Help Get Me Ready for my Man-Date!

by doodaddy on July 30, 2007

Tonight is the second “man’s night out” — a tradition I instituted at the request of Working Mom, who wanted some nights at home with the baby by herself. So I’m hitting a bar that’s probably yuppier that last week’s with Cry it Out Mike again.

I haven’t been this nervous before a date since… well, since I used to go out on dates.

1. What do I wear?

Mike always looks like one of those guys in a cool independent band, except maybe he’s a little cleaner. I usually look like I’ve just come back from a hike. I know, I’ll leave the bird guide at home, but do you think I can get away with the short-sleeve-t-shirt-over-long-sleeve-t-shirt thing that’s so hip these days? Or stick to my usual fleece vest?

2. Do I wash my hair and shave?

I did both yesterday. If I groom again, will it look too intentional?

3. Mike seems eager for booze. What’s the etiquette?

Does that mean he’ll buy the first round? Then again, he linked to me today and quintupled my traffic. So maybe I should offer? Either way—I’m drinking lots of water this afternoon.

I googled “how to get ready for a date,” and all I found was that I’m supposed to “ensure that my shoes are sparkling.” That seems less than useful, since I wear hiking boots most of the time. Oh… crap. Back to number 1.

Help! Advice!

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Annie July 30, 2007 at 6:57 pm

You are too funny!!

When I go out with my other friends who are moms escaping for the evening – I dress up and relish in wearing clothes that do not have spit up on them, and are not likely to have spit up on them for the rest of the night (unless it’s a particularly raucus evening!)


Karen July 30, 2007 at 8:14 pm

Fleece vest? Dude. It’s July. Oh. Wait. San Francisco. Never mind.

And. He’s probably just as worried about the impression he’s making on *you*. What your mom used to tell you is true after all.


cryitout July 30, 2007 at 11:39 pm

Mike Seems Eager for Booze is actually the name of my independent band. And Karen doesn’t knowing anything. Nothing! (Had a great time, thanks!)


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