Gina will have to wait until I see Tinkerbell again at Thanksgiving. Plus, I get to see Dr. B_______ again AND Dr S_________ - two neurologists at once! However, I can answer Christy right now. So, here's how we met.
Gary did not do well during his first few forays into college. After a few years as a janitor, and a few years as a hospital orderly, and a few years as a tape librarian, he turned 28 and desired to become a high school biology teacher.
This desire lasted until Mr B_________' s History of Education class. Mr. B__________'s class was dull. I didn't find this out until two weeks into the semester. I never attended the first two weeks of any college course. Case in point: Figure Drawing. No one gets naked until Week 3. QED.
Two weeks in I showed up in Mr. B___________'s class and scoped out the room. 'Stoner ... nun ... creepy ... out of my league .... married mom ... "
"Out of my league" was Gary. Check him out!
A body wave and a three piece suit! Smoooooth!
I worked up the nerve to talk to him on week 5. "Running away?" I asked cutely when I saw him heading toward the vending machine.
"Yeah, it's ... it's a little dry," he said, in the first of a lifetime of negative comments.
We talked the next week after class for an hour. The next week when the same thing happened, I brought out my high school English teacher's smooth line -- the one she used to ask her out her husband:
"Well, this is silly, just standing around talking. Let's continue this over dinner."
"Okay!" he said, "How about Casa Gallardo?"
"Well ... I don't know, I don't think I brought enough money to treat you to Casa."
"That's okay. You can pay on our next date."
Oh, yeah, baby. Of course he had enough cash to take me to Casa because he'd planned to ask me out but did not, as he had insufficient sack. He was lacking in sack, as it were.
(P.S. I AM LOVING this new "sack" term! Many thanks to ExportedMolson.)
It would take an awful lot of sacking up to ask out that Kate Winslet-looking babe in the photo.
Well played, young Ellen.
Posted by: Vaguely Urban | November 08, 2007 at 06:13 PM
VU - Well, thanks. Kate Winslet? Yeah, If they shrunk Kate's head. Well, to be fair, I kept that photo all these years because it's so uncharacteristically flattering.
Posted by: TheQueen | November 08, 2007 at 10:08 PM
Gary looks, I don't know, smugly satisfied in that picture, as if his race horse just won the KY Derby.
You look like you should be wearing hoopskirts and fanning your face coquettishly. (That's a compliment. Sometimes it is hard to recognize my compliments.)
Posted by: Christy | November 09, 2007 at 07:06 AM
See? Now that's not a bad picture... of you. I'm not sure what Gary is thinking and I'm not sure I want to know what Gary is thinking. :)
Posted by: sue | November 09, 2007 at 12:25 PM
I'm a little behind on your blogs, but I love this new "sack" term as well. I think I might need to steal it!
Posted by: Autumn | November 09, 2007 at 02:04 PM
Christy - He tends to always look smugly satisfied unless I'm taking the photo. Then he looks annoyed or puts underwear on his head.
Sue - Let's see - that was to see The King and I. Yeah, I think he'd bagged me before that one.
Autumn - Heh. It's sweeping the nation.
Posted by: TheQueen | November 09, 2007 at 04:14 PM
You should know that I am *still* laughing days after you published this post because you said "body wave," a term I have not heard in, oh, I don't know, AGES. AHAHAHA.
Also? I hope both of you pose just like that for your Christmas 2007 photo. That is, if you do such things. Body wave (AHAHAHA) and Working Girl-inspired double-breasted jacket not required.
Posted by: Catherine | November 11, 2007 at 11:30 PM
How old is that picture?
Gary reminds me of Kevin Spacey...with a body wave.
Posted by: Marriage-101 | November 12, 2007 at 03:38 PM
Catherine - I was worried no one would have heard the term ever. Look, it isn't even in Wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_wave
Marriage-101 - Dates back to 1982, I think. And he does look like KS, now that you mention it.
Posted by: TheQueen | November 12, 2007 at 04:59 PM