Shoulda Been A Cowboy...
Alright, so I know I said I was off the dating train... but y'all I met the cutest cowboy today! And of all places a tire shop! If that's not a country music song right there, I don't know what is!
It all started this Friday night. One of my really good friends was getting married at the courthouse. So I carpooled with a buddy. Met him at his work and we rode downtown together. He dropped me off at home that night after the wedding and dinner and I thought nothing of it. I woke up the next morning to go to work only to panic that my car wasn't in my driveway. It got stolen! I called my boss in tears! Only to realize 30 seconds later, oh wait- I carpooled last night and never got a ride back to my car. lol smh. Good start to the weekend, Dallas.
Come Sunday I have to work again, but for a new company and literally on my way to work I get a flat tire! Could anything else in the universe go wrong with my car this weekend?! Seriously! lol. So I put the donut on my car to drive home and decided to go to the tire shop today. Well turns out the closest shop that I had my warranty was in Gresham so I made the drive there.
And of course today was so beautiful. High of 70. Sun shining. I was feeling no pain. I waited in a long ass line as people were growing impatient and I was still smiling (Which isn't always the case... sometimes I'm the grumpy one in line too but not today!) I DID notice this handsome young gentlemen in the store but I wasn't going to say anything to him... but we caught glances a couple of times.
As I was waiting I decided to go outside to wait and enjoy the sunshine. A gentleman around my age maybe a little older and his dad were outside with me shooting the breeze. They were probably a little red-necky lol. But still nice. And I kept seeing that cute guy out of the corner of my eye but again, didn't think much of it. Pretty sure I noticed some cowboy boots and designer jeans so I thought for sure this dude was likely a D bag Bro...
I got up to use the restroom and when I came back, Cowboy was sitting down close to where I was sitting and sparked up conversation. Asked how it was going. We made small talk of the weather, and the next thing you know we were just chatting each other's ears off! There was a ton of really positive energy and he was even cuter when he spoke with his southern accent. Oh man!
He had literally just moved from Texas a week ago for work and had made no friends yet! He lives between hood river and the Dalles but his tire shop was also in Gresham. What a serendipitous coincidence! He was such a sweetheart and I was smitten. The cute grin and southern drawl was not hurting his situation. I decided to just be bold and asked him if he moved here with a family or moved alone. He said alone. (score!) And him asking me if I had a family I'm pretty sure was a good sign.
Then all of a sudden his truck was done. They brought it around so we had to say goodbye... I blurted out, if you need a friend we should hang out! And then he asked for my number! And shortly after we left he texted me... and we've been texting back and forth since! I did find out he's a little bit young. He's 27. I don't even think my online dating settings were set that low lol I guess because I didn't expect to be having a connection with someone that young. But he's just so darn sweet! Even if it's not a romantic connection (which it totally is at this point)... Then I still want to take him in and show him an awesome time in Portland cause that's what good people do for other good people!
To be continued... ;)
Dallas Brown is a pop country singer song-writer livin the dream!