21 May 2011

First date

Last year Rich and I had our first date, or hang out or whatever we were shyly calling it. It was the first time we hung out outside of the bar we were both frequenting regularly after work. He came to my house with his old Schwinn cruiser and helped me put air in the tires of my 3-speed Ross. I thought it was really cool that he was working as a bike mechanic at the time, it was reassuring to know that he can fix things. That he wants things to work, and not just bikes. We rode to the bay and sat near the water in a field and drank a bottle of wine while making friends with a caterpillar. He tried on my sunglasses. I told him not to break them with his potato head. Then we were kissing. Those perfect kisses with your heart thudding in your throat because the person you're kissing is so new that you feel brand new. We weren't paying attention to the black clouds moving toward us. A thunderstorm broke out and we rode half drunk on wine through the rain as fast as we could. I remember laughing and smiling the whole way home.

30 comments

  1. argh that is so freaking lovely. first date kissing is amazing!

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  2. uhhhh. perfect perfect first date. Seriously adorable. Ethans a bike mechanic too. I love that he can fix everything
    x

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  3. I love that your bikes make a cute couple as well hehehe

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  4. Thank you for commenting on my blog, I am now following yours. That story is so cute! It must be such a nice memory to have as your first date.

    http://whitewinters.blogspot.com

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  5. You look both so happy, nice story!
    And I must say: nice bikes too!!! have a nice weekend!

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  6. So sweet Kallie! Hehe, I never share these things on my blog, but that's a great first date story. And both your bicycles are too cool. : )

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  7. I didn't think anything could be sweeter than that story until I scrolled down and saw your first photo. Wow. You've never looked better. Actually, nobody has ever looked better. That's a phenomenal picture.

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  8. lovely bikes!!!
    xo xo
    Francy
    www.labarbeapapa-francy.blogspot.com

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  9. So sweet! First dates are the best. The butterflies that you get in your stomach are awesome!

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  10. How cute!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  11. sweetest thing ever methinks
    (:

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  12. Nice style of writing dear:).
    You have a great smile!

    http://Www.ethnicspring.blogspot.com

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  13. I adore you. That sounds like the perfect first date, french film worthy!

    And as for your bikes.. well, just know I love and approve. I actually just bought my lovely bike (and I'm dedicating a blog post to her on Monday because I'm THAT mature).

    xoxo

    ps: You have the best smile!

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  14. Sounds like it's straight out of a movie! Kinda reminds me of "The Notebook." You are just GLOWING in that picture, too! Love is written all over your face!

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  15. 'It feels so good to know two people, so in love, so in love, they are friends of mine, they are friends of mine, and they've got something that's so hard to find'

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  16. Oh, how cute. That feeling on a first date is absolutely amazing. Can't wait to experience it all over again :)
    X

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  17. aww cute! i love the part about your heart fluttering and feeling brand new....what a great way to describe a very exciting first couple of kisses! :)

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  18. That's so so so nice! The way you described first kissing - ahh, makes me miss them! :)

    And your bikes are wonderful! :D

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  19. Adorable! Even the bikes are picture pefect! Sounds like such a lovely day!

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  20. oh my goodness SO CUTE! It's so awesome that you have pictures of your first date - I don't. How perfect. Congrats to you two for the 1-year mark! x

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  21. what beautiful bikes! I love these shots too!

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  22. this post warmed my heart!...discovered your blog through a fine day for sailing...and now i'm a follower! lovely!

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  23. this post warmed my heart!...discovered your blog through a fine day for sailing...and now i'm a follower! lovely!

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  24. I adore you. That sounds like the perfect first date, french film worthy!

    And as for your bikes.. well, just know I love and approve. I actually just bought my lovely bike (and I'm dedicating a blog post to her on Monday because I'm THAT mature).

    xoxo

    ps: You have the best smile!

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  25. Thank you for commenting on my blog, I am now following yours. That story is so cute! It must be such a nice memory to have as your first date.

    http://whitewinters.blogspot.com

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