07 October 2006

Have I Lost It?

I prefer not writing about the romance side of my life, but this one screams to be posted.

There’s a new wannabeau in my universe — a charming, handsome, clever man. We’ve had fun getting to know each other the last few weeks, and our humor is in sync. Great banter (an important part of my flirting ritual). And did I mention that he’s cute?

I sent the wannabeau a rather saucy e-mail this evening, one that was very flirty, with just enough of the suggestive to keep it interesting. He replied quickly, showering me with praise … about my grammar.

Mrs. Barrett, wherever you are, I hope you’re proud of your prize student.

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36 Comments:

At 10/07/2006 11:55:00 PM, Blogger Coffeypot said...

What’s your problem? So he paid you a compliment. So he appreciates you mind. I know that when I am with a beautiful, sexy, funny woman who is flirting with me, I look at her and wonder what her theories are toward quantum physics and electro-magnetic particles (what ever they are.) And you are looking at him and wanting to see that thing that grows in the dark. So what’s the problem?

 
At 10/08/2006 12:27:00 AM, Blogger Bubs said...

Guys dig a chick with a well-turned phrase. Enjoy the moment.

 
At 10/08/2006 12:31:00 AM, Blogger nancy said...

I asked my current husband out on our first date in an email...that was over 8 years ago....heh heh.

It's a GOOD thing, really. I am excited for you.

 
At 10/08/2006 03:01:00 AM, Blogger Ben Heller said...

oooh, this sounds exciting. He knows he's got the chance of a smart, sweet and funny girl.

My fingers are crossed, lets hope this works out.

 
At 10/08/2006 03:05:00 AM, Blogger barista brat said...

so long as the praise wasn't about your colon...

 
At 10/08/2006 03:40:00 AM, Anonymous m said...

should i be jealous?

i guess posting those pictures of your boobs, i mean, paying attention in english class is paying off!

good luck to you, babe!

 
At 10/08/2006 08:49:00 AM, Blogger Coaster Punchman said...

Beth, if only my grammar was as nice as yours! And my grampa too! (Sorry, couldn't resist. )

That was funny, what Barista said!

CP

 
At 10/08/2006 10:59:00 AM, Blogger kfluff said...

You're opening up a whole new frontier in flirting! As things get hot and heavy, you can make suggestive comments about "splitting your infinitive" and "splicing his comma." As long as he doesn't misplace your modifier, if you know what I mean.

Revel in it, grammar girl!

 
At 10/08/2006 12:19:00 PM, Blogger Old Lady said...

"Ms. Beth, your turn of phrase has stirred by heart beyond all passion a man can possess." Something like that?

 
At 10/08/2006 02:31:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

COFFEYPOT: Oh, you and your quantum physics discussions. They never get old for you, do they?

BUBS: I do believe he's enjoying my words. Can't wait to conjugate with him.

NANCY: I like your use of "current." And I'm having a damn good time.

BEN: I'll use your comment as a reference, if you don't mind.

 
At 10/08/2006 02:40:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

BRAT: No, it wasn't about my use of the colon; that will come later.

M: I do believe he enjoyed the split infinitives of my boobie photo. But don't get jealous; you know you're my favorite.

COASTER PUNCHMAN: You should see what I can do with ellipses in an e-mail ... how I can make who/whom sexy.

KFLUFF: Damn, I'd love to splice his comma ...

OLD LADY: Very close; he's very Edith Wharton and Jane Austen.

 
At 10/08/2006 07:04:00 PM, Anonymous The TechnoBabe said...

I can hear the sounds of adventure and excitement in your post. It's nice to hear. That does not have to change, it can go on forever. Enjoy getting to know him and letting him know you.

 
At 10/08/2006 11:38:00 PM, Blogger PinkFluffySlippers said...

So sweet, a guy who digs your grammar.

 
At 10/09/2006 12:21:00 AM, Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Details! We want details (and not about the grammar)! ;)

 
At 10/09/2006 02:46:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

TECHNOBABE: He's an adventurous, exciting person. I'm intrigued.

PINKFLUFFYSLIPPERS: I have to admit, it turned me on that he noticed my grammar skills.

