It Had To Be You

I went down to London for the first time ever on the weekend. I went with my cousin Simone and her husband Toby and they showed me how fantastic the city was. Simone had lived in London for many years previously so she knew all of the places to go, and still had the underground map imprinted in her brain (which is good because it’s almost as complicated as the Tokyo rail system). I’m not going to describe what I did exactly, it wasn’t that sort of day. I left my camera at home, we didn’t concentrate on any one place for too long, and instead I just tried to soak up the atmosphere of this great city. Just some passing mentions though; we walked through Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Covent Garden, across to St Paul’s Cathedral, walked across the Millennium Bridge to Tate Modern, the largest modern art gallery in the world, (it had an exhibition called simply “The Weather” which was breathtaking). Didn’t ride on the Eye (but probably will next weekend). Which brings us to the reason we were actually in London; we were going to see a production of When Harry Met Sally at the Royal Haymarket Theatre. It was staring Alyson Hannigan as Sally and Luke Perry’s as Harry and boy can Willow fake an orgasm. We went to a Belgian beer bar and drank Belgian beer (not surprisingly) until we felt hungry enough to head over to this Belgian restaurant called Belgo’s for dinner. It was packed, and we would have needed to wait for an hour in line, so instead we went to Soho. I like Soho. We had some great food, drank some more and came home.
I feel I should write some more here, about the play, the performances, how cute Alyson looked (I’ve always had a bit of a crush on her), but I’m not going to. It was a fantastic day, I had a great time, and I’ll leave it at that.

Harry: “A man can never be friends with a woman he finds attractive, he always wants to have sex with her.”
Sally: “That’s not true! I have a number of men friends and there is no sex involved.”
Harry: “No, you don’t”
Sally: “Yes, I do.”
Harry: “No, you don’t”
Sally: “You’re saying I’m having sex with these men without my knowledge?”
Harry: “No, I’m saying they all want to have sex with you.”
Sally: “Well, what if they don’t want to have sex with you?”
Harry: “It doesn’t matter because the sex part is already out there, so the friendship is ultimately doomed, and that is the end of the story.”
Sally: “So a man can be friends with a woman he finds unattractive?”
Harry: “No, you pretty much want to nail them, too”

I haven’t been updating much recently. Sorry about that guys. I’ve been otherwise occupied over the last couple of weeks. I don’t know when things will change, but I will do my best to post more often. I have a month’s holiday coming up in two weeks. I’ll be on the road for most of that time but I’ll do my best to keep updating.

11 thoughts on “It Had To Be You

  1. I just had a nasty flashback to your going-away party. ‘Stick – of love!’ Drinking most of a bottle of vodka in two hours does funny things to you.

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  2. my favourite bit of wigs going away party was adante’s large glass…. and yes STICK! of love!…
    So wigs… can men and women just be friends or does the sex bit always get in the way?

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  3. HARRY: Would you like to have dinner? …Just friends.
    SALLY: I thought you didn’t believe men and women could be friends.
    HARRY: When did I say that?
    SALLY: On the ride to New York.
    HARRY: No, no, no, I never said that. ………(pauses and thinks about it) Yes, that’s right, they can’t be friends. Unless both of them are involved with other people, then they can – this is an amendment to the earlier rule. If the two people are in relationships, the pressure of possible involvement is lifted. …. (another pause) No, that doesn’t work either, because what happens then is, the person you’re involved with can’t understand why you need to be friends with the person you’re just friends with. Like it means something is missing from the relationship and why do you have to go outside to get it? And when you say “No, no, no it’s not true, nothing is missing from the relationship,” the person you’re involved with then accuses you of being secretly attracted to the person you’re just friends with, which you probably are. I mean, come on, who the hell are we kidding, let’s face it. Which brings us back to the earlier rule before the amendment, which is men and women can’t be friends.

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  4. cool that you realised that i realised that but i just realised after typing about my realisation that you might not have realised what i realised
    My answer is yes of course they can be friends. And no the sex thing doesn’t have to get in the way. I don’t look at my male friends with layable or not layable in my mind. For most the thought never goes through my head.

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  5. That’s because your a girl! Harry’s theory only applies to men, even though it is Sally who eventually ruins it in the end.

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  6. you only say that because you are a boy! and it isn’t ruined… it’s a formulaic romantic comedy from america… of course it’s supposed to end the way it ends

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  7. Well duh.
    I didn’t mean it ruined the movie, just Harry’s theory.
    Now stop flooding my blog comments and message me if you want to continue this discussion ^_^

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