An Ode to Cam’s Teenage Love Affair….

On Wednesday TLA asked me who the hell was I up talking to half of the night; and who the hell was TLA. 

Oh God. I didn’t realize till I was being probed about it by him how totally and completely mushy it is. There’s no hiding exactly what you think about someone when you call them not just a “Love Affair” but a Teenage Love Affair. 

I blinked. Looked down at his text. I couldn’t lie to him even if I tried. “It’s…” I couldn’t do it. Damn pride. “It’s T.L.A. That’s what they know you as,” I say firmly like that’s the end of the matter.

“TLA? What’s that mean?”

He’s so cute when he’s puzzled. I mean he’s cute when he’s not.. well, not really cute, more like handsome, and chiseled, and brawny and sexy… okay, that’s not the point. The point is he was puzzled. Ugh. Where is my backbone?

So I told him. “It’s Teenage Love Affair,” I texted back. 

I knew he was going to tell me how corny it was, or how silly and girlish I was being.  BUT!! He didn’t.  He told me that he liked that and he was feeling it and that the concept was cute.  I immediately exhaled. 🙂

As we were getting off the phone this morning, I asked him to give me a kiss.  “Muah” he said.  I later asked him did he love me.  “I love you”  he replied.  I asked him how much did he love me.  He replied, “A lot.”  “How much is a lot?”…”More than a little”, he said….Classic TLA.  I smiled and blushed with a school girl charm.  Held the phone as he hung up, and thought about all the possibilities.

I’m diggin him hard ya’ll

He has some truly amazing moments…We fight, we make up, and we move forward.  He’s a wonderful man though, with his flaws and all.  He tries to act like he’s hard, but he’s not.  He’s a big sensitive brother with a soft heart for only ME!  I don’t get to see him (but that’s going to change) but I get to see him daily in my dreams.  I experience him often in conversation.

How do I sum up my relationship with TLA?   Well lets see…our love is like going to an amusement park…what’s the point in going to an amusement park if we can’t ride all the rides.  Some of the rides suck yes…but it’s not like we have to stay on the rides that we don’t like.  We can get off, and go to the ones we like….Right now, I like to think of us as being in the concession stand….He wants popcorn, and well I want cake…but we’ve decided to buy both and share……….

I’m loving me some him…


9 responses to “An Ode to Cam’s Teenage Love Affair….

  1. This was so damn sweet. Black love is damn special. I wish the best. Now I have to leave cause u going to make a brother tear up!

  2. TLA must be something else if you are dedicating entire blogs to him. It’s been a long time since I have been in love like that. Enjoy these moments!!

  3. I was wondering what TLA meant. You have some serious writing skills. Do you write professionally? You have a remarkable talent. TLA has you a little open but that’s the way it should be.

  4. I love it. I really do. You and TLA must be on the right track:). Lol I’m trippin off of the “I love u a alot” more than a little. That was pure comedy lol I loved it.

  5. J.Alden I agree with you…any man who has half of a brain would be beating his chest after reading such a romantic ode in his honor…..

    Great job CamronZoe!

  6. I pray that somehow, someday, someone will be able to take me back to my first teenage love affair. Thanks for for sharing….Yay there’s hope after all LOL.

  7. I wonder when the TLA season morphs into “ok, this ish is for real and where do we go from here” season. I’m glad so many folks are remembering what it was like to feel those butterflies upon seeing that special person or even smelling them before you actually see them. But I just want you all to keep that same faith of heart when the good times aren’t so great and you realize the two of you are indeed in the middle of a full-on relationship.

    That is, of course, this is just a case of Summer Love…..I imagine that’s a topic for another day 🙂

  8. It made me finally watch the TLA video on YouTube, I *love* it! Probably my favorite next to “You Don’t Know My Name”.

    We DO think too much…true story – two weeks ago, I ran into my ex at Starbucks. We have been off and on for four years, most recently off for a very long time because I got tired of his stupid shit – trying to maintain a friendship when he didn’t return my calls, so I stopped (six months ago – no birthday, Christmas, etc greetings). I saw him sitting there, but pretended I didn’t because I wanted to see if he had the fuckin stones to approach me considering his previous behavior. He did. We talked for over an hour.

    I wrote him, asking him if we could just STAY friends and leave the drama in the past, etc – his reply “Sure why not – best friends forever. You think too much.”

    Your situation is a little different but it still applies to just enjoying the time you have now and letting things go…there’s a difference between being cautious and overanalyzing every little thing, which is what we tend to do. I’m going to see what happens between us this summer but I’ll be careful. At least he’s given me a terrific novel to write, which is in the works. LOL

    Enjoy it!

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