Yes, technically I was his intern although I had been there longer than he had been. It was also during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. He read the employee manual to make sure he could ask me out. He did it the one time he cajoled us two interns to have a drink at McCormick & Schmick's on K Street and asked me if I wanted to have dinner some time soon. I had had Scotch for the first time (thanks to him) and said yes. Later I met my roommate Gretchen at Union Station for a movie (no recollection what we saw) and I told her I was asked out by someone at work. I was 21.
Fortunately for me I was able to delay the date until after Valentine's Day and his birthday (Feb 16th) because I went to Mardi Gras that year. Better off not sharing THOSE stories on the blog.
In the week leading up to our date I asked my sisters if I should really go out with him - after all, we worked together. Stacey pointed out it was a free meal.
He took me to Blue Point Grille in Alexandria - drove me in his car. After we had dinner he drove me home but I didn't want to see a movie (frankly, I think movie dates are lame) so we went to Mr. Smith's in Georgetown. While having a beer by the window some guy came by and pressed his face up to the window and licked the window.
The rest, as they say, is history.