Monday, November 19

Hot Date + eHarmony

What did we do this weekend? Well, Tom and I had a hot date to go see Twilight. Yup, dorks over here. And you know what? I LOVED it. The thing about movies like Twilight are you have to go in knowing what to expect, namely, some lame jokes, tons of corny-ness and a super cute story twisted with a bunch of stressful scenes. If you know that's what you're in for, you're not going to be disappointed. And disappointed I was not. Don't worry, no spoilers here, but something else more interesting happened while we were at the movie.

So we're sitting there, minding our own business during the previews, waiting for the movie to start. The token loud laugher is sitting only five seats to our right (bummer) and the annoying family has just waltzed in to our left and bee-lined it for the front row (woot! get outta here!)

When suddenly, a young chap who we will call "Timmy" (wearing skinny jeans, but he was so skinny they looked baggy, sporting hipster glasses without knowing they're hipster, and proudly wearing a leather jacket, somehow without looking any tougher, melting girls' hearts in the same way that a puppy does.)  walks in. After he makes a few laps around the theater, he catches Tom's (yes, Tom's) attention. Tom leans over and whispers "I think he's looking for someone"

Timmy continues to stare awkwardly down rows, looks at his phone, at the rows, at his phone, takes another lap, sits down for a second, gets back up, takes off his jacket, puts it back on. I lean over to Tom and say,

"I bet he's waiting for someone he met on an online dating site."

Now, before you "We met on eharmony!" people get all offended on me, this is not meant to be a negative thing. Just an observation due to my extreme deductive reasoning skills.

Tom says "You think so?"

And I'm all "yeah, definitely, he looks nervous and he doesn't know who he's looking for. If he knew the girl (we just assumed it was a girl he was looking for, we really had no idea) he would've found her by now and he wouldn't seem so worried." (Timmy was about seven laps in by this point).

At this exact moment he swoops into the row four ahead of us and shyly asks the girl if her name is Shelby. She was very nice to him and apologized that she was not in fact Shelby. I got a little nervous at that point because she had two friends with her and they all seemed to be late teens/early 20s. Females of this age can be ruthless, but actually, they were all very sweet and I was so relieved. This didn't relieve Tom, he won't admit it now, but I think he was a little choked up that this wasn't Shelby. By this point Tom was totally rooting for .Timmy

He continued to check his phone nervously. It was getting dangerously close to the start of the movie, the lights were dimming and we started to freak out. Tom was agitated, "I can't relax and watch this movie until I know this kid is going to be okay."

And I was like "You said it brother, I'm all stressed out that this Shelby girl's standing him up."

Timmy shyly made his way to the back of the theater and disappeared out the back doors. Now we were really beside ourselves. "Oh crap, now we definitely can't watch the movie."

We sat there in silence for a moment, pondering Timmy's fate, when Tom couldn't take it anymore. "I'm going to go help him."

Guys, this was cute. Real cute. I got all giddy over Tom (not that I ever stopped). Tom is the type of person, while careful with money, would rather buy out the whole movie theater  just so that he wouldn't have to deal with token loud laugher and the annoying family, and here he was reaching out to his fellow patrons at the movies.

Tom got out of his seat, went out the back doors, and quickly came back in smiling..."He found her!!"

"Did you talk to him?"

"No! I walked out and saw them meet!"

We were pretty stoked for Timmy.

We proceeded to eye them during the rest of the previews while Timmy sat with his right leg curled underneath his left and swung the left like an eight year old on a swing set.  To further corroborate my blind date meetup theory, Shelby had brought a friend with her. You now  the friend who makes sure the guy you're meeting isn't an ax murderer or something.

It was really fun to witness a blind date like that, even if the two datees had no idea how much we felt like a part of their night. To be honest, they got boring after a while, but the whole first fifteen minutes of their date were super interesting. It was like real reality television.

Do you people-watch on dates? Or are Tom and I the only creepers out there??


Heather @ Cookies For Breakfast said...

OMG, this is the best story ever - hilarious! I love that Tom was so concerned that he actually went to go help - that's too freaking sweet. Love this. :)

Megan Sutliff said...

Haha! I loved reading this, and found myself cheering for Timmy too! Um yeah I watch people not only on dates but other places too! It's funny what you'll see people do or say, like on the boardwalk or in the mall. I learned this from my grandma :)

nicolthepickle (Nicole Graham) said...

Funny, and so cute! My DH would NEVER say/do anything he would be so embarrassed , but I love your story.

Lanaya | Raising Reagan said...

That is awesome! How fun that you got to witness that.
I can't wait to go see the last Twilight installment!


Cortney said...

LOL! This is my favorite thing i've read all day today. Love it. I went to see Twilight, I loved it. I agree though, you have to go in knowing what to expect. I've already asked my hubby to take me on a date to see it..again. Bless his heart.

Marianna Dunn said...

Oh my gosh! I love that story....and it is so something me and my husband would do. We (me mostly) totally people watch when we're out together and always try to "figure out" everyone's story.

Brandi said...

I love that he went to help, that is so sweet! I am a total people watcher, in any setting I am watching all the people around me :)

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

Wasn't the movie good? I loved it.

How sweet about your husband wanting to help! We totally people watch, it is fascinating.

Unknown said...

the story makes me want to look for people on dates, it's cool that you got real closure on it. most of the time when you're watching people the problem is that you only get a snippet and you have to make the rest up. ps twilight is the best

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wfayew said...

this is great! i definitely people-watch. when i spot a date going on...especially if it looks like an awkward first date...i just have to watch!

Anonymous said...

Oh this is too cute!! I'm totally a people watcher myself so this is up my alley! :) Love that it worked out for the kid! :)

Unknown said...

That is just toooo cute! You had me rooting for poor Timmy. :) I'm glad he found her, hahaha.

I'm a people watcher too, so maybe we are both creepers. :P

The Mrs. and The Momma said...

Such a cute story! I worry about people we see out, too. Our "hot date" to see Twilight is tomorrow. In fact, I turned down a girls night to see it, just so I could see it with my hubby. I've heard good things!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Unknown said...

Aww, lovely man!
I think your blog is super cute too

Natalie x

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Aw, what a sweet story!

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