The Mighty If!

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themindofliz:

Friendly PSA to all my followers who are crushing on someone and too scared to tell them. 

I know it’s scary but tell them. You  never know what will happen. 

Several months ago Ricky sent me anons on Spillit and then sent me a poem on anon on tumblr which I still have saved in my inbox. It was one of the sweetest things i’ve ever read not cause it was fluffy or cute or a litterary masterpiece, but cause it came from the heart. 

And he was absolutely terrified. He told our two mutal friends at the time and they were messaging me going “so hey nudge nudge, what do you think of Ricky” and i’m not fucking stupid I know what it means when someone says that.

But 2 and a half months later he’s my boyfriend. 

So even if you’re terrified, the worst they can say is no, the best that can happen is you two start on the track to dating and end up dating. 

So yeah, that has been your words of wisdom from Liz. 

A long, long time ago, probably before some of the people reading this were born, I was in the main room of my bachelor apartment, late at night, lying on the floor in front of my stereo, talking on the phone to a girl I had the hugest crush on and didn’t know how to tell and couldn’t work up the courage to tell but knew I had to find a way. I’d just bought this new CD recently that I’d been raving about and that I had playing in the background. So when this one song came on, I said, “Oh man, there’s this song on it that I’ve been super into, it’s so great, you have to hear it. It’s really perfect. I love the words, especially the last bit.” And I put the song on headphones and held my headphones to the phone, but maybe a little poorly so you could hear it but not super well. She said she could hear the music but couldn’t really make out the words. I pretended to kind of faff about trying to get it to sound better with no good results. Finally I said, “Geez, why don’t I just sing it to you?” And I did put the headphones close enough for the music to play through and sang it. The song was, “Found,” by The Beloved. It goes like this:

Well, tell me one thing, is there madness in this reason?
And tell me something that I never knew before
The consequences of my actions aren’t confusing
They’re just wanting the direction that I’ve never had before

I was happy, now I’m walking on the water
I was laughing, now I’m floating in the air, ‘cause I found you
These gut reactions are the best thing you can go by
Premonitions are the second, that’s for sure
(That’s for sure, woah)

I’m caught by your eyes; they just surprised me, overpowered me
I stand here waiting in the calm before the storm
I’m delirious, as happy as you’re crazy
It’s nothing serious or difficult to cure, ‘cause I found you
Yeah, I found you

Your smile is like the ocean, your kiss the seven seas
Your eyes like magic potions, they just enrapture me
I promise my affection for all eternity
You are my resurrection, you mean the world to me

She said thanks after, and we were kind of quiet for a long while, and we were both tired, so we got off the phone. 

The next day she called me to say that she had a copy of Doom 2 and if I wanted to copy it, she could bring the disks by my place. I said sure, and she came over. I sat at the computer and copied the disks and she stood behind me to watch the process. There was… a lot of tension in the air for the time it took those disks to copy. At the end, she put a hand on my shoulder, and said, “Okay, well, I should get going,” but she didn’t move to go. After a few seconds, I put my hand on hers and said, “Please stay.” And then I stood up and we kissed for the first time ever.

That was… January 16th, 1994. We got engaged a couple of months later and got married on July 7th & 8th, 1995. We’re still married today.

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cassaclyzm:

themightyif:

Had a delightful evening out shopping with claw-foot, cassaclyzm, and fatadditives I actually bought jeans IN A COLOUR OTHER THAN BLACK. Look out, world! That means that, aside from perhaps my socks, I shall actually be able to put together outfits with no black in them whatsoever. I don’t actually have the jeans yet, mind you. They’re being hemmed because apparently although I’m manageably tall overall, both my torso and my legs are unusually short. I have no idea how that works.

And I got a sexy jacket for more than half off the original price!

That really is a pretty swanky jacket. :)

Filed under maybe it's the jacket maybe it's the wearer

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selfrepresentationmatters:

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Had a delightful evening out shopping with claw-foot, cassaclyzm, and fatadditives I actually bought jeans IN A COLOUR OTHER THAN BLACK. Look out, world! That means that, aside from perhaps my socks, I shall actually be able to put together outfits with no black in them whatsoever. I don’t actually have the jeans yet, mind you. They’re being hemmed because apparently although I’m manageably tall overall, both my torso and my legs are unusually short. I have no idea how that works.

Filed under clothing shopping shopping while fat my weird body delightful people