Thursday, May 15, 2014

#FirstDate

Today we are supposed to talk about firsts with Helene and Sarah

I was thinking about what I could share with you that wouldn't be awkward like my very first blog post - because let's be real. That was embarrassing and I don't even want to know what I was thinking this would someday become when I published it. A local blog, a city blog, a restaurant blog, a photography/fashion/fitness blog? There's really no telling.

There's so many things we could talk about - like first concert, first job, first love - but I think today you get to hear about my first date... back in 5th grade.

The "love connection" between us two ten year olds was unstoppable. We both went to the same elementary school, we were both tall, we were both class clowns, we both pitched on our respective little league teams and our names both start with the letter "J". Who needed Match.com with those kind of stats?

Let's do this in list form, shall we?

- First Date: Titanic (in theaters)


- Ages: Me, 10 - Him, 11
- Other guests: His parents
- Money he got for his birthday: $30
- Money he I we spent on candy at the theater: $30


- Times hands were held: 0
- Times I avoided looking at his parents: During all the nude/steamy scenes
- Length of time we dated after that: 1 year, 6 months
- Amount of time while dated that we actually talked: probably 25 minutes total?
- # of other dates we went on: zero unless you count middle school dances.

I searched high and low for photos of us at a dance, but then it was bedtime so you'll have to imagine what he looked like. Instead you get to enjoy what I looked like at that awkward stage of life - bonus, I was on a cruise in these photos!





See that necklace? Yeah - he got me that. #YoungLove

I don't know where he is today or what he looks like - but I'm certain he just remembers that I owe him $30 in candy from his 11th birthday.



Bahhh come back tomorrow for a very special Half Birthday edition of Friday Favorites!

Venus Trapped in Mars

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34 comments

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

omg i can't even remember my first date....i think it was in grade 9? i was a late-to-the-party type of gal. at least you got a necklace out of it! :D

-kathy
Vodka and Soda

P!nky said...

Titanic as a first date, WOW! The fact you were TEN when Titanic came out WOW!!!!! I was 16!!! #oldie

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

hahahahahaha stop! That was a long time to be sitting together for a first date! No hand holding? Wow now I'm trying to remember my first date.... Girl I am bowing down to you. I found picture of me the other day when I was 12....it's like I'm not even the same person who is that girl? My sister showed them to Mark and I think he's been a little scarred from the whole experience ;-)

Lauren said...

It's amazing how you tied this all in to Titanic! And um, super awkward to watch that as a 5th grader with someone else's parents. No one must have known those scenes were coming!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

love hearing about your first date

BLovedBoston said...

Beyond adorable and my first date was to a movie too!! I still remember it like it was yesterday and am still friends with him to this day...the only difference is that instead of his parents being there our entire middle school class was behind us!! Oh to be young again!

Helene in Between said...

omg this is just so great. hahaha i love the scrunchy on your hand. you the best for linking up!

Illegally Blonde said...

You were only 10! Cray, but cute. I remember those days when parents went with us to the movies... so awkward.

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

hahaha made my morning! (especially that necklace) :)

Kristen said...

hahaha this is so awesome, i cant handle it. we dont really 'date' in australia, but i asked my first boyfriend to be my boyfriend and he said yes and we never spoke again. so i guess we're still dating, even though we are both married? haha.
and i love those pics of you, so cute!

Krystal R. said...

I dont know id I remember my first date :/ or rather I dont know what to classify as my first date! haha but I absolutely love yours!

Dating for over a year at 10? Love it! At that age I had only met boys at church (I went to all girls schools).

Brittney, Breaking Free said...

Hahaha thats fabulous. MY first date was in 4th grade and we went and saw Dante's Peak #romance

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Seeing Titanic is a pretty epic first date. And a long one! That movie needed two VHS tapes!

Tracey said...

This is amazing. I feel like seeing Titanic was a game changer. It started my huge love for Leo. This post is hilarious and bonus points for sharing the pics of you in the awkward years.

You should link this to my dating post this week :)

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Bahahahaha! I'm dying! The one who got away... ;P

Nadine Lynn said...

This is really kind of awesome!!! I was too shy to date boys for the longest time...I didn't have my first date until I was 17 haha. I remember it...but would like to forget it!

brooke lyn said...

you mean you haven't facebook stalked him? I know how good your abilities are!

Myla Munro Ringler said...

Hands down, favorite part. "Times I avoided looking at his parents: During all the nude/steamy scenes" I can only imagine!!

Venus Trapped In Mars said...

No hand holding?? He couldn't make the move?! Lame, no wonder you guys didn't work out.

MakeMeUpMia said...

Hahahaha this is great! I can't even remember my first date! I can't imagine the steamy scenes with his parents there haha.

Jaz said...

Aww! This story is too cute! But I have a question, no hand holding? Even during the "I'll never let go scene"?

Rachel @ Love, Rachel said...

lol this is cute!!

Kenzie Smith said...

This post is too funny :D I can't remember my first date, ha ha!

alyssa said...

Sounds like a serious love connection was made that day. You should totally find out what he's up to these days...
Also, love your use of that second Titanic gif. Priceless.

Just Me, Angie! said...

I'm with Brooke, No FB stalking? You forgot to add that your Brother still teases you about him. Time to move on, Matt.

Karen M. Peterson said...

Oh my gosh, those gifs are so perfect! Especially the last one.

What a fun memory!

Nats ~Coral Tinted Perceptions said...

OMW this was hilarious! I especially loved your last Gif! x

Rebecca said...

This was great! Titanic- what a wonderful movie. This date- what a memory!

Brittany said...

Hahaha! Love this. A year and a half is a serious commitment for a 10 year old! After grad, a guy wrote in my yearbook "You know we never actually broke up". I dated him in grade 8 haha! So I guess my first boyfriend and I are going strong on 12 years or so.

Amanda Nicole said...

Best. Date. Ever.

I think I saw that movie six times in the theater when it came out. Now, I don't even own it and skip over it when it comes on TV lol

Anna said...

You sexy beast, you! I pretty much had that same braces/round glasses look going on in middle school.

Kasey Lynne said...

I don't think I saw Titanic all the way through until I was at least 18 or 20. How sad..

Kayla Moothart said...

So funny! I LOVE the scrunchie on your wrist!

MacKensie said...

hahaha Idk how I missed this. My first date was in 5th grade too, but I wasn't allowed to see "Titanic." Instead I saw "Snow Day" FTW.