Small Ways To Find Joy
It really didn't take me long after my return to viewing The Bold & the Beautiful to find a character I dislike so much that I'd derive giddy glee from any time she gets disappointed. I do feel kind of bad about it since it's so mean-spirited, but on the other hand it is kind of my "job" here to snark on these characters and this show (perhaps it's that I've been having such warm, gooey feelings about One Life to Live lately that I forgot what it's like to be bitter and hyper-critical). And really, so far it's just the one character. But considering that character is Steffy? Yesterday was a good day for me. Here's.... basically what happened:
Steffy: I'm so glad you came over to move in with me in our love nest, Bill! Sorry that whole thing with wifey having a heart attack while you were breaking up with her put this off. And yikes! A heart attack -- that must have been really frustrating for you.
Bill: Well, it was probably bad for Katie, too.
Steffy: Oh totally, I hate her and want her to suffer because I don't know if you knew this but I auto-hate anyone with the last name Logan even though I'm related to some Logans, but I mean it's not like I want her to die. If she died, I wouldn't get to rub it in her face that we're together and you dumped a Logan for me! I'm going to do what my mother never could!
Bill: We're... not together.
Steffy: Except we totally are.
Bill: Seeing her ticker give out like that sort of gave me a new perspective.
Bill: So it... didn't really go as planned.
Steffy: Boy, Katie's sisters are probably going to come after me hardcore, guns a-blazin'. I kind of can't wait so I can gloat.
Bill: Yeah, her sisters aren't going to come after you.
Steffy: Why are you ruining my fun? They totally are!
Bill: They're not.
Steffy: But they're Logans and Logans circle the wagons and all that. Ergo they'll totally come after me since you left Katie for me.
Bill: Right. And I promise they're not coming after you. Get it?
Steffy: Not really.
Bill: I told her about us but I didn't get to part where I'm leaving her for you. She had a heart attack first.
Steffy: But she's not dead, Bill, you still should have told her while the paramedics were trying to revive her or something.
Bill: Right, I'm not telling her. Ever. Because I'm not leaving her.
Bill: Okee dokes, so we're all done here, right?
Steffy: BUT YOU LOVE ME!
Bill: Oh sure. Just a little less than I thought. And I love her, too, and what with her being the one I'm married to and has a bum ticker, I'm sticking with that one.
Steffy: What does loving her have to do with anything? You love me!
Bill: And her.
Steffy: So me!
Bill: And her.
Steffy: You love me, so stay!
Bill: I feel like you're not following.
Steffy: If you're asking me to wait till she recovers, I've waited long enough. You either get me now or you never do.
Bill: I choose never.
Steffy: Just kidding, I'll totally wait!
Bill: Sorry, but don't.
Aww, she's disappointed. Yay!