That made me laugh out loud! Here he''s all diggin you, and you think he might be gay! TOO CUTE!Date: 2/16/2009 11:29:27 AM
No, not love at first site. Well, maybe for him.
I first ''met'' FI on the softball field. We were both playing in a casual summer league mostly filled with grad students at my school. I pitch and am always on the look-out for guys who have a scary swing. FI grew up playing baseball and still has lots of his skills. The first time I remember seeing him was when he was in the on deck circle. He was doing practice swings and I noticed that they were VERY scary fast. My first thought was ''OMG he is going to decapitate me!!'' (I''ve had enough line drives come back at my face in that league) and then I thought ''Wow, hes sorta cute. Nice arms and butt.'' I was dating someone (a horrible horrible a****le) and wasn''t really thinking anything beyond that. My first pitch to FI resulted in a homerun over the right field fence onto the train tracks running through campus. Thankfully that was the only one I gave up to him.
So the season ended and our last game was against his team. As we were all walking away I had overheard him talking to his friend about going out for beers on Main Street. I really wanted to join them but I didn''t want to invite myself. By this time I had dumped the a****le and moved on. Apparently part of the conversation I *didn''t* hear between him and his friend was how he probably would never see me again and was really sad about that. Mind you, at this point we had yet to speak to each other and I had NO idea what his name was! (He knew mine because it was on my shirt and had even asked the other guys on his team if they knew me).
A few weeks after the season ended we started to play casual pick-up games. His friend showed up at the first one and FI wasn''t there. Well, the next game two days later who comes strolling onto the field when I was there by myself waiting for the rest of the guys? FI!!! We talked awkwardly for about 20 minutes before anyone else showed up. It was raining but we decided to bat around anyways. FI and his friend spent the next hour sliding around the outfield like seals attempting to make crazy catches (FI is an outfielder and pretty darn good at it!). The rain started to pick up but FI stuck around and talked to me some more. Eventually it was DOWNPOURING and we had to make a run for it.
Over the next couple of weeks I found myself really looking forward to seeing him at our games. We would sorta flirt with each other and then finally we made some plans outside of softball. He invited me to a party at his apartment and I invited him to a grad student happy hour (even though he was only a senior in college). That was the weekend we started dating.
FI confessed to me a few weeks into our relationship that he had been so taken with me the moment he saw me out on the mound in my ugly tie-died knee socks and sunglasses. He told me he spent the entire softball season trying to figure out a way to talk to me without coming off as a cheeseball.
I do have a confession to make- I did wonder if he was gay for a few hours one day. It wasn''t obvious to me that he was interested (though, not like I expected him to be but I was just trying to figure him out). Apparently I''m not the only girl to ever wonder that about him.
Oh, Musey. I can relate to poor fashion choices in men! I love shopping for clothes for FI. He has a nice body and I enjoy getting clothes that flatter him. Before he met me his wardrobe was totally stuck in high school. I don''t think that he had added anything significant to his wardrobe since graduating in 2000. After our first Christmas together I began to see where he got his fashion sense- his mother! The shirts she bought him for our first Christmas were a little out-dated looking and could be easily worn by his 55 year old father. At least FI is open to my suggestions!Date: 2/13/2009 4:08:01 PM
Grr, can''t find it. Too many threads out there. No, it wasn''t in a ''love at first sight'' thread (though I''m sure that it has been doneas most things have!), it was just a general relationship progression thread.
edit: found, copied and pasted the quote below...
That said: the first time I saw him? ''Eww, he''s wearing tapered jeans!!'' Shopping for fashionable jeans was one of the first things we did as a couple