Friday, December 02, 2005

we like the free dates

"Mirabelle knows, and she lets this be unspoken, that all free things require conversation. Sitting in a darkened movie theater requires absolutely no conversation at all, whereas a free date, like a walk down Hollywood Boulevard in the busy evening, requires comments, chatter, observations, and with luck, wit. She worries that since they have only exchanged perhaps two dozen words between them, these free dates will be horrible. She is still willing to go out with him, however, until something less horrible comes along."

(from Shopgirl, by Steve Martin)

PS: also, never forget, "sex is the theater of the poor"... the kind of free date that may or may not require conversation, but once again, we like the comments, chatter, observations, and with luck, dirty talk -- a favorite treat.


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