Friday, November 12, 2004

Bits 'n' Pieces

I ran into a friend from high school yesterday in the supermarket. Our families were close and I had a wee bit of a crush on him until I met his older brother. I had a wee bit of a crush on the older brother until I met another older brother who was considerably older. He wore Wranglers, and boots, he also had a mustache and sported a golden mullet. Don't ask. It was inexplicably real and the deepest, darkest secret of my young life. Being a pragmatic person, I was aware that I stood no chance whatsoever. I was no cowgirl. But realizing that crushes know no practicality, I decided that keeping it a secret was of paramount importance. My sisters were torturous and astute little wenches. They could ferret out a secret crush from miles away, and make your life miserable from miles away.

So there would be no hearts and doodles on notebooks for me. After pondering a plan of action, I decided that it would be best to keep them thinking that I had a crush on the other brothers. This required just the right amount of denial and nonchalant interest. To this day, I don't know how I pulled it off. I think it was probably because we didn't see too much of him. He was older and did his own thing.

Eventually it faded, as they all invariably do, but it amuses me to look back on it and all the time I spent on it. If I'd applied as much time to anything worthwhile....who knows?

Have a safe weekend.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

On : 11/12/2004 4:08:14 PM jp (www) said:

Have a nice weekend!!!

Oh and firsties.


On : 11/12/2004 4:10:52 PM Zelda (www) said:

Thanks JP (i.e splooge puddle )


On : 11/12/2004 4:45:04 PM jp (www) said:

splooge puddle? It wasn't me.


On : 11/12/2004 7:04:41 PM Gooch (www) said:

Geez, Zelda, you left out the most important part.

Has he gotten fat?


On : 11/12/2004 8:36:37 PM Zelda (www) said:

No, he actually looked quite handsome. He's only 29 or 30. He and his wife, after 7 years of trying, had just had a baby, so he looked ecstatic.


On : 11/12/2004 10:33:28 PM angi (www) said:

awwww, how sweet on the baby, did you ask about the older brother?


On : 11/13/2004 2:01:31 AM Zelda (www) said:

In a roundabout way, I did. I'm still paranoid after all these years. But I made him run through all his siblings (there were 14 of them) and found out the he is still available and owns a (what else) auto body repair shop and works a rodeo circuit.

Honestly, my hair was too flat for him. My tits were probably big enought though.