...for a different kind of girl

silent surburban girl releasing her voice, not yet knowing what all she wants to say about her life and the things that make it spin. do you have to be 18 to be here? you'll know when i know.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

good day sunshine

Dear Mother Nature,

As a longtime user of your services, I'm writing to extend my appreciation for the quality work you've done in my life. I understand your job is unpredictable and often frustrating, and that most often means you hear the dissatisfied rumblings of your consumers.

However, the purpose of my letter isn't to complain. For the past five days you've graced my world with sunny skies and tolerable temperatures. I don't know how you do it, Mother Nature, but each new day has been better than the prior. As I throw open my windows and breath in the fresh air, I can't help but also take in the glorious sight of the sun in the sky, and the many, many shirtless men out mowing lawns and ditches lately, specifically the very attractive stay-at-home dad who lives around the corner and must tend what appears to be a turbo fertilized yard. While some may complain about the recent deluge of rain you've unleashed upon my area of the state, Mother Nature, I simply say thank you.

Thank you for the rain. Thank you for the sun. Thank you for the humidity that makes it very warm while out mowing around 3 p.m. on Friday afternoons. Trust that I'll forever be a fan of your work, and will work tirelessly to promote your talents to my friends, family, and those I meet.

Sincerely,

Me

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28 Comments:

Anonymous the weirdgirl said...

Yeah, is it just me or are all the stay-at-home dads pretty damn cute? Because all the ones I see sure are. Not that I'm complaining.

But really, what is that?! Some sort of "nurtures children/becomes hot" type of evolutionary trait or something?

Friday, June 20, 2008 12:37:00 AM  
Blogger MadWoman said...

So you're the one that stole our sun and gave us the grey day we have today. And all I see around here is painters with the butt cracks showing. There is no fairness in the world today.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. It's moving by the way. You can now find me at http://mindofamadwoman.blogspot.com

Hope you'll keep dropping by.

Friday, June 20, 2008 1:18:00 AM  
Blogger Biscuit said...

I have nothing but grandpa's around here mowing. I don't want to see them shirtless!

Friday, June 20, 2008 7:53:00 AM  
Blogger Melody said...

I'm with Biscuit. No hot shirtless men in our heighborhood.(except hubby, but he makes Possum mow our lawn - it's great to have kids)

That's it - I'm coming for a visit - Be sure and put in a request for comparable weather to Mother Nature at least three days in advance.

Friday, June 20, 2008 8:27:00 AM  
Blogger Bee said...

You know, after all those times we planned to attack her while she slept, I still can’t quite forgiven her.

Yes, she’s given us some GORGEOUS days but she is a fickle bitch and I fear she will take them away again soon.

In other words, I’m sitting here drinking my coffee in a controlled air (which needs venting) environment looking out the window with cynicism and skepticalism (probably not a word but it should be). She has kicked me in the face way too many times.

Friday, June 20, 2008 8:54:00 AM  
Blogger Cocotte said...

I too appreciate a run of sunny days here on the Northcoast. I often wonder if I'd lose my appreciation for the sun by moving to a sunny state, like California?

And I do appreciate a hot stay-at-home dad. They make being a room mom so worth it!

Friday, June 20, 2008 9:08:00 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

Quit hogging the sun! Some of us in the NW want to use it too you know!

Unfortunately, I can't see any of my neighbors mowing their yards for the trees... not that I'm complaining.

Friday, June 20, 2008 9:35:00 AM  
Blogger FTN said...

I occasionally mow my yard without my shirt on, but the ladies in my neighborhood are either 60, or crackheads.

Although, hey, you gotta admit those crackheads stay pretty thin.

Friday, June 20, 2008 9:51:00 AM  
Blogger justlori2day said...

Can I come for a visit?? No shirtless men here (THANK GOD). I need a better view!

Friday, June 20, 2008 9:51:00 AM  
Blogger Stacie said...

well as you know I've always been a fan of MotherNature, but I wouldn't complain a bit if she's stop with the 70+ mph winds and the humidity you could cut with a knife..
Stacie

Friday, June 20, 2008 10:05:00 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

For every sexy, drop-dead gorgeaus man that mows his lawn without his shirt, there's a half-naked guy who even though he has a potbelly and patchy body hair still thinks we, as women, deserve to see him strutting his stuff.

Kinda makes me want to flaunt my pudge.

Friday, June 20, 2008 10:16:00 AM  
Blogger David said...

Love the sun, hate the medical repercussions.Shame that we have to even think about it, but sadly the numbers are too huge to ignore

Friday, June 20, 2008 11:40:00 AM  
Blogger Choppzs said...

The bitch needs to give me some rain! lol

All we have is sun and 110 heat. She's trying to kill me!

Friday, June 20, 2008 3:54:00 PM  
Blogger kimmyk said...

