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Auditioning for the Role of My Boyfriend

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发表于 12-23-2020 13:18:15 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
Amre Klimchak, Auditioning for the Role of My Boyfriend; When you have been ghosted by guys who play it cool, how do you handle a sincere man?  New York Times, Dec 20, 2020 (in SundayStyles section, in the column Modern Love).
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/ ... e-of-boyfriend.html
https://grandfatherclocksblog.co ... -role-of-boyfriend/

Quotation in the window of print: I wasn't afraid to tell him he was a frequent visitor to my dreams. He assured me he'd been dreaming of me,[the online version misses this comma, but print does have it -- in both quotation and text] too.

Note:
(a)
(i) amreklimchak
https://www.instagram.com/amreklimchak/?hl=en
(a photo of her and her husband: "Writer * * * Founder, Mindfully NYC[:] Teacher, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction")
(ii) a close-up photo of the same
https://twitter.com/amreklimchak
(iii) Klimchak is a Russiam surname.
(iv) Amr (name)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amr_(name)  
(Arabic: "to live a long time")

Amr or its variant mre is almost always a MALEgiven name in Arabic cultures.
(b) ghost (vt): "informal : to cut off all contact with (someone)"
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ghost

(c) "It was nearly midnight by the time I reached Erica's backyard party, after going to a concert in Prospect Park and taking a long subway ride to Williamsburg. * * * Before me, on a dessert table, lay a sumptuous chocolate cake * * * Tan and handsome, he [a stranger] looked to be just shy of 30. * * * 'I'm going to drive across the country with my dog, Reine.'  'Like "Travels With Charley," ' he said, referencing the famous Steinbeck book"
(i) Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prospect_Park_(Brooklyn)  
(table: Area  526 acres (2.13 km2), Created        1867–1873, Owned by  NYC Parks)
is on the south of Prospect Heights, a  Brooklyn neighborhood.
(ii) sumptuous (adj; Did You Know?)
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sumptuous
(iii) French-English dictionary:
* reine (noun feminine; from Latin [noun feminine] regina [queen]): "queen"
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/reine
   ^ In French, German, Latin and Spanish, king is roi, König (German noun always has its first letter capitalized), rex and rey, respectively.
* roi (noun masculine; "roy (obsolete) [pre-1800]" (brackets original) ): "king"
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/roi
   ^ I bring up roy, because many American males have Roy (or Leroy) as given name.
(iv) Travels With Charley
Travels With Charley
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travels_with_Charley
(1962 -- the year John Steinbeck was awarded Nobel Prize in literature)

(d) " 'My friend, James, is into you,' she [Erica] said. He said you made him "weak in the knees." '  My heart somersaulted. 'The one with the light-brown hair and great smile?'  'Yeah. He's 23, but you'd never know.'  I gulped. I'd thought we were closer in age. 'Never mind then,' I said. 'I can't date someone that young. Besides, he'll lose interest when he finds out I'm 36.' * * * She [James's boss] thought he [James] had more spunk than all the wealthy private-college grads who had applied. * * * Over the next few weeks, the relationship blossomed. We watched 'Pierrot le Fou,' ate vegetarian food and listened to soul music."
(i) spunk (n; of unknown origin): "informal   courage and determination"
https://www.lexico.com/definition/spunk
(ii) Pierrot le Fou
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierrot_le_Fou
(a 1965 French film)
(iii) French-English dictionary:
* Pierrot (proper name; diminutive of Pierre ('Peter”) via diminutive suffix +‎ -ot")
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Pierrot
* fou
(adjective masculine): "mad, crazy"  
(noun masculine): "madman"
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/fou


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