Last night a series of unfortunate events occurred at a great dancing venue while I was enjoying the last live music of the season. There are different versions as to what happened. Let’s just say it involved a few male egos and one girlfriend who thought she knew what was best for me. As I… Continue reading My Judge-y Friends
Troy had the best job for meeting women. He was a parks worker for the city of Clayton, which contracted with the county for a workforce from the work alternative program. In other words, drunk drivers and those with misdemeanors could work off their time instead of paying fines. He was their supervisor. Katie, a… Continue reading He Met Her at Work
Chuck drove his powder blue Bonneville Pontiac to pick up his new girlfriend for their drive-in movie date his senior year of high school. He had tricked out the interior of the car with his two taxidermy quail in the car’s back window on a bed of shag carpeting. When he drove the car at… Continue reading Chuck’s Drive-in Movie Date
Aaron met Katie on Plenty of Fish. She didn’t message him back for months. For their first date, he took her duck hunting. She brought her own gun. He brought a boat and the friend who owned it. The trio didn’t’ talk much because they had to be quiet to get a duck. It was… Continue reading Buffalo Bill Meets Annie Oakley
On the drive back from Monterey, I left drizzling rain for half the drive and headed north into puffy white clouds and blue sky. Cumulus clouds, Iowa clouds. I got home at 1:30 and knew it would be a Bridges kind of evening. Bridges is the local watering hole with outdoor seating, cheap eats, happy… Continue reading The Who Needs It Club
The forecast was for rain. But Monterey was calling. It had been more than two weeks. The chorus concerts were done, and there were too many events for Memorial Day weekend up in the Bay Area. If I wanted to sneak in two nights at my beach house, I needed to go. Rain or no… Continue reading Fighting my Way to Monterey
I am sitting in my fave chair. My adult son just told me over the phone how to unfreeze my laptop (turn it off and then back on). I can hear the squeak, squeak, squeak of the swings in the park next to me. The windows are open just enough to let in fresh air… Continue reading It Must Be Getting Close to Summer when . . .