Thursday, June 10, 2010

Our Journey to Forever-Part 3

Have ya'll noticed my handy new leaderboard over there?  -------->
I know, it should be illegal to be this awesome!
I gotta say, I am having so much fun with this game!  You're probably all bored to tears, but I'm having a blast!  Who knew that you all thought I was such a gutsy lady?!  Let's find out if you were right, shall we?

I wish that I could say that my wit and adorable charm was so inspiring to Roon that he asked me out on the spot, but that is certainly not the case.  To say that Roon was shy would be an understatement.  He was so shy, that at certain points, I actually would have preferred to talk to the wall to my left.  There were times when I would turn around in my seat to talk to the people sitting behind us, because I was sure that conversing with me was painful for him.  He became the king of short answers. 

Me:  "What are you doing this weekend?"
Roon:  "Going home."

Me:  "What are you doing tonight?"
Roon:  "Not much."

I, on the other hand, became the queen of useless flirting.  I've always been a natural flirt, and I've always had more guy friends than girl friends.  I wouldn't even necessarily do it on purpose.  After a few weeks of class, I decided I liked Roon enough to encourage him to ask me out.  I switched from my natural "subconscious" flirting, and layed on the real obvious flirting. 

Some of my methods were so obvious, that they probably would have been akin to something you'd have heard on the movie "Clueless".  I'm sure you know the type. 
I'd "forget" my book(s) so I would have to lean over and share his.
I would arrive to class exactly on time, or a minute late, so I was guaranteed to have to walk in front of him to get to my seat.
I would "linger" after class in hopes that he would be more comfortable talking to me if he weren't interrupting the teacher.

And most importantly...
When he would reflect the question of "what are you doing this weekend" back to me, I would answer with a subtle hairflip, and a "nothing.  Absolutely nothing.  Probably just be sitting at home with my roommates."

Most of the semester went by, with very little acknowlegement that he knew I was interested.  I had pretty much decided to stick him in the "just a friend" box, when I got a smidge of hope. 
After class one day, I lingered long enough, and Roon was answering enough of my questions, that we left class at the same time.  We continued our conversation as I headed towards my next class.  Roon walked me all the way there.  When we reached my next building, I paused and said goodbye, thinking that this would be the perfect time for him to ask me out.  He didn't.  He said goodbye, and continued on towards his apartment. 
I know...my drawing is AWESOME!!!
(For those of you who know the area, our class together was in the Taylor, my next class was in the Romney, and Roon lived in Pineview...)

Before I knew it, the semester was over, and I had yet to be asked out on a date by Roon.  I went home for Christmas, and so did Roon.  We were from towns that were more than 250 miles from each other, so naturally I never thought I'd see him until after Christmas break, if then. 

Remember before, when I said that there were 3 things I always say about our meeting/pre-dating?  Well, the 3rd thing is that without a little divine intervention, we probably never would have gotten together.

On New Year's Eve, my friend, her boyfriend  and I all decided to go to a Single's dance in a neighboring town.  Since I didn't want to be a third wheel on New Year's Eve, my friend asked a mutual friend of ours if he would accompany me, and be my date.  He agreed.  My friend's boyfriend later ditched us, but that has little to nothing to do with the story...

While at the dance, my "date" disappeared and was off dancing with his invisible dance partner, when I heard a familiar voice behind me.  "Hi Sami."
Now, I was taken aback, because everyone who I knew at the dance called me "Sam". 
I turned around to see a goatee-clad gentleman with a baseball cap on.  Very little of his face was visible.  After a minute, it hit me...
"Roon?!"  "What are you doing here?!"

He told me that a friend of his had come here to visit his girlfriend, and had asked Roon to come along to keep him company on the drive.  Since he remembered that I lived close to that town, he came along on the off chance he would see me there...
We talked for a few minutes, before he had to leave. 
STILL NO DATE REQUEST.
Again, I assumed that Roon and I were just not meant to be, but I still went home and told my mom all about it.  I think she was a little surprised that I talked more about Roon, and how excited I was to see him, than I did about my date. 

I headed back to Ricks in early January.  I got there a few days before the semester started.  The Sunday before classes began, my roommates and I went to church.  Being incredibly uncoordinated (especially when walking on snow and ice), I was one of the last (as usual) to walk into the meeting.  I headed down to where my roommates were seated, and along the way, passed a familiar face. 

"Roon?!  What are you doing here?!  Did you just move into my ward?"

"Nope.  I've been in the same apartment this whole time."

Then, I recognized his roommates as members of my ward from the previous semester.  I never knew he went to the same ward, because he went home EVERY WEEKEND! 

Roon called and asked me out the next day. 

So, the answer to this question was 3.  A WHOLE SEMESTER.  He now claims that it was all part of his plan, because he didn't want things to be awkward if the date went badly, since we had assigned seats.  I guess it's a logical explanation...

Next question:

WHAT DID WE DO FOR OUR FIRST DATE?
  1. DINNER
  2. MOVIE
  3. BOWLING
  4. A PLAY ON CAMPUS
  5. 1 & 2
  6. 1 & 3
The answer will be posted at 8:00 am (central time) on the 13th.  GOOD LUCK!!!

Just for kicks and giggles...

BONUS QUESTION:

YES OR NO.  DID ANYBODY GET STOOD UP ON DATE DAY?

THIS QUESTION IS NOW CLOSED.  THANKS SO MUCH TO THOSE WHO ENTERED!

10 comments:

CJ Sime said...

Suck. I am practically in last place. I would like to take this moment to thank Shortmama :o)

My guess is 3.

Heather said...

6 and yes

MiMi said...

I missed the last one. Got it WRONG WRONG WRONG.
Oh well. Okay, this one is number 6 and yes. :)

Myya said...

Dang it I am suckin it up on this game of yours. That make me no happy! I am going to say dinner & bowling... even though I have a feeling it is a play on campus. Ugghhh I was NEVER good at multiple choice! Ok & for the bonus: NOPE, never stood up on a date. I'm cool like that! ha ha ha

shortmama said...

Ok so theres me the big ol' loser!

So Im gonna say 6 and yes this time

Emmy said...

Dang I got behind and missed the last question. Loving this game by the way. I am going to guess 5, since he was so shy this seems like an easy date for a shy guy.

And yes someone got stood up.

Jennifer said...

6 and yes :)

Allyson said...

My guess is #6, and yes, someone got stood up - unintentionally, of course.

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I say 5 and yes, Since you asked it.