Friday, June 16, 2006

Words to woo by

Do you remember those heady days when you first started dating someone? Those first few months when nothing was wrong, everything about them was perfect, and nobody passed gas?

Well now you can relive it through Steven and Angela. Shhh…they just started dating a month or two ago. Sometimes I’m envious, but mostly I’m like “That’s a bit much”.

Type in the same url as my blog, but with their names (one word, first his then hers) instead of “argoramb”. Sorry for not linking directly, but I’m just the guide and I don’t want to appear like I’m mocking them*. They’re just kids in love.

Which gets to my central point. Why blog this stuff? Is blogging eventually going to replace email and IM’ing as the hip way to communicate one’s feelings? What happens if** they start fighting? Will they kiss and make up via blogger too?

Weird.

It all makes me long for the days of writing old-fashioned love letters. Or even telegrams for that matter. Although I’d imagine that all the references to “STOP” in a telegram might cause mixed messages for long-distance relationships

DEAR FESTUS STOP HOW ARE YOU STOP I MISS YOU TERRIBLY STOP WRITING MY SISTER, TOO STOP HAVE YOU TRIED RIDING A BICYCLE YET STOP I CAN’T STOP THE VIBRATIONS ARE TOO MUCH ON THE COBBLESTONES HERE IN THE CITY STOP YOUR BROTHER WAS IN TOWN LAST WEEK STOP I ASKED HIM TO STAY THE WEEKEND BUT HE CAN’T STOP KISSING OUR CHILDREN BRINGS ME SUCH JOY STOP BUT ITS NOT LIKE KISSING YOU STOP YOURS EVER SALLIE STOP PS THE TELEGRAMS YOU SEND EACH WEEK ARE NICE STOP

* And then have them discover me using TTLB or something.
** Or when…

10 comments:

Theo said...

Wow...

You can go all the way back to May 2006 when they started the blog. They apparently met on a dating site... After Steven introduces the site and them as a couple, Angela chimes in and says a few words about Steven and how she remembers them meeting. At the end she says...

"And I'm not the hot one, he is. He's my tall, red-headed German cutie. ;)"

BLECH!

miss shirley said...

"Don't ever stop smiling...

...because seeing you happy means the world to me."

Uhm...eew.

KC said...

Haven't had a chance yet to go stop to the young lovers blog stop, but just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your telegram stop.

towwas said...

Ha - Miss Shirley, that was exactly the point at which I was like, can I barf? and stopped reading.

Sophist said...

It's a bit repetitive.

June 14. I love you more than words can say.
June 13. I love you so much baby.
June 12. You are so beautiful and I love you.
June 11. My life is wonderful because I love you.

I wonder what they talk about when they're not telling each other how much they love each other!

The Phoenix said...

OK, their blog has more cheese than a Wisconsin cheddar factory.

The guy looks like a dorky Boris Becker. What a geek.

I give this relationship six months. It's got Tom Cruise written all over it.

I Blog, You Blog said...
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I Blog, You Blog said...

I dunno...I was hoping for more pet names...a la the "No, you're schmoopie" scene from Seinfeld...

Grafs said...

Your "telegram" was hilarious!

grrrbear said...

The thing I find most interesting is everyone's response in the comments. We seem like a bitter, bitter bunch, gang... =)

Of course, I'm going to keep an eye on it, just to see where it ends up.

Imagine if they get married and have kids and 30 years down the road their kids stumble across it. They'd never live it down.

"Dad, you were totally whipped..."

After all, Elmo seems equally disinterested in both...

I have a hard time believing that Elmo was traumatized by Katy Perry's decollatage after discovering that he had already "been arou...