Sunday, April 4, 2010

Week Thirteen

Event:  Went to church!  (With a single guy from church singles group!)

If you look back to my post from Week Seven, you'll read about the time I attended a church singles group volunteer activity where I met a bunch of single, divorced dads with kids.  At the time, none of that fit my "criteria" so I wrote each and every one of them off.  Didn't even think twice about it.  Flash forward six weeks to today, and inspired by my psychic, I did the unthinkable.  I actually contacted one of the single guys from the volunteer event.  His name is Sean, he has two kids and although we didn't get to talk much at the event a few weeks ago, there was something about him that intrigued me. 

A few nights ago, I was on facebook and I looked him up.  We exchanged instant messages for 30 minutes and during that time we made plans to meet up again at another singles volunteer event.  So, on Saturday, I drove to church and met up with him and other singles for "Hey look at me I'm single and volunteering" - part two.  The highlight had to have been when a fellow volunteer asked me, "So how long have you been a member of the 'Lonely Losers' club?"  Seriously?  I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.

After the event we went back to church and Sean dropped me off at my car.  There, he asked me to dinner...and I asked him to church!  What the....?  I don't even go to church!  And I asked him to go with me...on EASTER SUNDAY?  I am seriously losing it.

So, Sunday morning, bright and early, dressed in my Easter bonnet and patten leather shoes (just kidding) I find myself not only going to church (I go about twice a year) but I'm meeting a single guy there, with his two kids.  And let me state for the record, there's nothing worse than pretending to know what to do in church.  I didn't know when to stand up, sit down, raise my arm, clap, sing out loud, sing quietly, repeat, not repeat, bow my head, say Amen, stand up, sit down, fight fight fight I was a mess!  Side note:  it's fun to pretend to sing along to songs in church you know you should know, but you don't.  That all goes well until you sing a part that only the lead singer sings, but you sing it with pride and passion.  Side note part two:  They say if you sing "watermelon" during a song you don't know, it makes it look like you know the words.  This is an incorrect statement. 

Anyway, I make it through the sermon sweating to death, hoping he hasn't discovered that the girl he probably thinks attends church every week really only goes twice a year.  As I attempt to make my escape before lighting strikes me down, he says he will call me later to schedule our dinner date.

If I'm not careful, I'm going to find myself volunteering to teach a Sunday School Class, so let's hope I can keep it together at dinner.  Amen.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh, this seriously had me cracking up! I can see you: perched up in a pew at the front (because that's where you ALWAYS sit each week) nodding your head and mouthing "watermelon, watermelon" like Mr. Bean. Yeah, this is my favorite of all your posts. So, when is dinner?