Over the weekend, this granny got her life for once and funny enough it’s all thanks to my godson.
My typical Saturday night revolves around me sitting in the house, in my room, on hour 8 of an SVU marathon. I try not to get sucked into the SVU vortex but I promise it happens every single weekend.
From about 5-8, I hung out with my dad and curled up watching SVU at my parents’ house.
My phone went off around 7:45 and I got real excited because the only alerts that come through my phone are Facebook game invites.
I saw a message from my godson reminding me that I promised to take him and his girlfriend to the movies for date night.
In the moment, I groaned because of the logistics involved: she lives near my high school (which is about 20 minutes south of me) but the movie theater was about 35 minutes north of her house.
It was whatevs tho. I made a promise.
I rushed home only to find out that they wanted to hit a 10:30 movie gasp
Lol when I was 15, I couldn’t have even dreamed of asking my parents to go on a date, let alone a movie at 10:30.
I asked my godson if her mom said it was ok and he confirmed that it was not only fine but “her mom loves me auntie.”
sigh they grow up so fast.
While I waited for him to get ready, I got hella bored and decided to hop on Tinder. I swiped left a few times, then stumbled across a profile of a fairly cute guy.
I don’t feel like getting into the specifics of how Tinder works but long story short we ended up sparking a conversation.
During the convo, I told him that I was playing chauffeur for my godson and his date. He then asked me if I wanted to hang out while they saw Big Hero Six.
Now, even though I am a recluse and a granny to the core, 2014 has taught me the ultimate lesson of life is too short to sit in the house.
So, I said yes to my first date in 1.5 years.
My godson and I headed out the door and when I picked up his girlfriend I felt like a true driver since they sat in the back of my truck.
I don’t know how to be cool and converse with two teenagers so I kindly blasted my iTunes the whole ride and sang/flowed along to every song. Sidenote, I forgot how much I loved Yeezus!
Once I dropped them off, I hit up the Fridays near the theater and actually had an amazing time with my date (who was super cute in person #score), talking about a whole bunch of nothing.
I was a bit self-conscious because I typically look really nice on a date.
However, as I contemplated a different outfit, I totally had a moment of “ehh if he doesn’t accept me when I look low-key, he’ll never accept me…dah well!”
Not only did he accept me as is, I found out he’s a fellow recluse like me! Just two attractive weirdos in a pod :-)
I picked up my godson and his date when the movie ended and managed to have almost two whole minutes of normal conversation with them.
Once I parked at his girlfriend’s house, I tried to tell him to walk to her to the door but he kindly cut me off “come on auntie, I got this!”
I mumbled an apology and turned my music back up while I waited for him to get back in the truck.
On the ride home, we chatted a little bit about our respective dates. My godson knows all about my hermit ways so he was very surprised that I actually went out on a forreal date.
I’m still a bit surprised at my spontaneity but it’s nice to get out every now and then :-)