Saturday, May 15, 2010

Blame it on Ernie...(he's the one)

OK, I think many of you already know, I love taking bubble baths. This activity has become my little moment of solitude. A time to reflect on the passing day, think about future writings and plot evil deeds. Ooops, did I just let my dark side show?!
Actually, I rarely plot evil deeds in the bath, it would be too hard to hold onto a set of blueprints in the tub, which for some reason are always a part of evil deed plotting, or maybe that's just in cartoons? I'm also not one of those who can read while soaking in the suds...I really don't get how that works, how do you flip the pages with wet hands?!! I suppose one could hire a Jeeves type of person to handle such tasks, but I'm a slow reader and it would just get uncomfortable, me trying to read quickly, skipping lines to speed up the process and Jeeves using his mental stopwatch to time me, all the while thinking, 'seriously, how long does it take to read 1 page!'
The pressure would be far too great for me, my moment of relaxation would be lost, as would the plot of the story.
Then of course there would be the worry of the bubbles disappearing, my once full tub o'suds would eventually become just a few bubbles floating flat on the surface....embarrassing both me and Jeeves. So, reading is out as part of the ritual, but I haven't completely thrown out the idea of having some company with me.
In walks, (or waddles) RD into my life. RD aka Rubber Duckie is now apart of my ritual. I spotted him at the store a couple of months ago, and I couldn't resist his charms, granted he drove a red sports car - a clear sign of a mid-life crisis,(though I can't say that I'm familiar with the life span of a duck) but he did sport some cool goggles and had a jaunty way about him, I knew we were meant to be together. Since then me and RD have become fast friends, and the fact that he can't turn pages is of little concern to me, because he brings a smile to my face each time I step in the tub.
Oh and there is no worry about RD seeing me naked as the bubbles fade, he assures me that his goggles are of the very outdated prescription variety. RD wouldn't lie, would he? Though I have noticed that he always has a smile on his face.....hmmm....


  1. Lovely, Mel, now look at what kind of image you've inflicted on your poor readers.. We're all sitting here trying hard NOT to think of your bubbles disappearing, although you made sure to mention it multiple times :p

    And who wouldn't want to join you? I think any man worth his salt (so to speak) would be happy to sit patiently while his honey reads a page per hour, so the fact that you have 'a man' handy, just means he beats the competition to the punch (so to speak)!

    As for RD.. I'd wager his ethics include a 'little white lie' now and then...

    Pauly Be Longer...

  2. Ha, you're funny Pauly! I had to mention the fading bubbles more than once, it fits in with the story line....if anything I thought the 'vision' may frighten some of my readers....maybe I should have placed a rating on this one?! :-p Thank you for not being scared, and thanks for reading!
    As for RD, I guess a 'little white lie' isn't so bad, though I may now turn him around until I'm actually in the tub!!