Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hand Me Down

During the no man's land that was the year between the end of my marriage and the meeting of Eric, I dated a guy for a while who, in hindsight, I realize was a complete douche tube.

He didn't like my friends, questioned my parenting, "borrowed" money from me, and stole my extended DVD of The Two Towers. I would write those months of my life off as a complete waste, if he hadn't also introduced me to this band.

So last fall, they came to town and I dragged Eric along with me to see to see them. We snagged a table in the back so I could hide from the aforementioned douche, who was also there. As we were plotting ways that we could publicly humiliate him, Rachel Flotard from the band came up from behind me and hugged me. I was surprised and bemused, as was she, when she realized I wasn't who she thought I was.

(I'm pretty sure she mistook me for Sara, a friend and former co-worker of mine who now works in the music industry- we have the same hair from the back.)

No moral to this story. I like her. She smelled nice. And if we ever meet again we can talk about our dads. Hers was in the Local 638 Steamfitters Union. Mine was in the Local 126.


  1. Very cool band... you failed to remark on how the lead singer is also hot... Because I have a thing for brunette women who kind of look like me -- IN MY DREAMS. Which makes me a little jealous since she obviously rocks.

  2. I like my rock stars to smell like a combination of warm vanilla and orange spice. Like a fiery creamsicle!

  3. so no douche tube?

    (i like what i heard of visqueen)

    which one is rachel?

    (need pic of back of hair)

    what did she smell like?

    (i'll be back for answers)

  4. I was perfectly civil to the douche tube. Just gave him an icy smile.
    I think he was on a date. With a dude.
    Rachel is the lead singer with the wild red hair.
    She smelled all spicy, like cloves and ginger and roses.

  5. cloves, ginger and roses - that's fabulous!

  6. You look like a hot rocker in your new blog picture and I suspect she hugged you out of kinship. As for the douche, it just goes to show, shared music tastes aren't everything (says the guy who likes "jazz").


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