Dec. 17th, 2008 04:53 pm
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Conversations I have not had with workCrush:

Crush: Hey, Z, can you come over to the main table? We're going to have a quick meeting.
Me: I love you.

Crush: I think you just need to saturate the colours a bit-- and put a couple of greenscreen--
Me: I love you.

Crush: I think those prawns were off. I feel really sick.
Me: I love you.

It's been a close thing, though.

Yesterday, my Grandmother and I went to visit my 90 year old Great Aunt.

"I've got something for you," she said, handing me an old photograph. "It was taken by my friend Muriel."

"Oh, yes," my Grandmother said. "I met her once!"

My Auntie Cecily looked delighted. "Muriel Dearlove?" she beamed. "She looked like a boy?"

"That's right," my Grandmother nodded. "She came down to visit us in Surrey once, and her car broke down."

"Motorbike," Aunt Cecily corrected, still beaming.

This would have been in about 1950, I think. I'm completely infatuated by the idea of this woman. Muriel Dearlove, boyish photographer, riding around the country on her motorbike. A hot, female James Dean.

Later, in the car:

"What was that about her friend Muriel... what was it? Dearlove?"

"Yes, that's right," Gran said. "She never married."

"What a surprise," I laughed. "She looked like a boy and rode a motorbike. You don't think she might have been... you know... a lesbian?!"

"Well, yes, I did wonder."

Date: 2008-12-17 05:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Muriel Dearlove": Best name ever

Date: 2008-12-17 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Isn't it, though? *g*

Date: 2008-12-17 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Your work crush conversations sound eerily familiar.

Date: 2008-12-17 06:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Heee. Maybe you're my crush. *eyebrow raise*

Date: 2008-12-17 08:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
grandmother and great aunt FTW! \o/

MURIEL DEARLOVE! i'm in love with the very idea of her!

aw, your workCrush conversations are hilarious.

Date: 2008-12-17 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hee, me too.

Did you get my comment to our earlier convo? With the sendspace link?

Date: 2008-12-19 01:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i did! thank you! did you not get my other comment?

Date: 2008-12-17 11:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Muriel Dearlove, boyish photographer, riding around the country on her motorbike.

I think I'm already in love with her.

Date: 2008-12-19 02:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ahahahaha. I love that I can totally hear this in my head. :D Also, has there ever been a more adorably evocative name than Muriel Dearlove? And here I thought your own name was charmingly romantic! Is Britain just full of this sort of thing or do you just have the hookup?


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