Geeks With Blogs
George Clingerman       XNADevelopment.com

There are fires raging across California right now. So many people being evacuated, so many lives changing and being changed by this horrible tragedy. My heart goes out to all those being impacted. However, while I feel sympathy and compassion for those involved, my heart does more than cry a little for one woman. You see, while the fires in California burn hot, the flames of passion in my heart for this one woman have become a raging inferno that no shirtless fireman can quench.

I've known this woman for a quite a while now. (She has a "thing" for my wife). But she and I have never been more than casual acquaintances. Tagging each other here and there with blogging challenges. She leaves the occasional comment on my blog reminding me that I have at least one reader. And she keeps my wife "entertained" so I can pursue my hobbies. So I've always felt a little something for her and she's been a big part of my life.

It always takes a tragedy to really make you realize just HOW much you feel for that one person. I'm almost scared to share this story because this, being a geek community and all, I'm afraid you ALL might fall for this incredible (and unfortunately married...for now) woman. But you know how it is, when your heart beats so fast you just have to yell from the rooftops from the top of your lungs how you feel (or blog loudly into the series of tubes as well as you can)

You see, she lives right smack dab in California. Her family has had to leave their home. Her life is stressful and chaotic. She's dealing amazingly, stupendously well with all of this. That bravery and determination to keep her family safe and do whatever that takes might in itself be enough to justify intense feelings for such a woman. But my friends, there's more.

While reading her compelling tale of being a mom and having to be strong in these tough times, one of Cupid's arrow came straight for my heart through her love inspiring words.

She writes....

Monday, 6:30 AM
I've got the three computer towers disconnected and by the front door, but this was no easy task. One of them had not been detached from it's peripherals in ages and the screws that lock the connectors on were locked tight on one. I managed to find a way to disconnect it downstream, but my fingers were raw. I also got his laptop, our wedding album, my laptop and both external hard drives.

Oh my. Be still my beating heart. Just even reading those words again right now sets my heart a fluttering and I feel weak in the knees all over again. All alone, the fires moving in, evacuation of her home required, she saves the computers. She not only saves the computers, but she saves them at 6:30 AM. One of the first things she grabs and she even grabs the laptop and those hard drives. I can't imagine a more perfect woman. If it wasn't for that dang wedding album, the suitors would be lined up around the block for her. That lucky bastard.

So to the woman of my dreams. My heart is there with you in this tragedy. I've been impressed and amazed at just how wonderfully you're dealing with all of this. You and your family will be in my family's thoughts and we're hoping for the best that your situation just continues to improve and you will remain one of the lucky ones that will be able to go back to your homes and work. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and emotions as you deal with this. You're a wonderful example for mom's (and wives) everywhere.

 

Hope I managed to make you smile.

Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2007 8:57 AM | Back to top


Comments on this post: The Fires of Passion

# re: The Fires of Passion
Requesting Gravatar...
Dude! This totally made my day. Seriously, I was laughing out loud for the first time in days! Thanks so much for the lift. And yes, sadly I'm taken, but my heart still beats for Shawna... And the 6 boys we will have between us.
Left by Theresa Hernandez on Oct 25, 2007 9:36 AM

# re: The Fires of Passion
Requesting Gravatar...
Hahahaha - great read. and definitely that wonderful woman and her family are in many, many thoughts.
G. you are one cool guy.
Left by Jill Anderson on Oct 25, 2007 9:45 AM

# re: The Fires of Passion
Requesting Gravatar...
Gee. Here I thought I was the only one for you. OBVIOUSLY you have been cheating with others on the side.
How like a man!

Left by Bob Luebner on Oct 25, 2007 4:10 PM

# re: The Fires of Passion
Requesting Gravatar...
Lol,, what a great read,, I found my way here from NDISB,, and T was saying how you had made her laugh,, thanks for the smiles!
Left by Bernadette Hunt on Oct 27, 2007 11:54 AM

# re: The Fires of Passion
Requesting Gravatar...
Thanks for bringing some amusement to an otherwise stress filled time!
Left by The lucky bastard on Oct 27, 2007 3:57 PM

# re: The Fires of Passion
Requesting Gravatar...
¿Simplemente el pavor como es interesante como si este problema se veía si había todo de atrás hacia delante?? Indudablemente, de valor info, pero temo que extendiendo las suposiciones nosotros contribuiremos en absoluto..
Left by Lili on Aug 15, 2009 5:15 AM

# re: The Fires of Passion
Requesting Gravatar...
Oui aujourd'hui par cela tu n'effraieras personne. Voici il est intéressant seulement comme il sera plus loin. Si Навряд tout sera de même que maintenant.
Left by Лечение Накомании on Sep 29, 2009 2:32 AM

# re: The Fires of Passion
Requesting Gravatar...
No entiende nada ! Traducir ?
Left by brumisateur on Oct 21, 2009 7:48 AM

# re: The Fires of Passion
Requesting Gravatar...
To date, it looks through the power of interesting, very universal. For pity's sake of course argue about this, but that does not say I'm glad
Left by Видеонаблюдение on Jan 27, 2010 11:28 AM

Your comment:
 (will show your gravatar)


Copyright © George Clingerman | Powered by: GeeksWithBlogs.net