Yesterday I left you with saying that on Black Friday, while shopping, I made a gutsy move. Why did I do what I did? I guess you could say that I wanted to just live my life. I wanted to go after what I wanted. There’s a certain point in your life where you just put on your big girl pants, have faith, and go for it.
And that’s what I did on Friday evening. Black Friday is a day for people to go shopping, so naturally, that gives me any reason to go into a store. So, during my Black Friday shopping, I made a purchase at Petco. I also grew a pair and gave the babe from Petco my name and number. It felt like I bolted out of the store, where I immediately texted my best friend asking what the hell had I just done. I had also been talking to Lindsay on the phone right before it, trying to get the courage to take the leap of faith.
Did I think Petco was going to text me? No, not at all. And you know what? Less than 2 hours later he did. And we talked until midnight. On Saturday, he picked me up from my house and took me to Boston. I didn’t realize men still picked girls up for dates.
We drove into Malden, where we picked up the orange line (for those not local, that’s Boston’s train station). We took the T (subway), into the city, where we wandered over to Faneuil Hall, which is one of my favorite spots in Boston. We spotted the Grinch, who I was way too intrigued by.
After watching the mime for a few minutes, we headed over into Quincy Market, to grab lunch. To enjoy being in the moment, I didn’t take many pictures. We walked inside Quincy Market, looking for the meal that caught our eyes. We settled on a place that had chicken kebabs. We really thought that we were going to get a great meal. Chicken kebabs with 2 sides. We both got peas and salad (for me), fries (for Petco). This meal was so horrendous that it was so hilarious, and one of our favorite moments of the day together. The kebabs were practically glued to the skewers, and at one point, both of our hands were on one skewer trying to get the chicken off. The chicken was bathed in a mystery sauce, and we have absolutely no idea why we didn’t just go and buy new meals at a different place, but we powered through. From trying to find a table to eat at, and actually stomaching the food, it felt like middle school all over again.
After lunch, we wandered around Faneuil Hall, before heading down to the water, which is now my new favorite spot in Boston.
We took pictures and just talked for quite a bit. Once we got really cold, we headed back into the city for a little bit. We wandered into DavidsTea (<– that is not a typo), where I learned a hell of a lot, and got to smell some really amazing teas! It made me want to become a tea snob.
We spent 6 1/2 hours together, and it was unreal. Here was this guy that I thought was a muscular jock working at Petco, and it turns out he’s more than just muscles.
After Boston, I headed to hang out with my best friend Allie, and her cousins, where we played board games and had girl talk. It was so much fun!
Sunday my Dad and I headed back to Boston to attend the Celtics vs. Spurs game. I got the tickets from my CrossFit friend Paul, as he was giving them away, so I happily scooped them up. Daddio and I had a blast!
The game was a 1 o’clock start, so we were home just shortly after 4. I did a few things around the house and on the blog before heading to Gerry’s (Petco has a name). He cooked up an amazing dinner of sweet potato fries and healthy, breaded chicken tenders. I tried recreating the chicken tenders Monday night, and it was a total fail. We watched the Patriots game, before starting a new tv series. Have you guys seen Bates Motel? We are addicted. We made it through 2 episodes Sunday night and 1 last night.
So, my friends, you never know what will happen when you give a guy or girl your number. He might have a girlfriend. He might not be interested. And maybe, just maybe, that one little post-it note exchange can bring about something good.
Have you ever given a guy your number randomly?
I did when I was probably 20 and working at Target. The manager of the store next to us always came in to see me, so one day I walked into his store and gave him my number. I had good luck with that one too, but we only hung out once.