GA Shrimp a la plancha (messy but worth it)
The Optimist | Atlanta, GA
You know that saying “looking for love in all the wrong places,” Well oh boy let me tell you…I would not know what love is if it knocked down my door…Let’s just say I wasn’t a lucky girl when it came to guys.
This was sort of our first formal date….and this guy who I have known of for years is sitting across from me talking and I am staring at the “NY” on his hat and half listening… I judge my dates like this: if the person is more interesting than food then I will take a second date…Well he was already loosing but I noticed all he wanted to talk about was food, cooking and restaurants. This made me twist my face “look at this dude trying to impress me”, and five seconds later i continued the convo in my head “Page wth is wrong with you, he is interested in you that’s why, that’s a good thing! Stop being a jackass” So as I begin to listen more I found out not only was he talking about food but had done his homework to ensure he had some impressive information….let’s fast forward….it’s now 12 at night and I am drunk as shit…..we have strolled every possible bar and restaurant in the Edgewood area of Atlanta and had a damn good time, who wouldn’t with all those drinks coming…He drives me home…walks me to the door and BOOM! performed as a perfect gentlemen…BEST FIRST DATE EVER, but I still had no idea who this guy really was
I didn’t know it then but I know now, love can be found in all the wrong places… seriously, I would never imagine my journey to finding a soul-mate would put me right here in GA in front of a guy I had one convo with in highschool. I love him dearly and appreciate his new found love for food. He supports me, he motivates me, he helps me to become the best version of myself, he is a direct port of happiness, but most importantly he loves me unconditionally for who I am.
So with this I say..when love is talking…listen..it may be trying to tell you answers to questions you have longed and waited for all your life.
Love you Alex!