WRITEPROCRASTINATOR: I'm keeping this one under wraps for now. Keeps it exciting, you know?

 
At 10/09/2006 06:24:00 AM, Anonymous Firestarter5 said...

At what point does he tell you he's gay?

 
At 10/09/2006 07:58:00 AM, Blogger ziggystardust73 said...

LOL at Firestarter5!

 
At 10/09/2006 10:57:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

Trust me, boys, he ain't gay ... not that there's anything wrong with that.

 
At 10/09/2006 11:05:00 AM, Blogger DJ Andi said...

Just watch out for "dangling participles", whatever they are. I never got the jest of them, but thought it was a funny English term.

 
At 10/09/2006 12:55:00 PM, Blogger OnMyWatch said...

Sounds promising, as long as he's not into the whole Eats, Shoots, and Leaves part of grammar.

;)

 
At 10/09/2006 02:26:00 PM, Blogger schmeckman said...

what's with all the grammar/sex on this blog? i just read something about your pants falling off during a pronoun workshop. how do i get in on this action?

 
At 10/09/2006 02:53:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

DJ ANDI: I watch for the dangles every day. It's my job.

ONMYWATCH: Hmmmm; I think he's more of a Strunk & White man, but I'll have to check.

SCHMECKMAN: These classes are in high demand, sir. Do you think you could qualify for acceptance?

 
At 10/09/2006 03:44:00 PM, Blogger Chris said...

As long as this new relationship doesn't interfere with my Georgia Fan Club, I guess I approve.

Seriously, as a guy who is as awkward and clueless as anyone when it comes to flirtation, I'd take this as a good sign. The good thing is that it didn't seem to freak him out.

 
At 10/09/2006 04:12:00 PM, Blogger sKincarver said...

It didn't start out with something like "HorNy4U!!" did it?
My spam killer tends to stop those.

Good luck with your future squishy sounds.

 
At 10/09/2006 04:16:00 PM, Anonymous rcofchs said...

I hope he dots your eyes and crosses your tt's and occasionally splices your comma. But, I don't want to know if he ever shows an interest in periods or colons.

 
At 10/09/2006 07:07:00 PM, Blogger DJ Andi said...

Who knew Englsh could be so naughty?!

 
At 10/09/2006 07:33:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

CHRIS: Your fan club will stay loyal as long as you continue to post those skiing photos.

SKINCARVER: That's exactly what the subject line read! Did I send it to you, too?

RCOFCUS: Oh, he crosses and dots, buddy. And you should see his splice.

DJ ANDI: You haven't conjugated in a while, have you?

 
At 10/09/2006 08:19:00 PM, Blogger Coffeypot said...

Talking about quantum physics is about all I can do, now, mainly because all my participial doses is dangle.

 
At 10/09/2006 09:02:00 PM, Blogger DJ Andi said...

Now that you mention it, maybe not. Was it that obvious?

 
At 10/10/2006 10:40:00 AM, Blogger Keith Kennedy said...

I wanted to have a clever comment - but I see that the world has beat me to it.

 
At 10/10/2006 01:16:00 PM, Blogger Grant Miller said...

I can't believe you posted this - I'm a married man! I'm so flustered now. But, admitedly, your grammer is spot on.

 
At 10/10/2006 01:55:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

COFFEYPOT: Do I need to know about my uncle's dangles?

DJ ANDI: Not too obvious, but get yourself good and conjugated this weekend.

KEITH: You could have touched on gerunds and run-ons ...

GRANT MILLER: I thought I hid your identity so well; now you've spilled the beans!

 
At 10/10/2006 04:46:00 PM, Blogger Old Lady said...

Well, at least you're still hanging about! Extra cirrucular activities taking up your time?

 
At 10/10/2006 05:32:00 PM, Blogger Anomie-Atlanta said...

Hilarious!

 
At 10/10/2006 10:47:00 PM, Blogger Dale said...

Nothing. I got nothing. You guys are all far more clever than I. Good luck Beth and Mr. Universe.

 
At 10/11/2006 12:37:00 PM, Anonymous HollyC said...

oh Beth, you ARE a tease!

 

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