But who cares? Look how gorgeous we were?
I always tell the story of how I chose Maus. It was a deliberate, intellectual decision not one of the heart. I was an introverted, shy, social inadequate and Maus had fabulous social skills. Everywhere she went, she would say “Hello” to people, she remembered their names and made them feel important. Everyone knew and loved her. We met at a work training school. She was the most popular person in the school – socially confident, charming and extraverted. The opposite to me. I assessed, and rightly so, I needed her.
I knew I needed a person like that so I started to work my magic. Alas, my magic was slow to take effect. It took me a year to even get her to go out with me. But I was persistent, I knew I was on a “good thing”. I asked her out on a regular basis, I even stuck love poems to her front door but still she resisted. I often wonder how she was able to resist my charms for so long but resist them she did. Finally, it was the offer to see the movie “Kramer v Kramer” that won her over.
This photo was taken at our kitchen tea. Geez, I had good friends. Maus and I were moving in together (after only “going out” for three months) and my wonderful friend, Alyson, decided to put on a kitchen tea for us. For the young ones out there, a kitchen tea is the old fashion equivalent of a hens night. All your female friends and family members would gather together for tea and cake and they would bring a kitchen item as a gift to help you set up house.
This photo is to show how skinny I was. The sad thing is, I always thought I was fat. What is it about young people? We always worry about something, don’t we? Maus has always been slim and when she was young she worried all the time about being too slim. I worried about my fat bum and she worried that her bum was not fat enough!!
I was too fat and she was too skinny but when you look at the photo, we are both bloody fine.