It was Different with Nikki
Grahm/Dave: So, then with – do you call her Nikki or Nichol Kessinger?
Chris: I would call her Nikki. There’s so many Nikki’s and Nichol’s in this.
Grahm/Dave: So, we’ll call her Nikki. With Nikki, was it different?
Chris: It just seemed like I was more in control it seemed like. That never happened. Like she actually asked me my opinion on a lot of things, just like what I wanted to do.
Grahm/Dave: That was new, wasn’t it?
Chris: Very new.
Grahm/Dave: That’s fascinating to me. Did it feel more like an equal partnership?
Chris: It seemed like it.
Grahm/Dave: When it was date night, would you guys talk about it? Would you ask to go somewhere, or would she say, I want to go somewhere?
Chris: The first time we went out, it was to a movie over at the Orchard, on 144th over there. And I asked her, “You want to go see this movie?” And she’s like, “Yeah.” I’m like, “Okay, cool.” When we got there, it was sold out. Normally, we probably just wait two hours or just go home, but she just wanted to walk around and talk. I was like, “Okay.” That was different. She wanted to go to the car museum, Shelby museum in Boulder. I’ve never been there.
Grahm/Dave: That’s right up your alley.
Chris: Oh yeah. I was just like, that was awesome just to walk around cars for an hour or so. And then drag race in [inaudible 00:30:18]. I hadn’t been to a drag race since 2008 and that was in Charlotte because they have a drag strip over there just like for the NHRA, the top [inaudible 00:30:32], stuff like me and my dad used to go there all the time. And then, we went camping in Sand Dunes [inaudible 00:30:43] Park and I had never been camping; I’d always wanted to do it. She had done it, like countless times, I guess.
Grahm/Dave: She’s outdoorsy?
Chris: Yes. Every time she would need to clear her head, she would just go by herself.
Grahm/Dave: She’s a completely new type of person and relationship.