Monday, September 22, 2008

Dork

Recently, I called my boyfriend a dork.

I love that I can call him that, without him getting all offended and holding a grudge against me for 8 or 14 years.  I love that he can laugh and then casually come up with a line that really should be on his own line of t-shirts:

Who Needs Sleep?



Last night, as my sweet boyfriend was on his 3 hour drive back home, he called me to tell me that he missed me already.
I told him that one of the things I truly miss during the week, when he's up in Oregon (building the most incredible biceps I've ever seen) working hard on creating a turn lane on Highway 140, is sleeping next to him in bed. Spooning. And the forking ain't bad either, just so ya know.
Cue the laugh track. I need one, because I'm not really all that funny, or very original. In fact, I got that spooning/forking joke from a greeting card I found at Walgreens a few days ago. But what Eddie said in response to me getting a bit melancholy about not having him next to me in bed during the week was just beautiful.
"Oh baby," he said. "When I'm with you, sleeping is just a waste of time."

Tompkinese Part 1

My boyfriend is the best boyfriend in the world.

Honest, I mean it.

He has a peculiar way of talking, but it doesn't hamper his ability to communicate effectively. In fact, sometimes it actually succinctly enables him to say the right thing even though it's not what he meant to say.
For example, the other day he was chastising me for being naughty.
Yes, that kind of naughty.
He said, "You're ENCOURAGEABLE."
I knew he meant to say that I was incorrigible.
But to tell you the truth, telling me that I was "Encourageable" was far more appropriate for our situation. Because really, if I'm encouraged, who knows what I might be talked into.




Main Entry:
in·cor·ri·gi·ble           Listen to the pronunciation of incorrigible
Pronunciation:
\(ˌ)in-ˈkȯr-ə-jə-bəl, -ˈkär-\
Function:
adjective
Etymology:
Middle English, from Late Latin incorrigibilis, from Latin in- + corrigere to correct — more at correct
Date:
14th century
: incapable of being corrected or amended: as (1): not reformable : depraved (2): delinquent b:not manageable : unruly c: unalterable , inveterate
— in·cor·ri·gi·bil·i·ty           Listen to the pronunciation of incorrigibility \-ˌkȯr-ə-jə-ˈbi-lə-tē, -ˌkär-\ noun
— incorrigible noun
— in·cor·ri·gi·ble·ness           Listen to the pronunciation of incorrigibleness \-ˈkȯr-ə-jə-bəl-nəs, -ˈkär-\ noun
— in·cor·ri·gi·bly           Listen to the pronunciation of incorrigibly \-blē\ adverb