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April 1, 2001

The best part.  The ultimate best part is the moment of contact.  And it doesn't have to be big.  In fact, it's better if it's not.  My top 10 list of moments are all small.  A look.  You know with a look.  Or a touch.  The simple act of one finger running over the top of your hand.

And I saw it tonight at Joe's place.  He had a bunch of people over for absolutely no reason at all, which is the best reason to have a party, I think.

So I took Ethan, and he was really shy.  Wasn't that he was rude, he would talk to anyone that talked to him.  And he was certainly very solicitous, always made sure that I had a drink, that anyone around me had a drink, too.  And certainly I was pleased as anything that everyone could see I was with someone.  Not just someone, but someone as devastatingly good looking as Ethan.  And I know everyone looked twice at him. 


He can't help it.  He's the type of guy that everyone looks twice at.

But at one point, I find myself watching Samantha and Jake.  There's a whole group of people watching Monty's Python's The Holy Grail, and they're in the back, sitting on the floor next to each other.  Sam's been lusting after Jake for as long as I've known her.  It seems like the whole world knows she's been lusting after Jake and for all I know, Jake probably knows it too, and has never done anything about it.  It's one of those situations where everyone knows Samantha's totally right for Jake, it's just a matter of him figuring it out without any of us telling him about it.  Because if we told him, he would never consider it, it's one of those things he'd have to find out for himself.

And everyone's laughing at The Knights Who Say Ni, and I'm watching Samantha and Jake, and all of the sudden, I see it.