Saturday, March 11, 2006

Leo, my Dah-ling...

Over the past couple of days, I've been spending quite a bit of time with Leo... and I'm starting to view him as more than just a "friend." He's been here through the craziness of the past couple of weeks, and he's helped me tremendously with studying for my driving test. And most evenings when I come home, he's sitting either at my desk or at my kitchen table.

Leo has many admirable qualities... qualities I think are very important in a guy. Here are a few:

1. He doesn't play games with your mind, confuse you, manipulate you, or tell you lies.

2. He's a genius, and arguably has an entire dictionary memorized.

3. He's bilingual, and definitely has a way with words.

4. He's an excellent listener, though I wish he'd talk a little more.

Our entire relationship is very clearly defined; as a matter of fact, it's based on definitions. A favourite professor of mine introduced us when I was in college, as classes were becoming more complicated and he thought that Leo might be able to help me study and write papers. I'll never forget the first time we met (*sigh*)... I was working on German homework and asked him the definition of a word... and he knew it, of course. We hit it off right away, and sure enough, Leo has been faithfully by my side since then.

Like any relationship, we've had our ups and downs... sometimes he simply shuts down, disappears, or gives me error messages. But there's never been anything the two of us couldn't work through together.

Sorry, ladies, but Leo's taken! (And sorry, guys, I'm taken by Leo!)


Lyric of the day: "Standing in the sunlight laughing, hiding behind a rainbow's wall... slipping and sliding all along the waterfall with you, my brown-eyed girl. You're my brown-eyed girl. Do you remember when we used to sing Sha la la la la la la la la la de da... " (Thanks to Van Morrison!)


karen said...

Sound great about Leo, but I need specifics! after all, not just anywone can waltz away with one of my favorite people.

Is he a strong believer? Does he cherish you? Will he be a leader you can follow?

A picture would be nice too!

At first I thought you might be playing coy and "Leo" was a some sort of an electronic dictionary. I am so technically challenged that I have to be careful.

Once someone told me they were spending a lot of time with their Mac. I guess you get the picture. I thought this was a new love interest when it was just a computer.

Anyway... Love to hear more about Leo.

Mary said...

Hey there! Thanks for the comment! You were actually right in the first place... Leo ("link everything online") is nothing more than an online dictionary.

Oftentimes at work, I'll say that I have to "ask Leo", which means I'm not following what's being said or have to look a word up. It's become sort of a joke now. :)

In the past couple of days, I've been studying extensively for my driving tests... and there's a certain point where the concentration and seriousness is replaced with delusions and silliness. This entry was obviously one of those points. :)

karen said...

Again, I'be been duped and the joke's on me!

But, just the same... don't think you can just slip a love interest by with checking back with me!!

Mary said...

Eh, no worries. If there's one thing I've learned in the past several months, it's to ASK when you have questions or don't fully understand something. Too many times, I've regretted not asking, and then a disaster beyond our imagination would occur (to quote the Phantom of the Opera :)