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“I know the story of how they met,” said Chris Albert, 59, the youngest son of Elinor and Frederick Albert. “It was in the officers’ mess hall, and my father was working in the kitchen. He kind of boldly made his way straight for my mother and said: ‘You should know my name. I’m the man who’s going to marry you.’”
A Black Nurse, a German Soldier and an Unlikely WWII Romance - NYTimes.com
At night, I look at the moon in Kabul and think, Celia’s looking at the same moon.
You’re both Catholic and eventually had a church wedding. But right after graduation, you married in a civil ceremony so you could go off to your first post in Germany together.
Ken: When we came back to the house, her father said, that’s very nice, but you sleep down the hall, you’re not married until the church and sacrament.
Separate bedrooms on your wedding night?
Ken: Thanks to my military training, I knew how to get from one end of the hall to the other without the floor creaking.
Do you really want to know if what they say is true? Sleep with a white guy, then sleep with a black guy. Better yet, invite them both over and do a side-by-side comparison. Take pictures, make a graph, email it to me and we’ll meet for scones and tea to discuss it. Just kidding. Black people don’t eat scones.
NYT: What other traditions do you have?
Karen: All conversations end in“‘I love you.” No matter what. If we are arguing and someone hangs up without saying I love you, now that might be grounds for divorce.
Skip: Always dinner together, and never leaving the house without saying, “I love you.” And Naked Thursday.
NYT: Naked Thursday?
Skip: It’s what keeps us in shape. There is nothing like naked Thursday. You don’t have to do anything, but you’ve got to take your stuff off.
Karen: I don’t know why he started telling people about Naked Thursdays. You can come, but you gotta get naked — it keeps the visitors down.
Basically what I’ve gathered is, by not having any standards or specifics or long term goals when it came to men, I wasted A LOT of time on people who didn’t have an iota of boyfriend material. I was like a kid with $10 who rather than save more for something awesome, ran to the nearest dollar store because I could get so much more crap on the cheap. And by crap I mean things I didn’t need or really even want that would eventually break, sometimes as quickly as the next day.
You know hates dating as much as you do? That’s right, Aziz Ansari does.
“Reading those articles, I don’t know how it makes me feel. Partly fearful, but also kind of weirdly comforted to know—oh, maybe that’s why I feel like that. I’d rather feel weird and understand why than just feel weird and be confused.”
As fellow tech-averse bookworms with similar grievances, we e-mailed back and forth, eventually concluding that it would be easier to start our small press if we lived in the same place. The only way that was going to happen was if he moved to Mountain View and into the extra bedroom in my town house.
There was just one problem. I harbored a crush on Steven that had lasted nearly nine years.
For example, If you are a vegan health food fanatic and you invite me over for an especially cooked for me dinner and proudly present me with a plate of fried chicken, hog maws, chittlins, greens, and candied yams, you cannot cry foul when I jump up from the table and shout, “Listen here white devil. You are a racist piece of shit. Now, Get your ass up and go get me some fucking Tupperware so I can wrap this delicious shit up and get the fuck away from your racist ass.