You know how girls like guys
that are bad for them?
It happens to me too.
I have an unfortunate penchant
for guys who are
2. cantankerous, and
3. haughty about how smart they are
(This is a picture of William Faulkner.
But it seemed to embody those points.)
Set someone like that in front of me,
and I'm sure to swoon.
I like trying to make them laugh.
When you manage,
it's a stamp of approval in the best way.
Like they're saying,
"Not only are you intelligent,
but you're _____ enough
to break through my crusty exterior."
I'm not sure
should go in that blank.