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Friday, January 2, 2009

Friday Night Fright...

So... I'm going out tonight. For dinner. At a restaurant that doesn't provide crayons or chicken fingers (I didn't even know chickens had fingers until I had Ryan). And then to a movie. A movie that doesn't have animated characters or talking animals. OK, so Brad Pitt is in it and he's not much better than a talking dog, but I heard the movie was good, so I'm giving him a chance. And I'm going with a boy. OK, he's not a boy exactly, 'cause he's older than I am (and according to my charming, ever-complimentary daughter, anyone older than I am is nearly ancient), so he definitely no longer qualifies for 'boy' status. But he has a penis. OK, so I won't actually see it (or do anything else with it), but it still makes him not-a-girl. What's that? Why won't I see it, you ask? Well, first, because I'm not that easy (even though this is the first time I've been out with a grown-up since the possible-prince-who-turned-out-to-be-a-frog-after-all-damn-it) and also because he's a... Republican. I know. I am a little insane, thank you very much. But I've decided this year I'm going to take my beloved Eleanor Roosevelt's advice and 'do one thing every day that scares me.' Going out with a Bush-lover (the President, you gutter-minds!) scares the bejeebies out of me. But I'm nothing if not open-minded and, Republican or not, he's a nice guy. As long as we can avoid talking about politics, religion, national healthcare, the war... hmmmm... this isn't looking too good, is it? Well, hopefully we'll have a nice time. He will, anyway, 'cause I'm fabulous... and clearly not full of myself at all! OK, really, I'm not full of myself at all. You know that... right? You do, don't you? Yeah, you do.

30 comments:

justsomethoughts... said...

haha!
you have youself a good time young lady. and behave! damn it. or do i have to chaperone again?!

republicans are not the worst thing out there. i can think of a whole littany of them. but i wont make a 100 list. thats your job :).

doesnt sound like youll have very much to talk about. so you may end up. well. ok.

and boy/man its all the same. you seen one, you seen em all.

stay out of trouble, y'hear?
and have a lovely & lively weekend.

Cat said...

It's ok, because I'm full of yourself on your bush-lover-loving behalf.

I'm not really sure where I was going with that, but I hope you have a great time, even if it is penis-free.

Shanna said...

Yay! Have a great time! I'm SO envious. You have no idea. So maybe have something non chicken finger-ish for me and maybe a drink? Oh and could you have some popcorn and a drink and not share it for me too?
*sigh* LOL

Mama Wheaton said...

I think you will have a great time, and politics aside you will find plenty to talk about.

Though I suppose talking about yourself might not be the best advise. Talk about him, the kids, but not his penis!

SSP said...

well girl, my hat is off to you. Having gone on my share of "dates" with boys/men/guys/dudes who claim to be "middle of the road" and "spiritual, not religious" and found myself so at odds with them I wanted to bite my own face off, I wish you LUCK!! And bring a condom....you might just need to shut him up :-) kidding..... have FUN and I look forward to a full report...of the menu that is, what you ate...I mean, what you put in your mouth...i mean, what you swallowed....oh never mind.....

Diane said...

JST... I'm sure it'll be fine. No chaperone required... but thanks for offering (I might take you up on it one day... I expect you'd be more fun to go out with than most of the guys I've met lately!).

Cat... ummmm... thanks...?

Shanna... I will do all those things... no worries! And I'll toast you while I do!

Mama... we've chatted a bit, so we'll be fine. No penis-talk, I promise.

SSP... that totally made me snort! I've gone out with my fair share of those, too... "middle of the road" always translates to "closet Republican" and "spiritual" always means, "But I still don't like athiests/agnostics/anyone who doesn't believe in religion". Sigh. Oh, and I'm leaving the condoms home... I know myself! :)

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Me dear ol' Dad says "Enjoy yourself. And, if circumstances permit, enjoy someone else."

J Cosmo Newbery said...

A woman, let's call her Diane,
Went to the movies with a new man.
When shove comes to push
The guy prefers Bush
But apparently that's not part of the plan.

Jane! said...

If you haven't seen it, how do you know it exists? I'm just saying you can't believe everything they tell you... especially Republicans.
:)
But have fun!
Really!

Ronda's Rants said...

Some of my best friends are Republicans...not my smartest friends but they are nice! They may not be my friends anymore once they read this!
You'll be fine...if he talks politics...Just think of the Queen!
We saw Marley and Me...and loved it!
Have a great time!!!

HLiza said...

