Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sparkles! Puppies! Hand holding! Rainbows!

Say you start a date with dinner on a Friday night and it ends on Sunday afternoon.

And you spent a good number of the hours in between those two moments in time doing the following: wandering around your neighborhood, holding hands, taking pictures of stuff to turn into silk screens (and he, like much of the Western world, is so much taller than you, with such longer arms, was totally willing to extend the long reach over the fences of neighbors to photograph a particularly enticing leaf much closer than you'd be able to manage), poking your noses into fun shops, meeting up with friends, and grabbing meals and glasses of wine along the way.

And when you said goodbye, after what turned out to be quite an extraordinary amount of time in a row, you realized you could easily, comfortably, happily have spent more time with this fellow.

Then, even though you have this well-constructed terror, based on multiple data points, that everything can be arbitrary and anything can end at any moment...And you are self-aware enough to realize full well that sometimes the arbitrary and the complicated can be traced back directly to you...

All of this still makes you wish it were Wednesday already.


  1. Ahh! I love those dates that just stretch on like that. It feels like time is being bent or something. So fun. Come on, Wednesday! :o)

  2. I love the 72 hour date! Hooray for you.

  3. How sweet! I wish you lots of more fun moments!

  4. I never had a date stretch as long as 72 minutes without somebody screaming - let alone 72 hours. I thought there was a Women's Rule that no date could last longer than sunrise the next day. That's what women always told me, anyway.

  5. AS - Ahh, thanks! :) That's a nice way to put it - like time is bent!

    TMM - I love it too! Thank you!

    Sarah - And thank you, too! I hope so.

    2x4 - I dunno - not so good with rules. I usually get bored or annoyed or something with too much time in one chunk. It's been ages since this happened.

    Rich - I'm glad. Thank you! :)

  6. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
    Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
    Brown paper packages tied up with strings
    These are a few of my favorite things

    Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
    Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
    Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
    These are a few of my favorite things


  7. YES! (vigorous fist pump)

    yeah for you.

  8. Not nearly as entertaining as the Reptile Guy, but a much, much better ending. Although something tells me "ending" might be a misnomer... :)

  9. might I offer a very unoriginal YAY!!!

  10. VVK - I know! Thank god I'm not in a nunnery in the Swiss alps.

    SD - Thanks :).

    WiB - Ooh, let's not get ahead of ourselves here.

    MI - Thank you! I love yay!

  11. soooo awesome! i hope the sparkles keep sparklin!! wooo hoo!


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