What's up with the half hearted, one armed hugs going around? I got one of those at church Saturday and I had to work hard to not blanch. Do I need a fake hug? No I do not. If you aren't going to expend the energy to hug me properly, then no, thank you. You keep that faux affection to yourself. A hug is both arms wrapped around a person, and involves squeezing. I don't dole out the cyber hugs like candy, either, so if you've ever received one from me, you know it was sincere.
I'm evidently not a terribly affectionate person, I guess. Compared to my little sister, who you practically have to sit on to hug, I think I'm a fuzzy teddy bear. But when I was talking to Nolan yesterday, this conversation took place.
Carrie. What? I'm sweet.
Nolan. (laughs) Okay.
Carrie. What do you mean by that?
Nolan. My love, you are a LOT of things, but I wouldn't put you in the category of 'sweet.'
So I choose to find this freeing instead of anything more detrimental to my general fabulousness. And If you are going to hug me, I expect both arms, and to not be able to breathe for a second or two. Expect that back, too. Just so you know.
Nolan. (raking leaves, then , out of NOWHERE) So Logan dated Lily?
Carrie. (is shocked, silent for a moment) Yes.
Nolan. And then Lily died? Logan's Dad killed her?
Carrie. (doesn't make any sudden movements that might startle the hubs) Yes.
Nolan. But Veronica and Lily were best friends? Who did Veronica go out with?
Carrie. (dancing on the inside) Duncan Kane.
Nolan. And what happened to him?
Carrie. He got a girl pregnant and when she died in childbirth, he stole the baby and is living in Mexico.
And that's where I lost him again. He rolled his eyes and went back to raking, but I know he likes VM, secretly. How can you NOT like that little Pixie detective? (I do look at her now and think, "Hannah!" though.) Plus, Dick Casablancas wins forever. I want to run him over with the car, but I LOVE him just the same. :)
To mugglechump: Marrying Pansy Parkinson? Erm... I'm thinking about it, does that count? Thanks for asking!