High FidelityThe rest of the weekend went well enough for me, and by that, I mean I didn't have to go back to the office anymore. I spent most of my Sunday nursing a slight fever, sleeping, reading, and still listening to Belle and Sebastian.
A while back, when Dick and Barry and I agreed that what really matters is what you like, not what you are like, Barry proposed the idea of a questionnaire for prospective partners, a two- or three-page multiple-choice document that covered all the music/film/TV/book bases. It was intended a) to dispense with awkward conversation, and b) to prevent a chap from leaping into bed with someone who might, at a later date, turn out to have every Julio Iglesias record ever made. It amused us at the time, although Barry, being Barry, went one stage further: he compiled the questionnaire and presented it to some poor woman he was interested in, and she hit him with it. But there was an important and essential truth contained in the idea, and the truth was that these things matter, and it’s no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently, or if your favorite films wouldn’t even speak to each other if they met at a party.
Hmm.. I really should expand my book reading horizons.
Maybe Hornby would be a good start...though my brother has a copy of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genious lying around somewhere.
A few more days of doing absolutely nothing during the night shift ought to force me to read it, hehe.
hornby's a really, really good start... i bet you'd take to it the same way you took to 'sideways'. i could lend you the books the next time we see each other :D
"and it’s no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently..."
how very true. i think i've posted something like this on my blog. (am too lazy to look... hehe.)
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