Brad is so cute.
I wish you could see how cute he is. Now, I'm about to explain what he looks like to you. And you're going to read this description and think...um...D's lost her mind. But I promise you, I haven't. He really is cute; but it's hard to explain via blog. Anyway, he is tall- super tall, probably 6'2 or 6'3 (I'm 5'4), medium build (muscular, but not wiry skinny like some guys...he's got some meat which I like), strawberry blond/red hair with a million freckles all over. I mean, a million+. I couldn't count all of his little freckles if I tried. He has blonde eyelashes and blonde eyebrows. He has great lips, and super straight, white teeth. Basically I'm trying to tell you that he has a killer smile. His eyes are light- I'm not sure if they're light green or light blue, but they fit him. He is so cute.
We went to BJ's on Main Street here in Huntington Beach for dinner, and it was perfect because on Tuesday nights here in Huntington Beach they have a street fair on Tuesday nights...so we were able to walk around for a little while and look at the different booths and vendors selling things on the street, and listen to the music (there's always a live band on one end of the street, by the pier) while smelling funnel cake and other yummies in the air. We got a table pretty quickly at BJ's which surprised me because the Lakers game was on the big screen and no one was leaving the restaurant. But the weather was nice and the doors were all open so even though we sat out on the patio, we could hear the cheers and still see the game from outside which was fun.
Conversation was good; we didn't get into anything too deep but then again, it was a first date; it was more about just getting to know the basics and finding out about who the other person is a little. I can tell he has opinions on things, and he actually brought up adult topics vs. some of the guys I meet who only want to talk about working out, which I liked. He's very logical (which is probably why he's in the UCLA business program). He's quiet, but he's solid, and I like that. I felt comfortable and respected the whole time, and I like that too. He gave me several hugs when he left and promised to call me again when he's back in CA.
Yeah. He's moving back to Utah today for the summer. That's where his family lives. He's a full time student at UCLA getting his MBA, and he tried to find a job for the summer but couldn't find one in time so he has to go home so he can work. :( I was a little bummed, but I think overall it's okay because we had a great time and I believe he will call me again and that also gives me time to prepare for his return and also just relax and have fun this summer. There are still a few other boys on the radar you know...
As far as my diet is concerned...well...the date wasn't exactly the best thing I could've done. Or, BJ's wasn't the best choice...or maybe it was the mediterranean pizza that wasn't the best choice. Actually, the mediterranean pizza was the best choice- I've looked it up and it has around 500 calories for the whole thing, so I always get it and try to only eat part of it. Of course the waitress messed up the order and brought out the wrong size, so that freaked me out a little but I only ate 1.5 pieces and put the rest in a box and brought it home, only to throw it away later because I don't need it. We also got lettuce wraps though, and we ended up at Cold Stone afterwards while wandering the street fair. I really didn't want to go to Cold Stone, but it's Brad's favorite place and it's typical for mormons to end their dates with ice cream treats, so we stopped in. The good news is I got the smallest size (Birthday Remix baby!) and I didn't finish it. I just think the ice cream at Cold Stone is so heavy; it always makes my stomach hurt. I felt a little guilty only because when all is said and done, all of it together was probably around 1000 calories and I didn't do cardio yesterday. No worries though! I got up this morning and am more determined than EVER to handle this. I went to the gym this morning and worked out HARD. I feel amazing right now. Plus the results of last weeks BL competition came out last night and I am in 5th place out of 28 girls...WHAT!!!??? If I can stay solid through the rest of the week and keep working really hard, I still think I could lose my 1.5 pounds that I need to. Plus I'm already seeing girls start to drop...they either didn't weigh in this week (which disqualifies them) or they didn't lose; and some of them who were in the top spots last week are already at the bottom this week. I just have to stay strong! I'm feeling really good about it.
On the way home from the gym I had the windows down and I heard someone scream my name, and I stopped, looked around, and saw Marty pedaling towards my car on his bike. He just left the beach (beach volleyball...that kid never changes) and was all sandy and cute. We talked for a few minutes until another car came up behind me; It was really good to see him and say hi. Not because I miss him; some things have happened and I finally got the closure I needed to move on. I'm just so thankful for the way things work out sometimes- I really feel blessed and happy in my life right now.