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Sunday, November 23, 2008

caution--adults only

Caution! Oh my gosh...
With a title like that.....I wonder, if you're here reading my blog right now, what you are expecting?
It's just my story from book club. Or "after" book club last month.
Books play a supporting role in my short story, (so I'm completely comfortable posting on my bookworm blog ) which is true. Every last word of it.
I'm still searching for my blogging niche.... but for now am sharing my book club story from the day before Halloween.

from October 30th, 2008

Last night, after I got home from Book Club....(where we discussed the book, Tangerine--a great Junior Highish age novel ) I wandered into the family room where my husband Rich was watching TV. We visited for a moment, I am always very excited when I get home from a book club and I need to talk, and then..... (some of you might want to quit reading now---gets a bit x-rated from here on out).... I took my bra off.

Yes, it's true. I just slipped it off under my shirt and laid it on the chair... my intention was to pick it up when we went upstairs to go to bed. It was uncomfortable!!!
The girls needed to be freed. Ahhh....sweet relief!
It's a sad fact of life, but for a large breasted woman in her late 40's, the taking off the bra moment is the best moment of the day! (sigh)

I picked up my book and sat down to read for a bit.... I got sleepy. Rich got sleepy... he began to turn off lights, I followed him up the stairs...off to bed.
but, we had left behind one important piece of evidence behind....THE BRA!!!

Had it slipped my mind that my 25 year old son is now living with us again? Had it slipped my mind that he was not home and would soon be arriving?
His M.O. is to grab a snack and watch a movie or the news or something.... in the very same room where said bra was left.

I have no idea what horror he might have gone thru at the sight of that... b...r...a... just lying there over the arm of the chair. (sigh)
My mind cannot go there....poor child.
Even if he tried to go on with his life.....his routine of turning on the TV, eating a snack..... his eyes must have been drawn to the grotesque sight again and again, like one is drawn to a car accident. With every flash of light from the TV screen in the darkened room, it must have jumped out like a hideous phantom, like the boogy man in a house of horrors. (I can hear horror music soundtracks in the back of my mind).

Hopefully, when he finally went upstairs to take his slumber (and there is no doubt in my mind he went up earlier than usual), he was not bothered by nightmares.

The house was dark this morning as I walked down the stairs.. As I do every morning, I grabbed my book and headed to the coffee pot. I made the brew and then walked slowly out into the family room, turned on the light by the side of my chair and YIKES, YIKES, YIKES!!! There it was---evidence of parents who are gross and disgusting! I grabbed it and ran up the stairs, into the bathroom where Rich was in the shower and began screaming (In a stage whisper), "OMG!!! I forgot my bra!! It was just lying there on the arm of the chair, for the world to see!"
He said "so?"
I said, "Your son!! Dustin was down there!"
He said, "Well Dustin is 25 years old, I can pretty much guarentee you, he's seen a bra before."
I said, "Not his MOHTER'S! Just lying around in the living room, like we'd been.... you know."
He said, "no. I don't know."
I listed all the things I think Dustin might be going thru....disgust, annoyance, horror, fright repulsion, etc.
Rich, as supportive (ahhahaah--a pun. Bra? Supportive?) as he usually is, just laughed at me.
Kind of like the clown in a horror movie..... laugh clown, laugh!! Laugh Rich laugh!

I guess this horror I must have put my son thru is appropriate...after all....tomorrow is... HALLOWEEN!!!

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Photos below are:
Totally Lit (erature) Book club friends!! We're missing a few friends. We come and go, we can't all make every meeting. We Average around 8 or 9 at each meeting. I have never missed a disscusion. I think I'm the only one who can say that. We've been meeting every month since January, 2003. And I have a list of all the books we've ever read.
Our book for the month, Tangerine was a great read, if you want to give it a try.

5 comments:

Susan said...

Hi Debbie - thanks for coming to my blog and leaving a comment! So I've returned the favour, and your story made me laugh! I have a 20 year old who hasn't left home yet, and he can leave his things lying around, but I can't! Not that I would anyway, but I LOVE how you describe freeing 'the sisters' every night, that lovely feeling of being free! I understand completely!!

Jo-Jo said...

What a funny story! My son is 22 and just getting ready to graduate from college in the spring so he is not home much. He probably wouldn't even notice if I left a bra laying around! You have a very nice blog and your book club sounds great! We have about 10 gals in my book club and we started in September of 2003. We meet tonight to discuss Names My Sisters Call Me by Megan Crane. I noticed that you like to win things so I wanted to also let you know that I am offering a giveaway for this book. I just started my blog in October so I understand what you mean about your blogging niche!

Bogsider said...

That was a fun story about the bra and you know what, your hubby is probably right...if your son is 25, he will have seen a bra or two and maybe also yours. After all, its just a bra ;o) Fun story!

Sandra said...

I just came across your blog, and am interested in your book club, because I am part of one that we just started three months ago. We have read, The Weight of Water, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and The Last Lecture, so far.

Do you have any tips you would share with a new book club? The one specific question I have is how many total members do you have that has settled into an average of 8 or 9? That is about the size we would like. Also, I'd love to have the list of the books you've read and liked, if it's available.

Thanks for any info you can share with us "newbies."

addhumorandfaith said...

Debbie -- I realize I asked the above questions, and I didn't leave my info so that you could reply to me! I'll try to do that this time.

Merry Christmas!