Mother Nature is my homegirl.

Friday, June 20, 2008 7:03:00 PM  
Blogger April said...

How did you luck out with that neighborhood? Instead I have the big boobed fembot who comes out to get her paper in her high heeled slippers (swear to God) and booty shorts. Who the hell does that?

Friday, June 20, 2008 7:27:00 PM  
Blogger Chas said...

Thank you for the laugh. You're lucky. There aren't any stay at home dads in my neighborhood. I have to rely on the one piece of eye candy I usually see in our road construction crews instead.

Friday, June 20, 2008 10:03:00 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

I'm jealous of your cute SAH dad because I have one right next door and he's the type that if he takes his shirt off I go running inside to get away from the horror.
I want a hot SAH dad to look at!

Saturday, June 21, 2008 5:07:00 AM  
Blogger Chag said...

Tracy? Are you my neighbor?

Sunday, June 22, 2008 10:20:00 AM  
Blogger Manager Mom said...

Hmmm...might I join you for an afternoon of hot stay at home dad peeping sometime soon?

Sunday, June 22, 2008 1:39:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

Weirdgirl - I think men hanging out and caring for their kids are hot as a rule. Unless they have an incredibly hair back or flaky ears.

Madwoman - I hope you get some of these great days, sans the buttcracks! I'll be over to your place soon!

Biscuit - Grandpas probably should keep a shirt handy.

Melody - The week ahead is looking very nice, and I didn't hear any lawn mowers humming this weekend, so the forecast is even better!

Bee - You have to nurture Mother Nature, whisper kind words in her ear, maybe give her a hug from time to time. She'll pay off for you!

Cocotte - Apparently, I must now rethink my aversion to being a room mom...

Michael - I'll share a little bit, but I need most of it to make the tiny trees in our yard grow to block out some of the more unseemly things dwelling nearby!

FTN - Once again, I remind you that the house next door remains for sale, and the price has been lowered, making it easier for you and your lawn mower to move in. I do not do crack. All I ask is you not show yours.

Lori - You could probably find me pretty easily!

Stacie - Aww, my nature girl! I am, for now, trying to pretend the days of thick, thick humidity are just figments of my imagination. Sadly, that will be here soon enough.

Meg - You just described my scary hairy neighbor. I just shivered just this moment thinking about his thick, healthy coat of back hair out there mowing...

David - As one who practically bathes in SPF 50, I completely understand!

Choppzs - I read in the newspaper today about the stifling heat you've all had out there this past week. Then I got a little sweaty in sympathy just thinking of the 100+ degree days we'll likely get sometime this summer, too. Blech.

kimmy - I am so down with Mother Nature!

April - Oh, I've got one of them next door to me on the other side. But I discovered nirvana around the corner one day while biking to the post office. Now I bike to the post office a lot!

Chas - Thanks for the visit and comment! I totally agree. Out there in every road or construction crew is one or two individuals who make the day far, far brighter than the sun ever could!

Tracy - Thanks for coming over and the comment! I am presently on a prayer vigil for the house that is for sale next door to me for a hot dad to move in closer. I look like a stalker walking around the block all the time to spy on the hot dad over there!

Chag - Do yo hear screaming when you're out mowing?!

Manager Mom - My viewing deck is your viewing deck!

Sunday, June 22, 2008 11:36:00 PM  
Blogger Desmond Jones said...

Sorry; I was gone for a long weekend.

But - nice title. . .

;)

Monday, June 23, 2008 10:09:00 AM  
Blogger justlori2day said...

Next time Jim delivers to Ft D I will have him toss me your way for a little spy time! hehehehe :)

Monday, June 23, 2008 3:44:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

Des - I thought maybe you'd appreciate that!

lori - That would be a bit of a toss, but I'll keep an eye out for you!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 2:45:00 PM  
Blogger justlori2day said...

how far is it? I was thinking I was getting close! hehehehehe! Of course that would mean enduring several hours of bouncing in a semi. Now if you tell me that it will bounce the pounds away I will be there tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 6:56:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

lori - If there was Semi diet plan, I would bank that thing, ASAP!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 12:26:00 AM  
Blogger Bogart in P Towne said...

I miss San Diego. That is all I have to say about that.

Thursday, June 26, 2008 7:33:00 AM  
Blogger Claire said...

Girlfriend, you are in danger. Watch "Little Children." Then, stay out of the laundry room and AWAY from SAH dads. :-)

Thursday, June 26, 2008 8:46:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

Bogart - It's been forever since I've been there, but I miss San Diego still, for a variety of shirtless and non-shirtless reasons!

Claire - Ha! Oh, I'll never probably actually talk to these various Prom Kings!

Friday, June 27, 2008 12:35:00 AM  

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