To: Stacey Marchenkova
Sent: Sunday July 1st, 1999 11:29 PM
Subject: RE Just for you
Stacey, that is so full on. I admit after Friday night, I went home and watched Rage too. I quite like Prince. But I couldn’t get into it. I was thinking of you and hoping everything was okay.
I mean, you’re so bloody strong and you’ll survive but if it ever gets too hard you can always come over for a nice cup of tea.
Wanna have a cup of tea?
I don’t know if this helps, but men are stupid.
Now, I should frame this with a gentle reminder that I am a self hating man.
But men are still stupid.
I mean to give you a present from an ex girlfriend?
What was he thinking!!?
Is he nuts?
It seems he wants to punish you for getting attention, I reckon.
Don’t let him peck at you, Stace’. (And allusion to Maya Angelou – don’t let them peck you to death with their small comments and actions etc)
And embrace this new day. Let him snore and have some toast.
And it’s raining today.
You love the rain, don’t you?
I love the rain.
I love the rain because it allows me to stay inside without having to exhaust all with excuses.
I love the rain because when it hits my windows it makes the glass look like its sweating.
I love the rain because it washes away my guilt about watching morning televsion and afternoon movies.
I love the rain because it brings a grey sheen of gauze over the world making people look like Lowrey stickmen.
I love the rain because I think my hair looks better when it’s wet.
I love the rain because you do too.
So with the snoring, toast and rain how can it this day not be better?
But in case none of the above rambling works; I ask again: Wanna have a cup of tea?
Okay - hey - how’s this to entice you further:
Elsa has bought these lovely Danishes (named Hans and Lars) from the Bakery. They have none of that Hamlet madness and simply just want to be eaten.
I should warn you though, they are a little sad and I don’t quite get their humour but to compensate, they have nice apple and custard fillings. That’s a plus.
Okay what I just written was stupid. But as you can tell I’m trying very hard to make you smile. Failing, I’m sure.
Anyway, I’ll give you a ring and see if you’re home.
PS Oftenbark read your email and wisely said; “What a dick.”
PPS I’d never say that of course.
PPPS I hope you don’t mind my dog reading your email. I know you said it was for my eyes only, but Oftenbark takes any opportunity to jump online and read my emails. He tells me he only does it to keep me honest. Personally I think he’s preparing a file to use against me when the Rapture comes.
PPPPS And I know I shouldn’t ask this question but who were you thinking about when you were with Marcus last night. I know it’s personal – but Oftenbark made me ask.