08 August 2009

Entry II From M. Lane The Epic


Wine and Cheese

A long time ago. When I was first making real money. I went to the brand new shopping mall near my townhouse development and I bought this belt. Paid plenty for it too. Luckily, in those days, I affected the name of "Geoffrey" or the buckle could have been a problem.


I only wore it on Friday nights. When I would put some candles out on my back patio and have my girlfriend over for some Argyle Chard. Plus a few snazzy finger snacks. Smokies on toothpicks. Cheese cubes carved from two sorts of cheese. Yellow and white. The works. To set the mood. Then we would slide into my new Camaro and make a planned late entry into the Holiday Inn Disco Room. I had the DJ on a string so he would cut to The Trammps "Disco Inferno" when we walked in. We burned many a Friday night. A long time ago.


Now, disco and the girl are long gone. So is my time in the lime light. But every now and then, at the end of the week, I break out a bottle of Chard. And the belt. Friday wine and cheese.

8 comments:

~Tessa~Scoffs said...

Can we vote now? I vote for Epic Candidate Lane.

Anonymous said...

Tintin,
He had me at "luckily I affected the name Geoffrey." Like the giraffe. Also, women love it when their cheeses match their phone books; yellow, white and in blocks. D

tintin said...

I think "Brand new shopping mall" was the simple yet elegant description of this character. I see the mullet, the Craiger mags on the Camaro and can hear the side pipes along with the curses when ash falls off his Salem and lands on the thigh of his white polyester three piece suit. I can smell the girl doused in Charlie and I can see her nipples push against her rayon halter top in the cold air conditioning of the car while a piece of GM plastic trim falls off a door. It's beautiful...

Anonymous said...

Tintin,
Is this your entry? Menthol cigs and nipples? Are you sure it wasn't Jean Nate? Or, perhaps Love's Baby Soft? D

Cathleen said...

Love this entry. I think it could have one-act play potential, or at least sketch comedy, ala, Carol Burnett.

Thank you, Tintin, for giving these characters some clothes!

Pigtown-Design said...

LOVE Disco Inferno. I was surfing You Tube this weekend playing song tag with ADG and this was one of the songs I found.

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Anonymous said...

Send Geoff the book, the belt and a block of Co-Jack cheese.