sugarbabies…

im writing this post wrapped in barbed wire…a stunningly beautiful gift of gold Burberry barbed wire… but … barbed wire nonetheless…

…a fence….and nothing makes a restless spirit more uneasy than a fence…

climbing out of the wreckage of youthful dreams…we girls sometimes accept the extended hand of an older gentleman ..and on occasion we find that …that man is both an officer and a gentleman..

while for ages it was..understood …that the navy was made up of desperate men…with no other options …(piracy excluded for the sake of this particular discussion) 

the lone sailors ball...and umm no i couldnt even make that name up….

effectively turned that notion on its tail… my adorable date had plenty of options… and after enduring the other sailors and their dates guarded glances things finally crescendoed in front of a mirror in the Executive Powder Room (thats “the head” to you naval kids) i leaned over the sink to apply a topcoat of expensive lip gloss… an older woman leaned in next to me…

  • Her: “youre prettier than his ex wife…. she was a bitch…youre not a bitch are you?”
  • Me: ummm well i suppose that depends on who you ask…..& well… my aunt fern always said “pretty is as pretty does” sooo… she prob would think it was ugly for us to be in here discussing ANYONES ex wife..

the older woman smiled slightly and nodded …. rolled her lipstick down and turned to leave…

a younger girl came over to the mirror and took her spot….

  • “youre not just prettier than his ex youre nicer tooo… she really was a bitch…. i hope you deserve him”….
  • Me:   wink 😉

i rejoined the officer who had managed to find me a vodka tonic…  “awww what a good boy” i cooed fairly flirtatiously….glad just to be out of the gauntlet of wives/girlfriends in the powder room

“well…youre a good blonde” …..he said offhandedly…

my heart stopped… wait…what did he say??? maybe it was a coincidence??? i’ve made this mistake before….i lowered my head and looked up at him …all eyes and lashes ….(my go to look for getting what i want)

when you say “good blonde” what exxxactlyyyyy do you mean???

he was embarrassed….

awwww ummm  nuthin…just a book i read once….

oh goood god damn… my knees went weak… fucking hell……

my fingers reflexively reached up to touch the barbed wire around my throat…

christ…. hes a kerouac fan

xoxo

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