June 3, 2005

The other day, after wrestling for an afternoon with a thorny passage in something I’m writing, I finally came up with the perfect way to solve the difficulties it presented. Full of pride at my own cleverness, I told E.S. about it. Then we had the following conversation:

E.S.: That’s great, honey.
FAUSTUS: Aren’t I really smart? Aren’t I a terrific writer?
E.S.: You are a wonderful writer.
Pause.
FAUSTUS (dangerously): And?
E.S.: Oh. And you’re really smart.
FAUSTUS: That’s better.
Pause.
FAUSTUS: Don’t you love dating me?
E.S.: Um . . . yes?

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11 Responses to The other day, after wrestling

  1. Jess says:

    This could be a conversation Marc and I would have. That’s probably why I’m smiling. That common bond of neurosis and boyfriend annoyance. 😉

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  2. Gurustu says:

    Love is grand… isn’t it? Don’t you think love is grand? and–?

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  3. jey says:

    i’ve been in here before and glad to be led here again.:)

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  4. Jay says:

    Throw him a little treat every time he does something right. And smack him with a rolled-up newspaper every time he doesn’t.

    Tried and tested technique, I swear.

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  5. Mushlette says:

    Gawd! You are SO mean to him! *giggle*

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  6. David says:

    I simply defer to my comment of May 25.

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  7. roy says:

    My Other usually ends those with, “You’re exhausting me,” which is way less fun than a well-timed pause.

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  8. Hanuman says:

    It’s like you’ve been listening to F and I have a conversation! Spooky!

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  9. i. bendito says:

    Your bond will endure so long as E.S has that tranquil oasis where he can unwind some… the Locked Ward.
    😉

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  10. Jalal says:

    You should start giving him a LOT of well deserved sex.

    And E.S. if you are reading this, , pats you on the back! Good Show!

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  11. James says:

    Keep trying. Someday, you’ll have him trained.

    Oh, this message is for E.S., by the way. 🙂

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