So join me. Ask Question. Open Book. Interpret Passage.
Mine: "Are we done having babies?"
I closed my eyes and grabbed About Time: 12 Short Stories by Jack Finney (A kickass Time Travel Writer).
" And if there isn't anything they really want to do?" He shook his head. "There is always something, for everyone, that he really wants to do. It's just that here there is so rarely time to find out what it is." He brought out a tobacco pouch and, leaning on the counter, began filling his pipe, his eyes level with mine, looking at me gravely. "Life is simple there, and it's serene. In some ways, the good ways, it's like the early pioneering communities here in your country, but without the drudgery that killed the young."Whoa, that was a little dead-on. I'm going to have to sleep on this one.
The book that has actually been in my diaper bag is I Love You, Nice to Meet You. A funny little read that I wished I had at hand when I was dating years ago. But it's still nice to look back and remember the "freakers" in your past and laugh.
My favorite freaker was a man that took for-evah to finish and not in a good way. More of an I get it already - you're a stud let's wrap this up way. Finally - he's done. Yeah, now I can take a shower and try to fib him out the door, never to return. But not to be. Apparently, this guy was really into the sensual experience of finger painting. On me. With his manpaint. Gak. I should have known that this guy was crazy when he sat Indian style on my couch, naked! I mean come on, put down a towel for Christs sake. I don't want to smell your assjuice while I'm watching Ally McBeal tomorrow night. And don't get judgy on me. Dooce stuck an A-1 bottle of steak sauce up a guy's rear and she's my idol. Mostly, cause she remembered the brand.
When I finished reading I mosied on over to Amazon to hit the "More Books Like This Link". At first I got titles like; He's Just Not That Into You, I Used to Miss Him But My Aim is Improving and The Commitment Cure: What to Do When You Fall for an Ambivalent Man. Dating books you might expect to see paired together. Nothing really relevant for me as a married broad with kids so I kept hitting "Next". After hitting that "Next" button three or four times the titles got more and more disturbing. Book suggestions like these came up; The Ultimate Guide to Fellatio: How to Go Down on a Man and Give Him Mind-Blowing Pleasure and How to Be a Great Lover: Girlfriend-to-Girlfriend Totally Explicit Techniques that Will Blow His Mind .
Not that I wouldn't encourage that kind of reading, but in context to dating advice it's odd. Apparently, Amazon believes that when all else fails just give up and get down on your damn knees!