Monday, August 24, 2009

no pride, In the name of love.

I've got a new gig... I'm a dog walker. I am walking a couple of new dogs at the barn where Sammy rides. They were bought to be breed with another Lab, Isaac, at the farm. So, now I get to say 'What up beeatches'. And be grammatically correct. Except that I try to sound like I have street cred when I say it. And I whisper it to them because I usually have my kids with me. That probably takes away from the street value of it, huh. Anyhoo... my payment besides getting to feel like Cesar Milan, dog whisperer, is a couple of free lessons for Sammy. I will do just about anything for free riding. Because it is not cheap my friend.

Well the other day after I had been out walking the pack when it was about 94* plus humidity that rivals a rain forest, McE asked me if I had mailed out our HOA forms. 'Uh, no.' Was my reply as they were sitting on the table right in front of us. He raised one eyebrow. So, I decided get them in the mail right then. We live about a quarter mile, if that, from the Post Office so I walked up there. I don't know why, I guess I figured I was already crusty from sweat so what difference would it make to go back into the jungle like atmosphere. When I was in line at the Post Office I saw HIM. The elusive hot guy at the Post Office. I had heard tell of him amongst the ladies of the neighborhood? Every time I go I get the old Indian dude. Or the gal with the perm all over except for the bangs. You say... Well maybe she just straightens her bangs.... To that I say nay nay. I know a perm when I see one. I have had many. Her bangs are stick straight and the rest is a flash back to the 80's of curl. Or for me, just about 2 years ago.

Back to the hottie... I had never seen him there even when I had to make several trips up there for our passports. Well, I saw him just a few days ago. He is young and cute. For me that is a rare site as I work with preschoolers (too young) and animals (cute but not human).

I came home to McE and I let him know that in order to downplay my animal magnetism I went to the Post Office with muddy paw prints on the front of my shirt and the scent of eau de wet dog and sweat. I did this in the name of love so that he would not be jealous of anyone talking to me. Even if it is to say..."Do you want this certified?" And how did McE show his gratitude. He laughed and said good luck with that. Yes, it is the little and big things we do all for the glory of love, as Chicago would say.


Rindy R said...

I had the same experience with the "BOY" who came to tint my windows. I could hardly look him in the eyes due to his overwhelming beauty! I told my hubby he would just have to be home if any other windows needed to be tinted - I simply couldn't trust myself. You never know when a hot 21 year old will want to jump a 40 ish, overweight, middle age mom. (It could happen :-)

Eddie said...

I have still yet to see this "Dude of hotness". Not that I am jealous or anything but I bet I could take him! I remember when I went on the blind date and saw this girl, she was ssssoooo hot. Oh wait... that was and still is my wife!! Anyhow, next time you go to the post office, I will send you with a large letter and some Jenewtee Spray. :)

Robin Sue said...

OK there are no hot people at my post office or anywhere else I go for that matter. Maybe folks get cuter the more west you are. I don't think anyone would look my way anyway since my butt has its own zip code. Have fun walking those dogs, they are very cute!

Donna and Greg said...

Oh Sis, you make it too easy for me sometimes.

A dog walker, really!

you all write your own jokes here, I can't bring myself to do it.

Anonymous said...

I love the dogs! We have a black lab - he's the first dog I've had and I don't know how I went 35 years without one before we got him!