Bored Olives

"An email love story"

'An email love story' - that so aptly describes the blog that I think anything else would not have done perfect justice.

Bored Olives is written by the warm personality of Stephen Davis, who claims he was constructing a computer from secondhand parts when he realized the hard drive had not been erased. He says he began to peek through the contents of the previous owner, finding saved e-mails that unfurled a bumpy romance between the nihilistic Stacey Marchenkova and the witty Dom Borax.

Stephen Davis posts one to several of the e-mails every Sunday and Wednesday, depending on the size of the e-mails involved. What's even more surprising than the luck Stephen had when he stumbled upon a complete record of the quirky e-mail romance is the conversation that happens below the post.

Readers comment by the dozens, leaving their own opinion on what they think about the particular e-mail, and how the relationship has played out so far. They speculate where it will go, and even form 'teams' - Team Stacey, Team Dom, Team S&D (Stacey and Dom), etc. Even I must confess that I have a tendency to relate myself to Team Dom, but that may be because I'm a guy and I get where he's coming from much of the time.

There was a slight controversy over how real this whole thing might be; understandable, considering it makes the reader quite emotional to go through all of these e-mails at once. However, this blog is more than just whether or not Bored Olives is a facts-based account or a clever tale. It's a story about just what romance can do to people, such as the way Stacey's outlook on the world is distorted by her feelings, and Dom is consumed with winning over Stacey with his intellect, his wit, and his subtle hints.

Get on reading at Bored Olives, and witness the e-mail love story for yourself.


  1. Woah, bored olives looks crazy. Will have to have a read now.

  2. @devondole: Indeed. It's got something going, and I wonder how it'll all end to be honest. Most of us Bored Olives readers can't imagine it ending.

  3. Dude, that sounds interesting. Any word on if they're actual emails, or if they're fabricated?

  4. @FishSama: Well, as far as we all know, they're real e-mails. Myself and a few others have done digging on the e-mail addresses and real addresses in the e-mails, and have found that they're legit, but since it happened in 1999, we're not sure if they're still at the residences or e-mail addresses anymore.

  5. Its really interesting. Too perfect to be real, but still a good read.