Saturday, May 24, 2014

On Being A Boy Toy

As Ellen Degeneres says, "Procrastinate now, don't put it off."

Despite what I told you in my previous post, we decided to wait until next week to start the renewal process for our residency cards. There was just too much to do here. You know, like make the renewal payment at the bank, water plants, play with the cats, go to the beach. Oh, and in my case, get lucky.

I went for a l-o-o-o-o-o-o-n-g walk Friday. More than 10 km (6+ miles). And that included shopping for my first and probably last time at Carrefour (French-owned and similar to Tesco or Walmart) and the main El Corte Inglés department store. I had a great time. Along the way, I got to see the beginnings of Paul Blane's latest project in sand (click here for an earlier work by Paul). The weather was glorious — sunny, warm with a little breeze. High 20sC (high 70sF). I walked much of the way along the Paseo with my T-shirt off and tucked into my waistband. That's how I got lucky.

TAKING THE LONG WAY...


(CLICK ANY OF THE NEXT THREE IMAGES TO ENLARGE)
IT ALL STARTS WITH  HOMER SIMPSON.
PAUL BLANE'S WORK-IN-PROGRESS.
DISCOVERING PUBLIC GARDENS WHERE I LEAST EXPECT THEM.
AFTER CROSSING UNDER THE HIGHWAY.
JACARANDAS IN BLOOM ALL OVER TOWN. 

As I walked by Fuengirola's [ugly and sadly in need of a make-over] port, I passed a couple (who turned out to be English) sitting on a ledge eating sunflower seeds. She was holding the bag of seeds and passing them to him as needed. As I approached, she began to stare at me. He was reaching for the sunflower seeds but she was distracted.

He poked her in the arm and said, "Oy! I'm over here."

She turned and said, "Oh, sorry."

I was far enough away that they didn't realize I could hear them.

He looked over at me and muttered to her, "I got my shirt off, too, ya' know!"

She looked at him, looked back at me, and said, "You do. But you don't look like THAT!"

I smiled as I passed them. She blushed and he poked her in the arm again..

To most eyes, I wouldn't be much of a boy toy. She was probably approaching 80, so everything's relative. But, I'd still like to thank her... From the bottom of my heart.

LOOKING BACK AT MY NEW [POTENTIAL] SUGAR MAMA...

Don't put it off. Listen to the music...  Now.

20 comments:

  1. Ohhhh, I really needed a chuckle, and that was a good one :)
    Is that last picture the old and ugly and in-need-of-a-make-over port? It looks great to me :) Mostly, it's the lamp posts that I like, and your framing of the photo brings in such nice contrast and mix of colors and textures :) Makes me smile.

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    1. Judy:
      My gifted composition (groan) makes the port look a lot nicer than it is. It's a beautiful location and the scenery helps; the boat at right is in dry-dock in a large parking lot you have to cross before reaching a low building complex that blocks your view of the boats and water and then opens onto ugly cafe's fronting the marina. The city has been making improvements all around the port with the goal of redoing the entire place.

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  2. Too funny Mitch ~~ who cares what age "THEY" are ~~ a compliment is a compliment!!

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    1. Ron:
      I may have to live on this compliment for quite some time!

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  3. Always good to get a compliment eh Mitchell?! As we get older they are far and few between. But hey, you were 20+ years her junior! Boy-toy you would be!!! But we, all your loyal followers have no clue what she was going on about! Do we?.......lol
    What a beautiful area for walking......lots to see.

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    1. Jim:
      I'll take it anywhere I can get it (compliments, that is).

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  4. Mitchell is an interesting story I like it. Wow You have walked for a long distance. Congratulations.

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    1. Gosia:
      I love to walk and this is a great city for that.

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  5. So, those work-outs paid off, eh? (At last!)

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    1. Raybeard:
      I've been working out for a VERY long time.

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  6. Made your day, I bet! Probably made her day, too! What a fun thing to have happen!

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  7. LOVE Mr. John Lee Hooker but right now, after reading about your new (potential) sugar mama giving your shirtless physique the eye, I have Right Said Fred playing in my head....
    In case I haven't mentioned it (enough) of late, your posts...and your comments on mine...really do brighten my day immensely. Ironically, the Great Scot started calling Geraldo his 'toy boy' yesterday, lol.

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    1. Jacquelineand....
      Yeah, I heard Right Said Fred, too. Very appropriate that Geraldo would be called a toy boy and not a boy toy. A very San Geraldo way of speaking. (Oh, and, right back at ya!)

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  8. Hey, just give in to the fact that you're a handsome boy toy and move on.

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    1. Stephen:
      Move on? Move on? This is what I've lived for!

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  9. I think you would be a marvelous boy toy. Classics (like monopoly) never go out of style!

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    1. Spo:
      I don't know if I should say "Thanks" or "Smart Ass!"

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  10. Mitchell, I remember the first time I met you (in the publications office at USCD), and all I could think was "tall, dark, and handsome..." I couldn't even look you in the eye for fear that you'd discover I wasn't worthy...and as you affectionately spoke of "Jerry", I realized I'd never be...

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    1. Siri:
      First: SO good to see you here!
      Of course I remember that first meeting, too. I sat the entire time thinking, "She won't even make eye contact. I wonder why she's taken such an immediate dislike to me." Looking for a boy toy?

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