Sunday, September 19, 2010
I feel like the luckiest girl in the world right now! I realize it's only been three dates thus far, but I'm honestly having the best time of my life. Never did I think I would meet such amazing guys that have such wonderful qualities, who want to date ME! I can already tell you that if the remaining 19 guys are as wonderful as dates 1, 2, and 3, this process of narrowing it down is going to be a challenge! But let's not get ahead of ourselves. I'm sure you wanna know what I thought of tonight's date.
Jon Pinney is an incredibly accomplished man. Although we've only known each other a total of 4 hours, I feel like we know so much about each other already. As soon as we left the house Jon wasted no time opening up to me. During dinner at Maggiano's at South Coast Plaza I learned a few fun facts: Jon grew up with his 7 brothers and sisters in the Sacramento area, he's 29 years old, was a BYU music major, released his first album "When We Started" in 2008, works for his family's business, recently purchased his own home, and aspires to be a voice in politics after he's found his wife and made his first million. Quite the resume, no?
Aside from all of Jon's accomplishments, he seems like a really down to earth guy. From what I observed he seems very well mannered, probably a perfectionist, and understandably confident. So what's wrong this guy? Why is he not married yet? Good question. We actually talked a little bit about this as we devoured our creamy artichoke dip, chicken and spinach manicotti, and lobster carbonara. He seems to have all the makings of a great boyfriend, unfortunately I don't think he's ever been one. I was quite shocked to learn that his longest "relationship" lasted no more than one month. And I thought I had a hard time keeping someone around. Does this concern me? Maybe a little. But not enough to dwell on it.
At dinner Jon announced the remainder of the date and let me know what we'd be doing. I can't even begin to tell you how impressed I was with the thought and creativity that went into this date (and how nervous it made me). His sisters are artists so he borrowed their easels, purchased some canvases, paints, and brushes, and told me we'd be painting a landscape somewhere along the Orange County coast. As nervous as I was to show off my artistic skills...or lack thereof, he scored major points for thinking outside the box!
We decided it would be fun to go to downtown Huntington and paint the pier , but when we got there I was drawn to this beautiful row of palm trees along the city skyline. So we set up shop and decided to paint the same scene but with our own creative interpretations. I was afraid to make the first stroke so I watched him carefully pour his paints and start his masterpiece. After a minute I loosened up and started slopping paint here and there until I came up with something I liked.
With our masterpieces complete, we headed home and I invited Jon to come in and share one of his latest songs with me. Once again, I was impressed! What a wonderful ending to a wonderful date. And I hear I have his sister to thank. Rumor has it she submitted his application, which is good to know because otherwise I might have been a little suspicious of his motives. Singer? Songwriter? Mormon Bachelorette exposure? Do you smell a "Wes?" Nah, I don't either. But maybe I'll have to go out on a second date, just to be sure...
A few of you have requested that we post the song Jon sang for me at the end of our date and well, it was just too good not to share. Enjoy!
Posted by The Mormon Bachelorette at 5:41 AM