Stating the obvious
Since I have been back home, I have been in constant contact with Thackeray. SMSs, MSN and phone calls in various degrees daily. And it is wonderful. Both he and I are becoming proficient at time zone calculations, and finding time around work and other engagements.
But I still don't know what to call him. I proposed that he was my "International Lover", which although correct, caused him to request I drop "International" from the title - the implication being of course, that I could also have a "Local". And then, yesterday, he also proposed that perhaps he is a bit more than "just a Lover". I know I have been bounding around, happy as a lark, because I have met a boy. And, I also know that I think about him an awful lot. So, maybe he is my boyfriend? I do know that compared to boys in my past, he is a hell of a lot more attentive than many "local" boys had been.
In my true style of fishing for compliments - hell, I am just a girl after all - I asked him whether he had told anyone about me yet. He said that yes, he had told some friends that he had met a "cool Australian chick". (I wonder what part of me is cool? But I digress.) Pushing further, I asked, what else he had said about me. He hesitated for a moment, and then said, "Well, I said you were a little needy." I think he then may have waited for the fireworks to go off. I just laughed, since I know that I am needy - hmmm, let's call it "Emotional High Maintenance", shall we? The next day I was talking to Ho, and related this conversation. And her reaction to the assertion that I was "needy", "Well, derr, of course you are."
Good to see my friends know my shortcomings - and love me regardless!