November 21, 2006
Fortuitous Meeting #3
I didn't realize that after feeling so low yesterday morning that the day would look up. That I'd find two of my Christmas gifts at the Tar-zhey, that I'd stay late and get more work done than I'd hoped, that the always unpredictable corner store would have two of the most beautiful, ripe tomatoes waiting for me even at 7 pm. Or that I'd be so excited for developing Thanksgiving day and evening plans. Or, for that matter, that I'd run into Cute Neighborhood Boy with Dog again.

We chatted about the holidays again and the places he's lived. About my job and moving around as a child and football and Jimmy Stewart. We walked to a park and played with his now-bored pup, and searched to no avail when the ball ultimately was lost to the orange leaf cover. I remember giggling a lot. I hope it wasn't the annoying girl giggle, but the laughter of a woman just having such a good time.

And then there was mention of getting together sometime soon. My smile might well have broken my cheeks. And a request for my number. (Yep, definitely broken.) And as he was typing the number into his phone, the question: "how do you spell your name again?"


41 Comments:

Anonymous Jorge said...

D-R-E-A-M G-U-R-L

Man, do I have to do EVERYTHING?

;)

Nice job.
I guess we can scrap project Polygamy.

J

Blogger Finn said...

Now, don't take the name thing personally. Some of us are just dorky like that. He was probably just nervous.

He has your number. Can't wait 'til he uses it. (Cripes, you'd think it was ME he was calling. I'm living vicarously through you, girl).

Blogger JordanBaker said...

He totally waits inside his house with his dog leashed, peering out the window to see when you come outside so he can "accidentally" run into you.

Blogger TJ said...

well now--it turns out that the 'near future' was nearer after all...

And I'm guessing that his nickname for you on his blog is Cute Neighborhood Girl with Cats...:)

Anonymous gorillabuns said...

a little dyslexia isn't so bad. at least he keeps trying to get it right.

Blogger Kris said...

He was so cute about it. Cute, cute, cute.

Blogger Heather B. said...

now it's Kris, like with a 'K' correct? Not 'CH'? Just wondering.

Awwwww. Cute boys are the best. Now where do I find one?

Blogger Sizzle said...

oooh! fun!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

A walk in the park with the dog? Honey, he's hooked.

Blogger Sandra Dee said...

Obviously he's not good with names.

Eh. Whatevs.

He's cute though. I'd take 'em.

Blogger Melliferous Pants said...
Blogger Kelly said...

Giggling is always great.

Unless he was talking about something seriously sad. In which case you'd've come across as daft. But, darling, you are anything but daft.

So, giggling is always great!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

...is it just me or did you guys just have a first date? Playing in the park... giggling... sharing childhood stories.

I'm excited for you! Work this right and you have a hot date for all of the holiday parties.

...just make sure he's not getting all friendly-neighbor on you so you'll feed his dog while he's away over Christmas. :)

Just kidding, you're a catch! :)

Blogger Kris said...

So funny you should say that, UC - I actually offered to watch the dog, and he declined! Lots of friends taking care of his little one over the holidays. I just thought it would be nice to look through his stuff while he was away . . . KIDDING!

He just seems so nice. Even if nothing comes of it (protective clause), it sure feels good.

Anonymous whoorl said...

I'm thinking it's luh-uve.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, no, no, no, NO! No protective clauses!

Let this be your gentle reminder to fall in unguarded, spectacular, ridiculous, magnificent, hot, mushy love. And when you find him, kiss this man regularly as if your life depended on it.

Blogger Kris said...

You guys are kick ass.

Anonymous Jen said...

Dude... I just re-read this, and the first time I saw it, I thought he said "What was your name again?", I thought, ouch. That's rough.

But "how do you SPELL your name?" is totally different and 100000000 times better -- not only does he know your name, but he remembered that it's not the usual spelling. AND he cared enough to get it right! Score!!

Anonymous Jen said...

Oh wait... there are two entries. Still, how do you spell is better than what is your name.

Blogger Kris said...

I took it that way too :)

Blogger Freckled K said...

You can bet your sweet bippy he won't be forgetting your name or its spelling ever again, now that it's programmed into his phone. Sounds promising. Yay for you!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of us are just reallllly bad with names!

Blogger k said...

um, given that there are about a billion combinations of our name's spelling, i think it's a sweet question.

or maybe 'bad at names, good in bed'? (making shit up, don't know, who cares, HOLIDAY WEEK CUTE BOY)

Blogger Jasclo said...
Anonymous wordgirl said...

Target's the cure for what ails you. I rarely leave without a smile on my face.

Blogger Egan said...

It's pronounced "tar-gay". Pas de quoi mademoiselle.

Congrats on stuff.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of us are just bad with remembering names, I have used it. As for the spelling issue, MOST men would assume it was the normal spelling of Christine(a), just shortened. I assumed my wife's name was spelled Christina, but after she looked through my contacts (see note 1) she realized that I missed the K and Z (she is Hungarian).

Note 1: NEVER, I am talking EVER, look through a hasher's contacts until you are familiar with the whole naming thing. She asked me who Semen Stains was.

Anonymous KB said...

If you didn't spell your name the "wrong" way he wouldn't have had to ask ;) ha!

Anonymous KB said...

P.S. Happy for you!!

Blogger Miss Scarlet said...

Woohoo! But he has your number. Awesome.

Blogger Momcani said...

Sigh! My cheeks hurt now from smiling for you. A very good day indeed!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh girl, I'm so happy for you. Cherish these awkward "getting to know you" times... total bliss.

And may I say: Its about fuckin' time you had a cheek-breaking smile! :)

Love ya Mama.

Blogger playfulinnc said...

I love that your week is looking up! Now, not to alarm you, but the "How do you spell your last name" is what I say when I can't remember it.

Just sayin'...maybe he's got that issue with names.

Blogger Nat said...

This has romance novel potential written all over it...Go girl. Go get him.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

See, I told you to break out the wine in celebration! Congrats!

Blogger DC Cookie said...

Let's just hope he doesn't have 3 other girls named 'Kris' in his phone either...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walking the dog.
Shoot, this guy is a pro like me.

Anonymous nicole said...

Can't wait to see what happens! Happy Holidays. xoxo

Blogger themikestand said...

He probably just needed to get the spelling right for the tattoo.

Blogger E :) said...

That's AWESOME!

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