Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Iron Widowed...once again

Someone has been stealing my razors, leaving me to find long, black, comeover like hairs on the back of my knees caps. While a little drag is nice, if it's hairy, it's scary, so I stopped by Target on the way to the Y for my recent 3000 yd swim. (did I mention it's good to be training again?) There is nothing like the clean shave of a new razor, and to verify I hoisted my leg up on the kitchen counter for Tac to inspect. "Look how smooth my legs are?" I say, flirtatiously. Tac runs his hand up my leg with a dreamy look on his face and it's on. Almost. "I really need to shave too." and he wanders off.

I'm an Iron Widow once again...sigh.

But I am glad I shaved. Boy am I glad I shaved. Because we went to a local technical college at the behest of a friend who instructs up and coming massage therapists as they needed bodies. Cosmotology school, I presumed women. Then Michael walked in. Not Michelle, Mike-al. Cute, adorable Michael. Tac and I have been together for 20 years and in all those years I've never encountered more then a casual hug from fellow guy friends. So, awkward. But, I could just about be Michael's mom, and he was very professional and gave a darn good massage. Left me thinking I really need to get on the foam roller a lot more often.

Massage is essential in a northern climes during winter; we tend to forget what human touch feels like for all the layers. Which possibly explains why, when I sit on the big comfy chair, legs draped over the side, I quickly have a bundle of legs and arms joining me as each of The Tribe squeezes in to "their" spot. Four of us still fit on the big, comfy chair. Glancing across the room I see the eye rolls of Tac and HG, tapping wildly on their lap tops, discussing the latest in music and culture-they don't like the pterodactyl screams coming from the mass of body parts on the comfy chairs but they accept it as a part of the normal ebb and flo of our household. If it wasn't their, they'd miss it.

I enrolled HG in our local high school today. Hmmm. My baby's going to high school. I drove the long way home and picked up a bottle of wine. Actually two. Red Bicycle and Red Truck. They were out of Red Guitar. But now I need to get my red eyes to bed so I can get up and make some green cash tomorrow.

It's a spin-lift day with a nice run on Friday. Happy hump day

12 comments:

TriShannon said...

A massage sounds so nice! I'm long overdue for one. Glad you enjoyed yours and had fresh shaven legs to be rubbed down.

Comm's said...

AND...he's podcasting too!! More time away from the TRibe.

BTW have you noticed that since American Idol came on Kahuna has been posting and podcasting less?

Maybe you need to get him straight.

stronger said...

HotMama's leg on the counter and all he says is that he needs to go shave too?? Oh Tac...

Tri-Dummy said...

I agree w/Stronger...what is wrong with him?

You may need to increase the strength of your "advances."

Bigun said...

Ha! This is fodder for another amaising adventure of Taconite boy. Key the soap-opra-esque music..

Trimama - so, Tacboy, darling...what do you think of (lifting bare, freshly shorn leg on the kitchen counter) this?

Tac - wow, dearestly hawt Trimama, you did an awesome job shaving this morning - been in the Shave Rave room again, I see.

Trimama - um, Tac...wouldn't you like to, um, you know...

Tac - yes, that does remind me, I could use a little time in the Shave Rave room myslef!

Tac speeds off, razor in one hand, shaving cream in the other...

Trimama - (under her breath)Superhero my butt...Super-Zero is more like it...now where did I put that bottle of wine...

Tac returns, hairless and, well, hairless...

Tac - Trimama, what do you think of this?

Trimama - zzzzzzzz....eh, what?

Tac - take a look, oh wonderous of women!

Trimama - yea, great...can't you see I'm sleeping...touch me and I'll kill ya.

Tune in next time when TacBoy tries to make up Trimama on Valentines day...

TacBoy - I got you this lovely present...

triguyjt said...

i need a massage now....thanks for reminding me... hahaha

triguyjt said...

ohh forgot....
bought some of that red truck while out in calif a year or so ago...out friends like it alot

Lana said...

Oh I desperately need a massage!

HG's going to High School?!? Oh my...I can't even go there right now. Don't even want to think of it.

Oh you reminded me, I need to go shave my legs too...

Lana said...

Oh I desperately need a massage!

HG's going to High School?!? Oh my...I can't even go there right now. Don't even want to think of it.

Oh you reminded me, I need to go shave my legs too...

Taconite Boy said...

What the....but....ooohhh

greyhound said...

Tac Boy? Hellooooooooo. **tap tap tap**

So, how in the world did you manage to produce four offspring with Captain obvious there?

TriSaraTops said...

Nothing like a new razor!!!

And a massage. Haven't treated myself to one of those since IM training.

High school--gah! I now can truly appreciate how these things sneak up on ya!