Have fun and keep us posted. He sounds neither a prince nor a frog. That would be beautiful.

hebba said...

wow, have fun! I turned down dinner and a movie to hang inside with my peeps and read. I think I need to take Eleanor's advice, as well. But its 8 degrees here and THAT'S too scary.

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

Woot! Have fun lady! Be yourself, relax and enjoy the adults-only night out. I'm excited for you!

Oh yeah, and Happy 2009!

gwenlyn said...

You could just talk about the movie! Can't wait for the Saturday morning installment! (I'd be hard pressed to keep my politics out of a date; let me know how that works!)

Lee said...

Do one thing a day that scares you? I'll have to think about that. Hope the night is more fun(ny) than scary.

Fragrant Liar said...

Well, you are one brave woman to spend an exclusive evening in the presence of a Bush-Whacker (that's prez Bush-Whacker -- get your mind outta the gutter). That's okay, though. Scary challenges build character.

Happy New Year!
http://fragrantliar.blogspot.com

blognut said...

I heard somewhere (maybe a Bridget Jones movie or something) that the surest way to make sure you behave yourself on a date is not to shave your legs and to wear ugly underwear. That's my advice to you if you REALLY do want to behave yourself. Of course, I think it backfired on her in the movie and she got caught in granny panties. Forget it! Wear a thong - just in case.

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

OH boy have fun on your big grown up night out. Hope the evening goes well. We'll all be waiting to hear about it when you get home young lady.

Sherri said...

I hate to be the one to point this out , but you surely have noticed that in just a couple of days, you have picked up a Republican/Religious /Spiritual blogger follower (Me), and NOW a Republican date!

What's up with that?
Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo

I'm just sayin'...

.




I hope you are pleasantly surprised.

SouthernBelle said...

Ooh, have fun Diane.

It reminds me of when I was dating this boy who was a musician, and my Mum was all "But what's he going to do for money?" I said "I couldn't care less. I'm not marrying the guy, we're just going out for dinner!"

Not quite the same, I know, but what I'm trying to say is not everyone you date has to be 100% soul mate material, it is okay to just have a good time.

Kristin said...

Hope you had a great time or a really bad time. Either one will lend to great blogging. Isn't that what it is reallt all about? LOL!

Stinking Billy said...

thanks for calling by. I would say that your date, ancient or not, is a lucky man. I mean, you've got more followers than the pied piper so you must be erm, fabulous! ;-) x

Red Cup Mom said...

Hope it went well... Bush lover. That's really scary. But hey, a date's a date and he might be awesomely wonderful!

Do post a run down later.

I hear the movie has good reviews. Who knew!

Maithri said...

You just make my day... you do.. you really do ;)

Fabulous and a half...

Bejeebies is a cool word... as is bejeezus... i've never really understood either...

What is a bejeezus? hmmm maybe you can ask bush lover?

"Bush lover" also sounds a little dirty doesnt it...lol should you really be going to the cinema with bush lover?... sorry i just ate a bag of jubes... Do they have jubes in the states? They're sugar covered jelly like sweets.

ok i better rambling before I say something stupid... too late ;)

Much love, Maithri

Maithri said...

that should read stop rambling ;)

Michelle said...

Girl you are the best!! I hope hope hope you had a good penis, ooops i mean time!!

That boy with the penis is very lucky to have spent the evening with you!!!

And be full of yourself your great!!!

I need a full report like NOW, unless of course boy is there with his penis!!!

Julie said...

Oooh, good luck with that. I, as the liberalist of liberals, actually married the biggest stick-up-his-ass Republican you've ever seen.

It was not a good mix. In any way. Who knew being a Repulican carried over into monitoring a teenager's shampoo usage and declaring using a bottle of it a month as abuse and overuse??

You're a brave soul.

Sometimes Sophia said...

Wow... a lot of comments on this post. A classic case of opposites attract? Hope you had a grand time. Can't wait to hear the details.

P.S. Does he read your blog?

Heather said...

Okay, it's Saturday now. I need details woman!! You better let us know how this thing went!! I have to live vicariously through other people's dates. I've been with the same guy for a looooong time now. There are usually no surprises.

Helene (the Artist Formerly Known as Kate) said...

lol...

ok first, I love the quote of the week and totally agree! You get what you expect in life!

Second, not every Republican is a Bush lover! I am a registered Republican, but have voted democratic in the past 2 elections... I only register Rep. so that I can vote in the primaries in PA... I chose Rep over Demo. but I think there is little difference between a liberal Rep. and a conservative Demo.

Ok now I will go back and read the most current of your posts (see I followed directions! *wink) I am hoping that you had a fabulous date with great banter about politics, religion and sex! lol