Friday, November 6, 2009

Make a Move

Since my last post, several people have asked the same question (or made the same statement), which was, "How did you get out of Tori's house while everyone was sleeping?" or "I gotta know how you snuck out of there." Well, I purposely skipped that part of my recap because it was so uneventful. I agree that it would have been awesome if I'd gotten caught (not because I enjoy confrontation, but because it would have made an awesome addition to my blog post), but I didn't. Tori's room is the only room in her basement. After she'd fallen asleep, I did what she told me to do which was tip-toe up the stairs, grab my shoes, and go out the front door. That's exactly what I did... and nobody caught me.

To be honest, though, I don't know how I would have reacted. I'm trying to envision the confrontation and I don't think I'd have even felt nervous or uncomfortable if I'd been caught. I was in such a state of joy and Cloud 9'ness, that if her dad would have been waiting for me at the top of the stairs, I'd probably have grabbed the sides of his face with both hands, kissed both of his cheeks and said, "Your daughter is amazing" and then left.

I went to lunch with Tori yesterday. We've been exchanging beautifully flirtatious texts all week long and I've been able to talk to her almost every day when I call my dad. I actually asked my dad if he would be my wingman yesterday. I told him that I wanted to bring him lunch in exchange for him hooking me up. Our plan was, I would bring him lunch around noon. Then he'd "happen" to walk out of his office while I was talking with Tori at her desk. The line I wrote for him was, "If you don't have to get back to work, Calvin, you should take Tori to lunch. She really likes Greek food, don't you Tori?"

My dad told me several times that he wanted to just say his own thing... like, be himself. I told my dad that he's not very convincing with stuff like that and I was sure Tori would know it was planned. Little did I know, my dad is even worse at delivering scripted lines. He walked out right on cue and said his line perfectly. But it sounded so fake. Even worse, though, was he was looking at Tori for the first half of his line and then he switched his gaze to me for the second half. So it was, (looking at Tori) "If you don't have to get back to work, Calvin, you should take Tori to lunch" (not bad so far, but then he switched his gaze to me) "She likes Greek food, don't you Tori?" Tori started laughing like crazy.

We went to a picnic table by her work to eat our delicious food from Chicken Express. About halfway through lunch, Tori called me out on the whole "date setup daddy dialogue" thing. She sat next to me instead of across from me which surprised me a little bit. We were eating our lunch and she starts playing footsies with me. I don't know what it is about footsies, but it's always so much more fun before you've kissed. We kept on talking and our feet (my left leg and her right leg) were gently rubbing. It progressed quickly from our feet to our lower legs. It was kind of chilly so it's possible that she was just trying to keep warm by using friction, but it's more likely that she was pretending our legs were our tongues and they were rubbing and tapping and sliding around under the table. It was great. Then she says, "Did you tell your dad to say that?" I was like, "I have no idea what you're talking about." She started laughing and asked, "What are you gonna do if your dad isn't around? How are you ever gonna make any moves?" I thought I had done pretty well on our first date, but apparently Tori had forgotten that my dad wasn't there while I was playing with her hair.

I said, "I can make moves without my dad's help." She started laughing all cute-like again. I said, "I can. I'm serious." At that point I started wondering if she was giving me green lights to kiss her. I looked around the park and all I saw was a mom and her kids on the colorful play equipment. Our legs were still intertwined. Tori said, "Go ahead then. Make a move, Calvin." I thought briefly about doing one of those fake stretches and putting my arm around her, but then I saw that she was just staring at me... like maybe she was waiting for something. I really started to think it was a green light so I did another scan around the park... I'm not really sure what I was looking for. Maybe my dad. I turned back to her and started to move in for the kiss. She smiled and pulled back. For 3 full seconds I felt like the worlds biggest jackass. What I didn't realize was that while I was scanning the park she had taken a bite of her pita bread. She saw the look on my face and said, "Hang on, Calvin." She started chewing really quickly and then she reached for her Sprite. She was smiling as she took a swig and started swishing it around in her mouth. I'm sure I looked like an idiot just staring at her. She raised her eyebrows as she swallowed through her smile. Then she scooted closer to me and said, "Ok. I'm ready, Calvin. Make a move." So I did.

It was short and it tasted like Greek food and Sprite, but it was pretty awesome. I asked her out for tonight and she said, "Of course, Calvin. I'd love to." We finished eating and then I took her back to work.

So... you're probably wondering, "Calvin... why are you home so early? Why aren't you out with Tori?" Well, she called me a few hours ago and canceled. She had already committed to a farewell party for one of her guy friends and she said she'd forgotten about it because of my amazing womanizing and kissing technique. I guess he's going on his mission next week or something. I asked if she wanted to move it to tomorrow, but I guess a different friend is having a birthday party or something and they're gonna be hot tubbing. She obviously felt really bad and invited me to come along with her tonight AND tomorrow, but I declined. I didn't really want to distract her from hanging out with friends she's had for years. I'm afraid she'd feel like she needed to entertain me or something. I told her we could just set something up for next week and she said she was available so I guess we'll have to wait and see.

-Calvin

48 comments:

Anonymous said...

nice... yep... real nice..

