Wednesday, August 22, 2007

There's a trend in our neighborhood of girls leaving the bathroom together. Single-occupancy bathrooms. This titillates the men. They giggle and point. Curiously, afterward, the bathroom is smoke free. Hmm.

We met a friend's new girlfriend recently. The two of them have the exact same speech patterns. Their sentences stop in the same places and trail off in the same way. So I asked her, "Are you from the Midwest?" (He is.) She nodded.

It's probably a sign they're well suited to each other. The similar speech, that is.

On the way home from dinner tonight, I patted several dogs, including:

A yellow Lab who liked to sit on the sidewalk after his snack, i.e., "rest and digest."

A foxy dog who licked me on the nose and forehead.

We shared an elevator in our building with a chihuahua that I never dare to pat because he's got a fierce bark on him. Even when he sniffed my legs, I held still. The dog's not much bigger than my hand but his demeanor says, "Don't f*ck with me, man. I'll make mincemeat of you."

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm curious about those speech patterns now. I've lived in so many places that I don't know what I sound like, and I tend to pick up the patterns of whoever I'm around the most, but I wonder how I sound to other people. I lived in the Midwest for a long time, so I wonder if I talk like your friends :)

Anonymous said...

Bearette, the Shiba Inu is now my official fantasy dog!

-Ladypeter

Bearette24 said...

Kitkat - now i wonder! I pictured you as speaking like a New Englander for some reason.

LP - aren't they cute?? I think in Japan they are as popular as black Labs are here. I put a pic of one on my other blog too...capybarasunited.blogspot.com.

His suzy said...

Sometimes it seems like the smallest dogs are the ones with the most gruff to them. lol

Bearette24 said...

Definitely! I guess they have a Napoleon complex ;)