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www.theglobeandmail.com/life/family-and-relationships/love-objects/article1259075/

It was freezing in Paris, that day in January, 2004, when [Erika LaBrie] and a friend set eyes upon the Eiffel Tower. When they entered, a special feeling came over her; one she can only describe as intense love, a chemical attraction. That feeling of finding The One.

“Everyone was all bundled up and I felt so warm inside,” she says, recalling the moment with fondness. “I thought, ‘I don't feel cold, I feel so much warmth coming from the Eiffel tower.'”

For three years, the professional archer from San Francisco would visit the object of her affection, going for weeks at a time, spending all day touching the tower. And then on April 8, 2007, Erika LaBrie became Erika Eiffel in a commitment ceremony before 10 of her closest friends.

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Earlier this month, 33-year-old Amy Wolfe from Pennsylvania made headlines when she announced plans to “marry” a thrill ride at Knoebels Amusement Resort

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B.C. Hall-Ford, a 20-year-old freelance sound engineer in Oregon City, Ore., says the soundboards he's attracted to give off an energy. That's how he knows the emotions are reciprocated, he says.

“Your energy changes with how you feel, with what you're thinking, with what you're trying to communicate.” When the connection fades, that's a sign the relationship is on the fritz.

Mr. Hall-Ford, who is autistic, says he is currently dating two small soundboards and is careful about telling people why he carries them around.
 
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Shannon Caffrey, a 31-year-old security guard in New Orleans, survived numerous sexual attacks as a young person, but she has since enjoyed healthy relationships with men and women – and is currently dating an archery bow named Haldier.


 



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jjbrannon
Aug. 26th, 2009 04:35 am (UTC)
???
Please tell me this is some kind of spoof.

What a condemnation of journalism!


JJB
juliet_winters
Aug. 26th, 2009 08:11 am (UTC)
So this is the love that can not speak its name?

martinjt
Aug. 26th, 2009 11:23 am (UTC)
"Experts disagree" I didn't read the whole thing but it must be true. What right do I have to objesct so long as they are both adult and happy. it did occur to me though. Can Mrs. Rollercoaster sue the park if the close the ride?
m_francis
Aug. 26th, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC)
Sure, for alienation of affection.
(Anonymous)
Aug. 26th, 2009 01:58 pm (UTC)
Alienation
That may be **alien** affections.


JJB
idiotgrrl
Aug. 26th, 2009 12:09 pm (UTC)
I think it's a form of brain damage, myself. Except in the case of the sexual assault survivor, in which case what happened is probably quite clear.
pumprat
Aug. 27th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
irrationalism
Hmmm- 2 of the cases mention people who style themselves archers or involve archery...perhaps a long bow is being pulled here or there?
(Anonymous)
Sep. 20th, 2009 11:35 am (UTC)
Hello
Hello there,
Cool post, I just found it and I am already a fan.
m_francis
Sep. 20th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Hello
Ah, but who are you?

You can register at LiveJournal for free. You can post with a screen name then. I ask all Anonymous posters to at least give themselves operational screen names by signing their work with whatever moniker pleases. This is to avoid the confusion that ensues when more than one anonymous commentator is participating.

Welcome aboard. We try for the whimsical and curmudgeonly here. Sometimes a bit tongue in cheek. Sometimes a bit cheeky. Science fiction; writing; occasional forays into Aristotelian philosophy; that sort of thing.
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