may i have the definition please

Tonight, while I was at the gym, I overheard an older woman ask a friend of hers, who was seated at the next machine over, Will this help tighten up my sugar bush? Im not sure what she meant by that, but she kind of laughed to herself after she said it, which makes me think that it might be something dirty, perhaps a euphemism made popular during WWII Since I heard that, I cant get the phrase, tighten up my sugar bush, out of my mind (Fortunately, I was able to get the image of the woman who said it out of my mind almost immediately.)

Something else occurred to me while I was at the gym, desperately trying to exercise the anxiety away. I was sitting there at one of the machines when it popped into my head that it would be funny if I stopped and rented the entire Cannonball Run series on my way home. I just sat there at the machine and kind of giggled over what I imagined Linettes reaction to be. In my mind, it played out hilariously, with her becoming convinced that there was a different Mark Maynard, someone that she never knew, who had just hiding here inside me, waiting for her to get pregnant before he dared make himself known. Now, I can finally be myself, Id say, stripping down naked and plopping down on the floor with a bucket of pork rinds, a carton of Kools, and a copy of Smokey and the Bandit.

I dont lie to Linette often. I did yesterday though. I told her that Quentin Tarantinos first film was Dont Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead. I think she was believing it, but, at the last minute, I told her that I was kidding. I just didnt have the heart to do it. Long gone are the days when my conscience would let me do such things.

Oh, if youre interested, someone just told me that our interview from the Current is now available on-line.

And, I forgot to mention it the other day, but some frighteningly large percentage of species will become extinct in our lifetimes due to global warming. In fact the Sugar Bushes are tightening at this very moment.

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  1. mark
    Posted July 11, 2008 at 12:03 am | Permalink

    A copy of the script for Quentin’s new move “Inglorious Bastards

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