The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

2 May 2004

From the Department of No Surprises

Why there will never be a romance novel written about me.

Posted at 10:34 AM to Table for One

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Wow. And here I was thinking all this time that romance readers preferred their heroes to be:

1. Weak
2. Stupid
3. Ugly

Silly me!

(Yes -- I am filing this Important Knowledge Gleaned From a Blog in the Duh! file.)

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 12:16 PM on 2 May 2004

Oops. It has just occurred to me that you might think I am replying to your estimation of yourself, not to Ms. Fake's post. Cast that thought -- if you had it -- far from your mind! And quit putting yourself down!

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 12:18 PM on 2 May 2004

What, you think I'm stupid or something? :)

Posted by: CGHill at 1:32 PM on 2 May 2004

Andrea--I've been telling him that for at least four years.

The "quit putting yourself down" part -- not that he's stupid.

Posted by: Vickie at 3:55 PM on 2 May 2004

By "four," she means "five or six."

Posted by: CGHill at 6:26 PM on 2 May 2004


I think it is closer to six years, isn't it.

*That* is scary.

Posted by: Vickie at 6:53 PM on 2 May 2004

And don't say something predictable like "knowing me for ANY amount of time is scary".

You know I meant the passing of time.

Posted by: Vickie at 6:54 PM on 2 May 2004

Charles, you do it for the attention, don't you? ;-)

Posted by: McGehee at 10:50 PM on 2 May 2004

Obviously it works.

Posted by: Vickie at 5:17 AM on 3 May 2004

What's amusing about this, of course, is that the existence of the assertion is challenged far more fiercely than its veracity.

Well, that and the fact that an eleven-word post has thus far garnered ten comments.

Posted by: CGHill at 7:54 AM on 3 May 2004

Ahhh, what the hell. I always believe in balance.

Posted by: Vickie at 5:25 PM on 3 May 2004

Chuckles is a smart guy, just slow on the uptake.. Took him HOW LONG to move out of southside? (yeah, what they said, quit picking on yourself, ya mug)

[The dividing line between north and south is, and has been, Sheridan Avenue; I haven't lived south of Sheridan since 1993. —cgh]

Terkish Payne, and you still owe us dinner, A-Hole. hee hee!

Posted by: Terkish Payne at 1:03 AM on 4 May 2004

I guess if you're south of I-40 and north of Sheridan, then you might believe that north-south-line-is-at-sheridan BS. Those of us not on southside pretty much score the sand around I-40. Join us. You're one of us for sure now. Buy Corn Nuts and go visit your old neighborhood.

Terkish Payne, I think it's a law or something.

Posted by: Terkish Payne at 7:54 AM on 5 May 2004

I-40 turns southeastward after the I-35 North exit; at the 7400 block east, I-40 is just south of, and not quite parallel to, Southeast 29th Street. Where I lived was more than three miles north of I-40.

Nice try, though.

(I believe we have achieved Terminal Thread Drift.)

Posted by: CGHill at 8:06 AM on 5 May 2004

Well, wherever you were, you're in denial now.

Terkish Payne, until it scrolls off, it's Open. :)

Posted by: Terkish Payne at 3:37 AM on 6 May 2004

Well, lets just make it square, hmm?

Posted by: Aniwarp at 6:11 PM on 7 May 2004