From Indiana Jones…to this.

Nineteen years ago J. and I went on our first date. We had “hung” around together after school and at each other’s houses for awhile before this, but this was an “honest-to-goodness date-date.”

I remember being nervous, although I can’t imagine why. We had been friends for a few years before we ever started going out. I knew that he was a good “safe” date and we would have fun. I think I was just a little cautious about “the” date because it was that step of moving us to the not-just-friends level.

At any rate, he picked me up. We had Taco Bell for dinner, (it was/has been a staple of our entire life together!) and he suggested we go see the Indiana Jones movie. I had not seen the two previous Indy movies and was not really sure that it was my type of movie, but not wanting to seem stubborn (he would see that lovely side of me for himself soon enough!) and being a little nervous (see above) I agreed, “Yeah! That sounds great!.”

Loved. Loved. Still love the movie. Maybe a tiny bit of it is nostalgic, since it was our first date – but I really do enjoy the movie. It started my fascination with Sean Connery and my admiration for Harrison Ford. And it was also the start of J. getting me to watch and read many things I thought I wouldn’t like.

J. has followed the on-again, off-again rumors of the making of the new Indiana Jones movie for years. We would get our hopes up that they were really going to make another, and then they would be dashed.

But tonight? We are going to see the new Indiana Jones movie. Thanks to Jeff we have tickets for opening night for one of the most anticipated movies of the summer (and our marriage!).

I do hope our date tonight ends up a little bit better than our first one, though.

Let’s just say there was some orange soda, a tumble down a huge hill, and trying to explain grass stains on my t-shirt and shorts to my parents.

So in summary, Carrie is very excited for the movie tonight. She is also stubborn and very, very clumsy.

Sometimes I really do marvel that J. has stuck around for as long as he has.

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9 Responses to “From Indiana Jones…to this.”


  1. 1 Becoming Me May 22, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Oh I hope you enjoy the movie. Sounds like so much fun

  2. 2 Aunt Vicki May 22, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    From all indications, it was not only the movie that was a good choice — but the fact that you chose each other too! Hope you will come home just as dreamy-eyed tonight as you did after the first date — but sans the grass stains. Now you would have to explain them to the girls! :))

  3. 3 Matthew May 23, 2008 at 6:46 am

    I didn’t realize the Indiana Jones movies were so special for you guys. I’m a fanatic!

    I’m really curious how the date went from the movie theater to tumbling down a hill! 🙂

  4. 4 Golightly May 23, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    Have fun! I’m jealous! We’re going out tomorrow night but it’s to a big gala for the organization I work at. I’d rather be seeing the Indiana Jones movie…

    Our first date movie…Aliens Resurrection the one with Wynona Ryder. LOL!

  5. 5 Christina May 23, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Now that’s an awesome date for you guys! Hope it was just as good the second time around as the first. Family Man was our first date – so we’re a bit nostalgic about that movie. 🙂

  6. 6 Stacy May 27, 2008 at 10:20 am

    I hope you had a good time at that movie. Let us know how it was, since I want to go, too!

  7. 7 arizaphale June 1, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    So I want to know what was in the orange soad that caused you to go tumbling down a hill?????????

  8. 8 arizaphale June 1, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Obviously the same thing that I am drinking which causes you to spell soda as soad.

  9. 9 kim June 4, 2008 at 8:24 am

    Did you like the movie???? I’ve heard mixed reviews.


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