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post #1051 of 1328
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

Cooking is a valuable skill for life. And, while I don't have a lot of personal experience to back this up, I have it on good authority that lady friends quite appreciate somebody who can cook.

That all said, cooking is something I thoroughly enjoy, so maybe its a case of "that's easy for you to say." Even when it doesn't come out, there's something to learn from the experience. Today I made the mistake of attempting to slow roast a hunk of sirloin that looked like it might rise above the traditional limitations (i.e. toughness) of the cut. It didnt. It came out as a perfectly cooked, pink-to-the-edges and juicy lump of shoe leather. I find that most people are willing to forgive the occasional flop so long as you clearly made an effort, and it might even give you something to remember and talk about.

And if you happen to be with somebody who holds an occasional culinary mistake against you, I'd say that's a strong indication to ditch that person posthaste.

 

Growing up, I always loved watching cooking shows on PBS and love reading about the techniques and science behind cooking and baking.  I can cook and bake decently and find it is a valuable life skill for feeding myself economically so I don't end up eating out excessively.  

post #1052 of 1328

Cooking a meal for a date has a lot of upside.

 

I can't think of too many negatives, even if you burn the meal you create sympathy.  

Potentially a cheap date, and less expensive than a restaurant, also fewer awkward moments.  

You meet the date on your turf, it's your music, and you can create the mood.  

 

Food poisoning would be bad, but in the end a mutual suffering would give you a shared experience.

 

Given all the above I should have cooked more, go cook guys :D

post #1053 of 1328
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

Cooking is a valuable skill for life. And, while I don't have a lot of personal experience to back this up, I have it on good authority that lady friends quite appreciate somebody who can cook.

That all said, cooking is something I thoroughly enjoy, so maybe its a case of "that's easy for you to say." Even when it doesn't come out, there's something to learn from the experience. Today I made the mistake of attempting to slow roast a hunk of sirloin that looked like it might rise above the traditional limitations (i.e. toughness) of the cut. It didnt. It came out as a perfectly cooked, pink-to-the-edges and juicy lump of shoe leather. I find that most people are willing to forgive the occasional flop so long as you clearly made an effort, and it might even give you something to remember and talk about.

And if you happen to be with somebody who holds an occasional culinary mistake against you, I'd say that's a strong indication to ditch that person posthaste.

 

I don't usually eat steak at home, I'd rather go to a restaurant and order one made by someone who knows how to cook one!   LOL!

post #1054 of 1328
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post
 

 

I don't usually eat steak at home, I'd rather go to a restaurant and order one made by someone who knows how to cook one!   LOL!

 

At least you hope they do....lol.

post #1055 of 1328
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post
 

 

At least you hope they do....lol.

... and even pay for it, praying it will be extraordinary...

post #1056 of 1328
True!
If I'm going to pay for it, I expect to be impressed!

BTW, anyone reading this who has not been following the thread, I am talking about a steak dinner in a restaurant!
DO NOT read anything into this! LOL!

What can I say? I do love a good steak dinner!
post #1057 of 1328
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

True!
If I'm going to pay for it, I expect to be impressed!

BTW, anyone reading this who has not been following the thread, I am talking about a steak dinner in a restaurant!
DO NOT read anything into this! LOL!

What can I say? I do love a good steak dinner!

"Date" stories...

"Restaurant"...

"Dinner"...

:blink:

post #1058 of 1328
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

Cooking is a valuable skill for life. And, while I don't have a lot of personal experience to back this up, I have it on good authority that lady friends quite appreciate somebody who can cook.

That all said, cooking is something I thoroughly enjoy, so maybe its a case of "that's easy for you to say." Even when it doesn't come out, there's something to learn from the experience. Today I made the mistake of attempting to slow roast a hunk of sirloin that looked like it might rise above the traditional limitations (i.e. toughness) of the cut. It didnt. It came out as a perfectly cooked, pink-to-the-edges and juicy lump of shoe leather. I find that most people are willing to forgive the occasional flop so long as you clearly made an effort, and it might even give you something to remember and talk about.

