Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Everything I've Been Taught By Men

Here is the (IN)COMPLETE, ABRIDGED and ALPHABETICAL list of everything I have learned about from my two serious boyfriends over the last 15 years (stolen from Patroclus):

Cryptic crosswords, halloumi, Henry Rollins (and metal in general), Ian Dury, mushrooms, pasta, sex, Sunday breakfasts, what a tryptych is.


  • What is a tryptych?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:18 PM  

  • My first response was, but what have you learnt about yourself....?

    But that sounds so new age I ought to shoot myself. argh.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:36 PM  

  • a three-paneled piece of iconographic devotional artwork.

    damn. i forgot to alphabatize mine.

    By Blogger Chaucer's Bitch, at 1:09 PM  

  • I like these lists. They're like (WARNING: PRETENTIOUS SIMILE FOLLOWS) those Renaissance portrait paintings where some well-fed luminary is portrayed surrounded by his (or her, but usually his) favourite things.

    Mm, halloumi. I learned about halloumi from a boyfriend's best friend, so it couldn't go in. But it's one of my very favourite foods.

    Did the ex also teach you about diptychs, or was it strictly limited to three panels?

    Also, what type of mushrooms?

    Also, Ed Harcourt's thrash band Wild Boar has a song called 'Henry Rollins's Neck Is Wider Than His Head'.

    By Blogger patroclus, at 1:52 PM  

  • Cryptic crosswords are the best. They have got me through several nervous breakdowns.

    By Blogger KAZ, at 3:33 PM  

  • Henry Rollins does indeed have a very wide neck.

    By Blogger Billy, at 4:00 PM  

  • Oh fuckity fuck fuck - I spelt triptych wrong.

    Arse. Now everyone thinks I'm stupid.

    I didn't know Ed *would* Harcourt had a thrash band. I've been listening to his more recent album loads recently.

    Only normal mushrooms. My mother hates them (and pasta) so I never tasted wither until I was 18. More about my culinary upbringing coming up.

    Also - 'What my boyfriends ahve learnt about women from going out with me'

    It'll be a short list.

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 5:18 PM  

  • Ed *WOULD*, **TWICE** Harcourt was right Henry Rollins' head is bigger than his neck.

    By Blogger realdoc, at 6:42 PM  

  • Serious boyfriend?
    Is that one who's no fun?

    By Blogger dive, at 6:54 PM  

  • Ha - true in my case I'm afraid Dive.

    I was planning a post about Ed Harcourt a while ago actually - I'd forgotten .

    Sepcifically his arse... anyhow...

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 7:52 PM  

  • Ooh ooh - I've *met* Ed Harcourt. I didn't notice his arse, though. Must try harder.

    By Blogger patroclus, at 8:44 PM  

  • For some reason I have an MP3 of Ed Harcourt singing In the Bleak Mid-winter. It's rather good.

    By Blogger Billy, at 10:10 PM  

  • Hmm, I have an interesting list:

    Absinthe, cartoon bunnies, Cthulhu, Italo Calvino, loop pedals, (The) Magnetic Fields, Poland, vibrating nipple clamps.

    By Blogger Warrior Two, at 12:36 AM  

  • Blimey Warrior - I don't know what most of those are.

    My list is pretty tragic.

    I thought about extending it to include some 3-4 month boyfriends, but that only added dance music and dub reggae.

    Surely one of them must have taught me some practical stuff? But no.

    How to wire a plug (school), driving (my Dad), the offside rule (colleagues), the miraculous trip switch (Flatmate), wine (work course and excessive experimentation), class As (some bloke from my hometown), computers (I still don’t understand computers).

    I stared at my shelves only to realise that my taste in music and books is entirely my own fault.

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 7:43 AM  

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