I have a Wonderful Refol

As adverse as I am to public displays of emotion, I think it’s about time I mention that I have a girlfriend and her name is Nadene.

I never really liked the word girlfriend, even when I was just a boy dating girls – now the word just doesn’t seem to fit at all. I always admired how Shakespeare would just invent a word if he needed one and since so many of you tell me how much I remind you of the Bard, I’ve decided to make up a new word for my relationship with Nadene. From now on I shall refer to her as my Refol.

Refol – an acronym of – Reason For Living. Feel free to use it. I’m sure it will catch on.

So I have been seeing my refol Nadene for over a year. She is beautiful, caring, funny, smart and makes me very happy. Oh yea and she bought me a months supply of really nice socks.


Who says you can’t buy love?


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13 Responses to “I have a Wonderful Refol”

  1. subgear Says:

    “My refol Nadene” is an anagram for “Fender Maloney”, an obscure hosier from 14th century Ireland, who first had the idea that one should change one’s socks at least once a year. COINCIDENCE???

  2. nadene Says:

    Wow, here’s me hoping JL doesn’t run into a woman who will buy him hundreds of pairs of jocks in 2009 or I’m a gonner! XX

  3. johnlenahan Says:

    Not true sweetheart. I wouldn’t abandon you for anything less than 250 pairs of socks. (or 25 cashmeres.)

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