Another creative writing project, this time about a first date. The essay was supposed to be funny, I'm not sure how funny I ended up being.

Essay by joiseyA-, April 2004

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Have you ever been on a blind date? If you have then you know what a nerve-wracking situation it can be. If you have never been on one, good luck if and when you do. You're going to need it. This was my experience:

Oh my god. I must be nuts. The nice young men in their clean white coats are going to take me away to the funny farm. Just like in the song! At least then life will be wonderful all the time. Who in their right mind would agree to go out with some guy she's never met?? Oh, yea, me. I must be an idiot.

"Cheryl, where are we meeting them?"


"Where are we meeting the guys? You know, the male part of our species??"

"Oh, at Luka's Diner, on 22."

"Don't worry Jenn, Cheryl's in La-La Land. I'll give you the directions."

"Thanks Sarah, What's gotten..."

I stopped paying attention to them again. All I could think about were all the different scenarios that could possibly happen. He wouldn't show up. He'd show up and laugh in my face. He showed up earlier and thought I had ditched him. Oh lord, the possibilities were endless. He'd hate me, I knew it. He'd think I was a silly, stupid teenager. I'm going to spill something on myself tonight, oh god or worse yet, spill something on him! Oh dear lord in heaven, help me! I silently prayed that I'd make it through this evening unscarred, and if at all possible, with my pride intact!

"Earth to Cheryl... Come in Cheryl!"

"Huh, what? What I'd miss?"

"You're date if you don't stop daydreaming and get out of the damn car!"

"Yea, me and Sarah aren't going to meet these guys ourselves!"

I followed my two...