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The world it spins for you.

Okay. So it is like this.

Head first, or tail?

Not that I know which is which, really.

It has one straight end, and a well-balanced curl on the other.

But you see, I have never had a candy cane before. Now I have to deal with two.


If you have a gingerbread man, do you first carefully pick out the colourful buttons on its body, one by one?

Casually bite its head off with nary a qualm nor guilt?

And then only pluck its short, stubby limbs off with a satisfying, resounding crack?

Decisions, decisions.

Some people prefer to lick the cream off their Oreos clean before dunking the whole thing into a glass of milk anyway.

Or listen to music albums in its entirety, painstakingly arranged according to tracklist, chronologically, instead of putting them on easygoing shuffle mode.

And so it is that I wonder, why do these – oh, not one but two – particular new romantic comedies have to strike a chord in me?

(One is marketed as this year’s Love Actually – and the other could almost be 2007’s answer to About a Boy.)

I might just as well go for both, but honestly… I wonder: is this a wise move? To be caught watching these movies all alone and by myself, in the cinema – while lovey dovey couples trade soft whispers and snuggle up to each other in the dark behind me?


Oh God, I fear I am turning into a romantic.


Details of this entry.Monday, January 29, 2007, filed under Musings.
This entry is open to comments.
Recent tracks played are displayed on Last.fm.White Collar Boy, Belle and Sebastian

  1. Mixed bag of comments:

    Dunking Oreos into milk? I’ve never tried that. Its that how you are supposed to eat it?

    Which film is supposed to be 2007’s answer to About a Boy?

    Movie halls are dark so that people can remain anonymous if they so choose to.

    Mint81 | 30/01/07 09:06 AM

  2. Mint81 – Howdy! Likewise, some answers…:

    1) Well, yes, I’ve seen people dunking their Oreos into milk. Actually, I don’t even eat Oreos – I wonder if I’m missing out on anything…?

    2) Oh, that’d be the new movie “Music and Lyrics” – it has Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore. A rather odd pairing, but tee hee.

    3) I’d rather remain a few good feet away from them. Else, some people are better off getting a room. ;)

    Strizzt | 30/01/07 07:03 PM

  3. I don’t know which is crazier – that I actually googled for it, or that there ARE people making DIYs as to how to properly do the perfect Oreo dunk:



    Strizzt | 30/01/07 08:59 PM

  4. Hmmm… never knew there was a ‘wikihow’

    Mint81 | 02/02/07 09:12 AM

  5. Mint81 – Yeah, there are a few other wikis up and running now…

    Strizzt | 02/02/07 09:04 PM

  6. yo, dunking oreos in milk is as widespread as dunking donuts into coffee. get with the program:)

    soporific | 09/02/07 09:56 AM

  7. Soporific – We don’t do it as often here, do we?

    I’m not for dunking anything in… anything.

    Strizzt | 09/02/07 09:55 PM

  8. but since you’re turning into a romantic, you’d best start thinking about it.

    although, u make being a romantic sound like a bad thing.

    soporific | 11/02/07 12:00 PM

  9. Soporific – Not a bad thing, but I don’t think it’d fit me.

    Like… Strizzt, a romantic?! Pffffaough.

    I suppose if the time comes (and if I eventually do turn into one), I won’t be able to deny it no more…

    Strizzt | 11/02/07 09:58 PM

  10. it wouldn’t? but then your most recent post is a very romantic sort of idea.

    soporific | 17/02/07 06:14 PM

  11. Soporific – Which post – the one with the blue sky picture? But it wasn’t meant to be romantic. :o

    Strizzt | 21/02/07 07:06 PM

  12. which is even more overwhelming evidence, isnt it? you’re romantic even when you dont mean to be.

    soporific | 24/02/07 09:11 PM

  13. Soporific – Gosh… are you sure about that? It’s like you’re pointing out something I’ve never seen before.

    Strizzt | 24/02/07 10:09 PM

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