Could I be Romantic  

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6/12/2006 5:56 pm

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Could I be Romantic

Could I be romantic, I do have some tendencies, so I guess I could pull it off once. It would require a trip to the library. I might have to read a romance book to get the proper perspective. I would have to ignore or retrain my basic male instinct to think unselfishly. I would have to stop looking at other women while this is in play and that’s going to be hard.

I could just do the opposite of everything I’ve done before, that might put me on the right track. It’s almost as if being romantic requires that I stop being me, for the better good. I am a little rough around the edges and sometimes I miss the point. Problems of the logical mind. Don’t like buying flowers as a gift, they die. A symbol of my love dead in a week. I would think in terms of a keepsake, a music box that plays something to remind you of me. A unique gift that would be hard to find or replace, that’s what my mind thinks of. A symbol of my love that would last even when I’m no longer there.

Compliments are tricky in conversations. Women don’t trust us there, we’re so used to saying your butt ain’t big and that dress doesn’t make you love fat. When we genuinely have something good to say, its assumed we are doing it for a reason, avoiding the fight or as a precursor to sex. Compliments are a after thought for me. I might think them, but fail to bring it to light. Now if you smell nice and that dress is working my senses, you will get something out of me. I pray that its not crude.

I’m not the one rose type of guy. Roses have thorns, I’ll get cut and start to bleed before you see it. Why would I want to cut you to impress you? But they are in the romance kit that has been past around for years, along with the chocolates. Poetry, poems are the kinds of gifts that we are supposed to supply. Not much poetry moves me, the only verse that every made me take notice was “The prophet” by Kahlil Gibran. His words made me think, provided me with visuals and the colors necessary to see them in the best light.

On Children: Your children are not your children. They are the life’s longing for itself. They come through you, but not from you. You may give them your love, but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies, but not their souls; for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow which you cannot visit, even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.

I’m going have to find that book and recharge my mind.

In the romance department, I’m going to mess up at least 8 out of 10 times. I’m going to nail it on the 2 that I do get right and coming from the heart, it will be the best that I can offer and it will be special.

MissKittyNip26 105F

6/12/2006 7:32 pm

I've never been the romantic type myself. I'm very logical and much prefer practical gifts.. so romantic men don't last with me, 'cause I'll quickly ask them what the hell I'm gonna do with dying flowers, a sappy poem, and a stuffed teddy bear (which is clutter)! LOL.. my idea of romance = treat me to a nice meal, buy me an electric screwdriver (I really need one of those), and then put me to sleep with some good sex! LOL.. Basically, it's just feed me, help me, satisfy me, and put me to bed!

TurnLock replies on 6/12/2006 8:06 pm:
An electric screwdriver would never pop up on my list of gifts to give. I thought you was talking about a new drink. I also never thought to put good sex on my list. I see potential with that one. Give a screwdriver, get a screw.

MissKittyNip26 105F

6/13/2006 9:20 am

LOL.. I wouldn't expect you to just think of the screwdriver out the blue.. but more like, if you were around me, you'd pay attention and know what I needed. As I made the previous comment, I was thinkin' back to this week when I was puttin' some screws in the wall with a normal screwdriver and I was havin' a hard time.. I thought to myself, "Damn, I wish I had an electric one of these!" BUT, if I had a man and he was there with me, I would probably be talkin' to him.. and I would have made that comment out loud.. just in passing conversation. SO.. romantic to me would be him surprising me with one like a week to a month later. That let's me know he pays attention to the rambling I and of course, that's a gift that's VERY practical and useful (as opposed to flowers).

Another example of this was when I first met a friend of mine some months ago ( #8 ). In phone conversation, I was sick and I talked about how I was using toilet paper to wipe my nose, which had me lookin' like Rudolph. We talked about MANY things for 2-3 days and then we finally met. When we met, he brought a gift... a box of kleenex (the good kind with lotion in it)!! I thought that was the BEST gift.. 'cause for 1, I REALLY needed it and for 2, he paid attention to my conversation. I may actually do a blog about this (hope you don't mind).

But anyway.. I have to respond to your comment on my blog here, 'cause I can't send e-mail (only replies). Yeh, my #'s are based on when I meet people from this site in person. I just go in order and then I keep referring to the number.

And.. if ya' send me your regular e-mail address I'll send you the lip pics you along with a face pic.

TurnLock replies on 6/13/2006 4:02 pm:
That would be nice. Most women never need tools, usually that's what the man is for. That's why you can hear of us referred to as tools. Example that Turnlock what a tool.

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