There’s a time and a place for everything, right?
A BALANCE between sexy and comfort.
But I was really blindsided when my tugboat captain called a couple nights ago.
Even after twenty-plus years, that hub of mine is continues to be full of surprises.
For those of you who are curious about what a merchant mariner thinks about when he’s out to sea, this conversation is quite revealing.
I figured all the thought about was guy things like distances between ports, how much fuel does it take to get from A to B, knots per hour, weather, towing big stuff and trying not to break a tow line, and what the surf forecast would be when he came home.
So, I almost choked on my wine when he said,
“Hey, we’re tied up at the dock for a while and I walked into town to buy you some presents.”
“YAY! You know how much I love prezzies!”
What did you get? No, dont tell me, surprise me.”
“OK, just give me a hint.”
“Nope, not gonna tell you.”
“But…I went into a shop that had a lot of silky, see-through stuff, and I didn’t get any ‘cos it was too hard to choose, but I think you should go out and buy yourself some SEXY LINGERIE.”
He even said words that have never been spoken by his lips EVER…
He said “baby dolls”.
Baby dolls. I had no idea he even knew what that was.
BUT with the caveat that they need to be classy and of a silky-type material. He’s a detail man, my captain…
I asked him if he wanted La Perla ($$$$$) or Fredericks of Hollywood (stripper pole-ish).
Once I explained the cost of La Perla, he said “somewhere in between”.
This is La Perla $450.00!! NOT GONNA HAPPEN. This is proof that my tugboat man has been away far too long if he thinks my body would look good in something like this.
Not even with all the lights off. NOT EVEN.
I guess the
years decades of sleeping next to a someone wearing Hello Kitty pajamas has taken its toll, don’t you agree? Aren’t I ADORABLE?Agent Provocateur is something I can do. I think. In the dark. It’s not Hello Kitty, but it’s animal print. It’s the least I can do for my wonderful hub. A sacrifice, but isn’t that what marriage is all about?I’m on a mission, first to see what Victoria’s Secret has to offer before I expand my search to other areas.
In this season of giving, I love to shop for ME.
Life is tough for this tugboat captain’s wife.
Wish me luck!