Thursday, April 19, 2012

"I'm too sexy for my shirt..."


Young, single male pilots are a breed of men unto themselves. When they gather together they speak in acronyms that close by female listeners are unable to understand but are drawn closer as though lured.  The pilots stand tall to square the golden epaulets on their shirts and flash their boyish smiles that are brighter than the starry skies they cross.


My dear sweet husband has witnessed the dance of the young pilots for more than twenty years now. Nearing retirement as a flight attendant, his habit is to have a glass of wine in the hotel and retire to his room to slip between the covers to sleep. But on a recent trip to Milan, Italy, it seems his own shirt was to sexy to resist.


A late night arrival, lobby waiting, a group of ten young women gathered to ascend in the elevator. Legs up to here and hair down to there, they could only be the young pilots' counterpart - MODELS.  "Too bad they aren't headed for the hotel bar." was the sad comiseration among the young men. The Hard Rock Cafe instead beckoned from down the street, "Do you want to join us Pat?" "No guys, a glass of wine for me and I'm off to bed."


A table for one, a glass of wine, my husband found himself to be the only patron of the hotel's bar. A commotion heard coming, my husband couldn't believe his eyes to see the group of beautiful young models coming into the bar. Laughter growing louder, music overhead, one of the models approached my husband and said, "Sir, if we are too loud for you, please let us know." She returned to her friends leaving the distinguished older gentleman to himself.


Soon two young men who had entered the hotel's bar with the models, ordered Champaign. Toasts are made, one young man approaches my husband with a glass. "Again I apologize for the noise so late at night.We have just arrived from the showings in London. These are the models for Gucci. In fact, the woman who approached you earlier is their top model, Natalia Vodianova. Why are you here sir so late at night?"


My husband replied, "I've just flown in with Victoria's Secret." The young man's eyes grew incredibly wide. He called out above the laughter and music to the models, "He's with Victoria's Secret!"


Within moments my husband found himself surrounded by the beautiful young women all wanting to take their picture with him and get his autograph! It most likely was the language barrier, but for this one moment...


my husband was "much too sexy for his shirt!"



38 comments:

Jayme said...

I'm so glad to "see" you again! I always checked your blog and enjoyed your stories and crafts so much. I'd love to have one of your creations.

bookscout27@earthlink.net

Debby said...

Such a cute story. Love the cowboys......I can always give one a new home. I am making a shadow box that is about horses and has a picture of a little child on a horse....how funny.
I love how your pictures went with the story. The red haired CB lady and the clock. How funny about the Gucci and Victoria Secret.....small world. I bet he has some great stories.

Jayme said...

I'm so glad to "see" you again! I always checked your blog and enjoyed your stories and crafts so much. I'd love to have one of your creations.

bookscout27@earthlink.net

Kim K. said...

So glad to have you and your "delightful" stories back.

I'm blessed to own several of your precious creations. They are always on display in my craft room. Please don't include me in your give-away.

Hugs.

craftoncue said...

I am so happy you are back writing your wonderful stories and sharing your awesome projects. You've been missed!

Welcome back!

Linda Hardesty

Terra said...

This story is both cute and clever, and was brilliant to come up with Victoria's Secret! Cute lil chicks too.

Cherry Chick said...

What a cute story. I'm sure your husband was flattered by the attention. Lucky you, the woman that he comes home to. :-)

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Terri said...

What a funny story! Did they ever realize that he did not work for V.S.? Why spoil the fun eh?
And I am so glad you are back too.
Your cowboys are totally fun! You always make the most fabulous things.
Hugs,
Terri

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E said...

Love your stories E ! I was married to a pilot, and my step-son is a pilot, so I especially enjoyed this story :) So good to see you back. Elaine

Debby said...

Had to read the other stories.....I think some readers didn't know that he DOES work for VS. So funny that they thought he just said that.

Pam said...

LOL! Love this story! I especially LOVE that you are back in business! I've missed you! xoxo

busymartha said...

