A Romantic Comedy

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Dear Olive,
In the spirit of Valentines Day, I thought I’d write you a story, starring me as the young woman, and your Dad as the good looking drummer. 
Opening act: We begin our story on a Thursday night happy hour in a pub in Newtown, where we find our main characters, with mutual friends, playing pool and drinking $2 schooners. Our young woman is all of 21, full youthful insecurities and alcohol, and clearly a little intimidated by her older (& far far cooler) pool partner. There is a little innocent flirting* but the night ends uneventfully and the two of them leave separately, unaware of their fate yet to unfold with each other. Cut to: A few years on and our two protagonists get to know each other a little more when one of them is dating another guy in the other one’s band. We see a montage of a few nights out, some drinking, a bit of dancing, chatting at a friends wedding (more flirting!), lots of laughter, good times. Cut to: A few years later, we now find our main characters both working on the same commercial. Our young woman, now 30, now single, is surprised by how exciting it is to see our also-now-single and still-good-looking-drummer. They eat lunch together and laugh and there is a twinkle in our young woman’s eye. She thinks the good looking drummer is going to ask her out. She lingers around at the end of the day, packing slowly to make sure he has enough time to come and find her and sweep her off her feet. But after stretching it out for as long as she could, she realises she must get going. She drives past the art department to say goodbye, only to be told he’d already headed off. Well, she thinks, as she fails to hide the disappointment on her face. Two weeks later, she starts work on a new show … and guess who she drives past on the way out after her first day … that’s right, our good looking drummer is also working on the same show. Will this be the moment our two characters succumb to destiny and give in to passion? Yes, a few weeks later we finally see the two of them get together (let's face it, a good looking drummer can only resist a young woman’s charms for so long!). We see that, from the beginning, it feels like the most comfortable thing in the world, and even though they’ll have their share of ups and downs, it appears a solid union, built on love and friendship. No one has ever made the young woman laugh like the good looking drummer, and that is a wonderful thing. Final Scene: our couple, now engaged to be married, are laughing and jumping on the bed. Pan back to reveal they now have a cute kid. And a cat. Music plays in the back ground as they all laugh with love in their smiles. Roll credits.
*technically this is unconfirmed, as good looking drummer doesn’t actually remember meeting young uni student

Photo Shirin Town.

29 comments:

jodi said...

Fabulous reality as opposed to fanciful fairytale! I love this Kellie and I bet Olive does too x

jodi said...

Ps. How cute is your bed?! And that window?! And those tights on Olive?! ?! ?! ?!

Like the ?! X

raisedbywolffs said...

So so lovely, it's going to be lovely when Olive is old enough to read all of this.

Lizeylou said...

What a great story.
And seriously - how could drummer boy not remember meeting such beauty - lucky he came to his senses!!
And love this photo!

::The Beetle Shack:: said...

great story Kellie! lucky Olive to have this written for her.

xo em

mama bear said...

This post was the perfect procrastination when I should have been working. I don't feel guilty for not working now. This was worth the break!

Gorgeous, well written tale, Kellie. x

fast times in münchen. said...

Who doesn't love a happy ending. I'm just so relieved Drummer boy finally came to his senses in the end. Destiny much?

Nice RomCom Kel! xx

little sleep said...

Aww, so lovely : )

Col @ Hello Olive said...

What a sweet story! It's left a big smile on my face :-)

The Franglaise said...

So well written Kellie. What a sweet love story! xx

A Bushel and a Peck said...

This is wonderful. More and more, I want to do this same thing when I have children of my own. Xx

Colette said...

What a gorgeous love story and beautifully told.

one claire day said...

You are so clever! This is the greatest love story, I was captivated! Olive is a lucky little girl xxx

Jgee said...

The good looking drummer made a smart decision.... such a sweetie pie story. x

today i said...

I enjoyed reading this so much, do you write professionally? Monika

Tash said...

Oh this is lovely Kellie. So lovely. xx

Melanie Waugh said...

KEL! I love this!! I have the biggest smile on my face reading it!! I'll confirm the pool game did happen I was there xoxo

Nell said...

LOVE this. Best Valentine's post I've read. And the picture is lovely.

Olive - those tights ROCK
Kellie - I want your yellow jeans
Shane - turn-ups never looked so cool

xx

kristi said...

a lovely tale. truly.

hello milky said...

I seriously just heard an applause.
My love story began over a game of pool also!
x

Stephanie said...

So so sweet. What a beautiful post!

Hollie said...

That is just the sweetest photo. What a lucky little lady you have.

Lexi:: PottyMouthMama said...

Oh my gosh! SO DARN CUTE! Loved reading this. x

Tania said...

What a lovely story. Made me smile :)

sassandspice.com said...

Two toned tights on Olive! What a trendsetter! LOVE

All things Scrumptious said...

Favourite post so far!!

How about that Olive, cute story hey! I'm writing this to you as i'm thinking/hoping you're reading my comment again, for the 100th time! First time was at 5 when you were able to go off and read on your own. Then maybe again every year and now you're 20 something!

Still, 20 years on and it's still a cute bloody story isn't it!

Michelle said...

What a gorgeously written story, and very romantic!

I do know Shane, and reading this story I probably rubbed shoulders with you too around the traps in Newtown! Not sure if Shane would remember me but he knows my husband Leo quite well, who was the booker at the Metro. Small world!

xx

Inês Seabra said...

sounds like a cute and fun story board! :) I could see it turned into comic strips.

flickleflackle said...

If you end up having a wedding ceremony (not that I doubt the marriage, just you mentioned you weren't sure about having an official ceremony) this HAS to be read out. Beautiful.

 

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