Thursday, March 13, 2008

Dating Advice from Me

This is interesting: Highly Eccentric has gotten a request from Nerve.com to participate in an upcoming column (part of a series), Dating Advice from Medievalists. Here's an example of the current installment, "Dating Advice from Comedy-Club Employees."

Me? I'm supposed to be fixing a tiny snafu in the submission of the Curing Elfshot book, coming up with an Alfred the Great/Boethius paper that's been requested of me, and reading the script of the upcoming Beowulf: Prince of the Geats movie so that I can write a piece on race & Beowulf movies for a different volume.

Naturally, I feel that this is not enough to do, so I'll be emailing the writer to volunteer my services as a dating consultant. I feel I am qualified to offer a historical perspective because a.) I'm a medievalist, and b.) I haven't had a date in this millennium.*

*Unless you count my wife, or that hooker I paid $5k for at the Emperors' Club.

9 comments:

  1. Jennifer J7:46 PM

    If the idea weren't so funny, I might be scared!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oooh another Jennifer J!

    I suggested several Wife of Bath quotes as pick up lines.

    ReplyDelete
  3. *sniff*

    She never e-mailed me back! Apparently, I'm a dating reject!

    *cries himself to sleep*

    ReplyDelete
  4. (begin Yorkshire accent)
    $5K? You were lucky!
    (end Yorkshire accent)

    So sez Kate from NY where our new motto is "My governor has better hookers than your governor"

    (oops, make that ex-gov now)

    ReplyDelete
  5. You're not a dating reject!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Do you believe in love at first sight. The best and most beautiful things in the world can't be seen, nor touched, but are felt in the heart.
    dating advice

    ReplyDelete