Addie and I would hang out after recording the YouTube shows and talk but we had a hard time coming up with “dates” at first. He asked me what I like to do and I realized once more that I don’t really have any hobbies. What was I going to tell him? That when I’m not wrestling or at the gym I mostly spend my time on magic or get in way over my head with supernatural shit that often ends with someone dead?
The other thing I do is listen to audio books which is not a couples activity. When I mentioned the gym he did say he wanted to get in better shape so we could work out together but that’s not a good date idea if you ask me. You’re in the same place but you’re not doing something together.
In addition to not drinking Addie isn’t much of a wresting fan. He just happened to be working for a production company hired wrestling company at the time. He’s not a car guy either. We didn’t have much in common to build on.
Despite all of that I had a good time with him. We went for hikes in Burr Oak. He took me bowling, which I had never done before. We went roller skating, also a first for me. We went golfing, do I need to keep saying everything I was doing with him I was for the first time, you know my background. Aquarium, indoor sky diving, axe throwing, Worlds of Fun, distillery tour, Colonial Gardens.
Mostly what we did was we talked. I didn’t know that I could enjoy talking that much. I just liked being around him. I don’t have social anxiety I’m just not good around people. With him it was easy.
He was surprised by how easily I was able to pick up golf, he said “So you’re like a natural athlete huh? Did you play sports in high school?”
I told him that I didn’t go to school much. The only time that it got awkward in our conversations was when he asked about my background. It’s not that I care about talking about my history, it’s in the past I don’t give a shit anymore, it’s just depressing. Who wants to hear that? We’re trying to have a nice time, why would I talk about which of my foster “dads” tried to touch me and which ones were just assholes?