Eddie Arana, Rick Thibodeau, & Chris Bakunas San Diego, Ca. March 2012

Eddie Arana, Rick Thibodeau, & Chris Bakunas San Diego, Ca. March 2012
Eddie Arana, Rick Thibodeau, & Chris Bakunas at Luche Libre Taco Shop in San Diego, March 2012

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A Little Afternoon Repartee

She said she liked him
               Because he wasn't like all the other guys

Looking up into her light hazel eyes
And that laughing smile, let's not forget that smile
He smirked a bit before he replied

"No," he said calmly,
"That is simply not true."
Knowing he had a chance 
To yank her chain a little

She looked at him in wonder and said, "What do you mean?"

He replied trying hard to keep a somber tone,
"Well, for the most part, I am much like every other man

Staggering his speech, like Shatner or Walken

Her light hazel eyes, those bright orbs he looked into
Stared back at him in feigned anger
"Elaborate, you insufferable degenerate"
She said while poking him in his belly with her finger

He faked a gasp and nearly whispered,
"If you insist on knowing, I will expound

Again, with that lame attempt at a Shatner/Walken thing 
"Of course I'm assuming that every man you have ever met," 
   He stated frankly
   "Was quite comfortable in their own skin
   And liked to watch old black & white movies on TCM"

   He continued on
   "Maybe had a couple of dogs, possibly one or two cats
   And at least three bookshelves filled with dusty hardbacks"

   His prattling persisted
   "Could hold their own on most subjects from cars to sports
   And never skipped leg day, so they looked good in shorts"

   His yammering resumed
   "There were probably a few bands in their CD collections
   That provoked blank stares or even outright objections"

"Plus, it probably goes without saying,"
   He said anyway
   "All of those other guys were either writers or artists
   And had lists of favorite sentences or left-handed guitarists"

"Which means,"
   He summed up
   "As you must now admit, I am just like all the other guys
   Unless, of course, I'm wearing a clever disguise" 

She considered every word he had spoken
                          Then looked him square in the eyes

"No, not even close, Mr Man, not even close" 
She said with an amused smile

"Most of the other guys I've known were quiet & shy 
For those were the ones that always made me sigh
The loud, oafish, and immodest I always found repugnant"

"Being attracted to you really caught me off guard
As at first I thought you were just a pretentious blowhard
And when you first asked me out I'll admit I was reluctant"

"Falling for you was so irrational it was like being hypnotized
Which is why I think you are not like all the other guys
Though sometimes you make me question my judgement"

"Touché," he relented





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