Friday, September 19, 2008


I went to a bar Friday night and saw an old Kissin' Friend.
I asked for a kiss and she kissed me, but not like she used to do. Its more of a token kiss these days.
A minute later her husband came by and asked had I seen his wife.
I asked him "Which one?” because I know both his wives and I felt like being smart.
He managed a laugh, and he used to be my very best friend, so I said:
“She just kissed me and went that-a-way” and pointed the direction.
and he managed another chuckle and went looking for Lisa.

Well, the girl I kissed, Lisa, she was my kissin’ girlfriend all the way back to High School. Her boyfriend moved up from Houston while she and I were kissin' friends, and we were supposed to stop, but I would do stuff like pull her into another room and lay one on her without him knowing. Sometimes though, he would catch me and it became quite a game.
It infuriated him and delighted me.
i like to think we did that a lot, but probably it was only a few times.

Some 6 years later my girlfriend Kristi and I were in line at a sandwich shop.
I turned and there was Lisa with some Dude.
It had been years since I had seen her...I did a quick double take and I saw her silently mouth my name. I did not hesitate….I grabbed her into my lovin’ arms and we began a slow-slurpin' liplock, tongues dancin’ and everything that lasted at least 10 seconds while our respective partners looked on in total shock.
It was really quite passionate!
Well, actually, it was not as passionate as I make it sound. ith Lisa and I it was probably 90% fun and 10 % novelty.
And that was about twenty-five years ago, and the heartache of divorces amongst friends did not leave us unaffected. In fact she and I can hardly stand to talk to each other, and may have left the two of us more affected than any involved.
But still, anytime we see each other we give up a kiss.

I see this as a pesky little habit, and overly sentimental too, but I also see it as a positive sign, full of hope tht somewhere down the line a lot of us old freiends will be able to get over events that happened in the very middle of lifelong friendships.

That is the way I see it.

Anyway, to make a long story longer, at the bar Friday night, Lisa comes to me and says
"You wiggle like a girl when you dance" referring to the way I move my shoulders sometimes.
'Yeah, but I jiggle like a man too" was my reply.
'No, really, it looks good" she says "And I think its great that you are in touch with your feminine side"

What she's doing here is trying to stick it to me, so I say:
"Damn right I'm in touch with my feminine side...its the only action I get" and she laughs.
I pull her a little closer in and whisper in her ear, like I'm telling her a secret, and say
"But Lisa, my Feminine side tells me its not "Wiggle"...its "Shimmy"...I just thought you might want to know that, girl to girl".

Maybe thats why she don't kiss me like she used to.


Barbara said...

Sounds like you need a new kissing friend to me, one without a husband or a boyfriend! There's nothing much better than a kiss mutually enjoyed.

leslie said...

Gawd, I miss Texas... :)

kissyface said...

that's hilarious.

bulletholes said...

I'll agree Barbara on the kiss enjoyed, and what i need is another kissin friend, one a little less otherwise spoken for.

Leslie- come on back, honey, theres plenty of room.

Kissyface- I don't know what it is about me that lends itself to this stuff but it sure do keep me entertained!

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

hahaha! When they made you, they threw away the mold! I don't know whether I'd want to be in that Dylan-lyrics throwing contest; you can be intimidatin' with that sharp wit! :)) btw, Bulletholes, the winners on "Where's Nessy?" were Marty Feldman, Sean Connery, Kate Winslet, and Uma Thurman.
Am still laughing at the comment.
Hope you enjoy "Godivas." Hope all are well!

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

...whatever you wish to keep, you better grab it fast... :))