We were having coffee in the kitchen on New Year's morning, when my dad told me there was a piece of knowledge he wished to pass on to me before he left this earth:
"If you wanna know what's good, see what men do."
"If I wanna see what's good? See what men do?" (Oh great, the sun's barely up, and my dad's already poking the bear.)
"Yeah," he said as he sipped his coffee. "You need to go around and observe men. See how much fun they're having."
"Oh, I know how much fun they're having," I said.
It was quiet for a moment. Then my dad says, "There needs to be an asterisk."
"OK. What's the asterisk?"
"Some men aren't really men."
This is my dad's mug; I gave it to him when I was 5. He doesn't use it anymore because the cat likes to drink water from it. So it's the cat's mug now.
In Case You Were Wondering . . .
Sometimes Ronnie D writes funny stuff. Sometimes she writes desperate teenage prose. Most times she just slams her feeble, little woman-hand onto the keyboard in an attempt to feel something, anything.