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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
cbertsch
Richly Rewarded
You know that stereotype of the nice guy who never gets the girl, even though he's a better friend to her than the assholes she decides to screw?

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Muse: Heat - Kronos Quartet - Heat soundtrack

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cpratt From: cpratt Date: March 12th, 2004 02:19 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yeah, but didn't both of us wind up getting the girl we wanted, even though we were the nice guys? There actually is some justice in this world, isn't there?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 12th, 2004 02:22 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Our Girls

Too true. It's important to keep things in perspective. If only I could see through the fog. . .
elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: March 12th, 2004 02:47 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

the deepest irony of my becoming a simile

I for one have decided I am all about hybridity.

You do know, I know, that the good girl is overdetermined too. As is the scary woman.

Designations being at best slips with signs:

Scenario 1: So I am by irony, because I am to cook them dinner, the "angel in the house." I am also, independent of this (the irony being a class time reference to violent criminals not being neighbors, he has seen through, he says, I have to leave the table) to another friend first a "dangerous woman, you know" and then (eyes smiling) the "femme fatale." Oh so he was listening when I talked about the problematic of this.

Scenario 2: Last night (karoake bar) there is the reasonably regular introduction of me as "like our little sister" by the one who seems to speak for both male friends on this--to which I always smile and shrug, which sometimes tears me, on the inside. But last night in my so-called defense the other says to the first you know they don't really like that, would rather be some sort the seductive one, a little dangerous. And in one breath from the first I am corrected amusingly to be both the sister and the whore. But the one who made the mention, the need to complicate the sign? Listening again.

Still deeper irony: Having arrived too late to put in for a song, E offers to let me sing her back up on one already in--we neither of us know the words as well as we had thought but when it comes up on the screen--Madonna: Like a Virgin. Now that's irony :)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 12th, 2004 03:46 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: the deepest irony of my becoming a simile

That IS irony! Feeling a little better today, though still experiencing annoyance and frustration that is simultaneously diffuse and intense.

It's interesting to see how folks read into an entry that's too terse for context.

I wanted something that could go both ways. And I got it.

You'll have to read the film notes Kim just wrote on The Virgin Suicides. Lots about the good girl in there.
elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: March 12th, 2004 04:09 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: the deepest irony of my becoming a simile

I will read the notes. I have to work. It's been a slow acceleration into morning.

Instead of working I just blogged nostalgically on packratting. Finished and thought of your "files."

To Emma and Belinda for me--corruptions of chivalry--or the bad romanticist does bad conventions of romance--
kdotdammit From: kdotdammit Date: March 12th, 2004 06:17 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: the deepest irony of my becoming a simile

"packratting" -- I'm sorry. I can never take that term lightly or metaphorically again. Not since the little rabid bastards ate the CV boots off of Old Red. How about "obsessive collecting", eh?
kdotdammit From: kdotdammit Date: March 12th, 2004 06:19 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Don't know what girl you're talking about here, but I don't think you have to worry about getting stuck with the "good girl" or the "virgin." Nope. That's not an issue for you.
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