Originally Posted by a64pilot
(snip) Idea being would you be embarrassed if your daughter or granddaughter were reading over your shoulder? If so, maybe we don't need to post it.
My daughter was no bigger than a tadpole when she learned that Dear 'Ol Dad was either one of the world's most misunderstood men
or there were some pretty valid reasons why we kept moving to different places around said world. Although being "run out of town on a rail" never quite actually happened.
Tried to teach her rules for life, which basically came down to the lyrics of the song "We'll Sing in the Sunshine" by Gale Garnett. And let the guys pay for everything. That, plus keep socking cash into a Swiss bank account.
My grand daughter is an out-of-the-closet lesbian, something I learned when she showed up for a visit with her significant other in tow. Apparently "Tomi" wasn't an email
typo. Well, I appreciated the eye-candy and told them bikini tops were optional while aboard.
Pause: Now imagine if you will the kind of chilling stare that only a teenager can produce..... then put two of them side-by-side. Heck, and I never even MENTIONED let alone joked about nationality, race
, colour, religion, ethnic origins or any of all that PC type stuff. Or sex. Or three-somes. Sheesh..... I'm really kind of a cool gramps, right? Right?
Said granddaughter then laid down "the rules". Turned to my wife for support, as it was OUR boat
, gosh-nab-it, and realized that it was three against one and no Coast Guard on the horizon. Beer
cooler was still mine though as the kids
were short of 21. Ha! Take THAT, you college brats!
Note: Ever tried to get between a couple of collage kids
and a beer
cooler? Not a pretty sight. And I must have tripped on a loose line or something 'cause otherwise they wouldn't of beaten me to the aft deck
. No way, Jose! <sigh>
So I did what any reasonable adult male would do - went down to the pub. Got to talking with George (Who in the last episode had recently separated from Georgina.... Try to keep up, okay?) and George, he says
"How many screws are there in a lesbian's coffin?
None, Its all tongue and groove!"
So it was gonna be that kind of session.....
Then he says: "The other day a feminist asked me how I view lesbian relationships. Apparently HD was the wrong answer."
And this: "A woman got lost
in the desert. She stumbled across a lamp, rubbed it, and out came a genie. The genie offered her the traditional three wishes. Her first wish was to be powerful, intelligent, and loved by all. The genie thought a moment, snapped his fingers, and turned her into a lesbian."
(Thinking that's an Ellen DeGeneres reference. Don't know.... But made a note of it, hoping my granddaughter wouldn't kill me for repeating it. Was right - actually got a hug! But that was later....)
And George, boy he did go on. Course, he changed topics after Bridgette slapped him aside the head
. Tell you about her another time, 'cepting to say that when George said: "How can you tell if a lesbian is butch? She kick starts her vibrator." well, that seemed a bit too much. Being a family
friendly type bar, you know?
Well, just thought I'd post and keep in contact. And guess I needn't worry about the family reading or being upset by any of my contributions to this thread. Mayhaps a moderator or two, but that's besides things.
p.s. For the record
: Make no mistake - I love my granddaughter. Her life is hers and my function is to support her through the trials and tribulations of life and help her when/if she inadvertently tacks into a gale. And Tomi is really a great kid. I wish them happiness and success.
for thought: Experimental research
suggests that when people experience positive emotions—including mirth—they demonstrate more creative problem solving and more efficient thinking, planning, and judgment. So this whole thread is a small effort to help everybody better navigate the shoals of life. Or that's one excuse......