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AshleeB said...

ohh Im the second to comment! Awesome!
Marry Tori! You guys would be adorable

Jade said...

Yay! you kissed her! Way to be a stud Calvin.

Amy said...

So amazing. Greek food and sprite kiss...mmmm.

Tori is da bomb. End of story.

Alexandria said...

Man...I was really hoping there was some awesome 'Mission Impossible' manuevers that were used in leaving her house! Hmm..maybe next time.

Nothing says awesome first kiss like, 'Greek food and Sprite'.

I love Tori...she is my favorite. I love your sarcastic adorable banter. Go Team Calvori!!

Kristin Lee said...

I agree with Alexandria, I'm kind of let down by the lack of ninja-moves to get out of the house. Sounds like an awesome...second date? It was lunch so not REALLY a date. But you did get a kiss, so that's awesome. :)

kelleidoscope said...

Haha.. sounds like a tasty kiss.

Julie said...

I love the fact that your dad participated in this whole thing. What a good sport.

Look forward to the next installment of "Calvin and Tori".

Amy said...

"Maybe my dad." ROFLMAO!!!! You crack me up. I am trying to figure out why she took that bite. I guess she didn't really think you were going to do it. LOL! Or she had bad breath and wanted to quickly conceal it. If so good move on her part. Good Luck next week!

Amy said...

BTW...I'm totally lovin your new little pic. ;) teehee

Alexandra said...

I could never be comfortable using either of my parents as my wingperson! Kudos for it working out (for the most part) for you.
I like Tori, you two seem to have good chemistry.

~kiMbeRLy~ said...

I love Tori even more for loving Greek food!! I love you even more for using your dad as a wing man! First kisses are the great...well I guess sometimes they aren't..Whatever. Bummer about this weekend. Good luck next week!!!
Team Calvori!!!

Freddy said...

Ah, man could you imagine having tongues for legs?!

Ash Att said...

Calvin, thats awesome! yay for being home on a friday night! Tori seems way chill, and fun for you. Im excited to hear more stories from you sir.

KatOfDiamonds said...

So after reading the entire post, I really just want to meet your dad! How adorable and awkward! But way to go Tori for calling you out!

Autumn said...

Great post Calvin! I always look forward to reading yours. Jakes last one was really lame. Sounds like you had a great lunch and even got that kiss you were after. ;]

Cyd said...

Yay. Love Tori. She is a keeper. oh, and way to go on the kiss.

Nicole said...

Calvin is a womanizer. End of Story.

Blazzer said...

No no no no. Tori is trouble. At the end of the day - here's Tori:: "Oh sorry Calvin, I forgot about my commitment all the way up until 2 hours before and even though I forgot about it, it's important enough that I have to cancel. Actually, you can come. I know it's the second time you'll ever hang out with me, you'll be comfortable to come and hang out with all my other friends you've never met, and my guy friend who I forgot about, but is important enough to me to cancel our date."

B freakin S! She knew you wouldn't come. You are being manipulated Calvin. Good job on the lunch, but wake up brother. I predict bad things.

And come on people! Did you read Jakes courtship of Andrea? At least he took control and wasn't tossed to and fro like Cal here, because of some hand loving/leg rubbing action. I look forward to Jakes next relationship, he is far more logical.

Right now we have Jake doing the fluff posts and Calvin doing the relationship posts. Both of you are better at the other-from the point of a longtime reader.

-Blazzer

Brenn said...

Let's review -- how old is Tori? She still hangs out with her high school friends, so she can't be that old. It's very possible she actually forgot. Social calendars aren't what I'm thinking about when I'm kissing a guy, just sayin'. Give her a chance.

Natalie said...

oh my gatos. your dad awkwardly reminded me of my mom. i think my face started to turn beet-red as i read this.

my mom is the best. but she speaks at the worst times. at least your dad has it dooown.

Zabes-Yap said...

The fact you missed her take a bite... brilliant. ha ha. I love that she mouth washed with Sprite!

I must say to my fellow bloggers... don't think about marriage... what the crap. Lol. This is only like there third date or something....

Nate said...

Maybe she was less than impressed with your moves sans paternal wingman... Things were great until you kissed her. You should have held out a little more.

Tara said...

Your dad is totally awesome!

Scott said...

She seems like a pretty cool girl, but I am still wondering about the hair thing, though. Something just seems off...

And your dad is a stud.

Lauren said...

Your dad rocks!

I'm excited to what kind of moves you make on the next date!

Ashley said...

I agree with Blazzer. Tori seems like trouble. I'm very interested to see how things go.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the kiss sucked and she's making excuses now? She knows you're not going to come to her guy friends farewell! Just a thought.

TechieGirl said...

Sorry you ended up home on a Friday night. I hope that you weren't there by yourself. Friday nights home alone can be pretty detrimental.

Tori seems like she was one of those girls in high school that everyone wanted to be friends with. I've found that they got away with the "oh I forgot prior plans" card in high school so they keep pulling it in the college and adult world. She just seems young. Really cute and nice and possesses a wit that is probably well beyond her age, but young.

Karina said...

Ummm every time I read a post about you two, I get the feeling I get when I watch my favorite romantic comedies.

