Sunday, November 07, 2010

Secret ingredients

I've been tagged (agh!) by that Scarlet Blue. (I blame EmmaK.) The question is: what is my secret recipe for a perfect partner? Actually, the literal question is "what is my secret recipe for the perfect man" but self-praise is no recommendation. So I'll concentrate on a perfect woman...

  1. She must be able to cope with being surrounded by books. Quite a lot of books. By any objective measure rather too many books, but she wouldn't say so.
  2. She would need a love of old black and white movies. At the very least she would be delighted by a Pabst double bill or a season of RKO horror movies.
  3. One of us needs to be able to drive. It isn't me.
  4. She would need to be able to cope with the fact that for all the talk and blather I am, allegedly, one of the world's most uncommunicative men.
  5. Freckles would be nice.
  6. She would be able to remind and coax without my deciding I was being nagged.
  7. I have views on the heptagon formed by a woman's nape, shoulder girdle and spine...
  8. ...and the jugular angle of a lady's jaw.
  9. She would be a good cook but would allow me my moments in the kitchen.
  10. And she would laugh easily at the daftest of things. We would giggle uproariously at the small ads in the paper.
There we go. Any of you who fancy having a go who haven't already been tagged, well consider yourself tagged.


nursemyra said...

I fail on number 5. but otherwise we'd be perfect together

fairyhedgehog said...

I can manage 1 and 3.

Just as well I'm spoken for, really!

Madame DeFarge said...

Ah, Kevin, such simple wants and needs. I have freckles. And M. DeFarge. I fear that we are destined never to be. Let's hope someone is.

Gadjo Dilo said...

Blimey Kev, incredible, the fits-like-a-glove no-arguments answer to this is My Mother. I'm not entirely sure where her heptagon is but there's absolutely no way that she'd let you drive.

Scarlet Blue said...

We are almost a perfect match! I even have freckles - nothing to do with being ginger.
Unfortunately, I really can't cook; I have a pathological fear of driving and I have occasional bouts of temporomandibular joint disorder.

Pat said...

I fail miserably so we'll just stay friends:)

savannah said...

*sigh* i still have to do this meme, sugar. xoxoxox

librarylizzie said...

1, 5 and 10. You know my views on no. 2

BrightenedBoy said...

This sounds like the beginning of an adorable couple.

Now all you have to do is find her.