Jake and Emily. Day 28.

Hope you like cilantro.

 
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Jake

What did you do today?

Emily worked late again. So she called in a "boyfriend favor". She needed cilantro for some potluck thing at her work, so it became my job to go to the store and buy cilantro.

I think Walmart probably usually sells their cilantro in little pre-packaged bundles. Not today! There were just a bunch of left over bits of cilantro sitting in the bottom of the bin mixed in with a bunch of other vegetables that had managed to find their way in there.

So, I painstakingly picked out only the freshest bits of leftover cilantro (because Emily deserves nothing but the freshest) and went to the checkout, but walmart doesn't sell cilantro by the bits, they sell it by the bunch.

So, I had to buy a bunch, but I only got bits. Life isn't fair.

Anyway, I brought Emily my cilantro bits, along with a cookie I snagged from institute as a peace offering in case the cilantro didn't go over well. She was fine with the whole thing. And she ate the cookie for dinner. We'll call it a win.

We really bonded today over the fact that we both are quite nervous about posting our whole lives on the internet. Earlier today I was thinking that there is really only one person in the world that really understands what I'm going through right now, because we are going through the same thing, and we are doing it together. So, I was really excited to see her today and talk about it.

We ended up calling Kylie because we wanted to be in the loop on what was going to be happening with all this internet stuff. Neither of us love the idea of getting a ton of attention. We are kind of banking on the fact that we are actually incredibly boring people and there's going to be like 10 people out there who actually care about this whole thing, and we can just go on with our merry lives.

Kylie called us back and we got to talk with her, Christine, and Davi for a while. They were a lot of fun to chat with. I think there was a little fear coming into this that we would just feel like little lab rats through this whole thing. I didn't feel that way talking to them tonight. You guys are doing great!

What did you learn about them? What did you learn about yourself?

I learned that due to some incredible Facebook stalking skills before our first date, Emily actually had it narrowed down to a few guys she could be set up with. She guessed it would be me. She was right, and here we are!

On a scale from 1-10 how would you rate your time together today?

Eight. We really bonded today over how we feel about our dating lives going public in the next couple days.

On a scale from 1-10 how positively do you feel about your relationship at this point?

Seven. I definitely feel good about the short-term fate of our relationship. Long-term, who knows?

On a scale from 1-10 how would you rate your chemistry with him/her?

Seven.





Emily

What did you do today?

So today was a long day. I didn't get home until about 8PM. I was pretty tired, hadn't eaten all day, still had work to finish up... and then I realized I forgot an ingredient for an appetizer I'm bringing to work tomorrow
(the recipe is bomb btw and you need it for your holiday feasts)

It's just been one of them days.

But then...

I remembered I have a boyfriend for AT LEAST 2 more days. Wahoo! So, I sent him a little SOS text.

Jake came to the rescue not only with my missing cilantro, but also a cookie. Which was awesome. I really needed a cookie. And I also just needed a Jake.

Honestly, I'm feeling really weird as things are wrapping up, knowing the blogs are about things o come out. We're back to 30 Day Bae being the primary thing on my mind, and the relationship being slightly secondary. Nothing that crazy is in the blogs, and no one probably even cares that much about what we write, but it's just kind of uncomfortable... ya know?

Jake is the best person to know how I'm feeling, so it was kind of great to have a mini freakout together.

Somewhere between freaking out, and then calming down by talking to the Bae Team on the phone, we made the cranberry dip. I think it turned out pretty well thanks to the expertly selected and imperative cilantro.

I hope Jake tells you about the time and care he put into gathering my little cilantro bouquet because it sounds like it was quite the process.

In all seriousness, it was nice to feel comfortable enough to ask him for a little favor because it really did help me out. He never makes me feel like I'm a pain and he's just really great.

I think there's a few other lessons cilantro can teach us, so I wrote up a little allegory and sent it to Jake.

What did you learn about them? What did you learn about yourself?

When Jake gets antsy, he does a little cotton eye joe type dance.

On a scale from 1-10 how would you rate your time together today?

Eight.

On a scale from 1-10 how positively do you feel about your relationship at this point?

Six. Feeling some pressure here. Not from him. Just life pressure. Not sure what Day 30 is going to look like...

On a scale from 1-10 how would you rate your chemistry with him/her?

Eight.