Tuesday, November 07, 2006
the shoe strings: just like that
monk and i wanted to take care of our immediate need.. very biological.. no not procreation or the requisite precendence .
food. we needed food. the everyday need but who cares. one more phone call . one more that very ridiculous chore which if not performed will not read 'armageddon'. but it was the lord's day. and we were backward bent on a good brunch. so though on the peril of being labelled persnickety by the monk, i took a quick shower and my wallet, the chapstick , ummm..... camera??
monk: do you need that camera?
monk: (shrugging) whatever !..why??
so monk, camera and i, headed off to the haven of salvation for every cullinary-skill lacking, breakfast craving, not very domestic average American wives... IHOP.
i am immodest. i am good at cooking. stellar. not a house frau mind you, but a wise demon who has enticed the monk by very innocuous sins like good cooking and many others which i care not to discuss now. but demons need rest. especially on the mornings of lord's day. also i am not american(thank god! my president is not Bush!) and i know i am not average!! way above that mark, you see!
so we drove out to IHOP. for brunch. on the lord's morn. and we saw a huge crowd that was starving and killing time around the reservation area. did that daunt me? no!
we reserved ourselves in... just like that!
waited to be seated...just like that!
i embarrassed monk by open display of one episode of carnal pleasure that lord allows in the church but man gapes when carried out in a waiting area... i kissed monk...just like that!!
so i see a couple sitting close to where monk and i, waiting for a table... just like that!
yes...a chubby bespectacled woman, a skinny unspectacled man, both young, both with denim overall and both quite canvas sneakers clad....just like that?? no!
it was planned!
it was nice!
it was my picture theme!
shelledquantum: hey good shoes.both of yours!!!
chubby woman: thanks
skinny man: thanks
shelledquantum: may i click a snap of your shoes?
chubby woman: sure, i love doing whacky thing like that
skinny man: (smiles to acquiesce)
so i stood. monk turned purple with embarrassment. and i took a picture. i took the chubby woman's email id and i snapped off my camera and i went off to eat.
just like that!