Monday, March 3, 2008

A special evening, part I

I’m dressed to go out—on a date that I’ve been anticipating for several weeks now.
My favorite jeans, sweater, boots—even a hat, though I’m not usually the chic dresser.

I fuss nervously, waiting for the time to pass, browsing my stack of the latest experts’ advice for last minute tips and hints for a successful evening.
Internet photos and bios hardly seem adequate.
I hope I recognize him.

Time ticks slowly—waiting for dark.

It’s my own little secret. The girls at work wouldn’t understand. Tomorrow will be a day like any other—regardless of this night’s outcome.
But for someone like me, nights like this happen just once a year.

Rain starts to fall lightly—perfect, just perfect!

Now, where’d I leave my flashlight?


Oh,…do I look okay?

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15 comments:

Tom said...

I'm sure you looked fantastic! But what did you see and hear? Any Jeffersons?

Tom

MojoMan said...

Be careful out there...rather than a knight in shining armor, he might turn out to be slimy.

mon@rch said...

I love how you wrote this and then remembered yesterdays post! Well? Can't wait to hear how it turns out! Actually . . . I tell my fellow workers when the "big night" is happening and of course they never come out!

ncmountainwoman said...

I sense another mystery. We are excitedly awaiting the rest of the story.

Mary said...

I hope you meet them, Nina. You'll need the flashlight :o) You are too funny. Sweet. Be careful. And do tell your tale to the girls at work. They might raise an eyebrow or two but will find you quite intriguing, like I do.

Mary

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Are you looking for American Woodcock?? Or are you snipe hunting? Whooo whooo????

nina said...

Isn't he handsome??
And he showed up right on time!!

My date.

His cute friend.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Stunning.... what a great post this is...

cestoady said...

Your date is SO handsome -- I'm jealous ! And his friend is SO cute ! Lucky girl.

Tom said...

Excellent photos, gotta love these creatures. They are simply amazing.

Tom

Adele said...

Glad to hear that your evening was such a success!

Cathy said...

Darlin' ! You look perfect!

nina said...

What's not to love about salamanders.
Could there be any gentler creature with such strength and will?

And so vulnerable.

Mel said...

You DO know how to keep the suspense, 'Mrs Hitchcock', hahaha, love how you write, you are a great story-teller.

Dorothy said...

What a great post! You had me wondering what on Earth you were up to!!! And such a cute couple you met!!!