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Oh, So That's It!

Had some nice cooler temps here over the last week... You get temperatures in the low to mid 60’s (F) and people start breaking out the sweaters, boots, and coats...


At my favorite watering hole at some point this week and it was quite cool out. Felt great when you compare it to the damned broiling we’ve had over the summer here. It was brutal... Any way folks are showing up wearing coats and jackets and stuff. Me? I’m still in short sleeves and shorts with flip flops... *grins*

Was sitting at the bar talking to the resident elderly woman type curmudgeon (she’s 80+ YO) and we were talking about the weather:

Me: Dang, the weathers been great these last few days! Nice and cool!

She: It ain’t cool. It’s COLD!

Me: No it’s really nice.

She: Yeah you would say that...

Me: Wha?!

She: Yeah. You got all that blubber all over you... Yer well insulated.

Bartender: Still charming the pants off all the guys aren’t you, Miss C?

She: Well...


She seems to get away with saying whatever is on her mind, she’s older than anyone else in the place I know... And can hold forth with anyone!


Then there’s this...

The last few times I’ve hit one of my favorite restaurants in the wee hours of the morning this waitress has latched on to me and set me in her section... She’s a Greek immigrant. Very nice... A little hard to understand sometimes, but friendly and attentive. Conversation we had the other night (maybe morning)

She: You know, I am not a waitress...

Me: Oh?

She: No. I am a singer and musician.

M: Really? What kind of music?

S: I sing in Greek.

M: Ah...

S: Oh I sing in English some too.

M: Well that’s cool.

S: Maybe ~~ **m-mumble mumble** sometime...

M: Excuse me?

S: Maybe... Maybe you could come see me sometime? I’m sing at Alexander the Great right now.

M: And that is?

S: A Greek restaurant... But I don't wait tables there. I sing. You should see me. I look different.

M: Really? (I thought she looked pretty good the few times I’ve seen her any way even in her wait staff clothes)

S: Do you have the YouTube on your phone?

M: Well yeah.

She then directed me to a youtube search and the girl has a few videos there. She cleans up pretty well... *grins* Most of the videos are in Greek of course.

M: Whoa!!

She laughed.

S: Yes... So maybe you will come see me? I’m there Fridays and Saturdays. And Sunday is my off day. From here and there. Come for a coffee or something? The have belly dancers as well. And me. I’ll come sit with you after my show...

My thought was: **Wow!!** And then *What the hell?!* It was pretty much the same night / morning as the “Blubber” conversation above...

M: No promises, but I will if I can get over there.

Ha! Wild horses couldn't keep me away. Got a soft spot for near eastern music. Could be interesting.


( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 22nd, 2011 11:10 pm (UTC)
You smoothie, you! Beating the girls off with a stick.
Oct. 22nd, 2011 11:13 pm (UTC)
Ha. I don't feel so smooth. Awkward is more like it...

But we'll see... I've known one or two Greek women... They've got some FIRE!
Oct. 23rd, 2011 01:13 am (UTC)
I don't like that old lady
Oct. 23rd, 2011 06:20 pm (UTC)
Hah! She's funny.
Oct. 23rd, 2011 03:04 am (UTC)
You're right; the 60's are comfortable, not COLD. Of course, we get COLD. Low temp on Tuesday is supposed to be 30°. Hilarious about the old lady. And woo hoo! on that waitress hitting on you. I hope things go well there. :)
Oct. 23rd, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
We'll see about the waitress... Different vibe when she is singing. Like to get her away from work though.

And yeah Miss C can be pretty funny.
Oct. 23rd, 2011 09:28 am (UTC)
60F is 16C - that's cold over here! You are one tough guy! My boys would go to school in shorts and short sleeved shirts when it was 18C. 16C...I dunno. I think they would have reached for their sweaters here.

That girl is a good singer. My advice to her if she wanted to make it in America would be to learn English. It is supposed to be easier to learn to sing in another language than speak in it. Enjoy your visit to the Greek restaurant!

As for that 80+ lady, well, she pulls no punches!
Oct. 23rd, 2011 06:23 pm (UTC)
That's not too dang cold. Our January and February are usually 20 30 degrees cooler. Sometimes.
Oct. 23rd, 2011 12:57 pm (UTC)
Cool. (the singer, not the weather - it's still too warm in the afternoons.)
Oct. 23rd, 2011 06:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Restaurant was too crowded, but she sings well. Couldn't get a table. She did say Friday was much less crowded... I'll have to try that.

Oh and the food was pretty good.
Oct. 23rd, 2011 05:30 pm (UTC)
I love her voice- here's to coffee!

And.. tell the old bat that yer blubber-covered friend gets cold at 60 degrees too, so yer just hot-blooded.
Oct. 23rd, 2011 06:27 pm (UTC)
Hah! Thanks! Old girl cracks me up.
Oct. 23rd, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
Well, it certainly sounds like you've made a good impression on her - I doubt she goes to that much trouble with other customers to get them to hear her sing, or invites them out for coffee...

She's lovely. Just curious, does she look a lot different in the video than how she looks as a waitress?
Oct. 24th, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
She doesn't look too terribly different. Just quite a bit more glamour when she hits the stage.

She seems to think she looks different.
Oct. 24th, 2011 11:35 am (UTC)
You social butterfly you ;)
Oct. 24th, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
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