sometimes…

30 05 2005

it’s nice when people don’t have a livejournal. so you can scold them, in public, & have that resounding sense that other people are making their own reactionary exclamation-points, & yet the people in question only hear your encouraging, enthusiastic, entirely appropriate response.

“oh, and something else i’ve been remiss in sharing–i’m engaged”

you’re what?!?
okay, yeah, over the past several years, you have actually made reference to a girlfriend or two. definitely two. at least two. two i can name, and we really don’t talk that much. it’s likely there are others. it’s likely in all the really serious conversations we’ve had lately–and they’re the only kind we’ve had lately–you probably had a good chance or two to mention the same one more than once. or mention that you really liked her. or mention that this just kinda happened months ago. like, it just might have come up.

it’s okay. i’d have sent you borderline-qualifying-as-decidedly-reminescent-of-love letters anyway. but good grief, boy, that’s a helluva thing to spring on somebody who’s just excited to see your address in the inbox as proof you haven’t yet been shot!

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7 responses

31 05 2005
pooh_gal

We got a similar shock factor when a recently visiting friend referred to his weird Sunday spent in the company of his intended’s husband……

31 05 2005
cheshirrrecat

r?
is *engaged*?!!
yeah–youd definitely think thats the kind of thing someone MIGHT MENTION!!!
sheesh!

31 05 2005
tyra

he’s such a good boy, though, that even though i hadn’t decided how to answer the email yet, he popped up on aim an hour & 1/2 ago to give me the opportunity to grill him thoroughly. and enthusiastically/encouragingly, of course.
i feel much better now. 🙂

31 05 2005
cheshirrrecat

well, im glad you feel better about it, now that youve restarted your heart. two other friends of mine just got engaged, too.
im going to be the only spinster amongst all of us, arent i?! ah well. c’est la vie.

4 06 2005
imbeddedboodist

*chuckle*
“it’s nice when people don’t have a livejournal. so you can scold them, in public, & have that resounding sense that other people are making their own reactionary exclamation-points, & yet the people in question only hear your encouraging, enthusiastic, entirely appropriate respose.”
and yet… it’s a sort of humorous irony that the very person whom i’m quoting convinced me to sign up for this online obsession to begin with. But by all means, continue with the public reactionary exclamation-points…

4 06 2005
tyra

Re: *chuckle*
i have never been above setting up occasion for a little irony if it gets people out of the woodwork and into connectivity, with me, with the bigger picture, with one another…
plotting & scheming, that’s me. 🙂
welcome to the fray, m’darling.

6 06 2005
cheshirrrecat

Re: *chuckle*
hi!!!
you should definitely write more here. you are very much missed and loved!
and i hope you know its only for that reason that we’re writing with so many exclamation points about this :}
take care of yourself out there and be safe. dammit. and write more!
love to you,
becky

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