a knight to remember

February 16, 2011 at 12:43 pm 3 comments

when the knight and i talked early sunday to solidify our plans for that evening, i was surprised that he had mentioned our date to a friend who apparently chastised him for suggesting nothing more than the little irish pub we’d agreed to meet at. personally i wasn’t disappointed with the selection. i love irish pubs. the ambiance, comfort and food are typically wonderful. but i was also impressed that he offered up an extension of the evening ~ we could meet there for a drink, then move on to a restaurant at a local yacht club. outdoor, water front dining. still casual yet a bit more upscale. a nice balance for the evening.

i got to the pub before him and settled in to a table. it was only a few minutes after that he walked in and i swear i had to catch my breath. i remember him being attractive but not that attractive. the sun kissed skin. dirty blond hair. sexy blue eyes. he reached for a hug and i instantly knew that the impression i was going into things with was going to be right on the money. maybe it was the way he came a little too close to kissing me. or that his hand wrapped around my waist in a way that screamed his sexual security. to many women i’m sure it would have been like hitting the jackpot but i suppose in some ways i see men through jaded vision. and to me, his entire demeanor screamed ex frat guy. wife left him. mid life crisis. very financially secure. a magnet for the young, plastic, barbie style south tampa chick that makes me ill.

in spite of my immediate write-off of a long term, deep connection, i opted to try to enjoy the evening and the company. if nothing else, i could definitely enjoy looking at him for a few hours. besides we actually do have a few things in common. he’s a relatively new runner. one marathon in with more to come. our kids are about the same age. we’ve both been divorced about the same amount of time. and as the knight progressed there were facets to him that caught me off guard and made me wonder if my pre-judgment was narrow minded. i was surprised to learn he teaches sunday school at his church. and maybe even more so to find out he had shared with his mother that he was going out with me (remember mom was there the day i met him). he’s considering a second career ~ his sunday school experience has awakened a passion to give up the suit and tie and teach full time. all bullshit attempts at party boy self redemption? i’m honestly not sure. in so many other ways he definitely fit the mold i’d made for him. by mid-date he’d established possession so to speak ~ my hand in his where ever we walked and my chair pulled up beside rather than across. and when he kissed me about mid way through dinner i fully expected the cliche line about me having such soft lips. and the almost childish whiny story about daddy sharing “his” inheritance with the new adult step children was actually humorous. but still he made me laugh. never did we lack for conversation. and i have to admit to a good time.

so where did things go from there? though i try to write this blog with somewhat obvious anonymity, there are exceptions to my secrecy and there are certain qualms i have about sharing too much detail should the wrong eyes read. so in the interest of maintaining my angelic image (hahaha) i won’t delve into full detail on the remainder of the night. let’s just say i am seeing him again. tonight actually.

he’s gorgeous. a little pretentious. intelligent enough to run his own business but likely missing the street smart bad boy edge that intrigues me. and i think quite honestly the only question left is who is going to get bored first ~ him or me?

oh and much to my disappointment simon has met someone else and wants to see where it leads so i won’t be seeing him. guess the pretty boy will have to do for now.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. kitkat1126  |  February 16, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Maybe the Knight, is Mr. Right Now. Or maybe he’ll be more. Either way I’m glad you’re at least giving him a chance through the mold you made him fit into. All in all it sounds like you’ve got chemistry and he made you laugh = 2 pretty important details ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 2. becelisa  |  February 16, 2011 at 1:25 pm

      i can’t deny the chemistry ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • 3. Barista  |  February 16, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Love this! Sounds like a lot of fun, even if not long-term…but hey, you never know. Way better than any dates I’ve had lately!


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5k pr ~ 24:23
10k pr ~ 52:49
half marathon pr ~ 1:55:10
marathon pr ~ 4:10:41
half ironman pr ~ 5:57:50
50k pr ~ 5:33:23
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