My New Habit


I’m definitely the girl on the left!

The weekend is here and it appears that I’m starting a new habit:  5K’s and a date!

Last weekend I completed my first 5K (as a runner) and on Monday I must have been high because I signed up for this weekend’s Asbury Park 5K.  Not sure what I was thinking but it’s not like I can’t do it, right!?!

I also met a guy and set a date for Saturday night.  I have a good feeling about this one 🙂  He is into Crossfit and cycling which is awesome so I know he’s not sedentary.  But other than that he seems really nice and can hold a conversation without mentioning sex.  (Take a clue Botchagaloop!)

I’ll be sure to update you all on the flipside!


Botchagaloop: Take 2


I love when people read my blog and talk about it.  Your comments are always welcome and pretty entertaining so keep them coming!

Having said that, I heard from an old friend last night about my “Dating Re-cap” blog.  She too is doing the online dating routine but nothing amazing has come out of it except for some interesting stories much like mine.  In fact, our stories were so similar we learned we both had a date with BOTCHAGALOOP!

Oh dear baby Jesus can this get any better?!

I did leave a tidbit of information out of my previous blog because it really wasn’t something I wanted to share since my Mom might read my blog.  Oh well, here goes.  While taking our oh-so-romantic stroll on the beach Botchagaloop asked me if I’ve ever had sex on the beach.  It’s safe to say he wasn’t referring to the cocktail.

This guy is a real charmer!

I shared this with my friend and she immediately knew Botchagaloop because she went on a date with him too!  He said the same exact thing to her!  Get some new material buddy!  Is your life that boring that you don’t have things to talk about other than sex on a first date!?  Maybe you should go be by yourself (if you know what I mean).

Have you ever been on a date with someone who just doesn’t have anything special to bring to the table?

Date Re-Cap

beach walk

This past Saturday I had a scheduled date with “Botchagaloop” (names have been changed to protect the innocent Italian dude).  He lives up north so I assumed we could meet half way in Long Branch at Avenue or McLoone’s.  Unfortunately he suggested Parker House or Squan Tavern.  Not ideal but he was going for casual drinks.  I agreed to Parker House when an image of screaming children eating pizza at Squan Tavern entered my mind.

I had Botchagaloop meet me on the corner outside of the Parker House because I’m not a fan of walking into a bar alone plus this would give me a chance to speed past in case he didn’t look like his pics.  Alas, I was there first and waited for him for a couple minutes.

He wasn’t bad looking at all but he was slightly shorter.  Not a deal breaker but I do prefer to feel smaller.  The Parker House did turn out to be a bad idea because we were herded like cattle into the roped area of the front bar and the noise level didn’t help either.  But we stuck it out while laughing at the older couples trying to get their load on at the bar.

Afterward he suggested a walk on the beach which was great because it was a beautiful night.  I found out that he likes the Real Housewives of NJ almost as much as I do and he is Team Jacqueline.  Phew…glad we got that out of the way!

Overall the date went smoothly but Botchagaloop did say something that I’m not quite sure how to take.  He said, “I bet you get hit on by a lot of black guys.”  I said, “why?”  He replied, “Because you’re curvy.”  Hmmmm.  In the moment I laughed it off but afterward I got hit by the “what the f@*& truck.”

I’m still not sure how to take it.  Help me out here…

Date #1

Not only do I have my first 5K since workin’ on my fitness but I also have a date this weekend.  What was I thinking?

Oh well.  As my friend Hottie says, “balls to the wall.”

Here’s a taste of what’s going on in my head:

  • What should I wear?  He’s slightly shorter than me and only heals would be appropriate with the dress I have in mind.  Will I look like a sasquatch?!


  • Where are we going to go?  I’m a slight control freak and need to know the plan.  What time?  What are we doing?  How much $$ should I bring if he turns out to be a putz?


  • What is my exit strategy if he is a putz?  I will probably seek out the nearest emergency exit sign and/or window to jump out of.