People always put their best foot forward when they want sex. They’re at their most pleasant when they’re trying to satisfy one of their basest urges. If everyone decided to permanently act like they were trying to get laid, the world would be an altogether better and more interesting place.
So I grabbed something from my car on the street, and walking back into my house I saw our neighbor working in their garage. Here is how our conversation went:
Me: Sup. Neighbor: How are you?
And I didn’t reply. We broke eye contact and I walked back into my house. I don’t know if that was a rhetorical question or not, but he said it with a finality that sounded like the sentence ended with a period rather than a question mark. In hindsight, I feel bad that I’ve been living here for a year and I don’t know my neighbors’ names yet. Now I’m planning to make up for it, but the moment has obviously passed. The level of awkwardness I am feeling right now can only be truly expressed with a meme.
Peter Kurten was convicted of killing 9 people but his estimated number of victims could be over 60. He was executed on the 2nd of July, 1931 through guillotine. These were his last words:
“Tell me, after my head has been chopped off, will I still be able to hear, at least for a moment, the sound of my own blood gushing from the stump of my neck? That would be a pleasure to end all pleasures.”
My grandmother kisses as if bombs are bursting in the backyard, where mint and jasmine lace their perfumes through the kitchen window, as if somewhere, a body is falling apart and flames are making their way back through the vessels in a young boy’s thigh, as if to walk out the door your torso would dance with exit wounds.
Tsundere is a Japanese character development process that describes a person who is initially cold and even hostile towards another person before gradually showing their warm side over time. The word is derived from the terms Tsun Tsun, meaning to turn away in disgust, and Dere Dere meaning to become ‘lovey dovey’.
“Good relationships balance over time. This means that at any particular point in time, the relationship may appear quite unbalanced: One partner may be more nurturing; one may be more needy; one may be providing all the financial support, etc. But if both partners are loving, understanding, giving, dedicated and flexible, then the relationship can handle all kinds of ups and downs, and still be strong, exciting and, yes, romantic. The best relationships are well balanced. Not a delicate balance; not a static balance- but a dynamic ever-changing balance.”