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Saturday, August 9, 2008

SOS: First Kiss

So Brillig is giving us a theme for the Soap Opera Sundays. This month's theme happens to be First Kiss. Sounds fun!

I decided to write about my first kiss with the Man, mainly because it's a lot more interesting than my very first kiss. Shall we begin?

Remember what our First Date (Part One and Part Two) was like? Not exactly a fairytale beginning. But the second date was more fun and we made a connection. In fact, it was during this date that he decided that he liked me enough to hold my hand. I have a bit of a track record and I knew that according the "The Dating History of Jessica," that within two weeks of that initial hand holding, we would either kiss or fizzle. My money was on the smooching. In fact, I was so sure of it that I made a bet with a friend. In two weeks, the Man would kiss me or I had to take her out to dinner. And I could not just lay one on him. No, sir. That would be cheating. He had to make the move.

Why was it such a big deal that he be the one to kiss me? I mean, I was already stalking the boy, surely I could sneak a kiss whenever I wanted, right? Right. But that's what made it all the more important that he kiss first. And...he had never kissed a girl before. Kinda a big deal, dontcha think?

So, during the two weeks, I didn't stand next to him with my eyes closed and my lips puckered. No, I played it how I normally do, although I did keep up with the stalking. My roommates were being as supportive as possibe. One of them spontaneously burst out singing the tune from Little Mermaid "Kiss the Girl." They even decorated the window with those static stickers from the movie in hopes of getting in a subtle hint. One thing I've learned about the Man since then? Subtlety does NOT work. Big neon flashing signs are a better approach. It was even my birthday and I didn't get a birthday kiss. Hrmmmm...maybe I was losing my touch.

Before I knew it, my time period was quickly coming to a close. It was the last day of the bet, and it happened to be General Conference. In the grand BYU tradition, we invited guys over to watch Sunday morning's Conference session and have breakfast at our apartment. He came. He lingered for the afternoon session, too. No, this relationship was certainly not going to fizzle, but I might still lose the bet. Time to get into the game!

After Conference ended, he stayed and I went into action. Despite the presence of roommates and their "friends," I used all my feminine wiles, threw subtlety out the door and made my move. AND IT DIDN'T WORK!! I was stunned. Never had I failed at this before, but then again, he wasn't like the guys I dated in the past.

Later that evening, I was over at his place and for once, his roommates weren't there. It was fast approaching midnight and I would lose the bet. I conceded defeat. With only 15 minutes left (and a mountain of homework I had neglected in pursuit of him), I said goodnight and made to leave. But he asked me to stay.

Then it happened.

We were sitting close on the couch and he got that look. You know that look. I might have leaned in a little...

It was short but so very sweet.

So of course, I reeled him in for another kiss. No point in letting him get away now, right? It was rather perfect, really. I won the bet and got to kiss the most wonderful man I've ever known.

Now, if you will excuse me, this little trip down memory lane puts me in the mood for another kiss...anyone know where the Man is?


Kateastrophe said...

Hahaha this reminds me of a conference first kiss. Mine didn't turn out so well though!!

charrette said...

Hmmm...who knew conference could bring such blessings? :) (Sounds like a GREAT guy.)

Luv2run said...

That is awesome that you won a great bet. I love your first kiss story with the Man. :-) See you at church in a bit.

Brillig said...

HAHAHAHA. That's all so... so... BYU! Betting that he'll kiss you by General Conference? HAHAHA. Well, I'm glad he did, and I'm glad things worked out so well. You, by the way, are hilarious, with all your feminine wiles. I love it! :-D

Jill said...

Did your roommate really sing "Kiss the girl?"

That's so cool.

You're right, some men just don't get subtle hints, so you have to teach your children to tell them exactly what you want for your birthday, however, that doesn't always work very well either. (and after I spent all that time teaching my two year old to say "diamond neclace")

Great story!!

Brooke said...

Loved the trip down memory lane. Thanks for another great SOS.

Shellie said...

Whew! Glad you made your deadline.

Summer said...

Awwww! That is so cute!

Tipi said...

ewwww kissing is gross!

~from the kids

Nat said...

Have I ever told you I love SOS? Maybe we should all start doing this! It is a lot of fun. Oh, and I hooked up with my hubby on a bet, too!

Emma said...

Great story! Michaels roommate bet him he couldn't wait 2 weeks to kiss me, I found out and made sure Michael won! I made him wait till we were engaged.

Kristie said...

I loved the story!! It was another great SOS for sure. :)

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