Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Meeting and Greeting...



Still working on getting into kayaking. Thinking I can pull the little yellow plastic one out of the barn and practice in the river up at dad's. The river there is cold, fast, and there are no levees, that or my daughter's pool. The pool is probably the wiser course of action.  But then you know...
I think the kids are signing me up for senior dating services, as I'm getting a lot of e-mail from those sites.  The kids must think I would be less trouble for them, if I was some ol guy's problem. Hah!  Being a thoughtful mom, I agreed to one meet greet while I was up at my son's. OMG, a nice man, but he showed up at the restaurant wearing a kilt, & a shiny green shirt, and topped out at the center of my chest. He either needed a nurse or was looking for someone to play one!   I politely slugged  down two glasses of wine, which did nothing to make things less strange, and I was out of there.

16 comments:

  1. Meeting the right prson is much more difficult than one thinks, isn't it? Especially at our age. I hope if it is in the cards for you to meet someone good for you, that it happens. But, if not, so be it. You have kayaking...maybe you should meet someone at a kayaking club?

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  2. Oh dear! The kilt I could live with but a shiny shirt?

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  3. I really love kayaking. Learned how years ago just pushed it into Lake Washington in Seattle, very cold water. I learned but with a wetsuit, life jacket, a flare and company among other things. Stay out of rough water until you get your sea-legs. Met some nice men but was married at the time so it didn't matter. I think it attracts like minded people though. Do what you like and hopefully you'll can meet someone who likes what you like.

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  4. PS I like kilts on Gerard Butler and Liam Neeson.

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  5. TABOR: There are no kayaking clubs were I live, but I will keep trying. I have several friends that are involved in it, but none are close.

    NELLY: LOL, yeah the shirt was a bit much, among other things.

    CELIA: I have a dear cousin's daughter in Portland that goes all over the world kayaking. Also a friend that loves it, but she is too far away to paddle with. PS: So do I!!

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  6. I suspect that he wore the kilt to invite the natural question, "what are you wearing under the kilt?"

    The guy may be a chess player - or a chest player. Only coming up mid-chest to you may have some advantages for the old curmudgeon too.

    I see a lot of strategy at work and you never know but what love WILL blossom (especially if you keep at the wine).

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  7. LL: ROFL... He wore the kilt as he's apparently into medieval reenacting(is that code for bondage) in a big way. I'm fairly sure he was making big plans. There is not enough wine, nor scotch to take me down that road.

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  8. I bet that was a riot. You should have taken pictures. Gotta love a guy in a skirt right? LOL(-: Another good laugh. Well you win todays post for sure(-:

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  9. Now a kilt had to be a first. What was he thinking? The saying in my age group is that if you are over 60, a guy is looking for a nurse or a purse. How cynical is that?
    Thanks for the reminder. I need to get my kayak out and hit the water. It is a delightful pastime.

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  10. Candy is dandy but liquor works quicker. I've known women who have said, "There's not enough whiskey in Texas". It turns out that there IS enough whiskey in Texas...

    Kilt = codeword for bondage? Maybe. The kilt can also be a codeword for cross-dresser who isn't out of the closet and wants to dip his toes in the water without taking a swim in a little schoolgirl outfit with bobby socks and so forth.

    In any event, I'm pleased to see that you are being selective.

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  11. CINDEE: Laughing is good medicine. Glad you enjoyed it!

    APATTI: I haven't heard that saying before. Too bad that some would be so jaded, their loss. Good for you getting that kayak back in the water!

    LL: Thinking such as he would not long survive the humors, nor passion of cowcamp.

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  12. LOL, another winner eh??? :-) Good luck with the kayaking, and make DAMN sure you know how to right that thing before you get into fast water!!!

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  13. OLDNFO: ?another winner? As for the kayaking: yes dear...

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  14. Regarding your link, I did read it and it does illustrate what a wormhole this whole thing is. I think it was racist (my prejudice I am sure), but I also think there was no way they could prove that. I just honestly am terrified of those who take the law into their hands without benefit of judge and jury. Even if Martin was shooting up drugs on someone's porch, all Zimmerman had to do was remain in the car and let the police deal with it. Police are under far more restrictive use of their firearms than the average citizen who protects his property a long way from home. The gun, as it usually is, was the equalizer in this altercation. Martin was only 17 and I cannot get out of my mind those teenagers (black and white) of the same age who are angry and get in fights and go on to survive and become good citizens if given the chance.

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  15. I just want to thank you for taking the time to discuss this, and being brave enough to confront another blogger! You are strong and honest.

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  16. I am laughing at your reply to Nelly. what you left out says more that what you said! ;)

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