The HB Love Survey has gone very well, and we will be acting upon the decision of the voters. HB is preparing himself for his date by getting a hair cut.
Meanwhile I got this REAL email from one of my most intelligent friends – she’s the second this month – which just goes to show that Cupid is Out There, And He’s Firing:
How’s everything going? I hope all is well in London.
I’ve been meaning to call, but time has been getting away from me. I was in Bolivia last week, and it was ok, but the big news is that I have a new man in my life, or I don’t really ‘have’ him. It’s a fantastic story. Everyone got fucking loaded at my department Christmas party, and then a bunch of people went to my friend Keirkegaard’s house for an afterparty. Some of us got stoned and I ended up hooking up with a guy who works in my department. It was one of those things where we knew who the other was, but didn’t really know each other. Anyway, he’s really fucking cool, and we went for tea a couple times and drinking once. Things went well, but we both got really loaded and he put me in a cab. We had been talking a bit, but since then nothing else happened. Anyway, I got back from Papua New Guinea saturday late afternoon and he called that evening to invite me to a small, impromptu housewarming party, so we went and I spent the night with him. It was amazing and he’s amazing and we’re both very very happy with each other. We just went for a liquid lunch (ended up drinking all afternoon together) and talked a little. Neither of us wants a boyfriend-girlfriend thing…we’re both sick of being in relationships and enjoy being single, but we are pretty smitten with each other and after having the discussion, ended up making out in the bar and he asked me to spend his birthday weekend next month in new york with him. I’ve no idea what’s going to happen with this, but I do like him very much, and am really giddy about it. Apparently he likes me a lot too, or so he says.
I had to share my excitement. Everything else is going just peachy.
Simone De Beauvoir
NB: Names and places have been changed to protect the afflicted