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i'm pretty sure everything you could possibly think to ask is in the lists. if not, just ask.

Curiosity Killed the Cat follows:
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  • him doing the crossword puzzle
  • him watching the game and listening to it on the radio at the same time
  • his popcorn
  • the time he burned the garlic and the fire dept. showed up
  • us in the basement of medinah listening to the man play the piano (vintage postcard of medinah temple ---> )
  • watching the show with him in the center aisle of medinah
  • our "date" at the barclay club and walking back on the beach
  • he & i playing gin
  • the funny horn on the old blue mercedes
  • going to the barn
  • picking apples at the barn and then making apple pies using that funny coring machine
  • him at his desk in the circus office
  • the time i was a brat in vegas and he took me to cool off
  • him grilling on the porch, "alice, i'm having a problem . . . " and eventually i looked and things were on fire!
  • him always finding where we were supposed to go in the middle of nowhere with no directions
  • the waves in his hair & his earlobes
  • him getting his manicures
  • us getting our hair cut together at jeannie's
  • throcky sleeping on his hip
  • getting breakfast with him when he'd pick me up from the train
  • how he could wake up whenever he needed to, at any hour
  • the breakfasts of steak and potato leftovers he'd make us
  • sitting on his back on the bedroom floor.
  • watching cheers, great chefs, law & order or ballroom dancing on pbs.
  • him reading his hemmings
  • his block-ish handwritting in always the same black ink pen
  • vicks vapo rub . . . and him chasing me around with it
  • hitting me with the tube from wrapping paper
  • the taste and smell and sound of his tube of banaca
  • the sound of the waterpik after dinner
  • his metal briefcase
  • that stupid little black mercedes
  • "what am i? a zit!" at the dinner table
  • the oriental band and him drumming
  • tango 18
  • delaney yellow
  • barry manilow, julio iglesias, jom croce "bad bad leroy brown," simon & garfunkel "50 ways to leave your lover"
  • "are you gonna take that horse on the elevator?" "ofcourse, the stairs would kill him!" and "what's up mac?" "how'd you know my name was mac?" "i guessed it." "than guess your way to redburn." i don't know why but this made the man laugh so hard he cried.
  • puff the magic dragon
  • the mini mouse keychain he always carried - the first gift ever gave him. and then later my medal from the family feis that he added to it
  • him taking naps in his chair in the stock room
  • brown leather penny loaffers
  • elephant ties
  • his bud billiken tie tack - with the ruby in the belly button and the diamond in the ass
  • the time we were in that hotel room reading our books together after eating ribs
  • "i like this. you like this?"
  • drinking vernor's in detroit
  • him teaching me to drive the golfcart in detroit
  • grilling out in detroit
  • getting doughnuts in detroit
  • mashed potatos mixed with creamed corn
  • 60 minutes
  • the story about how when i was born i was so tiny that i couldn't wrap my hand around one of his fingers
  • eating a sack full of sliders w/ orange soda in a hotel room late at night after leaving the lot
  • how he would shake up the liter bottle of coke b/c he liked it flat. and how much this would piss off mom
  • the time he took me to the park when i was little and i fell off the jungle gym
  • him playing the notre dame fight song on the piano
  • when he would take me sledding in the park across the street and the time we spent hours building that fort out of snow. it was there for weeks.
  • him taking me to see Chicago, the show, cause he knew i would love it
  • how after he saw Trinity dance for the first time he tracked down Mark b/c his daughter HAD to learn how to do that
  • how he would try to reason & level with me when i was being a beast. and he would play on my sympathies as to how mom was going to take this out on him. and it generally worked.
  • how he would try to spray me with awful smelling prefume at the perfume counter.
  • "emulate the dumb and sightless clam"
  • bay rum
  • his favorite white terrycloth robe
  • 'don't kick Kyra"
aug 15 2007 ∞
sep 21 2012 +