Friday, May 9, 2008

Flashback Friday - Car Encounter


Lunanik and Kori both wrote about road trip experiences, and I remembered one of my own.

It was not long after I got off the cruise ship and was leaving a pretty fancy-free lifestyle. I was 19, had no money worries (*sigh*), and I was still in love with my cruise ship romance, waiting for his contract to be up before he joined me in L.A.

A fellow cruise ship performer was coming to visit me from England. She was so much fun! Wow - I have no recollection of how long she stayed, and I've completely lost touch with her since. Anyway, Katie and I were going down to visit with my sister for the weekend.

She was a bit lonesome, and we had big plans to get her laid before her time with me was up. So we're driving down the 5, and there's a HOT-looking guy in a red convertible near us. I decide she must have him. We play a few driving games along the way, and are having a blast. At the time, she told me she thought he was liking me rather than her, but I thought, impossible. She's blonde, she's cute - why would he not be into her?

Finally, and thankfully before our exit, he held up a paper of some sort with the Hard Rock Cafe logo, and added "8 pm" to it. We said, sure!!

My sister thought we were a little crazy for agreeing to meet up with a guy in this manner, but hey, you only live once!

So we get down there, but of course, I'm not old enough to go to the bar. I tried to beg off at this point, but he wouldn't hear of it so we ended up going someplace else. He was a really nice guy...and really, really hot! And it ended up that he was attracted to me. We hung out for a while, and he tried to convince me to at least take his phone number in case things didn't work out with my cruise ship romance.

Is it too late to kick myself for not taking that number? Oh, well. It was the most fun I ever had on the 5 South.


Jeff and Charli Lee said...

Oh, so that was you huh?

I know, lame joke. Just thought I'd go for the honor of being the first one to leave it. ;-)

Kori said...

It only would have been crazy had he asked you to meet him after dark in an old, decrepit alley wearing nothing but a trenchcoat and carrying handcuffs. Just saying.

Anonymous said...

ok, so first of all:

@Kori: LMFAO. Yes, that would definately have been creepy!!!

@April : Man, I love road tripping. Seriously, nothing beats it. It's funny how we all wrote something about road trips. Ok, so my post kind of veered off that topic onto something entirely different... but I did start out with a trip in mind. lol

Meg said...

Hey road trips and guys and the possibilities life has to offer--a great combo!

KG said...


I've totally regretted not giving out MY number before . . . and yet now that I finally found the right guy? I don't regret it at all!

Jen said...

Ah, that new road trip smell! Life is just plain open during a road trip, isn't it?

Unknown said...

That's sweet. Sounds like a ton of fun. I can't believe you worked on the cruise ships. One of my boyfriends left to work at sea and though we decided to date other people while he was gone, we made a promise not to fall in love with other people and try and get back together when he came home.

Two weeks before he got home, I met Baby Daddy and we've been together ever since. It's so weird how things turn out, huh?

Sorry for the novel!!

LunaNik said...

Good times.

I had one of those "kicking myself" moments too. Involving a boy I met while working for a caterer. We both kind of froze and stared at each other the first time we met. I could physically feel the electricity between us. Alas, we were both shy and at the tail end of bad relationships and nothing ever came of it. ::sigh::

Melissa said...

oh road trips. We use to love taking them, until we moved to ALaska and now there is no way we are taking a road trip out of the state... and even if we did... we would just be driving from one cold state to another cold country :)