I mentioned something to Damien on Tuesday morning that I don’t think had occurred to him before. I asked him what Babe3 looks like (the one he spoke to on Monday night). He gave me a description, but didn’t get terribly excited about it or anything. I suddenly had an idea, and I told him to remember that he doesn’t HAVE to be anyone’s boyfriend. If he doesn’t like the girl as a girlfriend- he can tell her as much and tell her he’s flattered by her interest. Sort of a: “thanx but no thanx” polite cop-out. So when I fetched him yesterday afternoon there was no cheshire-cat grin (there isn’t one everyday- but when there’s a girl involved he’s usually smiling if things go well) and he didn’t say anything so I’m assuming they aren’t a couple. I wonder if it even occurred to him that he can say “no” to a girl. . .