Bit slow on the pickup.

November 25, 2011

This Thanksgiving I was grateful for an unexpected booty call.

It took me nearly fours hours to recognize it (some very specific dialogue finally tipped me off), a few minutes to consider it and several more hours to find the words for it.

I’m usually faster on the pick up. Also known to misuse and misspell slang, this morning I goggled “booty call.” Per Wikipedia:  A 1997 comedy film with bad boy Jamie Foxx.  I looked further.

Urban Dictionary: A late night summons — often made via telephone — to arrange clandestine sexual liaisons on an ad hoc basis.

Hmm. “Liaisons” rolls off the tongue much the same as does one of my favorite words: “lagniappe,” Southern for “a little something extra.” As for “ad hoc” – first known use in 1659 – it rhymes with Bangkok, bedrock ….  ah, the sonnets and snippets that could come of a tryst!

Sometime around 7 am I drifted off to sleep, satisfied. Though tempted, I’d chosen not to get any but simply enjoy learning that at 53 I’ve still got “IT.”  And my text buddy? He’s probably equally fine and chuckling.  In the wings he had two younger options with more expansive vocabularies, better rested and still eager to hook up.  As is my nature, I believed him.

4 Responses to “Bit slow on the pickup.”

  • Carla Hubbard Says:

    The last of the post leads me to believe he would not have been a “good thing!”

  • eek Says:

    Trix, you never didn’t have IT (double negative makes it so much more fun to type)! And just so you know, cringe-worthy liaisons are an integral part of many peoples’ coming-of-age journeys… you ARE coming of age these days, right??

  • Trix Says:

    Erin, So right. I have always been a late bloomer and am “coming of age” in an environment somewhat different than round 1 in the early 80′s. But do note – I gave it some thought. Nothing cringe-worthy about it. I’m just a die-hard romantic. I’d welcome 4 more hours of the conversation we had. He cooks, he likes Asian furniture.. Very different with very different objectives.

    The first time ’round I waited 26 years for something wonderful and it paid off big time. Joel set the bar.

  • LKPNYC Says:

    This makes me smile. :)

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