Tuesday, November 23, 2004

when in rvme, do as the rvmans do

My friends "Eric" and "Amanda"* drove up from "Cedar Rapids" to visit me this weekend. Obviously, having a pair of friends stay over can make things a little cramped when one lives in an RV. Standard practice for guests is to give them the bed while I sleep on my futon.

I suppose there are probably different ideas about the norms of appropriate conduct to expect when you let other people sleep in your bed. I was a little surprised when, soon after I awoke in the morning, Eric comes out of my bedroom on the way to the bathroom wearing the top sheet from my bed** as a toga.

"You're awake."
"And you're wearing a toga."
"We didn't think you would be awake yet. We won't be up for awhile. We're, um, playing a game."
"Say cheese, sicko." [the digital camera, fortunately, was already at hand]
"Dude, this better not go on your blog."

Eric and Amanda did take my treadmill off my hands, so I will not have that taunting monolith of exercise defeat sitting in the corner of my dining room any longer.

* All pseudonyms, of course, as I'm nothing if not discreet.

** Fetching purple, no? Purple being, as loyal JFW readers know, my second favorite color.









11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this fellow the real LDM ???

Anonymous said...

JF, are you sure these people are your friends? Generally, having sex in a bed that doesn't belong to you, your sex partner, or a hotel is a sign of ill-will towards the owner of said bed.

jeremy said...

No, "Eric" is not LDM, although he does love donuts (who doesn't?).

dorotha said...

i hate donuts and don't particularly like purple. i would also like to point out a typo in your post. i think you mean "off" instead of "of" in the sentence about the treadmill.

Anonymous said...

Allegations of any procreative "games" are a fabrication by Jeremy. At no time has a toga ever been part of my seduction uniform.
"Eric"

tina said...

Jeremy, would you ask your friends from "Cedar Rapids" that the next time they go to the "Bangkok Spice" restaurant in the "Town and Country" mall on "First" Avenue, to tell the owners that the people with the baby boy who moved to Canada are happy and healthy and thinking of them? Thank you.

tina said...

Oo, I forgot to mention that I think your RV has a really nice hardwood floor.

astrid jane said...

My, my, my, purple and....satin? They look like satin, or satin-like, at any rate. The man has Imperial Purple "Sateen" sheets, the de-luxe double-wide RV with wood-style flooring, and what else..? A home entertainment center? A collection of top shelf coconut flavored rums? A disco ball? Surely there must be an impressive collection of chunky gold chains and platform shoes lurking in there somewhere. What a suave, nay, Continental man of mystery you are in your other life, Professor Freese.

Anonymous said...

i have on good "authority" that "professor" freese does not like coconut at all. i believe he "tries" to "seduce" the "ladies" with an extensive collection of scotch.

jeremy said...

Purple sheets, yes; satin/sateen sheets, no; RV with hardwood floors, yes (these are not uncommon); entertainment center, kind of; coconut, NO; rums, no; gold chains, no; platform shoes, no; scotch, no.

Anonymous said...

Ripple? Richard's Wild Irish Rose? Mad Dog? Champale? What then, pray tell?