And if you happen to be with somebody who holds an occasional culinary mistake against you, I'd say that's a strong indication to ditch that person posthaste.

Yeah well, I quite appreciate a lady friend who can cook :veryevil:

 

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Originally Posted by ThickGlasses View Post
 

"Date" stories...

"Restaurant"...

"Dinner"...

:blink:

It's what happens afterwards that counts ;)

post #1059 of 1328

My worst date story: This one time I went... Oh. Wait.

post #1060 of 1328

I was going on my first date with this girl named Brittany that I worked with to a pretty nice Italian restaurant, I picked her up and started on the 20 minute or so drive to the restaurant's location, it was in an area I thought I knew enough about to drive to without GPS. I got lost. I got out my iPhone and mapped it, it turns out I drove about 10 minutes too far on the highway. Great. 

 

We finally make it there, place our order and wait. I'm normally extremely outgoing, and she was a quiet type but funny when she talked. While we were waiting I just couldn't think of anything to talk about, my mind was blank. I don't ever plan out subjects to talk about because I normally never have a problem starting conversations with anyone. 

 

Our food finally comes, I got shrimp and scallop scampi and she ordered spaghetti. I finished mine off before she was even half done with hers, I didn't think I was eating fast but apparently she was a slow eater. How awkward, I just sat there messing with my straw wrapper while I waited for her to finish up. 

 

After dinner I planned on walking near the beach which was only a couple minutes away from the restaurant, but now it was rainy and cold (early fall). I wanted to see a movie after that but now that we weren't going to the beach it was WAY too early to go and wait for it to start, so we end up just going back to my grandparent's house (where I was staying) to watch a movie. That sounds strange but my Grandparents' house is pretty big so we didn't really see them. We went downstairs and started up the movie. We only watched a little bit and then we started making out.. I was surprised that even happened considering how terrible the rest of the date was going. 

 

 

 

So it was a terrible date, but it ended up being the beginning of a great relationship. She and I have been together for almost 4 1/2 years and have a beautiful baby girl together now :D 


Edited by cCasper TFG - 2/6/14 at 3:02am
post #1061 of 1328
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

I was going on my first date with this girl named Brittany that I worked with to a pretty nice Italian restaurant, I picked her up and started on the 20 minute or so drive to the restaurant's location, it was in an area I thought I knew enough about to drive to without GPS. I got lost. I got out my iPhone and mapped it, it turns out I drove about 10 minutes too far on the highway. Great. 

 

We finally make it there, place our order and wait. I'm normally extremely outgoing, and she was a quiet type but funny when she talked. While we were waiting I just couldn't think of anything to talk about, my mind was blank. I don't ever plan out subjects to talk about because I normally never have a problem starting conversations with anyone. 

 

Our food finally comes, I got shrimp and scallop scampi and she ordered spaghetti. I finished mine off before she was even half done with hers, I didn't think I was eating fast but apparently she was a slow eater. How awkward, I just sat there messing with my straw wrapper while I waited for her to finish up. 

 

After dinner I planned on walking near the beach which was only a couple minutes away from the restaurant, but now it was rainy and cold (early fall). I wanted to see a movie after that but now that we weren't going to the beach it was WAY too early to go and wait for it to start, so we end up just going back to my grandparent's house (where I was staying) to watch a movie. That sounds strange but my Grandparents' house is pretty big so we didn't really see them. We went downstairs and started up the movie. We only watched a little bit and then we started making out.. I was surprised that even happened considering how terrible the rest of the date was going. 

