DISCLAIMER: Despite our best efforts to save our precious video camera, the battery went to heaven in the middle of Tuesday night's date. So please excuse the crummy video from our handy dandy point and shoot. Hey, its better than nothing, right?
Oh Dusty! What a pleasant surprise to see his smiling face at my door. If you listened to the final interview already you know Dustin and I go way back. Thank goodness, because when I started freaking out about the faulty video camera in the middle of the date, he was the perfect person to console my woes with his matchless humor. Leave it to Dusty to save the day with Mr. Napkin Head! (I hope you've seen The Holiday! One of my all time fave chick flicks!)
Seeing as how we pretty much knew each other already, we skipped right over all the getting-to-know-you stuff and caught up on current events in our lives. I told him a little more about the origin of this whole journey to find "True Mormon Love," then he told me the story of how he "applied" for a date with me, and before we knew it we were in Corona Del Mar, pulling up to The Side Door, an English Pub style restaurant. It was absolutely fabulous. Actually felt like we were in London eating fish 'n chips and cooling off with some Coca Cola Light. And can I just add that I have no idea how all 6 of these bachelors have managed to find restaurants in coastal Orange County that I have yet to visit. Way to go guys!
A little about Dusty: he's 30 years old, obviously grew up near me in San Juan Capistrano, is an attorney by day,and Mr. Napkin Head by night, and loves Jeopardy so much that he recently applied to be on the show! And if you really wanna see Dustin Monroe let loose, put him in a go-kart and let him loose! Which is why I found our date was so fitting! I'd actually only been to K-1 Speed Racing one other time before, and it was with the one and only Dusty. So it just made sense to spend our date racing one another down the track. So who won? Well he did, of course! But only by 0.6 seconds. That's right boys. This girl's got a lead foot. If you don't believe me, check my driving record. Eeek!
The date was an absolute blast! Sort of a nice break from the usual "Where are you from?" and "What do you like to do for fun?" first dates. He was a great conversationalist, kept me laughing the whole night through, and a complete gentleman...minus the whole butt slapping thing. ;) It would be a shame to miss out on a second date with this amazing catch!