Monday, August 28, 2006

The Metro

About a week after P-Girl and I were married, I was back in school, teaching theatre to a kindergarten class. One of the girls asked me a question, “Why do you have that ring on your finger?”. I told her I had gotten married over the summer break. She looked at me with a look of disbelief on her face, replying, “I’ve never known a man from the theater to be married.”

Many folks believe that most men in the theater are gay. I happen to be straight. In fact, most of the guys I went to undergrad and graduate school with are straight. We were the smart ones, because theater departments are crawling with the ladies and we were usually outnumbered!

I wasn’t helping my case as a hetero by my post-dinner actions tonight. About halfway through a walk around the block with the family dog, I realized:

1. I was wearing a t-shirt with the comedy/tragedy masks on it.
2. I was carrying my dog’s poop in a plastic grocery bag that swung to and fro in my free hand.
3. My dog is a standard poodle that used to look like an Airedale, but had recently been groomed and now looks more poodle-like.

We made it home despite a neighbor’s St. Bernard’s barking attempts to out us from a closet which doesn’t exist. I'm not gay.

P.S. Only two more nights until the next episode of “Project Runway”!

xxoo

12 comments:

-R- said...

You forgot to add some *jazz hands*.

Was the poodle still wearing its rainbow bandana?

3carnations said...

A member of the kindergarten class said "I've never known a man from the theater to be married"?

Next time you take your dog on a walk, better bring the family along just to dispel the neighborhood rumors....

Galoot said...

-r-
The bandana is no more.

3C
I swear to you, she said those exact words. She sounded like a 30 year old woman.

When we go on family walks, the kids need to be in riot gear because the dog loves to jump on them.

3carnations said...

Thanks for the comment on my blogger blog. I actually do post nearly as much as I comment - Just not there. My ebloggy blog is the regular one, but your blog only allows me to leave comments by signing in to the blogger account. Thus, my link sends you to a nearly nonexistent blog...

Preppygirl's blog lets me leave comments by signing in with my ebloggy website...Not saying her blog's better than yours or anything...Just sayin'=p

Galoot said...

Well, she is my "better" half...

PreppyGirl said...

R- we do actually have a wedding pic where Galoot and all his groomsmen are doing jazz hands. We should scan that sucker...

I can attest to the fact he's not gay, well, not most of the time anyway.

princess slea said...

I have a picture of Pgirl on the toilet in her wedding dress. Nobody has a crazy picture of me from that wedding because I was freaking pregnant and couldn't "get crazy" (it's probably for the best).

-R- said...

Prep, I would love to see that picture!

Galoot, H is up for the fantasy football league. Just send me an e-mail at andyouknowwhatelse at gmail.

Galoot said...

PGirl
Do your worst!

-r-
The natives were restless and I had to institute the draft last night! Sorry. I'll give H ample warning before next season.

PDiaree
We do have some photos from Baltimore featuring you, me, a bed pillow and an Asian short robe...

-R- said...

Not a problem on the draft. Like I said, H is already in another league. Please write another post because I am starting to write you way too many comments in this one. Or maybe I should just stop commenting like a freak.

princess slea said...

ahhhhhooooohshit, i spoke too soon. i completely forgot (blocked out) that memory. i think that particular bride was not happy with my antics that night. but damn we laughed a LOT.

Stinkypaw said...

Wow that kindergarten kid was quite the mature one to talk that way!

You may not be gay but you sure sound happy!