This is David. He is my boyfriend. He is brilliant.
Let me elaborate.
10 (of the many) reasons David is brilliant.
1. He likes cool stuff. When we first met, we learned really quickly that we both loved 90’s music, in particular Pulp and Blur, but also that we both had an enthusiasm for cult TV, cinema and graphic novels.
2. He has introduced me to new cool stuff. David has shown me lots of new stuff that I’d not come across before (or dismissed out of hand – which I do all too often). I’ve discovered that I love Star Trek, the films of Wes Anderson, the books of Terry Pratchett and the music of Eels amongst many other things.
|David on stage|
3. He is an actor – how ace is that? I’m endlessly impressed with the way he can create a character, whether for a part, or just to amuse me, and inhabit that person completely. It is a tough industry but I’m always amazed by his dedication to his work and the determination and focus he shows when working on a role. Check him out! David's Showreel.
|David and I, on Red Nose Day.|
4. He is very funny. He does silly voices, plays with words, pulls quotes out of the bag at exactly the right time, does impressions of people and pulls funny faces when I least expect it. (He also laughs at my jokes. Even my silly walks and the dance I do to the theme music of University Challenge.) We laugh a lot and, as that is my favourite hobby, this is a Very Good Thing.
5. He really cares about things. He cares about political causes, social injustices, environmental issues, the poor, the neglected and the needy of our world. But he also cares about the continuity errors in Star Trek and the need to put Doctor Who DVDs in (broadcast) chronological order when on a shelf. This is great as these are similar to the things I care about so it works well. He doesn’t care as much as I do about choosing bed linen or the correct spacing between door panels on TARDIS models, but this is probably for the best, as I do care about these things more than enough for two people.
|At David's surprise 30th|
6. He knows how to make people feel good. Whether it is distraught friends, upset work colleagues or the very easily distressed autistic student he works with at the moment, he cares about those around him and goes out of his way to make them feel better. He has a knack for knowing just what the situation calls for and can act on it. He always knows just how to cheer me up when I feel sad and boost my confidence when I am unsure.
|David with Cassandra, the|
mannequin rescued from
|Bravely sampling one of my accidentally|
massive home-made cookies.
8. He finds beauty in the most unexpected of things. Whether it is a six-foot chrome mannequin rescued from the dump or the Lego pirate ship found in his parents’ loft, he really does find the joy in the discarded or unwanted. It is a very endearing trait. He finds beauty in me too – which I, for one, certainly found unexpected.
9. He is an experimental fusion chef. He once confused pesto with Thai green curry paste and inadvertently created the spiciest pizza I’ve ever eaten. Whilst he may not be a natural cook, genuinely, he always goes out of his way to be helpful, is willing to be a guinea pig to some of my more experimental cookery and makes the best cup of tea going.
10. He is gorgeous. Well – just look at him!