The title is the date because I realized something tonight that was very important. I went to dinner with my dad tonight! We went to the Cheesecake Factory, and I’m not sure why but I find one of the waiters incredibly attractive. His name is Brandon (I’m a creeper I know) and he’s gorgeous. Every time he walked by I died a little inside. Tonight though, was different. He walked by and I would still cry to myself, but this is the last night I’ll do that.
I was at the table with my dad and directly next to us was a couple that had clearly been together for a while. They were slouching and on their phones and didn’t really care. In my mind this dinner was their “date night” but it wasn’t really even a date. (I’ll probably write a story about this later) Then on the table on the other side of them was a man and woman who were very obviously on their first or second date.
As a writer, my two favorite literary elements are irony and juxtaposition. If you don’t know, juxtaposition is placing two things side by side in order to compare them. For example, in a movie, one scene might be about best friends fighting over some guy and the very next scene might be a couple of friends consoling another from a break up. This is a form of juxtaposition to compare the two kinds of friendships. Anyway, I digress.
It was nice to see the universe portraying this kind of natural juxtaposition right in front of me. In this moment, I realized something. Usually on tumblr I don’t share about my romantic life, but I have been talking to a boy. He’s very attractive and with his permission I’ll post his link or something. What I realized when seeing those two couples was.. the second I saw the happy couple.. I thought of Jake (thats his name).
I wished that I was on that date with him and we were both sort of nervous, but not really. I’m tired of waiting around for some guy. Jake is a great person and I’m so stupid for not appreciating him. I don’t know if I’ll end up dating Jake for a month or a year or end up with him. I just know that when I’m older and I’m with whoever I’m with I’ll think about those two couples and hopefully remember the date “6/21/12”.