Tuesday, July 27, 2010

3038 Tuesday

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion."
-- Sir Francis Bacon --


A woman, a Glamour dating blogger, wrote a list of 36 things every single girl (girl? Just how old is the audience?) must do before settling down ( at http://www.glamour.com/sex-love-life/blogs). I am shocked by the list. I can't imagine anyone over 24 not having done almost all the list by necessity or by default. Are most young women more sheltered than Daughter and I were?


I planted about half the flowers in the pots across the front of the house this afternoon. It's late for planting, and I doubt they'll fill in before the end of the growing season, but it looks a lot better anyway.

This evening I went to a movie, "Cyrus". The subject itself is a bit disturbing, but even more disturbing was that the man had a strong physical resemblance to a man I know who bothers me, and the woman had a strong physical resemblance to a woman I know who bothers me. So I kept being bothered.

The end of the movie left me hanging. So, what happened next? Did Cyrus move out? Did he really back off? It was all too neat.

Further, I was reminded of a guy I knew in my teens. He and I were born minutes apart in the same hospital, our mothers shared a room (that was when new mothers and newborns spent five days to a week in the hospital) and became good friends. They expected me and the boy to become great friends, but I found him weird. He was very attached to his mother.

The last time I saw him was when we were eighteen or nineteen. I was visiting Gramma on some holiday break. He still lived with his parents while commuting to a local college. I had gone over to their house. His parents were out for the day. He pointed to a door and said, "That's my mother's room. After Dad leaves for work in the morning, she lets me sleep with her."

It wasn't so much the words he said as the way he said them. There was a hint of panting, and he watched me carefully, even ducking and curling around me to see my face, to see my reaction. There was an implication there I refused to acknowledge. I shrugged and said, "I gave that up when I was four."

I left, and never visited them again.


Becs said...

The ads on NPR are meant to be sort of slyly provocative, but all you have to do is take it one step further and the creepiness begins.

John Reilly bothers me. I think because I first saw him in "The Good Girl" (depression fest!). He's hysterical with Will Farrell and even in "Dewey Cox: Walk Hard". But alone? I think not.

Becs said...

PS On the list. Glamour's editorial staff will deny this but they appeal to the same demographic as Cosmopolitan, which used to be 14 - 22. Although Cosmo was called "The Bible" in "Legally Blonde", I hope to God no one really thinks of it this way.