FAQS of Life
My life in "frequently asked question" format.
Today's Topic: Secret Surprise Dates
Q: What, pray tell, is a Secret Surprise Date?
A: A secret surprise date is a festival of fun wrapped in romance. It's the pinata of date nights.
Q: What does that mean in English?
A: When Amy and I were courting, we went on some elaborately planned dates. We coined the phrase "Secret Surprise dates" to describe them.
Q: Do they have to be secret?
A: No, the other party knows the date is going to happen and who the date is with. They just don't know what is going to happen.
Q: I am still not wrapping my mind around the concept, could you give an example?
Very funny! I'm waiting!
When I lived in South Carolina, I used to frequent a donut chain by the name of Krispy Kreme. Now, when I came back to Illinois to court and subsequently marry Amy, they did not have any Krispy Kremes in the Chicago area. When Amy heard that one had come to the area, she blindfolded me and drove me to the Krispy Kreme. I was so shocked when I got out of the car and breathed in the aroma of the Mecca of donuts. This was truly a secret surprise!
On another occasion, I blindfolded Amy and drove around for an hour finally stopping at the Hinsdale Oasis of the Illinois Tollway System 10 minutes from our apartment. There we sat,ate dinner, and watched the traffic drive beneath us.
Q: Are blindfolds mandatory?
A: No, but they can add quite a bit to the overall effect.
Q: Are Secret Surprise Dates expensive?
They can be, but don't have to be. The Krispy Kreme date cost less than 10 dollars. Last Saturday night, I drove Amy about an hour north of our house to a nice restaurant just over the Wisconsin border. We had great conversation on the way there and back and an excellent all-you-can-eat meal in a quaint atmosphere. The entire cost of the evening including babysitting was under $50.00.
Q: I am more of a visual person, do you have any pictures from these excursions?
Q: You are not pulling that joke again, are you?!!!
A: Yes. Before you get all upset, here is a picture of Amy outside the restaurant on Saturday night.
Q: So, it sounds like Secret Surprise dates work for you, is that accurate?
A: It certainly is. They really help us to keep the fun alive in our relationship. To see what works for other people click here to be directed to the Works for me Wednesday site at Rocks in my Dryer.
Next Time: Randomness