Monday, May 22, 2006

Do you brake for "booty"?

Hello again Dear Readers!

How are you all? So sorry for my absence; yours truly has seriously missed her blog. I was pretty sick for a few weeks with a nasty bug (I just finished fighting off the remnants of a cough), and work has been insane. Late hours and illness do not inspire my writing jones; they inspire my sleeping jones. Plus, I could barely look at food for almost two weeks. I recently went to brunch with a good friend, who said "Look at you! Baby girl, you have lost weight! Have you been working out?" Well, no, and I have to say that I don't recommend the Deathly Ill Diet. It is quite unpleasant. Anyway, I'm almost 100%, I'm back, and I'm ready to blog! I'd like to say a quick thank you to those of you who have checked up on me to make sure I was still alive. It's nice to know that I was missed!

I have a very long post coming up in the next day or so, but I'm going to wade my way back into blogging with a shortie.

So. About three weeks ago (immediately pre-sickness) on a Wednesday night, around 8:45pm, I was rushing home after an exhausting 12-hour day so that I could catch LOST on TV. Almost everyone has at least one particular TV show for which they'll rearrange their schedule, and LOST is The Show That I Will Not Miss Come Hell, High Water Or Apocalypse. I am completely LOST-obsessed. My friend Stephanie and I have a sort of standing Wednesday night 'date'. We go to a pilates studio and work out for an hour, then go back to her house, order pizza, and watch LOST. However, on that particular night, we couldn't get together because we were both overwhelmed at work. I don't have TiVo like she does, and I can't set my apartment TV/VCR to tape, because its remote is missing; hence the rushing home.

I had just stepped onto a crosswalk on my way to my car when a taxi came barreling around the corner a little too fast. Since it was dark, I figured that the driver couldn't see me. I was experiencing one of those fight-or-flight moments - do I stop dead, back up fast, or run forward to avoid getting hit by the taxi? I backpedaled, but I needn't have worried. The guy caught me in his headlights at the last second, and slammed on his brakes.

Whew! Readers, I could have been road pizza, which would have meant hospitalization and, worse, no LOST! I breathed a sigh of relief and proceeded to cross, giving the taxi driver the "wave" (that universal 'thanks for letting me go/not running me over' half-arm raise). As I crossed the street, I walked through the glare of the taxi's headlights, and as I came around the driver's side of the taxi, the man leaned out of his window to say, "Very beautiful!"

Well, not exactly. He had a very heavy Middle Eastern accent, so it sounded more like, "Veddy booty-full!"

I have to say, it gave me a chuckle. I'd had a long day, I was tired, I was cranky, and readers, I looked like ass. Picture it: hair in a messy ponytail, barely any remnants of makeup remaining, overstuffed work bag falling off of my shoulder, jacket half buttoned. Yet here was this speed demon taxi driver, who clearly did not speak English as a first language, taking the time to give me a holla as I rushed home. Street harassers are hard workers, always on the clock. Would he have charged me extra for that service, had I hailed a ride? Would he have run me over, had I not met his personal standard for cuteness?

Truthfully, he wasn't being threatening. His tone was playful, and he didn't call out after me or try to follow me when I said "Have a good night!" and kept walking. I just shook my head and laughed. Besides, all I really cared about that night was getting home to my boy Josh Holloway.

Labels:

14 Comments:

Blogger Linnaeus said...

Glad to hear you're better, Ging (is that okay, or do I have to use the more formal "Ginger"?).

As for your semi-bewilderment at the comment the taxi driver made, I think women often don't realize that their different "looks" do appeal to various guys and that even if you aren't completely made-up and composed, you can still catch a guy's eye.

The appeal of the post-workout look really isn't all that mysterious when you think about it. You're likely flushed, maybe a little sweaty (unless you've showered), somewhat disheveled in both hair and clothing. Does this remind you of any other activity that people do? There's a certain raw physicality to exercise that can conjure up a number of associations.

I will say, however, that it's generally best to keep one's thoughts to oneself, especially if you don't know the person.

By the way, I love the term "road pizza".

10:10 AM  
Blogger witchy-woo said...

I'm glad you're better too.

"Would he have run me over, had I not met his personal standard for cuteness?"

