Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Red means 'stop'. . . or 'blood'.
My lovely wife E loves to ski.
It's her most favourite winter sport ever.
I do not come from an athletic family.
Not even mildly athletic.
My most favourite winter sport is bowling. I can bowl like the devil.
5 or 10 pin, it don't matter to the Jesus.
Living within spitting distance of the mountains now means that every morning when I wake up, my lovely wife reminds me that we should go skiing. Because we're "soooo close". When I lived close to 'Jilly's Gentlemen's Club' in Toronto, the same logic did not follow.
I relented last weekend, and while waiting for my ski lesson to begin, my lovely wife came to visit me--I was sunning myself on a bench, soaking up the 'good life'. I stood, like all gentlemen should, to greet her. She was still coasting along on her skis, and moving fast enough that, if left to gravity, she would have slid right past me. To make sure that no such affront was made, so stuck her ski pole out in front of her, like a lance, and stopped herself in a timely manner by jamming the ski pole into my crotch.
Not my thigh.
Not my stomach.
Suspiciously, this act followed close on the heels to a discussion we had after watching a reality programme featuring families with little Holy Terrors, wherein she said, "We are--I AM NOT--having children."
Well, darling, not if you keep that up.
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"My most favourite winter sport is bowling. I can bowl like the devil.
5 or 10 pin, it don't matter to the Jesus
I believe you mean it doesn't matter to The Dude, as in The Big Lebowski. Awesome movie. You should try to rent it if you haven't already seen it, B.
I was giving a subtle nod to John Turturro's turn as Jesus Quintana in The Big Lebowski.
My wife was also referencing the movie when she threatened to "shove this ski pole up your ass until it goes click". She said that she was "just foolin'", but something in her eyes told me not to trust her.
"I can bowl like the devil.
I'm sure you're pretty good. But the Devil? I dunno. Dude's in a league. Has the shoes and everything.
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