‘Just a huggin’ and a kissin’ with my baby in the very last row….’
Does anyone neck in the last row in the movies anymore?
Does anyone know what necking is?
Do kids still do it or do they just skip over that part and get right to the serious stuff?
When I decided to enlighten the world about sex mustard (Everything you always wanted to know about sex mustard (but were afraid to ask) I started thinking….
About the the book on sex.
It was ground-breaking at the time.
Actual information on sex – written down, ON PAPER, for anyone to read….
You could even open it up right there at the bookstore! In front of God and Everyone!
It had pictures….
For us girls it was better than Playboy. (For that we could look in the mirror)
In retrospect there were a lot of misconceptions and incorrect information in it, but I remember sitting in our dorm room, pouring over every page; an enthralled gaggle of giggly 18 year-old virgins. (Yeah, do you believe it???)
I don’t have any teenagers in my life so I don’t know how that early voyage of discovery works anymore.
When I was fourteen, holding hands in the movies was serious stuff. The theatre owner used to patrol with a flashlight to make certain we all behaved.
Mon mari has fond memories of his arm going painfully stiff followed by totally numb after (casually) getting it into position around a girl’s shoulder, then being terrified of moving it.
Fifteen was the first kiss. I still remember it. Wonder whatever happened to …..
Then college and the discovery of “The Book”.
Seems all innocently sweet, now, doesn’t it?
Fast forward 5 years and I remember discussing whether waiting until the 3rd date to have sex should be considered abnormal, anti-social, and/or anti-feminist. (We concluded: yes, to all three. The second date was sufficient to maintain a discriminatory demeanor. Oh, and ‘easy’ was going to bed with someone without any date at all – just so you know.)
Big change in a short span of time.
But that was before AIDS, and STD’s, (STD’s existed, yes, but only somewhere else, for someone else, after all)
I have no idea what the teenage dating world is like now… But, from what I glean from such experts as television and the internet… Maybe someone should write another book….
And it really is a shame if the current crop of kids never experience the thrill, yes, thrill, of that first clumsy grope in ‘the balcony in the very last row’.
This moving, packing and going through my ‘stuff’ is really taking me for a stroll down memory lane!
Time to get back to the present and the pasta.
I’m following Riana’s lead for a few months and not shopping. Well, not shopping much….
I’m not nearly as good at it as she is, but I decided we were going to live off our pantry until we move, with the addition of some fruit, vegetables and dairy. I didn’t have a garden this year, and none of our fruit trees had fruit, so you have to cut me some slack on that one, Riana….
And I need my chevre….
Maybe after we move and get a kitchen built I’ll have some complicated pasta dishes for Ruth’s Presto Pasta Nights. But, until then, here’s another quick and easy one. Visit Once Upon a Feast on Friday for the round-up.
Warm Green Bean and Chevre Pasta
1 1/4 cups pasta
5oz (150gr) green beans
1 red onion
1/2 red bell pepper
1 tbs olive oil
3oz (150gr) soft goat cheese (chevre)
1 tbs fresh thyme
Bring a large pot of water to a full boil over high heat. Add pasta.
Top and tail beans and cut into 1 inch lengths. When pasta is within 4 minutes of being done, add beans. Drain.
Slice red pepper and onion. Heat oil in a skillet, add pepper and onion. Sauté until crisp-tender. Put pasta, beans, peppers, onions and thyme in a large bowl. Add chevre and toss until it melts and coats. Serve.
As to the book that got me thinking: “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But were afraid to ask)”? You can buy a copy for 1 cent on amazon…
Go for it!