Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Senior Sex(less) and the City: More Single Women!

Chatty Cathy
I got stuck next to her during a single’s event where very few people showed up. Thing I learned : don‘t ever, ever sit on the end at a single’s event where you know no one, because on the end, you might only have one person seated next to you, and then you’re trapped.

“…cousin, who’s friend is a professional hairdresser….”
“…next house had only two bedrooms….”
“…was a drunk, and so was his brother….”
“…vet. So I picked up Fluffy….”
“…go, ‘No way!’ And she goes, ‘yuh huh,’ and….”
“…Wicked Witch of the West! No kidding…."

I kept zoning out and coming to, wondering things like how she breathed and so forth, so that I just heard fragments. It didn’t matter, because there wasn’t enough of a pause to allow me to respond, anyway:

“…shift starts at 9:00, but I always….”
“…from cirrhosis of the liver….”
“…houses down? Or was it three….? Anyway, he goes….”
“…barked. It was the cutest thing! So….”

I finally got “sick” and had to leave. She probably still hasn’t noticed.

From Modern Family:

Phil [about their son, Luke]: He’s one of those kids you get him a gift and all he wants to do is play with the box.
Claire: One year we just got him a box, a really nice box.
Phil: And we made the mistake of putting it in a gift bag.
Claire: So he played with the gift bag.
Phil: We can’t get it right.


  1. LOL, those kind of people are like a freak of nature, they don't require air. :) And yes she noticed, she called here looking for you. :D
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  2. Jules, you never cease to make me laugh loudest when I need it most. :)

  3. Gosh, sometimes I wonder about you fun-lovin' single folks, and get a little envious.

    And then sometimes I'm quite content...

  4. Haha! I sat next to her on a plane once!

  5. Good advice, Tammy! Wear a hearing aid next time and keep saying, What?'

  6. Love the Modern Family scene.

    Too bad someone didn't cut Chatty Cathy's string. She's probably still jabbering away.

  7. That was great! Funny! You poor thing...

  8. Story idea: The woman who talked herself to death?



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