26 March 2007

12 "but will your husband be there?"

we just happen to have a photographer that works for us who just happens to have my last name. we are in no way related. he is a good fifty years older than me, wears contrasting tropical prints, sends "treats," and is particularly fond of Stand At The Back Of the Room So You Can Get A Photo Of The Back Of Everyone's Head shots. we have little in common excepting a last name.

on the damn phone the other day, a co-worker with whom i was trying to arrange a photo shoot inquired: "but will your husband be there?"

for a moment i panicked. we've known each for three years and she thinks i'm married? she's thought all this time that i got hitched to the iodot? she's been silently judging me the past thirteen months for moving to chicago alone?

then i realized. no. she thinks i'm a girl who would marry an elderly man who wears contrasting tropical prints.

12 comments:

Clark MF Price said...

So....let me get this straight. You are in love but you are afraid of the passion that you hold in check for this man? Sounds close but I'm not quite sure of this theory.
I still wanted to know what was on the email.

oline said...

no, no, no! i entertain NO passions for this man. your theory is all kinds of wrong.

and i'm quite sure you know what was in that email. it requires little imagination, my friend.

Clark MF Price said...

JFK Song

Watch it and be awed.

oline said...

wow. i am awed.

Les Savy Ferd said...

you got married?

oline said...

totally. my life as mrs. contrasting tropical prints has begun.

Lara Ehrlich said...

Hey! What about your gym bride? I am all aflutter with dismay.

oline said...

it's fascinating- and more than a little gay- that my obituary could read: "survived by her pillbox wife, the bombshell; her gym bride, croftie; her partner, partner; her caycee cobb, lindear; her soul mate, meggie; and her husband, mr. contrasting tropical prints."

Linda said...

sweet! I'm the gay caycee!

Les Savy Ferd said...

so which is it? you are either married or gay. there's precious little in terms of alternatives here.

Osutein said...

And here all this time the way to your heart was contrasting tropical prints...

oline said...

dougO darling, don't be a hoity toit. of course, with all the time spent in the swamplands of louisianna...

sensei, i do believe contrasting tropical prints are the gateway to the heart of every girl over the age of 70. sober women under the age of 70, probably not so much.