I have a great inside joke with Super Woman! First of all, I must tell you I can come up with a witty innuendo for anything. This one just came to me one day as she was discussing inviting a younger male friend to hang poolside with her last summer. While she was waiting for his arrival, we had a few short minutes to text.
There is a good….let’s say…..10 years difference between the two of them. I simply told her that it was very “Desperate Housewives” of her to be hanging with him on the sly. That’s where I mentioned, “I am now changing your friend’s name to the ‘Gardener'” All she could do was laugh and all I could do was just so honestly come up with humorous responses. I could have just imagined her face turning bright red….trying to hold back completely laughing out loud…and covering up what the REAL reason for laughing was…”Are your flower’s blooming? Are they in need of a prune?” I had myself laughing about it too. Don’t you love to get people to laugh full bellied?? So as this joke now continued…
Super Woman can kick anyones buttocks at 2 things: running any sort of distance and working out. She is the queen of Boot Camp. We always laugh about the “cute men” at the gym who make it easy to work out in the same facility. It makes it bearable in any circumstance for a single female to see a cute guy in front of her on a neighboring treadmill…(thinking to yourself, “that is the prize! go get him! If you run harder, you will get to him faster!”) It is about that time then either one of 3 things happens: 1) you drop your iPod, 2) trip and fly off the treadmill (this is usually what happens to me), OR 3) fake an asthma attack because you are done running hard. OK or the 4th situation, where you get a bloody wedgie while running. That is really comfortable and sexy!! NOT. (Please read manual on “How NOT to pick up Men at the Gym”, page 309, paragraph 2)
One cute guy at her gym, for name’s sake, we just call him the Pool Boy. The cabana boy that just makes it a little sweeter sweating a little more. He is an instructor and friend of Super Woman. If you would see him, you would totally understand! Needless to say, neither one of these individuals could be considered a love interest; however each of them provide hours of giggling, beginning of inside jokes, as well as have our undivided attention. While both the Gardener and Pool Boy are very ‘serious’ individuals, we are not. We can’t be. Super Woman and I could probably entertain each other with our goof ball comments and support for hours upon hours! I am so grateful to have a friend like that.
I think humor sometimes is the best way to lighten the mood up down and around life’s woes. It is a natural coping mechanism to which can allow one to laugh the misery off and find something to be grateful for when they are feeling down. The Gardner and the Pool Boy are just a teeny-weeny thing we did to create some humor in our lives aside from the very realization that being a single woman now in this transitional part of our life kind of sucks. I am glad to be going thru it though. Maybe I will never be tamed! I am me and I have accepted/laughed at it. I am comfortable and OK with that. 🙂
One thing we have decided, this must be a world-wide epidemic too, that finding real men our age willing to step up to the plate ready to take a try are few and far between! It is not just city-wide or the place where you are at right now. It is everywhere! It is a true epidemic. Sure the Gardener and the Pool Boy are nice, but it would be nice to have a “Stand By Me” man who was willing to go thru the ups-and-downs of life with you too. I would at least like to have a “melt moment” once in a while…is that too much to ask??
❤ The CatMan