Sunday, November 30, 2008


I asked a friend to come over and help me with a problem in my Photoshop program.
A friend who -yes - is a guy - and who -yes- I once dated briefly. (isn't that everybody?) And -yes- a friend who another friend is still rooting for me to marry (whatever) even though we (he and I) both know that isn't going to happen. At least not until we're say, 60.
Nonetheless we are still friends because we really do enjoy one another's company, share a similar sense of humor, several creative interests and most of the same morals and values. It is always a joy to see him.

When we finished with my little project he was bundling up to leave, and as I had asked him to leave his shoes at the door - was in his stocking feet.
He did a little turn on my wood floors, enjoying the slick contact between cotton and well-worn wood. Whoo-hoo. You know, that sort of thing.

"Wait," I said. "If you like that, you have to do this..." then I moved my bike from the hallway that leads to my the back of my condo, returned to the front end of the hall - got my running start and slid down the remainder of the hallway.
He smiled broadly... took his running start and did the same thing.

And then we said our goodbyes.

I love a friend who takes joy in simple pleasures.

So, if you're 'almost 40', married and have kids, do you have to stop sliding down the hall in stocking feet?


Laura said...

Absolutely not!!!! Who else is going to teach those little guys the proper technique for wood-floor sliding? And snowball fights? And hanging a spoon from the tip of your nose? And paper airplane flying? And...and...and.... you get my point.

Never grow up!

Yvonne said...

Not even if your almost 50 and have 1 and (9 3/4) grandkids!

Gail and Keith said...

Nope, you don't have to stop doing any crazy things. Kids love it when Mom and Dad act weird and crazy! I'm pushing 64 and I'm not about to be one of those retirees who show up at restaurants at 4 p.m. for the early-bird specials! No way, no how.
Keep slidin' Gail

Blue Castle said...

That's awesome! I think there's no age limit on having fun and staying young. :)

Anonymous said...

It's one of the simple pleasures of my life. We have laminate which is like wood but SLICKER! So even in bare feet you can slide if your feet are dry. You should see me skate to the kitchen.


Bobbi said...

That's great! If I had wood floors I'd do the same thing, every single day!

Sometimes I come close on my linolium floor in my kitchen when I use cooking spray. I always end up getting some on the floor and I end up slipping and sliding on that spot. So do the animals, which is a hoot to see!

Ronnica said...

I plan on doing silly things like that (notice I didn't say stupid things, that's something else entirely) until I'm dead!

Oh, and I was grossed out about your comment about your band director. Yuck!

Karen said...

absolutely not! you can do any silly thing you feel like (and can recover from by the morning.)

Anonymous said...

I'm newly 40, married, with kids and I just slid on the wood floor Thanksgiving day. I slid and fell. mean like on purpose?