Those of you who already know can skip this post.

For those of you who don't know or only found out when I mentioned it yesterday, I am dating an absolutely fabulous guy named Adrian Villareal and have been for the last month or so. He is a former Air Force medic and a current first-year medical student. He's one year younger than me and most recently from Denver, CO. We met on itsjustcoffee.com.

He likes Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, martial arts, video games, sf, dressing up for Ren Faire, hiking, children, NPR (National Public Radio), emergency medicine, anime, cooking, eating, Asian food and culture, reading aloud, and me!

He is the first man in five or so years to get past a first date with me, so clearly he is very special.

Unlike every man I've ever dated, neither emergencies nor the word "emotion" scare him one little bit. I think his theme song is Bruce Springsteen's "Tougher Than The Rest."

I could go on and on, but I will confine myself to a story which, again, some of you have already heard, about that thing that happened on our second date.



I was attempting to cuddle up to him in a surreptitious manner. I don't know why I thought the stealth was necessary; I'd instantly sat down on the sofa in the hope that he would then have to sit down beside me. Instead, he'd looked down at the sofa and the teeny chair beside it and said, "May I sit next to you?" I said, "Well, I wasn't going to make you sit in the hobbit chair." He laughed.

Anyway, we're on the sofa together, I am furtively leaning into him, and then...

Adrian (suddenly): "Are you all right?"

Me: "Uh... yeah."

Adrian: "Are you sure? You're not having an allergic reaction or something?"

Me: "What are you talking about?"

Adrian: "Well, you started breathing really fast... and you still are."

Me: (pause, thinking, "Is he for real? And also, how the hell do I phrase this?")

Me (with as much dignity as I can muster): "Um... that's because I think you're hot."

Adrian: "Oh! Um. Wow. Of course! Man, medical school can really make you overlook the obvious."


Last weekend we went to the Labyrinth-themed party, the Masquerade of Jareth, in Ren Faire-ish outfits and Carnivalesque face paint. I will post pictures when I get them from him.
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From: [identity profile] jonquil.livejournal.com


I am SO SO SO envious of the Masquerade of Jareth. I've always wanted to go. (And love the movie.)

From: [identity profile] klwilliams.livejournal.com


I'm so happy to hear about the two of you. And I think I'll try itsjustcoffee.
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From: [identity profile] estara.livejournal.com


What a lovely story and it seems to me - as an extremely casual lurker - that it shows a lot of how you both do things and why you fit. Ganbatte!

From: [identity profile] tammylee.livejournal.com


"Oh! Um. Wow. Of course! Man, medical school can really make you overlook the obvious."
Awesome story!
I'm glad you've found someone that makes you happy. ^_^

From: [identity profile] thomasyan.livejournal.com


Bwahhahahahaha!

Congratulations! I hope it works out for you two.

From: [identity profile] smtfhw.livejournal.com


Unlike every man I've ever dated, neither emergencies nor the word "emotion" scare him one little bit.

Given his background, this shouldn't be a surprise! He sound like he might just be a keeper...

From: [identity profile] ruffwriter.livejournal.com


Aw, that's so sweet! He sounds adorable, and it's always nice to hear that there are nice, non-obsessive guys out there. Gives me hope! ♥

From: [identity profile] tool-of-satan.livejournal.com


That's a great story.

And, hurray for Labyrinth! I dragged people to see it when it was showing recently at a local theater. They thought it had aged poorly. Hmph. Glad to see other people than me still like it.

From: [identity profile] willshetterly.livejournal.com


Aw! Here's hoping he proves worthy of you. Sounds like he's off to an excellent start.

From: [identity profile] branna.livejournal.com


That's great! He sounds like a really neat guy :)

We're back, btw---interested in a double-date sometime?
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From: [personal profile] genarti


*cracks up*

He sounds awesome!

From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com


That conversation is evidence that he must be kept and not released into the wild.

From: [identity profile] tibicina.livejournal.com


Okay, that's adorable. He sounds great.

From: [identity profile] ckd.livejournal.com


All that and a sense of humor. Sounds like "absolutely fabulous guy" is a great description of him; congratulations to you both.

From: [identity profile] andyleggett.livejournal.com


Hee, that sounds like less-awkward and much-sweeter version of conversations I've had... ^_^

From: [identity profile] marzipan-pig.livejournal.com


That's so cute :)

Maybe you should try faking a seizure at a different critical moment and see what he does?
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From: [personal profile] keilexandra


Aww! *xinfinity*

Also, hee at the medical school line.

From: [identity profile] madam-silvertip.livejournal.com


This is the best news I've had all year. I hope it continues to be as good as it sounds. You so deserve it.
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