re going to go get free fighter pod toys instead.
- Shhh! We’re Dating Here! (fieldworkinstilettos.com)
- Him? I’ve Never Seen Him Before in My Life! (fieldworkinstilettos.com)
- Star Wars: The Phantom Menace 3D – Blazing Minds Movie Review (blazingminds.co.uk)