Sunday, July 5, 2009


When I was a child, like no older than nine, I developed a massive crush on my dad's best friend, Tip.

Tippy was sweet and didn't talk to me like I was an idiot. He was good looking, tall and thin, with a ready smile. I always looked forward to seeing him, and generally held him in my mind as one of the ideals of manhood. I think I gave up hope of getting him to notice me as a woman... oh, when I was like 27. Like. At my wedding.

I saw him this weekend, for the first time in like 2 years. (Last year, as you might recall, we decided to skip my dad's annual 4th of July BBQ because we weren't ready to face buffet-style eating...)

So, you know, the last time Tip saw me, I weighed in at over 200 pounds.

When he saw me, he gave me a big hug and kiss and said in my ear, "My god, you look fantastic!"

And when he went to leave, he picked me up and spun me around a few times. "You know I love you, right, kid?"

Watch out, Thomas... your competition is back.


big_mummy said...

lol thats funny. i had the same with my dads friend.... unfirtunatly you will have more luck than me as he died. killjoy.

Miz said...

how sweet is that.
all of it from the compliment to the crush.

now Im wondering if I had any Id forgotten ... or if my dad just had nerdy intellectual friends w/whom I debated issues not crushed upon.
I think its the latter :)

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

HAHA...competition makes the world go 'round. (Ok, maybe not but it it sounded good at the time!)

Glad you felt comfortable putting yourself in that environment again!

Hanlie said...

Funny! I'm glad you had a good time...

Cammy@TippyToeDiet said...

LOL! What a wonderful moment!

Rebeca said...

sounds hot... yum!

Journo June aka MamaBear said...

Congrats on the compliment! I can't imagine having a crush on any of my parents' friends. They were all too OLD! ;-)
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