When I get all sorts of intensely angsty and emotional and what-am-i-doing-with-my-life-i-am-useless for no reason other than oh hai, TOM, Steve sets my head on straight:
B: “How much do you love me?”
S: “If money didn’t exist, what would you be doing?”
B: “I dunno…”
S: “Would you be doing what you’re doing now?”
S: “Then you’re doing the right thing.”
In other news, guess what I bought yesterday?
How to Talk to Girls, by Alec Greven is a fantastic look at the finer points of romance filtered through the wisdom of a nice normal 8 year old boy, and contains all sorts of hints and tips for getting that perfectly regular girl you’ve always dreamed of.
If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the brilliant YouTube video of the author himself describing the work:
And here he is on The Ellen Show: