February 15, 2007

Although it is slightly too late for Valentine’s Day…

…today is the Love Connection Edition of the Axis of Weevil Thursday Three, America’s Best Loved Time Wasting Diversion!

As we usually do, we ask you to answer the following three questions either by leaving a comment below or a link back to your blog. And as you can guess, the inquiries today have to do with that warm feeling you have deep inside.

No, not the one caused by your breakfast.

Here we go:

1) Who was the first person for whom you had romantic feelings?

2) Do you believe it’s possible to fall truly in love with more than one person in a lifetime?

3) What is the stupidest thing you’ve ever done out of love?

Okay, flit away and begin thinking syrupy thoughts and come up with some answers! As for my answers…

1) That would be a little girl named Linda W. in the third grade. She had short, wavy blonde hair and blue eyes, and I thought she was so pretty and sweet. But one of the other boys in class found out I liked her and in front of everybody asked if I loved her and I got mad and embarrassed because everyone knew girls were gross and had cooties and not only that, but I was a chubby crippled kid with a metal brace on his leg, and as my round little cheeks burned red I blurted out “YES!” and everyone started laughing at me and I ran out of the room. I trace a large part of my shyness toward girls to the trauma of this one event.

2) Oh, I sure think so. And probably several at once. But that’s a bad idea.

3) Well, I never got thrown in the lockup or anything like that, but in the past I have had a terribly odd compulsion where I would get restless and agitated late at night and have to leave and just drive by the girl-of-the-moment’s house or apartment. Sometimes numerous times. I have wasted untold billions of gallons of gasoline doing this in the past. Thank heavens all I have to do now is drive home!

SO there you go.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at February 15, 2007 08:14 AM

[in Paul Harvey voice] And now the rest of the story ...

Page 1: Have you found out how Linda W. turned out after you were both "growed up"?

Page 2: Our capacity to love is only constricted by our selfishness.

Page 3: Was Miss Reba one of your drive-by victims? Did she know about it before or after you were hitched?

Posted by: Marc V at February 15, 2007 12:29 PM

HEY! NO FAIR!! You're not supposed to ask MORE questions about the questions that are up!

ANYway, she left and went to another school sometime around the fifth or sixth grade, and I never heard anything about her ever again. And no--while we were courting, Reba was back living at home with her mom and dad, so they just invited me to come over and I'd eat supper with them and then relax on the couch for several hours before driving home and being dead tired the next day.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at February 15, 2007 12:39 PM

Well I won't make you answer any more questions. Come over to my place read my answers and if you are well behaved, have some cake.

Posted by: Sarah G. at February 15, 2007 01:08 PM