To me, it should be whoever asked the other person out, but both people should bring cash to cover their expenses, just in case.
(Hey, someone could go "you OWE me sex. I bought you dinner!" Now you can throw your money in their face and get the fuck out of there.)
So... whoever asks the other out should offer to pay - or at least make it clear up front!
Example: You ask: "Would you like to go to dinner sometime? Yanno, as a date?" You pay.
Example: You ask: "Hey, want to go grab dinner?" You should pay, I think, but will expect to be asked for cash, or for you to offer to cover me.
Example: You ask: "I'd love to take you out for dinner sometime." You pay.
Example: You ask: "Let's meet up for dinner." To me, this doesn't SOUND like a date. I'm expecting to pay for myself.
And if I reach for my wallet to pay, it's polite to say "Oh, I'll get there", but if I insist twice, let me lol. If I insist once or demure, I'm being polite lol.
Also, if you've asked me out, I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO REACH FOR MY WALLET TO PROMPT YOU. It's very sweet when you just smile and say "it's on me" or "I've got it", or simple take the bill. I am twice as appreciative.
...and all this from miss "I've never been asked out and taken on a 'proper' date".
Rambling done now....
Oh man,.... my top four choices are: Dr. Spencer Reid from Criminal Minds. He's cute, he's nerdy he likes to read. I would love to talk to him about books, or just make silly faces while staring at him.
Richard Castle from Castle. Seriously. No, really. Who wouldn't?!
And other than those two, I'd take Penelope Garcia from Criminal Minds, or Abby Shuto (sp?) from NCIS. I think they would be a lot of fun to be friends with!
Hey... never said it had to be a romantic dinner lol.
It totally varies - why am I down? Am I sick? Is it girly time?
When I'm sick, I want wor wonton soup. It's Chinese penicillin. I also like oriental flavor top ramen and beef stew.
When I'm all girly, I like cheez-its and chocolate!
Otherwise, I turn to chocolate, kraft mac and cheese, chinese food, cheez-its or goldfish crackers, green tea, ice cream (ack!), pasta... I try really hard not to turn to comfort food as often, though. ^^.; I like losing weight! :-D
See, I read a LOT lol. Even as a kid.
So....for my favorite KID books....(like, books I want to get for my kids lol)
the moon bear books by Frank Ash - Moongame, Mooncake, and Happy Birthday, Moon.
Katy No-Pockets (first book I ever read on my own)
Katie the Kitten lol
Old Bear by Jane Hissey
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim
Curious George. Seriously.
Corduroy by Don Freeman
The Velveteen Rabbit
The Runaway Bunny
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Jillian Jiggs, and The Wonderful Pigs of Jillian Jiggs
The Hungry Thing and The Hungry Thing Returns
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day
Where the Wild Things Are
and I also had several collections of fairy tales - Disney, Brothers Grimm, and Hans Christian Anderson. Also one for 5yr olds, and one for 7yr olds. :) (ok the 5yr olds was my sister's but I read it lol)
Yes, Subway. I used to love their sandwiches!
For two reasons... the first being that no matter how many locations I tried, all of their lettuce was rancid....and I was argued with that fragrant brown lettuce was, indeed, edible.
The second is that they changed the vinegar - now it contains sulphites, to which I am allergic. One bite = instant migraine.
No thank you. The lettuce was bad enough!!!
Heh...I don't think any of my friends have tried these....
Well, really it's a variation on one thing.
I love hot chocolate with mushrooms in it. One of two ways - either sliced, breaded, and deep-fried, which is dunkable for the crunch, or, my preferred favorite... sliced and sauteed. Seriously. A little oil or butter, slice some mushrooms, add a little salt and pepper, maybe a pinch of garic... then put in your hot cocoa like marshmallows.
It is delicious. Weird, but OH SO DELICIOUS!!!!!
Seriously. Try it.