Monday, June 16, 2008

Hey there

Just a quick note to say hello from Mobile and that all is well here: my students say they're learning things and that actually seems to be the case; my daughters and I have really enjoyed this leisurely, relaxed extended time together, with lots of both silly and serious conversation and my first exposure to the pre-teen phenomenon that is High School Musical (and C. officially knows how to ride a bicycle now); Scruffy and the girls' big, goofy 9-month-old golden retriever-chow mix, named Bubba, are great friends now; and I've actually managed to get some sabbatical-related reading done as well. But: about this humidity . . .

I wanted to pass along to you news of a rather surprising new service offered by America's Largest Retailer, given the family-friendly image it seeks to project:

The other day I took the girls' mother's car over to Wal-Mart to get its oil changed, and I asked the young woman who first waited on me what other services were performed along with that. She listed several, the last of which was, and I quote, "lubricating the chastity."

I waited.

She did not correct herself.

Anyway.

I have one more week here; the plan is to return to Wichita on Friday the 27th. More here soon after. Till then, y'all be well.

8 comments:

debra said...

"lubricating the chastity" -- How did you not burst into laughter at that?! You're a strong man!

Glad things are going well and you're enjoying yourself!

John B. said...

Well, my daughters were with me; I thought it best not to draw attention to what she said.

I assure you, though, I was guffawing on the inside.

Winston said...

This is extremely important from a safety standpoint, not to mention the environmental impact. Lubricity of ones chastity assures long, smooth strokes that bode well for the tenacity and veracity of ones capacity...

Time with your daughters is so precious. Enjoy them to the fullest, for these days pass far too quickly...

You are missed here in the land of virtual idea flotation...

R. Sherman said...

Glad you're having fun.

As for as the other bit, frankly viscosity breakdown paves the road to Hell, as we all know.

Cheers.

May said...

Will you post some photos? Please...
Though I am not American, I am particular attached to Mobile and Louisiana.

Paul Decelles said...

And what sort of lube do they use down there? **eg**

Glad you are having a good time...but I'd stay away from that Walmart were I you.

dd said...

Walmart's version of "family planning." The best ones are too good to be true and one day when your daughters are grown and you tell this this story they'll think you were exaggerating.

Gwynne said...

Isn't lubricating the chastity sort of an oxymoron? Or am I missing the point? Maybe she meant lubricating the chastity belt. Mobile is in Alabama, isn't it? That explains a lot. ;-)