Wait a minute... She's looking my way! She sees me! OK...Mark. Don't blow it now. Give her "The Eyes"
No... No... That wasn’t a tic or a twitch! That was a sultry stare mixed with a wink! Now she just looks confused and a little scared!
Wave a little more, keep her interested! Good thing I'm tall. I'm going to push my way through the crowd towards her. Pardon me. Excuse me. Coming through. Hey! Don't look at him! Keep looking at me! She's moving towards me too! This is good! What do I say? How can I catch her heart now that I've caught her eye? This is hard work!
It's OK. I'm ready for it.
What will she want to know about me? Does she care that I'm a hopelessly romantic man who will sing Elvis and Sinatra to her? I can't sing, but I hope she doesn't care. Will she go to Disneyland with me? To church with me? Is she spontaneous enough to hop in the car and drive up the coast for lunch and wine tasting with the radio blasting some classic rock and country? Does her passport have some empty pages we can fill together? If I cook something new will she try it, even if it look's funny? What will she do if we are walking together and I stop just to gather her in my arms and share this moment?
She's getting closer. I can see her a little clearer now.
Wow! She's gorgeous! She looks confident and compassionate. Her eyes tell me a lot. They’re bright like she is. She obviously takes care of herself. That's good; because I'm gonna want to be with her for a long time. She's smiling! That lights up the room! I bet she's funny, just like me. We'll make each other laugh. She's closer now. We're almost close enough to...
I reach out to her and take her hand. It's soft and warm, just like her. I'm finally close enough to look into her eyes... and...
I'm lost there.
"Hello. My name is Mark. And you are______?
Fill in the blank...
Movies (in no order): Rocky, Robin Hood (1939), Saving Private Ryan, Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Bing Crosby), Continental Divide, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Music Man (Robert Preston), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Books: I enjoy Clive Cussler, Harry Turtledove, John Birmingham, S.M. Stirling, anyone who can tell a great story.
"Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame. All time favorite book! Best read aloud with you curled up beside me.
Random: Hugs that last a long while. A good steak. Building something. Rain. The color blue. The Rams when they win! Anything that stimulates my mind!
My close friends and family
A really good book
A big cup of coffee in the morning
The love of a good woman
If she sings it to me, she’ll have my heart forever.
At last I can see life has been patiently waiting for me
And I know there’s no guarantee, but I'm not alone
There comes a time in everyone's life
When all you can see are the years passing by
And I have made up my mind that those days are gone
If you agree... reach out to me.
"You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how." - Rhett Butler