Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Tuesday's Challenge 12-5-2006

Good morning, everyone! I just hopped out of the shower, so you can picture me sitting in front of the computer in my thick terry robe with a towel wrapped around my head. Or, on second thought, maybe not. It's been very cold her and I think we had a power outage last night because my computer was "off" when I came into my office. Either that or we had one huge power surge because of our neighbor's Christmas decorations. Their yard is very small, but they have an abundance of huge blow up decorations, and each day they add something else! Yesterday it was a lighted carousel of some sort. Now I'm talking really overkill. Their windows and the entire roof also have lights. I'll try and take a picture to show you what I mean.

Anyway, enough of the boring stuff. Let's get on to the Challenge for this Tuesday. Are you ready? Got your fingers poised over the keyboard, or your pencil poised over a sheet of paper? All rightee then, let's go.

Your challenge this Tuesday, should you decide to accept it, is to write me a paragraph or more if you so desire. The first sentence needs to be:

It was exhilarating the first time I...

Now remember, this is not an adult only blog, so be nice! LOL!

You have until Sunday night to post your best, and the winner will be drawn on Monday and posted here on the blog. Be sure to check back next Monday to see who wins! What will you win? A handmade beaded book thong AND an autographed bookmark.

Good luck and have fun!!!


Betty Hancock said...

It was exhilarating the first time I saw him. He was tall, with dark hair, holding a cowboy hat, and …………. was clean! You ask what is so special about a tall man in a cowboy hat being clean? Let me tell you a story.

It started about a week ago. There I was, stranded, as usual. Why I ever let that eccentric brother of mine talk me into accompanying him this time is beyond me. He usually sets off for exciting places where he puts me up in a fab hotel room and lets me order room service on his card. While he’s off taking pictures of boring things like pigeons sitting on statues, I’m indulging in catching up on my romance reading while sitting by the pool ordering cold margaritas. This time he convinced me that it would be hot where we were going. Little did I know he was setting me up to see the “hot” men at ………….. the rodeo. Talk about dusty and dirty, I’m still trying to figure out how those cowboys with the white hats, keep them white! No, I don’t get to see them before they fall off that big ol’ steer. I get to usher their dirty selves to the photo area where brother takes their official “after” picture for this years Little Big Gap Rodeo 100th Anniversary Memory Album. So, they come swaggering past me like they had just won the big prize so they can show the world. And that’s supposed to be hot? There you go. My week has been full of dust and the smell of livestock.

And here comes Mr. Clean. Oh, no! He didn’t look like the commercials of the Telly Savalis wanna-be, instead, he had a full head of raven hair. Add to that, he filled out his well-worn blue jeans to a perfect fit and his western snap shirt showed his shoulders off to perfection and you can see how I could get excited. Not to mention that he was the first clean cowboy I had seen all week.

I looked at him and he stopped not more than 2 feet from me.

“Pardon me, ma’am”, he said in this deep masculine voice that just dripped sex-appeal, “I didn’t mean to disturb you”.

Oh yeah, disturb me any time you want big boy. How’d you get so clean and fresh smelling in this heat? Of course, I didn’t voice these thoughts, only because I was finding it hard for my brain to connect with my mouth. Yep, I just sat there staring while he slowly grinned.

Carol Ann Erhardt said...

Love it, Betty!!

Lesa Bennett said...

It was exhilarating the first time I saw Teddy. I had been looking for someone to mend my broken heart. I knew there wasn't anyone local that I would be interested in, so I looked online. I found him in Union Co. Tennessee after looking at what seemed like a thousand pictures. He was the only one that bowled me over and made my heart melt.

I saw him walk up the side walk and then sit down. He was the most beautiful (excuse me,) handsome boy I had ever seen. I walked up to him and hugged him and kissed him. It seemed that two lonesome, lost souls had found each other. I loved him instantly.

I had come prepared, just in case I wanted to take him home. I couldn't wait for my Mom to meet him. I knew she would love him too. He seemed so polite and mannerly, which these days is hard to find.

Finally, my search was over. I had found the boy of my dreams. I call him Teddy Bear just because he's so loveable. He kisses, snuggles and sings to me. He's the most wonderful Basset Hound I could have ever found. Out of everyone in the world he could have met. He loves me!

Carol Ann Erhardt said...

Aw, how sweet!