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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

21st email

From: Stacey Marchenkova
To: dom borax < >
Sent: Saturday, May 8th, 1999 10:59 PM
Subject: RE Please ignore the last e-mail

I don’t think you’re a dick at all…I actually wrote you an e-mail too but I was too drunk…

accidentally sent it to someone called Dominique…a girl I work with…she replied too…

anyway in the spirit of fairness here is what I wrote (okay I censored a little bit) and how she replied…

----- Original Message -----
From: Stacey Marchenkova
To: Dominique Doyle
Sent: Saturday, May 9th, 1999 2:36 AM
Subject: with superb navigation

Dom…wow what a night…man…really enjoyed it…

I loved the irony of not being in the moment…I thought it was cool that we talked about a fantasy past…I think this is how i will deal with my doctrines in the future…make them up…

bloody clever aren’t you…actually I really wanted to thank you for understanding my bullshit…so many don’t…they think I need a slap…they think I hide behind it all as an excuse for disconnection…and maybe they’re right…I don’t know…I am disconnected…

I do truly believe it though…it’s my to speak…

but hang on…how can I have faith if I believe in nothing…? And if I believe in nothing…don’t I believe in something…

Anyway you didn’t slap me like some have suggested…you mucked around and found away of….i don’t know…having fun with it… and I thank you…and…

…I’m just talking about myself here…now I’ve annoyed myself…now I’m slapping myself…now I have a red cheek…

Back to last night…do you remember trying to sing along to the song but not knowing the words…you looked so serious…but sounded so wonderfully silly…

…actually that’s what I like about pop music…

even though you don’t know the words you can still sing along coz the mood gives you a sense of what the song is about…

I also thought you looked cute…


----- Original Message -----
From: Dominique Doyle
To: Stacey Marchenkova
Sent: Saturday, May 8th, 1999 11:21 AM
Subject: RE with superb navigation

I think you’re cute too, Stacey…


How embarrassing is that!?

So anyway if it helps the Russians have a saying…’a sober man’s mind is on a drunken man’s tongue…’so maybe…though we both drunkenly raved a little…there was a little truth in what we were saying…



PS the poet’s name is Roger McGough (sounding like you now – ye pop culture pedant...) I love McGough’s Summer with Monika….one of favourite bits is:

I wanted
my castle in the air
but it vanished
without a trace

I wanted
My pie in the sky
But you gave it me
In the face

PPS I’m so sorry for using the word ‘ye’ before – ‘twas a mistake.

PPS You have a dog called Oftenbark!?

PPPS I can be a self hating girl sometimes.

PPPPS I don’t remember you trying to kiss me either...but the sentiment is sweet…the night was sweet too…


  1. These drunk people type so much better than I do when I'm sober. Skills, they have them.

  2. Carrie, i kjow what yuo meanf...

  3. I love how both of them are as worried as each other about how they come across...

  4. Seriously, you can't write this stuff! I love love LOVE that this is a true story, it couldnt be more compelling :-)

  5. Duncan - I love her too - I wonder where she is?

  6. Chris, it's true - they are so cautious. But in their caution they seem to give themselves away. That they care. That they have doubt.

  7. Miss Holly, I feel so lucky that I have access and could read it in a short period of time. I couldn't stop either. I so want to give hints about what happens -- but I'll stop writing before I say too much.

  8. Follower 101 there ya go Stevie cracked the 100 mark!

  9. Look out...Stacey's wall has been cracked!

  10. Thank you, Simon... I hope you continue enjoying...

  11. Karen, but what's on the other side of the wall?

  12. fear,insecurity, hurt,pain,child abuse,spite,jealousy ,,,,emotional wounds.....take your pick??

  13. Hi Stephen, I am very sick at the moment -
    I'll get back to you. Simon

  14. I think if he had had a cat, not a dog, she would think he were a psycho. A cat called Clawdia.

  15. we generally don't need a wall to hide love..walls are a defense mechanism...fear of being hurt by love more likely.

  16. this is my most favourite.
    i think she has a cat in her brain.

  17. This makes me like stacey after her former inability to be at all forthcoming, it's sweet

  18. About time she said more! Dom's been so ridiculously open I'd be worried if she didn't start giving him more. I'm totally hooked, my boyfriend is sat on the couch watching telly whilst I've become completely immersed in their world, Love the beginnings of a romance.


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