September 4, 2009

Today is E.S.’s birthday, which means that I was in a mawkish tender mood last night. He was fiddling with a laser pen pointer, and we had the following conversation.

E.S.: Ooh, look what happens when the light lands on the stone in your engagement ring!
FAUSTUS: That’s pretty cool.
E.S.: What if somebody made a ring that did that? I should have gotten you a ring that did that.
FAUSTUS: No, because this is already the best engagement ring ever.
E.S.: I’m sure that somewhere there’s a prince or tycoon or somebody with a better engagement ring.
FAUSTUS: No, because he didn’t get it from you.

(Pause.)

E.S.: Well, you don’t know that.
FAUSTUS: Why are you always so mean to me?

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8 Responses to Today is E

  1. Jeffrey C says:

    You’ve got to give him credit for an inspired comeback though. That one sure didn’t occur to me.

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  2. Jeffrey C, that’s the whole problem with him. His comebacks don’t occur to me, either. Obviously I have to dump him.

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  3. FortWorthGuy says:

    A “pink” sapphire?

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  4. initials says:

    One’s match must always be a foil in some way, shape or form… If you could simply rush around him, what kind of place-holder would he be? For you, that may take some Hoover-sized, umm… Wow… Attachments? Fortifications? Either way, kudos to you for your frustration, and kudos to him for being your Dam(n). Happy belated Birthday, ES!!!

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  5. Esther says:

    Maybe you need to change the name of this blog to “The Search for Love in Manhattan and What Happened When I Found It”….

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  6. LD says:

    Awww. You guys are sweet.

    Sickening.

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  7. FortWorthGuy: Yes! link to gemstone.org

    initials: Well, if I could simply rush around him, he would be a much less annoying place-holder. But secretly I agree with you.

    Esther: I know! It’s horrible!

    LD: I know, it kind of makes me want to barf.

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  8. Lady Jane says:

    While almost every one of your blog posts makes me laugh or nod my head in agreement or cluck sympathetically or cheer, this one nearly gave me a heart attack from humor/jealousy. Fantastic.

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