s.s.s

Awhile back, I was at my parents' house talking with my mom and the subject of me dating came up in between her asking me something about my outfit, yelling at my adorable cat, Captain Jack, for biting her and inquiring if I was traveling the following week for work. (No surprise where I get my ADD from, ladies and gents.) She has this way only mother's do of slipping in questions when you are least expecting them, tagging it on a question or completely unrelated topic.

Our conversation went something like this....

"Allison, are those new jeans?" she asks in her regular I'm-assessing-your-outfit kind of way, wondering if she can go and get the same ones.

"No, mom, I've had these for awhile, they aren't new," I answer, sipping my tea in the kitchen.

"Hmmmmm, new shirt maybe then but you look cute today, so have you been on any dates?" and she slips it in there like only she can, in between opening up cabinets to act like she's really not that interested in my answer but totally is as she glances over her left shoulder.

"Nope, Jules, I haven't," I say, using a certain term of endearment only when she reaches that point of fishing for information, then I take a gulp of my tea as I sit on her kitchen counter crossing my legs as I ready for the firing line of harmless questioning.

"Hmm, well why not?" she asks, putting her hands on her hip, waiting anxiously for my answer while she taps her foot.

I laugh to myself and sigh, "Mommmmmm, I'm really looking forward to having a single sexy summer - a S.S.S," I quickly shoot back, and then realizing it sounds like a terrific idea all at the same time.

Thinks about my S.S.S idea for a minute then adds matter-of-factly, "Well I'd make it an S.S.S.S."

Laughing at her bizarre addition to my newly coined phrase, I ask, "What is the extra S for?"

"Sports car - a single sexy summer in a sports car," she says as IF I should've known what the extra S was added in for and she walks off into the living room, pleased with herself and our conversation for the moment.

I shared this story with a few single friends and over many hey tells and vodka sodas later, we all agreed that we are in serious need of a single sexy summer of friends, late nights, dinner parties, new prospects, new happy hour spots, wine tours, Indians games, even later brunches with mimosas, bloody mary's, eggs benedict and french toast followed by lazy Sundays at the beach, on a patio or at a pool where we safely tan ourselves with oversized hats and SPF 50.

(That's right, 50 people, because you can always add more bronzer if needed.)

And, of course, a few outdoor concerts and weekend getaway trips thrown into the mix to make this an eventful summer worth remembering and laughing about in years to come.

Me to a T.

it's that much better if it's caught on an iPhone

So, in the words of Jules, I should be on the look out for a guy in a sports car.....

Editor's note: Dear Lisa - it was a hilarious breath of fresh air running into you outside of my building the other day. You had me laughing hysterically and I loved how truly excited you were to meet me in person. Thanks to you and your friends for continuing to read my blog. And, I assure you ladies - I'm not dating anyone at the moment. Even IF I skip blogging a few days.....

11 comments:

Heather said...

Sounds like your mom knows what's up!

Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

Your Mom ROCKS! I absolutely LOVE the SSSS idea! I remember those days well and still smile : )

OHmommy said...

My newly single FIL got himself two sports car (Ferarri & BMW) in one month and the next month he got him self a live-in girlfriend. Bwahahaha.

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

here's to an SSSS!!!

you know, you could always buy your own sports car...

LWLH said...

Damn marriage...a SSSS sounds like a blast. ; )

Kasey said...

Count me in on an SSS.... but I'd have to borrow my dad's Solara convertible to make is an SSSS!

beautyfoodie said...

SSSS idea - rent a new Volvo S70 convertible for a weekend and embrace the wind, sun and friends. #doit.

Katie Swanberg said...

I'm with alexa - you could always buy or rent your own sports car (I actually took this that you're getting a new car!)

There are days I totally miss being single - what I did, where I lived when, etc. I love how I found myself (never to be lost again) during those days. Hugs!

Fizzgig said...

I totally agree, me and my only single girlfriend have coined this summer as "the summer of single" you don't often get the luxury to do what you want when you want, and you should embrace it whenever it comes along!

your mom sounds way more cool than my mom. I get the grandkids speech every single time I see her. I'm not even seriously dating anyone!!

Enjoy every second girlie!! This is your time!!

Alana said...

i may not know a lot, but this much i know for a fact: single summers are dabomb.com.

Rachel said...

Hilarious! :) Enjoy your SSS(S). :)