Blind Birthday present

I grew nervous as 8pm approached. Sarah had promised to just "take me out for a drive" tonight promptly at 8pm. She encouraged me to avoid her house all afternoon because she had things to do. My curiosity peaked last night as I grilled her with questions trying to get her to divulge any little tidbit or fact I could from her. Amidst all those queries, she held up pretty well and, despite thinking she gave something away, I got nothing out if it all. I still didn't know what the heck was going to happen tonight at eight.

I doddled around the house after work to kill time. A little laundry here and a little TV there finally brought the time I'd been waiting for. Her car pulled into our driveway and out steps a stunning figure of a woman. Once on my doorstep I could see that she was in fantastic visual form. Hair in a ponytail and curled, make-up on in perfect quantities, and wearing that dress I bought for her in Seattle. Stunning! The beautiful figure of a girlfriend then asked me if I was ready to go. She put a blindfold on me and we headed off to our destination.

We headed north on Park Ave., took a left onto 112th St., a right onto Steele St., a right to get onto 512 west, another right to enter I-5 north, and then exited on 72nd St. After this point, my keen directional sense was thwarted by Sarah telling me we were driving east rather than the southern direction I guessed. So my nerves gnawed at my stomach and my sense of direction was useless and I just wanted to get out of the car. I knew this was all for a good cause (my Birthday) but just didn't feel too good at the time. A few stops, turns, and queezy feelings later we were there.

The menu Ordered to keep the blindfold on, Sarah (or so she said – I was blindfolded!) led me for a short distance on foot. After making my way up two steps and progressing through a short hallway, a door slammed shut behind me and she let my eyes again see the world. I saw that stunning woman and a lovely table-setting lit by a room filled with patches of candles spread around. A romantic and homemade dinner for two. Simply fantastic!

To keep this short, even though it's already long, we had a multiple course meal that was incredible. I'll refer you to Sarah for the menu because, having not cooked it myself, I could do no justice describing it. So I took pictures!

In the end we were both full of this incredible food and I knew in my heart that Sarah worked extremely hard and long for this night. With help from her culinarily inclined housemates, the evening was a beautiful affair. I just better learn how to cook so I can start her Birthday present. Which, to top this, I'm going to have to start about 20 minutes ago!

posted Sep 27, 2000 under birthday dinner, homemade dinner, private dinner, surprise  

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