Good girls

Mrs Rigby's will always be #1 in my heart, but they don't have air conditioning. It gets sweaty there on sunny days, and even in the early morning hours the day after a sunny day. That's why I've eaten three breakfasts at Young's, in the past week and a half. 

Sept. 7, 2022

And those breakfasts have been all over the place.

The bacon was dry the first time I ate there, perfect the second time, slightly burned the third.

The sausage went from just right the first time, to weird and oddly spiced the second, then slightly under-cooked the third time.

The coffee keeps improving, but the refills are still offered too rarely.

On my first visit, the top flapjack in the stack had Mickey Mouse ears, but never since.

The eggs, prepped perfectly on my first visit, were over-cooked on my second, but fine again on my third visit.

Every time I eat at Young's, everything's edible but something's not quite right. That's the hallmark of a lot of pretty good restaurants and diners that aren't Mrs Rigby's.

At Mrs Rigby's, they get everything right, every time. I just wish they had air conditioning.

Public art installations are often quite boring, but I like this one, inside the U-District light rail station.

It's by Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo, and called "Fragment Brooklyn," named for Brooklyn Street, directly above the subway station.

On the concrete walls of the station, there's a bunch of residential-style windows, some of them dark, others showing people sipping coffee, dancing, reading, or whatever you might see glancing into someone's window with the shades up. These photos of the installation are tiny, but if you click they'll enlarge.

I've read that there are about 18 hours of window video, so you'll rarely see reruns unless you spend your whole day in a subway station.

How cool is that? All the cool.

What follows can't be said without sounding sexist, so before even starting I'll offer this sincere apology: Bite me.

Never have I had great success with the ladies, but a few have boinked me, and afterwards, a statistically significant subset of those ladies — two of them (on separate occasions) — laughed and said basically the same thing: "Nobody can tell that I've been naughty," or words to that effect.

For one of these ladies, it meant that her father would never suspect. For the other, it was her husband who'd be fooled. Each lady was amused that she could scrub the post-coital glow off her face at the sink, get dressed again, tidy her hair, and the world would never know what she'd done. Walking away, she looked innocent and chaste, and we giggled about it.

Neither of these ladies were what society called "good girls," obviously, but they enjoyed the pretense that they were. I enjoyed it, too.

Times and styles have changed, and all pretense has vanished. Far fewer women walk around looking innocent and chaste, or care to. Most woman above the apparent age of 18 are pierced and/or tattooed, which in my ancient era was the mark or a dangerous dame, veritably proving that she couldn't possibly be a "good girl."

Inarguably, this is an improvement. Today's ladies don't care what you're thinking, and that's excellent. Fuck the patriarchy, man. If you should take a notion to jump into the ocean, 'tain't nobody's business if you do.

These days, though, couples coupling can't share the joke that those two ladies shared with me, giggling and saying, "Nobody can tell that I've been naughty."

I don't mourn the dwindling number of (phony) "good girls." What I miss, though, is the pretense, and the giggles over fooling somebody.

And the boinking, of course. That'll never happen again.

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The End

Peter Eckersley
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Cranky Old Fart is annoyed and complains and very occasionally offers a kindness, along with anything off the internet that's made me smile or snarl. All opinions fresh from my ass. Top illustration by Jeff Meyer. Click any image to enlarge. Comments & conversations invited.
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  1. Trump doesn't drink martinis or any other alcoholic beverage. Other than that he's a scoundrel who tried to stage a coup d'état in our democracy and should be arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced.

    But he doesn't drink.


    1. just one more reason why you can't trust him.

    2. Ah, you're right and I'd forgotten, Trump totals his tee.

      Amended: He'll be fine, slurping milk shakes and eating Big Macs at his fabulous estate all his natural life.


    1. Looks like my comment got in just under the wire. How long until Ingerland is in flames?

    2. I have heard of worse royalty, and that's about all I have to say about her.


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