So to narrate the date to you. He shows up at my house at 6:00 or at least my driveway at 6:00 since technically I shouldn't be dating-youu know how Kenyan parents are. So I walk out of my house in my blue skirt and blue-checkered shirt, and my natural hair tied back in a ponytail. I am scared that he'll freak and ask what happened to your hair since the last time he saw me I had long brunette braids. But he doesn't. I find him standing outside his car waiting for me and I hug him while asking if he had trouble finding the place. He replies "No" and explains that his cross country team runs around my area, so..wasn't hard.
So we talk about Covert Affairs and Psych which are popular shows right now in the U.S.
We arrive at the movies at 6:30 and then he buys the tickets and we walk in. *mistake he made-not opening the door 4 me but it's probably bc I didn't give him a chance.
So we are walking to the theatre room we are supposed to go to . to see Inception and on our way some black dude pops out of nowhere and asks "hey man! where did you get those shoes from" Martin replies "Shoestation" "Ok thank you, man! I've been wantin shoes like that".
And we just burst out laughing cause that was just totally uncalled for. So we walk into the theatre. me in the lead and I lead him to the seats all the way at the top/back cause you want privacy right? (especially for make out sessions if there are any). So he asks "do you always sit at the back" and i say "yes"-although I really don't , I usually sit at the middle with my brothers. He says "oh ok. I usually sit at the middle".
So we watch the previews for upcoming movies while waiting for our movie to start which leads to awkward silence and laughs. The movie starts and we are like so into it. cause if you haven't heard INCEPTION is a mind blowing movie. We don't even talk except for the occasional "that's so cool" from him and the "yeah it is" from me. So we finish the movie. He walks infront and fast considering the fact that my thighs are so sore from running 5 miles yesterday. Anway, he opens the door this time and we leave to go eat ice cream across the street. So when we get to Marble Slab Creamery, he apparently is really full and isn't in the mood for ice cream-which i am like who is never in the mood for ice cream ( I was thinking maybe he just didn't want me to spend money on him cause he might look like a total douche bag in front of all the workers and customers). So I order my rocky road which is made of -walnuts, chocolate chips, chocolate ice cream and marshmallows. While waiting for the workers to mix it up, I ask" so what did you eat that made you so full"
"a panini? that shouldn't make you so full"
"it was a really big panini-cause i made it at home"
"okay if you say so"
So i get my rocky road pay the $5 and we go sit all the way at the end since I hate people staring at me. So we talk about my so-called allergies to nuts which I'll explain later. And then my real allergy to red ants.Christmas in the Summer in Kenya. White christmas in Germany. locker situations at our school.And of course how cool the movie was and how I don't dream anymore for some strange reason.
I finish my ice cream. We leave. and on our drive back to my house we talk about other random things such as how far i've gotten with my school work like my 4,000 word paper i have to write. Finally we get to my house. He stops the car and there is...awkward silence. He unbuckles his seat belt which totally throws me off-am like wondering what is he going to do?kiss me?hug me?
And he's like "so..."
and i am like "so...this is awkward"
"why do you have to make it awkward"
"cause I am really bad at goodbyes(as evidenced by my first post)"
"i am used to them because of the move and stuff"
"yeah..i've never gotten used to them"
"so saturday there is that comedy thing I was telling you about and if you want to go..let me know if you are not busy with your school stuff"
and i am like yes!score!Date #2 . but what i say is" well i am going to this graduating thing this friday"
"graduation?isn't high school over"
"no college like the nurses are graduating right now"
"and so unless the graduate wants to host an all-weekend part. I should be able to go. just let me know the timeand stuff"
"ok i can do that"
"so.. i guess talk to you later" and we hug.
I walk away and I guess he's still looking at me walking away since he doesn't drive away.
Anyway the night ended nicely as I found mbuzi/goat for dinner although my mom who i guess i can't fool was like "oh you look nice-like you just came from a date" and i say "i am not a lesbian. i was just going out with my friend from school" and she's like "well back in the day we used to tell our parents we were going out with Mary when we were really going out with Martin" and my mind is like who is this mindreader that possessed my mom?
Anyway I was such in a good mood that mom was like "you should go out more. It seems to make you happy" and i say "yeah. i would if you gave me money"
So i eat my goat. post on faceboook something general about the night. later to find that Martin liked it and so I like his less general post about the night.
So i probably won't go to the comedy thing b/c of all the things I have to do but I will definitely keep you guys posted on what happens.
signing off--very happy mercy!