MOOP

One of the things the new guy and I did was go for a hike at Wilder Ranch.

The new guy brought a backpack with snacks, a blanket, and beverages.

He even brought a jacket – in case I got cold.

Needless to say, I was impressed.

But what truly BLEW ME AWAY was watching him pick up MOOP (Matter Out Of Place aka rubbish) on our hike and put it in his backpack to throw away in a garbage can later on.

A man who cleans up other peoples’ MOOP?

He’s a man after my own heart.

After our hike we went to the shops on Swift Street in Santa Cruz.

He wanted to take me to get a charcuterie board at the brewery there.

Then we wandered the shops, looking for cool items to buy.

I think I can say for sure that what I like most about the new guy is his willingness to try new things.

Things which may have taken me much longer to get accustomed to (like ropes, emotional honesty courses, and social nudity).

He’s just a “live and let live” kinda guy, which makes me so happy.

Maybe I found a keeper?

We’ll see.

Magic Mushroom Workout Wear

It looks like the new guy and I will be heading to Santa Cruz for some fun this weekend.

He’d like to take a spin around Wilder Ranch.

I’ve never been.

Apparently the attire you wear for Wilder Ranch is comfortable outdoor wear.

In a fit of self-love and body positivity, I threw away my outdoor wear, so I have nothing to wear except sundresses and Bandelettes (those lace bands that keep your thighs from chafing).

I’m thinking however, that this will not really work for our date.

All I have is a pair of mushroom print leggings and a black tank top.

This will have to do for our hike.

It’s an unusual choice to exercise in if you’re not a burner.

But if you’re a burner, magic mushroom workout wear is par for the course.

It’s going to be an interesting date in that we will be spending a lot of time together.

From 10 am to 6 pm.

What will we talk about for 8 hours?

I don’t know but I’m interested to see how it goes.