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Marni's Online Romance

Marni's Online Romance English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Mar 25 2008

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera


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New love can make you do strange things. When new lovers first fall for each other, they find themselves staying up all night together, traveling to be with one another and forgetting commitments. Sometimes they learn a language to be together.

But certainly online love makes people do the strangest things of all. They type back and forth for hours on end and exchange photos by the dozen. If you fall in love with someone online, next thing you know you might be watching your computer while trying to fry some whole lemons in your kitchen.


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Beren:  What are you doing?

Marni:  Um, uh, well…

Beren:  You’re cooking and looking at…

Marni:  I’m trying to cook and…the…OK. So I’ve been…I know, I know, it’s my dirty little secret. I’ve been having this online relationship, which is kind of a new thing for me…

Beren:  Who is that?

Marni:  His name’s John. I just think he’s really awesome. He’s this really great guy and we seem to have a lot in common, so I’m trying to cook because I heard he really likes Middle Eastern food, or that’s what he was saying. I just…I don’t know what I’m doing…

Beren:  But you have your computer by the stove, which doesn’t make sense. Is he watching you right now? Is there a camera?

Marni:  No…I mean, I just, in case he sends me a message. I just don’t want to miss it.

Beren:  In the time it takes you to cook these lemons. Whole lemons.

Marni:  I don’t really know how to cook. But I don’t want him to know that because he really likes Middle Eastern food and I was thinking, “OK, well if he thinks I can cook, then you know, that’s a plus, right? Everybody likes a gal who can cook, so…”

Beren:  Sure.

Marni:  Yeah, so I’m trying to figure it all out, but it I want it to be close by just in case.

Beren:  OK. Cool.

Marni:  Yeah.

Beren:  Best of luck to ya.

Marni:  Thanks. I need it.



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Beren walks into Marni’s kitchen and discovers a very strange scene. Marni’s computer is sitting on the counter so she can look at while she cooks. While she cooks lemons. Whole lemons.

So Marni explains that she has a new online boyfriend. His name is John. Maybe you’ve seen him around the Ebaby!...

Anyway, John likes Middle Eastern cooking, so Marni is trying to learn how to cook. She’s not doing a very good job of it, probably because she’s distracted by her new love.

Beren slowly backs away from Marni as though she’s insane.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done for love?



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snow flower


frankly to say,I never fall for someone online,but I make many friend who are amusing,we were often talking to online.I had been done one strange thing for love,that is to looking him in everytime.

01:00 AM Mar 25 2008 |




Marni is so into the guy form the internet…. Cooking a whole lemon. Love always make people insane and do something weird.

12:46 AM Mar 25 2008 |

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