Sunday, May 23, 2010

mr southern gentleman

i dont think about this guy much any more, but when i do, it always brings a big smile to my face.
i met him at work and he promptly moved to north carolina. he was originally from the south and he had this delicious southern drawl. just thinking about it right now makes me smile.
we carried our relationship out entirely over the phone so i fell in love with him hearing his voice and that wonderful accent.
he used all the adorable southern vernacular like "cut out the light" instead of turn off the lights." or "i am going to carry my mother to the store." instead of i am taking my mother to the store or i am driving my mother to the store. southern men love their mothers-its one of the things i loved about him. he was very respectful and considerate of his mom.
when i had a cough he would say "baby, go drink you some water." the man was a college graduate, he had a wonderful way of speaking and generally used correct grammar. it wasnt an error, thats just how it was said.
one of my favorite things he ever said to me was "baby, you are cooler than the other side of the pillow." :D
i had never heard that saying before, but when he said it, i had no doubt what it meant. havent we all spent summer nights flipping our pillows over to sink our tired heads into the cool comfort of the other side of the pillow? sigh.
he was the first man i fell in love with after my divorce. maybe i will write a post about that relationship somewhere down the road(now i have barry manilow singing in my head), but for now, with summer right around the corner and the weather heating up, i just wanted to tell you how some sweet boy thought i was cooler than the other side of the pillow.


  1. i know! i love it too and i havent forgotten it in over 10 years.