Wednesday, April 11

Boys Will Be Boys, Girls Will Be Girls!

Thanks to my lovely ex-housemate, Bea, (who, amongst many things is about to return back to the UK..yeah!), I am growing increasingly fascinated by the musical genius of The Dresden Dolls ,creators of the self-labelled Brechtian Punk Cabaret. They are an extraordinary duo (see my previous post on them). The opening tune on their latest album, "Yes, Virginia" (already a couple of years old) is called Sex Changes. Quite ironically, despite the title, the song proves that it doesn't: boys will be boys and girls will be girls and that's the way the cookie crumbles! The spring season is upon us and, like every year, this seems to have rebirthed good moods, singing birds and, inevitably, love romance. The girlies' legs are getting out and the boys hard labour at the gym can finally be displayed (even my yoga instructor's shorts seem to have become shorter beyond what I thought humanly possible!) and so far so good.. Loads of water games,
The Dresden Dolls
chasing around, little flirting... like as if winter boring grown ups were suddenly transformed into giddy teen-agers once again. I am as guilty as anybody else of loving the sunshine and enjoying messing about. Deliberate flirting, on the contrary, has never been a talent of mine. I would feel rather 'dishonest' to use attraction techniques which, as a woman, we are aware of innately possess from birth to attract the opposite sex. Attraction laws are a funny old game! Picking up strangers, not really my thing yet, despite my attention to loyalty, decency and never ending attempts 'not to give the wrong impression' I always seem to attract the 'wrong kinda guys'. In the specific: old men, creepy stalkers and unavailable guys...not to mention some gay friends of mine who recently commented that if ever they were to become heterosexual, they would definitively go for me - not sure on how to take the remark... Spring is here, every one seems to be in love and I am living with this identity dilemma between feeling content about who I am and trying to figure out what in the world is wrong with me?!

Frustrating.

11 comments:

Cayetana Altovoltaje said...

Surely nothing is wrong with you, matey, but I encourage you to get out and play. Games are games. Nothing dishonest with that ;)

Baron Hashbrown said...

There's nowt wrong whit you young chick and if there's anyone who can elucidate the virtues of being single it's our Bea. (I'm not sure why I'm typing this in a yorkshire accent) That said, not flirting and disinterest are fickle bedfellows, the average man can't tell them apart and the nice guys in tiny shorts are often too scared to find out.

Baron Hashbrown said...

Haha! see!

Ivonne said...

You are an inspiration, Cayetana! Get your rock 'n' roll ass back here soon matey! Can't wait to have some proper conversation and fun times together! BTW, the tickets arrived today am gonna pick them up on Sat from the post office

Baron, guess the yorkshire accent equals old age, hence true wisdom! and trues wisdom it is indeed - I take your point..mmm...will keep you posted!! ;-)

Gorilla Bananas said...

This is why you need a chaperone, Ivonne. You could flirt as much as you liked, and if any creepy guy got the wrong idea the chaperone would give him a karate chop.

Jay said...

The gorilla has a good point. And I would go so far as to say not only is there nothing wrong with you, there seems to be plenty right.

As for Dresden Dolls -- I have a couple of their songs, but haven't ventured too far into their back catalogue.

Ivonne said...

GB, I told ya time and again that you would make a great chaperone! If ever you fancied taking on this carreer, give me a bell, I'll hire you straight away!!! ;-)

Jay, your encouragement makes me a more confident person: thank you, I am flattered! RE: Dresden Dolls, I'll e-mail you some of their stuff..they are quality! (",)

nakedpastor said...

have a wonderful spring listening to awesome music

Ivonne said...

yep, whatever you say, pastor! ;-)

Rich said...

hello my lovely,

my blog stalking of you has to end right here and now! first of all, in the nicest way possible, you think too much girl!!! (and thats coming from me!) take it from recent experience, stop thinking about whether your flirting or not until theres a guy you really like, and then flirt like theres no tomoro. flirting is only really wrong when you're totally not intersted. so, find cute guys and relax my girl! trust me it's worth it :)

Ivonne said...

Mr Carp, mr Carp!
Thanks for finally, after months of secretive stalking, leaving a comment!

I shall treasure your wise words! ;-)