Did I tell you I had my first date since James died? I met him at a bus stop. LOL! Weird, right? It was almost midnight, and I was waiting for the airport shuttle to take me to my car. I’d been to New York where I was in a commercial, and he was returning from surfing in Costa Rica. He was about my age, tall and nice looking. We struck up a conversation. He has a house in Costa Rica and goes once a month to surf. I also learned where he went to high school.
Can you believe I gave him my phone number?
My friends have been so protective! My sweet friend, Pat, has a high school yearbook the year this guy graduated and sent me several pics: Senior class photo, playing football and one of the guy wearing a suit and holding a microphone. He was voted “Friendliest Senior Boy.” What a cutie! Then there’s my friend, Jim, whose first question was “He doesn’t know where you live does he?” followed by “Where are you meeting him?” and “What time?”
Two minutes into our evening, I knew there would be no “magic moments.” For starters he talked nonstop, so how could one develop? Secondly he injects himself with testosterone to keep up with the young surfer dudes. At his age I knew those giant biceps were suspect… BTW, he didn’t talk nonstop and was wearing a long sleeve shirt at the bus stop, so I didn’t have any red flags about either of those. I did have a red flag the next morning when he texted me, “Don’t tell anyone but I just rolled out of bed.” It was almost noon… He was very upfront about a possible sexual relationship: “Sex would be nice, or we can just cuddle… “ Since he kept talking, I didn’t have to respond. I haven’t heard back from him, so I guess I’m not his type either. He probably thinks I don’t have much to say.
Today my friend, Daniel, pitched me on the advantages of match.com. He wants me to find someone so I won’t be alone. Awe! My friends are the best. While I’m not looking for anyone, I think I have a crush on the man in the Ford Focus commercial. What a great laugh!
He’s an older man who’s having fun showing off his car’s technology to a younger woman, perhaps a daughter or granddaughter. The car backs into his parking spot, all by itself, and he’s so cute about it. He makes me smile! In fact, everything about this commercial makes me smile, especially the music.
Remember Ben E. King and the Drifters’s, “This Magic Moment?” The Ford Focus version of this song is dynamite, recorded by throaty, sexy, Rachel Price and the Lake Street Dive. Not only did I buy the song, but I watched all of their YouTube videos. I’m their new number one fan! One of the comments on YouTube about them got it right: “To every single talentless hack famous for no reason… This is how it’s done. Now go to your room and practice until you have something worth performing.” Magic Moments, indeed.