 

 

 

So it was a terrible date, but it ended up being the beginning of a great relationship. She and I have been together for almost 4 1/2 years and have a beautiful baby girl together now :D 

 

Great story, congrats on the baby girl :) (make sure she doesn't get in to the headphone hobby like you)

post #1062 of 1328
That ended... Surprisingly well.
post #1063 of 1328
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Originally Posted by ostewart View Post
 

 

Great story, congrats on the baby girl :) (make sure she doesn't get in to the headphone hobby like you)

Thanks! I'll be sure to keep her and more of my money away from this hobby for as long as I can. It will be a while before she can even use headphones, she's only 2 months old :P

post #1064 of 1328
Thread Starter 

Headphones for babies should be more for protecting their ears from outside noise rather than providing sound (which should only be at very very low levels).

post #1065 of 1328

Just a while ago i went on a date with my girlfriend of five years. We RARELY go out (about 3 dates in 5 years :o she is quite the busy person) so we wanted to take advantage of the winter in L.A. Pershing Square with ice skating and going out to eat in a nice restaurant. Then her father (who STILL doesn't like me T_T ) felt like "spending time with her" (she is actually leaving soon, away from her family for the first time, to study and work. I get why he was jelly: she doesnt even spend much time with them!) so she tries to make this work and says "but ima be ice skating, and if you guys REALLY wanna come then you guys should have fun and get on the ice too :p". The dad seemed hesitant and insisted that they will just "watch and chaperone"

 

... so yeah... i hope you get that she wanted to hang out with them but he was probably just jelly.

 

But i also thought about them: two middle aged ppl (sorry guys!) ON ICE WITHOUT EXPERIENCE and told her that maybe we can just go watch a movie, which her fam loves to do. She has been looking forward to this and says that they will learn and that we shall leave at 5:30 and be back by 8pm... after about 45 min of this we go late and there is a line...we go and buy the tickets...wait in line to go in the rink now... and i teach her mom and she gets her dad. Her mom just goes around the edges with her hands and i try to help her but to no avail but we chat and kick it XD AND ALL IS GOOD FOR THE FIRST 5 MINS...

 

I get called to help the dad and as i am on my way HE SLIPS BACKWARD! :O even when holding his daughter (awww :( ) so i see his free arm go behind him out of instinct and what happens? upon landing on the slippery ice, his hand slips and his forearm is what his butt lands on...

Momma asks if he is ok...he screams lowly and staff (who are really good at skating) come to check up on him and he says that he feels fine but needs help getting up. they try to get his arms but the one he landed on hurt and he yelled loudly...THEN HE BEGAN TO SWEAT AND FEEL PAIN. they tried to feel him and noticed HIS ARM WASNT CONNECTED TO THE SOCKET!

 

after 20 minutes of waiting para's come in and carry him to ambulance and the mom got on with him so we were told to drive to the hospital...5 minutes away...
we get to the car and notice that the GF didn't have the keys -_- so we walked for about 30minutes in Los Angeles' hills on a windy night. she was freezing cold and upset.

 

We got there got the keys WALKED BACK and drove there...found no parking FOR AN HOUR. waited three hours to be told that they didnt want to do ANYTHING with him (lack of insurance) but out of emergency they took X-RAYS so they gave us those and told us to go to different hospital. we went there and well by then we were hungry but the only open place was a 24 hour McDonalds...so cheeseburgers for all and two sprites while we were waiting. it was terribly cold and i gave my GF all my coverings except shirt and jeans and understuff of course :p and she was....managing....

 

this hospital is where ALL rejects are sent so we waited 6 hours before they called him in to "see" him...then they lasted 2 hours for surgery.

overall though throughout these 6 hours i was consoling her...telling her how i get what she was trying to do...how she shouln't feel like she gave me a terrible time...how it was not her fault. and how we still technically: ice skated 5 min, took a walk in LA, another walk, drove alone, fed us AND THEM XD, and hung out until the janitor told the people there and us that they were going to take the seats away so that he can mop...they sent us to another lobby room that was already mopped and drying with HUGE fans while she rested and eventually slept on me with all the sweaters. she was loads better. especially after i told her that i recognize that her parents, like me, can't wait to see her and that what happened was not her fault.

Then they found her sleeping on me with her head on my lap but daddy-o was too tired to give a dang. XD

she drove us back but first we stopped at his job to show his boss the cast and everything  because he was already supposed to be in at 5AM!
they took me home first

i got home at 6-7am.
although that didn't affect us too harshly as a couple the date was eventful but not as planned XD
so it ended alright.
 


Edited by Edcookie274 - 2/6/14 at 7:49pm
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