There you are, finally back! Ushering spring in! How wonderful!!! I love spring time. It is my favourite time of the year, really.
Temperatures are rising, birds are singing, flowers are peeking, people are falling in love all over the place - isn´t it wonderful?
Well! I have to make a confession: I am getting that spring feeling too. And I have just fallen in love, head over heals. To be honest, it already happened over the winter (that endless, dreadful, fucking cold winter). My intriguingly good-looking colleague from work asked me out for dinner last Tuesday, but I had to decline: "Sorry, I already have a date."
"Do I know him ?", he asked?
I blushed, answering: "Oh well, yeah, probably. He is quite famous, ya know?"
"Oh really? What´s his name, then?"
"His name is House. As in house. He´s a doctor", I proudly exclaimed. "Dr Gregory House!"
My very nice-looking colleague (tall & slim, Greek profile, full hair elegantly turning grey, unhappily married - of course) just stared at me.
"You mean that Dr. House, the one from the TV soap?"
"It´s not a soap!" My voice was close to hysteria. "It´s a cult programme!"
Silence, another stunned glance. But my temper had been unleashed.
"In case you didn´t notice: the programme itself is cult, it´s subversive, intelligent, inspired, genuine entertainment at its best, and Dr. House himself is the sexiest male character in global TV ever!"
That was bound to raise his eyebrows: "Are we talking about the same person - that vicious, limping, drug-addict psycho with the haggard face pretending to be someone special, someone different from the infantry, phhh...! "
"Right! He´s edgy in every possible sense, and that is exactly what makes him so attractive!" My face was glowing with excitement. "But you are a man, you simply can´t understand."
The next day, that same colleague entered my office room, waving a sheet of paper in front of my nose:
"Do you know what this is, eh? It´s survey result, saying that Dr. House has a viewing rate of 33% amongst the 14-49-year old. And 66% of them are bored females in their pre-menopause! Let´s face it, Alice: Dr. House is plainly mainstream, he is mainstream, and you are in the middle of mainstream!" He didn´t say that I was actually mainstream myself, but he surely meant it.
I generally do not respond to this kind of cockiness. I know it´s all impudence out of jealousy and conceit. I stand by my doctor. I´m even willing to share him with all the other females. Maybe I´ll meet him one day, or at least another male being of his kind... who knows? I won´t stop looking for it, I´m sure it will happen one day, maybe this year, maybe at the rest home.
Wherever, whenever... heaven knows! But hey, Sunshine! I´m keeping my eyes peeled:-)