January 25, 2003

Tonight I went on a date with vocabulary boy, whose name is L.

I like him.

I was so nervous the whole evening, in fact, that I barely said a word, and when I did manage to talk it was in strings of such absolute incoherence as to rival a Pentecostal speaking in tongues. I kept starting stories and stopping them midway upon realizing that the punch lines made me look stupid or judgmental or prissy or weird; this gave my conversation the grace and ease of, oh, say, the Hunchback of Notre Dame attempting to do the time step. I listened in horror as I uttered foolishness after foolishness, and when I was finally able to stop myself, it was only to lapse again into a practically Benedictine silence.

But he did pretty much exactly the same things, so maybe he likes me too.

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One Response to Tonight I went on a

  1. JW says:

    You once told me it’s ALWAYS a good sign when both parties are reduced to stammering idiocy. As long as it doesn’t become a habit . . . .
    Good luck!


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