All this week, Mike’s Bloggity Blog will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with a special series called Bloggity Dates. Every day, some of the biggest names in Canadian entertainment will be dropping by to share stories of their best, worst and most embarrassing dates. If I were you, I’d take notes to ensure you have a perfect Valentine’s Day. Just be sure to invite me to the wedding.
MTV Canada’s Aliya-Jasmine
I was set up on a blind date and was really excited because judging by this dude’s Facebook profile (ok…semi-blind date) he looked like Matthew Fox. I was in the peak of my obsession with the series Lost, so I was really into going out with him.
When he met me in the lobby of my condo he had a Fed Ex box with him – odd, but I was so nervous I brushed it off. My favorite hockey team, the Ottawa Senators, were in a crucial game in the playoffs so we decided to go to a sports bar to watch. Throughout the game, my date wouldn’t stop talking! I wanted to watch and he would fill silent moments of concentration at the end of each period with chatter – it was driving me crazy!
He also kept making weird hockey statements that were completely inaccurate. So what do I do? I order some shots! Shots make everything better right? Well pseudo-Matthew Fox didn’t mention that he couldn’t hold his liquor, so a few shots of Jack Daniels later he admits that he doesn’t even like hockey and that his friends told him what to say. TURN OFF.
But it gets better.
He opened the mysterious Fed Ex box – and in an attempt to impress me, and because Ottawa was playing, he had his friend ship a Beaver Tail (popular pastry from my hometown of Ottawa). Ya, a little weird, but kinda sweet. Until he tried to make me eat it… Out of the box… And it was stale! When I refused, he tore off a piece and put it in my shot of JD telling me if I didn’t eat it, my team would lose. He then pulled out a vile of water, which his friend got from the Rideau Canal in Ottawa and poured it into my shot glass – and whatever was in the vile, was not the cleanest water. Yuck!
He was sweet enough to walk me home. He ended our “fantastic date” by telling me that when he broke up with his ex he realized that he needed to become celibate. And that was the end of that.
Aliya-Jasmine hosts 1G5G Friday nights on MTV Canada.