Happy Cinco!!! You might need a strong drink or two for this one. The true Stripe story.
I live near a coffee shop where people hang out. That’s where I first saw her. Long stripe of gray hair, brown motorcycle boots, sleeve tattoo… rides a Triumph.
During my sober stretch I got very routine. Get groceries at X-o’clock, see Stripe again when I get back. It got to be something I’d look forward to every week. To the point of ‘Aww, no Stripe this week? Bummer’ – Nope, she was in the fucking store this time. Holy shit!! I’m going to wait for her to come out – did that just really happen?
Now here’s where it gets romantic for me. She gets into an old Volvo 240dl wagon. Now I just want to fast-forward through all the bullshit conversation and get to the part where she asks me if I like old Volvo’s – and I can say “I fucking LOVE old Volvo’s!”. If you follow me you’d know that ‘this boy’s in TROUBLE’.
I got one more chance in the store after that. And I choked. But it was a Hell of a good practice. It’s hardball in the wild.
Sometimes perception can become reality. So, I’m going to try and project us in the best light. This is the story of Brenna. I read about her just like everybody else. Front page news. Huge scandal: ‘Ex Police Commissioner faces jail time’ about sums it up. But, it’s all over now – resolved – no more news. She’s just a regular person that I bump into occasionally in the neighborhood. I for one have a crush on her.
So, here’s my news.
Couple months ago, she’s behind me at the grocery store. She just got back from NY – something about NY makes you very friendly when you come home. She’s wearing a very dark black ‘uptown’ type outfit. I’m happy but don’t show it.
A month ago, Friday and it feels like the first day of spring. I may be a color-blind mutant with no taste but, even I could tell you. That was a Periwinkle blue dress with matching shoes – and the hair is longer. This time, I kind of had to give it up.
I don’t want to ‘Doxx’ anyone. Myself especially. And I’m sorry if she thinks I look at her funny. I for one don’t want her in my life because I think she’d be too good for me. The rest of you should be nice. And not to be a dick, but she is only my 2nd favorite local Ex Police Commissioner.
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