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."


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!


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

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 ;)