A Peek Into His Mind

1/24/2012 The Charmer 12 Comments

Today I have a VERY special treat for you!

Do you ever wonder what on earth people of the opposite sex are thinking? Do you ever look back on a date or an awkward moment and think If ONLY I could read his/her mind! ? Have you ever written a journal entry about that "special someone" and wished you could read what they would write about you?

The answer for all of you is yes. Don't deny it.

I am just like you and I often wish I could peek into the minds of boys I go on dates with. I was especially interested to know what Mr. Director was thinking during our flirtatious stage. Maybe even some of you have wondered what he would say about everything that happened between us.

Well, if so, this is your lucky day! Mr. Director has so graciously agreed to give us a look into his mind by adding his own commentary to the story I told you back in October about how we started dating. I will warn you, this is going to be kind of a long post since I'll be including snippets from my own story plus his thoughts. But I think it will be worth your time to read. I absolutely loved getting to peek into his mind.

This first part of the story comes from my post on October 4. My words are going to be italicized; Mr. Dir's thoughts are in red. Enjoy!

While I was with Piano Man, I got a call from Mr. Director. Despite the fact that Mr. Director and I had spent a fair amount of time together at this point because of club commitments, we hadn't actually gone on any dates. I'd hinted to him that I was interested in someone else and I figured he wasn't going to keep pursuing me.
Apparently, I was wrong.


Of course she was! I’ve always had the motto, “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” I think Wayne Gretzky said it. He plays hockey, in case you girls were wondering. :)

I answered the call thinking he was calling about club business...but of course he wasn't. He was actually calling to ask me on a date.

I was so nervous, it was out of control. I knew that I was interested in Charmer based on some of the conversations we had had before, particularly one we had in the taco bell line. And…I admit, I had done a bit of facebook stalking to know that she was pretty legit. Now don’t judge, everyone does it, and in a lot of ways I think it’s a good way to know if you’re interested in someone. Anyways, I told myself that at 8:54 PM I would call her and I made 3 of my roommates hold me to it. (8:30 is a bit too early, and 9:00 sharp seems too intentional.)

I couldn't believe it. Piano Man and his roommates were sitting there watching me as I struggled to figure out what to say. It was one of those moments where all I could think was, Really?! Is this actually happening right now?! Now I can be rude, but I'm not quite rude enough to set up a date with one boy while I'm sitting on the couch next to another one. A bit flustered, I told Mr. Director that I'd call him back later.

NOOOOOOOO! Failure! She totally sounded not interested and like she had thought it would be club business. And from the sounds of it, she was with another boy (guess I was right). She did the whole, “I’ll call you back later” thing. So, I half-heartedly waited out the night, and no call [here Mr. Dir inserted 3 sad faces]. In the MORNING (Charmer you devil) I got a voicemail from Charmer explaining that she’d be fine with a date but that I shouldn’t get my hopes up,
because she was kinda sorta in the awkward stage where she was about to start dating another guy. Going along with my life motto, I said hey, “I embrace your awkward stage” and set up the date.

Awww. Poor MD. And I cannot help but grin every time I read that line "Charmer you devil"! This next post was on October 11.

Mr. Director is surprisingly fun to be around. Despite my initial irritation at being asked out by him, I had a great time on our date. He was really easy to talk to and I was completely myself around him. I even told him the entire Piano Man/Masimo story. In fact, we threw out all the rules of first dates. We talked about our exes. We didn't waste time asking questions like "What's your favorite type of music?" or "What's your favorite movie?" We pretended we were from Alabama and listened to country music while driving through the "country." It was exceedingly refreshing.

When guys are planning a date for a girl that they are really really interested in, they really have to think out every single detail. I wanted lots of talking time, something creative, but not too weird. Something the Charmer hadn’t done before, but not something that would leave her thinking I was crazy. I ended up taking her to the Provo Airport where we could watch planes land and pretend we knew people. (Thank you. Thank you very much.) The Alabama thing was spontaneous :). We walked around the best park in Provo and had a refreshingly deep conversation about our life’s dreams and wishes. I liked that. And then……she started talking about her love life. I think I’m different than most guys, so I didn’t mind too much. After all, this date was still under the assumption that she was about to date someone else. It was good to know where I stood in the triangle AKA not in it yet, but I wouldn’t totally recommend spilling the details of who you kissed last week on every first date ;).
We got ice cream, had a goodnight, and I assured her that I’d be pushing for a second date in the near future.

Oh, and I sort of invited myself over to his house for dinner on Sunday...and I had a really good time with him (again).

Ah, the beauty of a well-placed text. She took the bait. And “invited herself”. Remember Hitch? You go 90, she’ll go 10, and think it was her idea. Mwahaha.

You little punk! :p

Well, turns out this is actually going to end up being a 2-part post, since this one is already incredibly long.
But don't worry; next week I'll be sure to let you back into Mr. Dir's mind to finish up the story!
And if you liked this, let me know! Because there are other posts of mine about which Mr. Dir has had something to say.
(Oh, and if you didn't guess...yeah, he knows about the blog)


Toodles,
The Charmer

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love it!

But I have an even better idea.. how about I just tell the anti-austen's who I'm interested in, and they you guys go interrogate his feelings out of him, and then post that :)

The Skeptic said...

Dearest Anonymous,

I could wholeheartedly support that idea. I could use help, too.

Dear Charmer and Mr. Director,

Know that it is stories like this that allow me to retain some hope and faith in love and dating and all that. Otherwise, I'd be very done by now.

Jen said...

LOVE! :) <3

This was a great idea! So fun to see what Mr. Director thought about everything! Do it again!

Juichi said...

So the over-planning is common. I'd thought it was a personal problem, this having trying to come up with the date that's mortally wounding my love life. I got beat to 4 straight girls with this problem.

Anonymous said...

love this!! wish I knew what the guy I like is thinking.. :)

Anonymous said...

This is super, SUPER cute! Bah! Love you two together!

Anonymous said...

Yay for love! This makes me smile :)

I've been married for over a year and I still pester my husband to tell me a "bedtime story" before bed. He knows by now that "bedtime story" means "what were you thinking while we were dating/before we were dating"

I've been doing it for over a year because his stories are always like 2 sentences. :(

Marigold said...

Please! Part 2!!

Summer said...

Love! "You little punk" hahaha! Can't wait to hear more :)

Chef A! said...

I am excited to hear the rest of the story!