Now there's a question to ponder, eh? He might not have run you over but he might well have yelled at you for getting in his way...

3:57 PM  
Blogger Ginger said...

Oh man, I've used the term "road pizza" since I was a tiny tween. I thought everybody knew that one!

Ging is fine, as long as we keep the pronunciation soft, like "hinge" instead of hard, like "ding". 'Course, blog comments aren't audible, so...never mind ; )

I've gotta say, my post-work look is more post traumatic stress disorder than post-workout. Not very sexy. I think I benefited from the dark...

6:45 PM  
Blogger Linnaeus said...

Maybe "road pizza" is a New York thing. I certainly never heard it growing up.

My mental pronunciation of "Ging" is indeed the soft rather than the hard version. Much more pleasant on the ear.

I didn't realize you were talking about leaving work and not the gym, so I see what you mean. Still, I guess you found that one guy that didn't seem to mind. :)

8:24 AM  
Blogger YGPunked said...

I'm glad you didn't die. The End. =p

5:24 PM  
Blogger YGPunked said...

I'm glad you didn't die. The End. =p

5:25 PM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 10.10
replica watches, ray ban sunglasses, cheap oakley sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, cheap oakley sunglasses, jordan shoes, michael kors outlet, nike outlet, michael kors outlet store, kate spade outlet online, louis vuitton outlet, prada handbags, burberry outlet online, christian louboutin shoes, michael kors outlet online sale, burberry outlet online, nike air max, louis vuitton outlet online, louis vuitton outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, oakley vault, nike air max, ugg outlet, ray ban outlet, longchamp outlet, michael kors outlet online, tiffany and co, gucci handbags, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton handbags, christian louboutin outlet, cheap ugg boots outlet, tory burch outlet online, michael kors handbags, ugg boots clearance, christian louboutin, replica watches, red bottom shoes, cheap ugg boots, michael kors outlet online, oakley sunglasses, polo ralph lauren, ugg australia, chanel handbags, nike free, louis vuitton, prada outlet

6:23 PM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

coach purses, michael kors, nike roshe run, air max pas cher, coach outlet store online, nike blazer pas cher, nike roshe, hermes pas cher, coach outlet, air max, true religion outlet, nike air force, ray ban uk, ralph lauren pas cher, abercrombie and fitch, true religion, longchamp pas cher, nike free pas cher, vans pas cher, ralph lauren uk, sac vanessa bruno, tn pas cher, michael kors canada, north face pas cher, kate spade outlet, burberry pas cher, air jordan, longchamp, converse pas cher, coach outlet, lululemon outlet online, scarpe hogan, true religion outlet, michael kors outlet online, mulberry uk, nike free, michael kors uk, hollister uk, oakley pas cher, lacoste pas cher, louboutin, nike air max, north face, timberland pas cher, nike air max, hollister, ray ban pas cher, new balance pas cher, guess pas cher, true religion jeans

6:27 PM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

north face jackets, oakley, soccer jerseys, celine handbags, nike roshe, ray ban, ghd, mont blanc pens, reebok shoes, abercrombie and fitch, timberland boots, giuseppe zanotti, chi flat iron, nike air max, p90x workout, abercrombie, baseball bats, mac cosmetics, iphone case, babyliss, beats headphones, air max, soccer shoes, bottega veneta, hollister, gucci, asics shoes, wedding dresses, converse, hollister clothing store, vans, louboutin, nike trainers, insanity workout, lululemon outlet, vans outlet, new balance outlet, nfl jerseys, mcm handbags, jimmy choo shoes, instyler ionic styler, north face jackets, converse shoes, herve leger, longchamp, valentino shoes, ralph lauren, birkin bag, nike air huarache, ferragamo shoes, longchamp handbags, longchamp outlet online