Love those bluebirds E! Going to pin them, Marilyn

My Vintage Mending said...

I have forgotten how much your sweet stories make me smile...these bluebirds are clearly too sexy for their vests...smiles...Renee

Joanne said...

LOL! What a morale boost! Great story and as always I love your pictures!
Blessings, Joanne

Kristen said...

How cute they are and I loved the story! :)

lynn said...

hello again. i do adore your blog and the adorable crafts and stories you share... i love your little creations and this little guy just makes me smile.. i love the hat and the little vest.. what details you use... i would be delighted to give him a home... as my little chickadees have flown the nest (two daughters lol ) and hubby always wanted a son.. rofl
thanks for the chance to win one of your creations..

big ladybug hugs
lynn

Jennifer Bontrager said...

I would be glad to give him a good home. I have missed your crafts so much. No one makes pom pom birds like you. YEE HAW!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm sure we all have a spot for something you've made sweet E. ! What a fun story! Welcome back, my friend! Can't wait for the next post...and the next....!!!

Julie said...

I am so glad you are blogging again. I found your blog a month or so ago, and was disappointed that you were no longer active in blogging. I'm so glad you're back.

I just love all of your creations. So inspiring. I'm getting lots of ideas for craft projects.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Did my response sound to calm? I read it and thought so! So I'm going to try again! YES...I WOULD BE THRILLED to have Cowboy POM POM live here with me! I came back to look again! Hope you'll visit me soon, too!

Lorraine said...

Your writing is just as clever as your creations. Our bluebird nesting box is empty so far. We have a male that can't seem to talk the female into moving in. He calls and calls to her and she calls back, but just won't check it out. Maybe he needs a hat and vest and a little lasso to get her interested.

vivian said...

yeah!!! an elizabeth story to end my day! I couldnt be happier!
xoxo
vivian

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Nice to see a post from you and love the I'm too sexy for my shirt story. As I was reading it the song was running thru my head (and is now stuck there!)
happy day to see you back!

NanE said...

LOL, what a funny story! Your poor hubby probably didn't want to correct them because he knew he would embarrass them. So fun to read your stories again. Hugs, Nan

Rita said...

how very nice to see you back, i missed your charm! now, that little cowboy would be right at home here in arizona. just in time for the world's oldest rodeo in my hometown of prescott! he will love the cool evening breezes up in the pines during the month of july. thank you for this opportunity!

Rita said...

how very nice to see you back, i missed your charm! now, that little cowboy would be right at home here in arizona. just in time for the world's oldest rodeo in my hometown of prescott! he will love the cool evening breezes up in the pines during the month of july. thank you for this opportunity!

Kimberly said...

Wonderful story! Thanks for the smiles!

Mhairi said...

Love the story. If the little pompom cowboy can fly far enough he is welcome in my home but Australia is a long way away.
I am so pleased to be reading your blog again.

JLVerde said...

I love your blog and am so happy you're posting again (I found it while you were on hiatus and was sad that I thought I had missed out).

I love the Clock Man you showed. What a great twist for embroidery/finished hoops (you can only hang so many on the wall!).

If no one else wants to house your spare pom-pom cutie, I'd gladly welcome him into my fold.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Toooo funny! ♥

Tresa said...

I've missed your story telling. Another classic! I would always have room for one of your creations.

Tresa

GardenofDaisies said...

LOL! Your husband has a quick wit! :-) I bet he had fun "playing" the part. :-)

Jayme said...

Elizabeth, did I actually win? I checked and saw my name at the end of the giveaway post. My email is bookscout27@earthlink.net. I hope it's true!!

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Martha said...

Happy to have you back. You don't seem to realize how happy you make others feel. I love looking at your beautiful creations. Your crafting space is wonderful.

Barb said...

Oh! I am so excited to see you back! I have MISSED your delightful blog and am so happy you are getting back to it! Spring is about new beginnings, isn't it?! Welcome back!!!