Wednesday, February 20, 2008

25 Dates

Most of you who read this blog already know the story, but I'll recount it here for posterity. Jim's New Year's resolution for this year was for us to go on 25 dates (it started out at 30, but quickly went down to 25). I'm not sure why he made this resolution (although I have my theories) but I decided to take it as a very nice gesture and to just go with it.

It's mid February and we've been on four dates so far. I thought it'd be fun to document them in pictures and here on my blog. I missed getting a photo of the first one. It was Jan. 3rd while we were in Michigan. We went out for a bite to eat and to see a movie (Juno).

Our next date was back here in Houston on Jan. 26th. Jim had wanted to go see the broadway musical, The Jersey Boys, but I rolled my eyes at that. Instead he got tickets for us to see Love, Janis, a musical about Janis Joplin. We really should have seen The Jersey Boys. Live and learn. He already told me that if we were going to get 25 dates in I would have to stop being so picky about what we did.



Date number 3 was actually with another couple. We had a long discussion about whether it counted as a date if we were with other people. I was definitely voting for it counting. Jim relented once he realized that if we didn't count evenings out with other people we would never get the 25 dates accomplished. And our monthly babysitting tab would equal our mortgage payment. We ended up with one criteria for a date. We have to actually leave our neighborhood.

Date number 4 was Feb. 15th to celebrate Valentine's Day. We went to dinner at the Melting Pot. This was my pick but didn't end up to be one of our favorites. You'd think I'd realize this by now, but I don't actually enjoy going out to dinner and cooking my own food. It's sort of the same concept with salad bars. I really don't want to get up and go make my own salad when I'm out for dinner. I know this about myself, yet I insisted we go to a fondue place where we have to prepare all of our own food. One of these days I'll learn to listen to Jim. One of these days...

5 comments:

Carmen said...

That's a great resolution!

My Name is Kaity. said...

You two are funny. Tell Uncle Jim I like his black shirt... it's shiny.

That is a good resolution. If you guys come up for Ben's open house I can watch the kidlets and you two could go out in South Bend (WOO HOO!).

I miss you guys! Tell everyone I say hi and thanks for the care package!

Kache said...

Ok, you made me laugh.

You'd think a Janis Joplin musical would have been good...

Heather said...

Ashley and her mom loved that musical... picky girl. And no appreciation for MP. hmpf.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm trying to imagine Jim's mind machinations at the New Year...While other folks are thinking: "I gotta lose weight"; I gotta stop smoking"; "I gotta start working out more"...Jim comes up with "I gotta take Rita out on more dates...(sigh)!!!!"

;-) Cindi