For the car fanatic friends and followers and the “what’s up?”

26 Jan

As you know I love looking at the design of almost anything. Here’s my brief recap in pictures and words of yesterday at the Ferrari Cavallino at The Breakers. These are snapshots from my iphone. There weren’t shot with my professional camera.

For dinner we went to St. Ambrose who also had a booth at the Ferrari Cavallino…

At dinner we were having a discussion about that St. Ambrose was our first date a long time ago. I have friends who don’t quite understand the whole story about N. We’ve actually known each other a couple of years. It would have been 2 years ago at the Atlantis Spring Fling that we met at a car show and we were both looking at a Porsche. It turns out I used to own one and he did too. Then it turned out that his second home was literally just right down the street from where I live. It was like, “Well heidi-ho neighbor. It would take me 30 seconds to walk to where you live.” So he asked me if I wanted to go to dinner with him that night at St. Ambrose in Palm Beach. And that was almost 2 years ago.

N. lives in New Jersey, right across the river from New York. He has businesses in New York, New Jersey and Palm Beach. A couple of years ago he was spending far more time in New York and New Jersey. He wasn’t here very often but when he was in town, we’d go out. Long distance relationships are hard especially when both parties have limited time. So we would go out when he was in town but the relationship never moved forward. Until things changed recently and now we seem to be moving forward.

How to describe him – brilliant, good looking, very successful. MBA from Harvard Business School. Undergraduate in chemical engineering, well spoken, polite, well dressed, very tasteful. IPO’ed one of his companies at 4000 employees in his 30s. No children. Never married. Very long term relationship with a woman who passed away. You know in life you have fast cars and you have fast men. I try not to get involved with fast men. By that I mean are they are secretly players where they have women in different cities and are they are interested in you just to have another notch on the belt. I can be friends with them but that’s where it needs to stay. I think I have known N. long enough to believe that he’s not that kind of guy. He seems to have very good character. He seems to have it all, which in and of itself always scares me that I’m missing something or I wonder if I could ever be something special to someone like that.

I also know that he doesn’t quite have me figured out yet because it’s an issue of not having spent enough time yet to understand me. I’m complicated to figure out and I know that. I am also cautious about finding someone who’s a fit with me. Men in general can be very distrusting of women and I have to have someone in my life that knows me well enough to trust me and not to doubt me. I’ve worked too hard on my career and my character through the years. I don’t view myself as being similar to a lot of women.

So far, there is a lot of compatibility with N. I need to be dating someone who is mature because I can’t deal with immature men. I’m advanced for a woman and those men are not for me. He’s into many of the same interests that I like – design, photography, golf, business, elegant dining, fun places to go, taking care of yourself, and we both living in the same community, etc. He appreciates the effort that I put into my appearance and wardrobe. All my friends that have met him, like him very much.

I think at this point I am willing to risk it and see what happens if we move it forward. I am really hoping that I don’t get hurt by any of this because that’s always the big fear. And with all that distance are we going to be able to see each other enough to move it forward. I think that ball will be in his court. I was surprised when I flipped through my phone to figure out when we met just how many times over the past couple of years that we had gone out to dinner or events. And two years later, we’re still here. I am really hoping at this point that I might be the only woman that’s he’s interested in but I really have no way of knowing that, do I? He has to be a major target for women.

So that’s the story and my friends that live elsewhere are right that something changed recently and we seem to be moving in a forward direction. Only time is going to tell if that’s the direction that he wants to continue to move toward. So there’s your answer to, “What’s up with this?”

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