According to me, it retroactively started September 21. That was our first date, and it was the first day of autumn. That makes it cute and special and breezy and stuff. Awww.
I'm still scared of the words, a little. I'm just going to have to get over it. And yes, I know it's early, but it makes things much simpler-- and it's not like I want to date anyone else or anything. Obviously he feels the same way :)
Last night was fun. I got to meet Andy, Sara's boy-thing, see Jennifer, Bobby's girl(friend!) again (I met her Saturday night) and see my best friends. I told Andrea she was supposed to be there at 8, but I gave her three hours notice, when she lives five hours away and worked the next day. So, not like I expected it to, but that didn't happen. He still met pretty much all my important Tallahassee friends. Between Sara, Sabrina, Bobby, Aras, and Indira, that's got me covered. Andrea also bears the distinction of being my only best friend who I haven't known for a freaking long time. I guess Justin would too, as I met him a couple months after Andrea, but he still isn't speaking to me.
Okay. ANYWAY. Sean showed up about 7 at my apartment, and from there we drove to Sabrina's. Saw Jay, held Zarra for a bit, and then the three of us drove off (in Fred, who I have to give back today). We got to Applebees a little bit early. Bobby and Jennifer showed up, then Sara and Andy, and then Indira, and then Aras.
Ummm. I reverted back to my Oriental Chicken Salad. I couldn't help it.
Sean made fun of me at one point and Bobby said something like, "I like him already!" And that was definitely the general consensus. Sara said "You had me at Harry Potter." Sabrina definitely liked him. Aras told me later that he liked him, but that he didn't seem very outgoing. No freaking kidding. He was meeting all my friends for the first time.
I don't think I did enough at dinner. I don't think I talked to him enough. I think between meeting Andy and re-meeting Jennifer, and seeing Indira for the first time in quite awhile, that I was just a little overwhelmed, and not remembering my exact purpose for the evening (Make Sean feel comfortable with my friends).
Afterwards I took Sabrina home, and took Sean back to my apartment, because his car was there. He came in for awhile to talk, and when he left, I had a boyfriend. (Yes, him...)