Tori sounds AMAZING. :)

Anastasia said...

"It was short and it tasted like Greek food and Sprite, but it was pretty awesome."

baha that's my favorite part of this whole post.

Allison said...

Amazing. I am SOO excited for you two! And it seems (from the reader's point of view, at least) that things are going REALLY well. And that you aren't getting bored of her, or something equally as bad. I can't wait for your next date, and CONGRATS on the kiss. :D

Molly said...

It's official. I think that you are really quite sweet. :D

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That Chick said...

I have a personal rule of no kissing while eating.

Thats kind of grosser than gross.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog but could you please consider redesigning it so it's not white text on a black background... it's soooo hard to read and makes me see spots when I'm done. Thank you :)

Angela said...

Ya, I think you should have held out on the kiss. Made her reeeaaaaaly want it.

I'm still undecided about this girl. Maybe she is just a tad immature or I don't know. But the hair thing that you LOVED so much, was just so weird to me. To each their own.

Oh, and I'm lovin your dad. What a sport.

Bellser said...

Sounds like a fun date... I was laughing when I read about the whole Greek food and sprite kiss thing... haha...

The whole forgetting about her plans may be true or may not, but my thoughts are she is probably just playing hard to get...

T. L. C. said...

Dear Calvin,
You send the adhesive and I'll send you a pregnancy test, deal?
-T.

Ps. Thank you for the comment.

PSS. What are you doing on a Sat. night making comments to girl’s blogs? No date? Tisk. Tisk.

-Kyrbi Bingham said...

thanks for the good laughs, very entertaining :)

dose of reality said...

I really enjoy your blog, especially how honest you can be since you are anonymous. And since we are being honest I have a bit of advice -- take it or leave it.

I think you should make a scale from 1-10 of what you are looking for in a wife, 10 being the "perfect" wife. I know that how hot a girl is, really matters to you right now, but some day it may not be so important. Like in 10-15 years or so when life happens. When you have 4-5 kids, you lose your job, your house is foreclosing, you or your wife or kids have health problems, someone in your family dies, you can't pay your bills, your marriage is about to fall apart, etc. How hot your wife is at that time, really won't matter. I think you should be looking for someone with really strong personality traits like confidence, maturity, how they handle themselves in difficult situations (even if you have to create them to see how they respond), if they have a degree, how smart they are, etc.

If you are looking to date and have fun, then keep looking for your 9-10 hot girls you are trying to find.

But if you are looking for a wife, I think you should forget about tori and trying to find the hottest girls and call up those les miserables, hot tub girls that you found so repulsive (you did say they were really awesome). Or some of those girls in that first singles ward that seemed like ogres (ok not the ogres, but find someone really cool). I am telling you personality and beauty on the inside should be just as important as a hot babe, because that is what really matters in life. Not to mention the fact that sometimes people that I once thought were so hot or whatever are now fat, ugly and total losers. And people that I didn't think so much of in the looks department have become beautiful over time because of personality. (I know you get what I mean, sort of like mahana on jonny lingo.) Looking back I would have cared more about personality when I was in your place.

I don't like all the preplanned stuff you do like the patriarchal blessing, winnie the pooh, your conversations and having your Dad set you up for lunch. You should just be yourself and let things happen naturally. Tori even called you out on it, and she probably noticed the other stuff too.

I think any girl that invites you into her room on the first date (like tori or britney) are total skanks!

One more thing. I don't care so much that you guys do gay things sometimes. I know people give you a hard time about that, but I really like that about you. My husband is horribly mean and awful to me. I would love it if he acted a little "gay" towards me once in while like you guys do to your dates or girlfriends. I loved it when you gave tori orange juice and a note. That was so thoughtful! I guarantee that the guys telling you how gay you are, are probably mean and awful to women and possibly divorced. Don't take advice from those losers!

CarrieBradshaw* said...

I'm just gonna throw this out there: The kiss was probably so awkward for her she is now blowing you off. I don't think you'll see her again.

OH and footsies makes me incredibly awkward. But I don't like people touching my feet.

I'm just joking about the first paragraph, she just sounds like a flaky girl is all. But if she keeps bailing on you then stop asking her out.

Kimmie Poo said...

dear calvin-
the answer to your question regarding you playing the guitar and me cuddling is a definite yes. i am always down for a good cuddle session. but you must learn the guitar.

Nicole said...

i love how the anonymous is first haha. to all the people who are anti i just have to ask why do you keep reading it! haha!

Waiting On a Missionary said...

loved the fact you've kissed her. loved the fact you let her do your own thing

Bekah Buttons said...

amazing. greek food and sprite. love it

Ryan Hadlock said...

OMG dude, really? I KNOW that planning dates is a good idea, but planning what you'll say and getting your dad involved as an accomplice? I'll give him the "good sport" points, but otherwise - GAY! You just have to be yourself with this girl and quit over-thinking everything. If she likes you - GREAT! if not, so what? There are a million hot girls around here to date (see your blog followers if you ever doubt that).

Follow the Genie's advice and Beeeee yourself!!! That's the quickest way to see if this chick is really into you too.

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