September 20, 2007

Funny Men

I was at school the other day waiting for my boys to get out of band. One of the Dads is a buddy of mine and a former Marine. He came in all sweaty from being at the gym and running. I was asking him about his gym in case I ever have to leave mine. And the following conversation ensued, to the best of my recollection.

The Dad: How often do you work out?

Me: Almost every day.

The Dad: Really? But how much cardio do you do a week?

Me: Mmmmm, since I lost my job and school started, about 5 hours.


Me: Yup. You’d think I’d be really skinny.

The Dad, eyebrows raised: Yeah, no kidding. And you’re not. (backpedaling here…) I mean, you’re not fat, but you aren’t skinny either.

Me: Nope. I like to eat. (I didn’t bother to tell him about the dozen little chocolate doughnuts I’d eaten the week before over a two day period. Because really, that was an anomoly. Besides, that might make me seem like the crazy lady… not that I’m not… or that he probably doesn’t already know considering he’s good friends with my husband.)

The Dad, not thinking before he spoke again, which all men will identify with: Wow. Can you imagine how HUGE you would be if you didn’t do cardio for FIVE HOURS a week?

Me: Umm. Yeah. You’re not the first person who has said that to me…

For some reason, this entire conversation seemed hysterical to me. I keep laughing when I think about it. He’s so damn funny. Blunt. Never thought anything of it. Cracked me up.

And for some reason, today's song to run to, just seemed that much more appropriate. All the words don't fit but the chorus, "I'm a Hazard to Myself" sure as hell does. (It's Pink's "Don't let me Get Me", the link to the vid.)

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Posted by: vw bug at September 21, 2007 05:23 AM

That conversation pretty much fits most of the Marines I've met, including my boyfriend.

Love that song.

Posted by: loquita at September 21, 2007 09:59 AM

That reminds me of a time when my kids were at swimming lessons. My (then) 10-year-old daughter was on the diving board. The woman sitting next to me asked which kids were mine. I indicated the boys, and then said that the girl on the diving board was my daughter. Her comment: "Oh, she's very slender! Does she take after your husband?" I was 7 month's pregnant at the time, and was a little taken aback! I mean, how do you answer something like that?!

Posted by: Peggy U at September 21, 2007 03:28 PM

I feel so sorry for Pink. She just seems so angry. A lot of her music is about things she hates. I like "Stupid Girls" but it is an angry song.

Posted by: Lukie at September 21, 2007 06:27 PM

yeah, I get that combat boot in mouth disease sometimes too..I learned many years ago never to ask when the baby is due..

Posted by: GUYK at September 21, 2007 06:58 PM