6:35 PM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

juicy couture outlet, toms outlet, moncler outlet, louis vuitton canada, coach outlet, canada goose outlet, pandora jewelry, moncler, swarovski jewelry, ugg, moncler, canada goose, canada goose outlet, michael kors outlet, hollister canada, louis vuitton pas cher, michael kors outlet online, louis vuitton, moncler, canada goose outlet, louis vuitton uk, marc jacobs handbags, moncler, thomas sabo uk, montre femme, moncler, doke gabbana outlet, uggs canada, karen millen, sac lancel, pandora uk, swarovski uk, ugg soldes, sac louis vuitton, replica watches, juicy couture, pandora jewelry, pandora charms, canada goose pas cher, barbour jackets, links of london uk, canada goose, canada goose, michael kors handbags, moncler, moncler outlet, canada goose, barbour, ugg boots, wedding dress, ugg, supra shoes
ninest123 10.10

6:35 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

burberry pas cher, christian louboutin uk, oakley sunglasses, polo ralph lauren, prada handbags, nike air max, louis vuitton outlet, ugg boots, replica watches, replica watches, tory burch outlet, nike free run, uggs on sale, louis vuitton, christian louboutin shoes, ray ban sunglasses, longchamp outlet, kate spade outlet, ugg boots, louboutin pas cher, christian louboutin, nike free, sac longchamp pas cher, polo ralph lauren outlet online, ray ban sunglasses, chanel handbags, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton, oakley sunglasses wholesale, nike roshe, michael kors pas cher, louis vuitton outlet, longchamp outlet, nike outlet, jordan shoes, tiffany jewelry, prada outlet, oakley sunglasses, air max, gucci handbags, jordan pas cher, cheap oakley sunglasses, tiffany and co, louis vuitton outlet, longchamp pas cher, longchamp outlet, christian louboutin outlet

6:07 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

uggs outlet, michael kors outlet online, true religion outlet, polo lacoste, hollister pas cher, coach outlet, vans pas cher, nike air max uk, burberry handbags, lululemon canada, true religion jeans, replica handbags, michael kors outlet, sac vanessa bruno, timberland pas cher, new balance, michael kors outlet online, guess pas cher, ray ban uk, michael kors, nike air force, coach purses, ralph lauren uk, north face uk, michael kors outlet online, true religion outlet, nike free uk, north face, nike air max, oakley pas cher, michael kors outlet, converse pas cher, nike tn, hollister uk, hogan outlet, coach outlet store online, nike air max uk, true religion outlet, abercrombie and fitch uk, mulberry uk, michael kors, burberry outlet, michael kors outlet online, michael kors outlet, ray ban pas cher, nike blazer pas cher, sac hermes, kate spade

6:09 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

baseball bats, soccer jerseys, ralph lauren, beats by dre, giuseppe zanotti outlet, insanity workout, iphone 6s plus cases, vans outlet, nike roshe run, mcm handbags, iphone 6 cases, instyler, abercrombie and fitch, nike trainers uk, ghd hair, mont blanc pens, north face outlet, wedding dresses, valentino shoes, herve leger, hollister, lululemon, north face outlet, reebok outlet, chi flat iron, iphone 6 plus cases, new balance shoes, nike huaraches, oakley, nike air max, iphone 5s cases, babyliss, iphone 6s cases, ferragamo shoes, jimmy choo outlet, timberland boots, ipad cases, bottega veneta, longchamp uk, celine handbags, mac cosmetics, iphone cases, p90x workout, hollister clothing, s6 case, nfl jerseys, asics running shoes, soccer shoes, hermes belt, louboutin

6:12 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

swarovski, karen millen uk, louis vuitton, barbour, moncler outlet, juicy couture outlet, moncler, canada goose, canada goose outlet, canada goose outlet, pandora charms, converse, replica watches, pandora jewelry, doudoune moncler, canada goose uk, thomas sabo, lancel, moncler, canada goose outlet, ray ban, coach outlet, louis vuitton, juicy couture outlet, converse outlet, moncler uk, ugg pas cher, marc jacobs, supra shoes, links of london, montre pas cher, hollister, pandora uk, pandora jewelry, wedding dresses, louis vuitton, moncler, moncler outlet, hollister, gucci, toms shoes, ugg, nike air max, canada goose, swarovski crystal, louis vuitton, canada goose jackets, canada goose, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, louis vuitton, vans, barbour uk

6:16 PM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

dating

I'm a C-list Blogebrity
A Member of Bust's Girl Wide Web

< ? Redhead Blogs # >

Personal Blogs
Personal Blogs /body>