Middle of the week days tend to lend themselves to me over-thinking and over-analyzing my personal life, which I always used to dislike about myself, but I think I’ll be more proactive and accept that it’s a thing I do and write about it (because everyone loves a tl;dr post).
I’ve been thinking how silly it is that in The Year of our Lord 2014, we have such a hard time communicating about sex and relationship issues. It just seems we could be pragmatic about the whole thing. We’ve obviously become more reliant on non verbal forms of communication, which frankly is a good thing as I sometimes have trouble getting my mouth to properly work with my brain. So why is it some sort of faux pas to for example, text someone you’re interested in about things in a very upfront manner.
"I find you to be a very attractive human being and if this feeling is mutual, I would like to make out with you on your face amongst other things."
"We haven’t seen much of each other lately, is the romantic part of our relationship over?"
Straight forward and to the point. Which is very much how I’d like to go about this because lets face it: Sex and intimacy and all that good stuff is a HUGE part of life (I’d say it’s up there with sleeping and eating), but we all continue to be vague and non communicative about it. Waiting for the right “moment” to “make a move” with someone is mentally exhausting and to an over-thinker like me, somewhat terrifying. Not to say I’m not perfectly capable of picking up on the subtle visuals queues and making previously mentioned “move”, but it sure would save a lot of trouble for both sides if a mutual interest (or lack of interest or figuring out what the hell is going on with an existing thing) could be established easily.
At this point in my life I really have nothing to loose and everything to gain by actually just doing the stuff I’ve talked about. So perhaps I’ll throw caution to the wind and text away with my feels…
Top to bottom: Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic, Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic, Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic, Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic.
Interesting comparison: 1957 Chevy Bel Air convertible, and a Mercedes 220S coupe from the same era.
The Chevy cost roughly $2700 new, the Benz about $7500.
Top engine on the Chevy was a fuel injected 283 cu. in. ohv V-8 (which added considerably to the sticker price).
Top engine on the Benz was a fuel injected, 2.2L sohc straight-6.
The Benz had modern, unit-body construction, yet had an old-fashioned upright grille.
The Chevy had old-fashioned body-on-frame construction, yet had modern (for the day) styling.
The Benz had independent rear suspension, the Chevy did not.
The Chevy was bigger and had a real back seat.
The Benz had real chunks of wood and full leather interior.
The Chevy could outrun the Benz with 2 spark plugs removed.
The Benz could out corner the Chevy on 3 tires.
Today, a fuelie ‘57 Chevy is worth more than the Benz.
'merica, versus der vaterland
Cyndi Lauper photographed by Rob Verhorst in Amsterdam, November 1980.