Beau and I have been dating for just over 18 months. I knew shortly into our first date that he was a wonderful man and that I'd see him again. (I was, of course, making the bold assumption that I was charming him as much as he was charming me.) Obviously, I saw him again. (thus making me charming?) I actually saw him the very next day. I liked him that much.
What was it about that first date that got me? Aside from being so stinking handsome, he was also articulate, smart, well-read, and funny. I'd hit the online dating jackpot. I could go on with adjectives to further demonstrate my good fortune, but you get the point.
Some people put no value in a person being well read. I do. So, when beau recommended a few books to me on that first date I was more than impressed.
One book that he talked about (the only one that I have yet to read, actually) was Moneyball. He spoke at length about this one. Beau is from Massachusetts and was born a Red Socks fan. He experienced many, many cursed years as a member of that particular fan club. The ideas and principles in creating a team in Oakland that Michael Lewis pontificated about in Moneyball were the same tactics that the Red Socks later employed. Two years later they won the World Series. Because of that, Moneyball resonated with beau.
When the movie came out last week he wanted to see it. As much as I dislike staring at Brad Pitt for two hours, I decided I would see it even though I hadn't read the book yet.
And you know what? It is a really good movie. It is the basic underdog story. It is true. It is funny. It is believable. It is smart. It is about baseball. What more could you ask for in a sports story?
Once again, beau was dead on. I will continue to read the books that he recommends (except for the ones that are on the stock market...), I will continue to try to charm him, and I will continue to find him to be stinking handsome, charming, articulate, and well read.
What's the last movie you saw? Does a well read person make you swoon?