Monday, February 14, 2005

Oh, the things you thought you left behind once you were married...

A few weeks ago, Ali and I were walking across campus when we ran into the Relief Society President from our ward. She's the nicest lady, er, girl, but, after some pleasant small talk she did something that totally stunned us.

She nervously began: "So, Spider-man 2 is playing at the Varsity and the volleyball team has a game this Saturday... Do you think you'll be able to go to one of them?"

We had just been asked out on our first "couple date," and, to tell you the truth, we couldn't believe it. You see, besides that fact that over half the ward had already tenatively asked us over for dinner but done nothing further than that, this was our first direct proposal since singledom. There are some things that you think you've permanently left behind once you're married, and here "awkward dating proposals" was rising from its semi-fresh grave.

"Um, sure," we both answered in unison.

Needless-to-say, Ali and I both found ourselves at the BYU volleyball game with a friendly Relief Society President and her--um, how should I say it?--polite husband. Although the evening was short-lived and pleasant enough--I only had to endure being called, "buddy and/or 'bud,'" less than a dozen times--, come to find out they both like International Cinema as much as we do.

We have a tenative second date for sometime around finals week.

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