Monday, January 26, 2009


I got these two girl friends, see, and they live together, see, and they are really GREAT girl friends.
I have known them for many years, but had lost track of them until recently.
I have taken to calling them the "Sisters of Mercy" after a Leonard Cohen song.

I really don’t know how I would have gotten through this last several months without them.
They take me dancing and when Kim gets out on the floor, she has this cute little Pony-tail that bounces around like you wouldn’t believe.
The there is Jo and when she starts dancin’ she looks like a Memphis Showgirl on a Riverboat.
And they don’t seem to mind the way I dance too much cuz they only say "No" every now and then. Actually, they don't say no at all.
I dance kind of funny sometimes. It takes some getting used too, dancing with me.

And they like to drink that Gran Marnier which makes em really taste good when you kiss ‘em, but they don’t let me kiss ‘em too much.
I’m always the designated driver because my program tells me that Alcohol is a Drug, and besides, I have a blast just being stone-cold sober.
I call ‘em the “Sisters of Mercy” they are so nice to me.
They have a cousin, and I want to make her a Sister of Mercy too!

Anyway, I have also taken on a roommate. He’s a young kid from my NA program, and he needs a job and a place to live and I have all this room since my kids are gone so I have agreed to put him up for a week or two.
I tell him I’m not around much…I spend a lot of time at the “Sisters of Mercy”
I say
“I won’t be home tonight, I’ll be over at the “Sisters of Mercy”
He will call me and ask where I am.
‘Oh, I’m just over at the Sisters of Mercy, I’ll be home after dinner. We'er having Szechuan Chicken!”

So Sunday morning when I woke up on the couch over at the Sisters house ( we had been out Saturday night and had quite a time), and went to go crawl into Kims bed and lurch over her and wake her up like I like to do, I wasn’t really surprised to find she had locked her door!
So I went over to Jo’s room and she had her door barricaded as well!
See, they are real nice to me, but they are not THAT nice.

Then my Telephone rang and I answered it.
It was the kid, my roommate, his name is Ken.
‘Where are you?” he asks.
“Oh, I’m here at the “Sisters of Mercy.”
Up to that point I didn’t realize that I hadn’t really told him about the Sisters and who they were and what we did.
So he asks
“Sisters of Mercy? What the hell is that, Steve? Some kind of Church?”
I looked at the two barricaded bedroom doors and said

‘May as well be Ken, may as well be!”


Annie said...

Sounds like your Sisters of Mercy are very intelligent too! :)

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Pretty good ending Bulletholes!

Water Baby said...

hey daddy! guess what!!! once again I have started a blog. I think its a good idea to have a room mate, just dont get into too much trouble!!!
I have posted a couple things and started out thinking that I wasn't going to let yall in on the whole deal, but I just miss yall way too much, so come check me out at Tiny Little Pieces (I will repost some but not all of the things on Sierra's Haven.)

Lily said...

If I were single, and thirty years younger, I'd like to be a Sister of Mercy. Sounds fun.

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

That is very generous of you to take Ken in, and what an arrangement you have with the Sisters of Mercy! And you're still recruiting? :)) It all sounds like innocent fun!

GrizzBabe said...

I see the Sisters of Mercy are keeping you in line!

Barbara said...

You are so funny. I wonder if I would have locked my door?

valentinegirl63 said...

I am Kim (one of the sisters of mercy). Bullet makes this sound like we don't trust him (locked doors!) Maybe if I were 30 yrs younger the door would not be locked!!!! Good friends take care of each other no matter what. JoAnn and I have known each other for over 20yrs (my daughter is 20 and we knew each other long be for she was born) Yes we have had our good times and bad times but we are there for each other... nothing more than just good friends!!

MikeTheWaiterDotCom said...

LOL bullet! nice to you, but not that nice... it brings up the age old deilemna... can a man and women really be friends? I say NO! ... but we do pretend ... just in case the door isn't barricaded in the morning!