i dont know if you guys noticed it, but the previous post was the first one ive written about my ex-boyfriend (except for one small post at the beginning). its not that i was concerned about keeping that part of my life a secret. its just that once i found out that he reads my blog and even commented on it, i just felt squeamish about even mentioning him. in fact, there were so many times that i started a post relating some story in which he featured, even in passing, but stopped myself because i wasnt sure what he would make of it.
anyway, so now that i have comment moderation (yay!), and have sorted things out in real life too, i dont need to worry about that anymore. but theres also the question of how to refer to him on the blog. i cant use his real name. thats when i noticed that most women bloggers refer to the men in their past and present by a single letter. em and tablemannered have their respective K's, and mint chutney has her D, for example. so, i decided who am i to break tradition and so have decided to reduce the men in my life to initials.
now all thats left is what letters to choose. the ex is obvious. he will from now on be X. not only does that stand for ex, but its also a very prominent cross mark that signifies "wrong answer". its also a cancellation mark, and putting the X mark on any road sign is like adding the word "no" (like "no parking", "no overtaking"). so thats it then. he will be X.
but what about the current man? he has requested that i dont do any posts about him, so im not going to, but what about all the posts where he appears as a supporting character. if an interesting thing happened while we were on our way to a restaurant, then i cant possibly pretend that he wasnt there. this he has accepted on the condition that he pick his own letter. and he will now be referred to as A. why A? no, its not the first letter of its name (or maybe it is ;)). his reason is the geekiest thing ive ever heard. so, in physics, A is the letter that represents electric current. get it? get it? CURRENT! you know, like the opposite of EX!! gawd, these engineering types. oooof!