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Blind Date

A dreaded blind date! Gary's sister-in-law, Jennifer, and I happen to meet through business and she asked if I would be interested in meeting Gary, a computer guru (something I am so not!) and techie (I'm thinking a bit nerdy). I wasn't too sure, but said I wouldn't mind if he called me. He called soon thereafter and after talking quite a long time on the phone (Gary has a GREAT phone voice) I agreed to go out for dinner. 

I was pleasantly surprised when I open the door to find a "really" tall man with a great smile (I am 5'10" and have always had issues with men having problems with me being tall...what a breath of fresh air!). He still talks about how I walked in front of him on the way to the car (he hated that!)J

On our first date, I was taken aback by his honesty at dinner; that he was currently going through a divorce, had a 3 year old daughter, Shannon, and was having a house built. As he said, he wanted to lay it out on the table and didn't want to have any hidden agendas or issues. I have never met a man that was so honest and upfront that I was intrigued and a bit weary at the same time. It was a nice and pleasant date, but I know he was a bit disappointed that he didn't get a good-night kiss! Never kiss on the first date, leave them hanging!

The next day I got a call from him for lunch and accepted. Unfortunately, he took me to a restaurant where his team from work was having a luncheon...he had not known since he cleared his calendar for Christmas shopping and his assistant never told him. Needless to say we were stared at the entire time and I was the office gossip when he returned to work the next day.

However, our lunch date was fantastic. The best part was when he was driving me back to work he stopped about 100 yards short of the office and asked if he may kiss me...when I questioned his driving abilities he said he didn't want to cause me any more gossip grief then was necessary! The third date was the next evening and here we are over 3 years later and I'm going to marry a computer techie!