Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Is that a hammer in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?


Okay, that line is corny as all out, but apparently Mel won't be satisfied until I blog about the hunky guy who came to fix my bathroom the other day.


Currently, the kid's bathroom (which was infested by termites but that's a long story I won't bore anyone with), has been in a state of disarray for the past 2 months and is being renovated. I can't wait until it's finished. Seriously. We only have 2 bathrooms in the house and it's been hell, what with 2 teenagers, one of which I now realize showers for at least 30 minutes a day. But I shouldn't complain. There are people all over the world without decent plumbing so whining about my termite-infested bathroom makes me feel a little selfish, but I digress...


So there I was, pounding away on my laptop computer when my door bell rings. It's the 2 guys who are going to work on my bathroom today. One of whom is Dave Hernandez (the hero in my current wip- Bunco Babes Gone Wild). Of course, this guy wasn't really Dave H, since Dave H is a totally made up guy in my head, but honestly, he was a dead-ringer for the guy in my imagination. They even share the same occupation.


Talk about inspiration. How many excuses can I make to go "check out the progress" they're making?


My muse is now on over-drive as I discreetly try to catch any glimpse of my Dave-look-alike as he makes his frequent trips from the bathroom to the front lawn where they have set up some sort of lumber-yard, I kid you not.


My fingers fly all over my lap top.


At the end of the day, the guys ask me to come see their work. They want to make sure I'm satisfied before they leave (won't even go there)...


So I amble over to my bathroom, which seems very tiny now, with these 2 guys and me trapped in there, as I ooh and ah over their work.


"Great job!" I exclaim.


Both guys smile.


I turn red. I can feel it. My Dave-look-alike is smiling straight at me. He knows I've been crushing on him all day long.


And suddenly, the scene I've been working on takes a whole new meaning and before I know it, that corny line ends up in my manuscript. I'm just not sure who says it yet... him, or her:)

8 comments:

Mel Francis said...

You totally left out the part where you rubbed up against his hammer.

I am filled with disappointment.

Mel Francis said...

For the rest of the story, please stop by my blog: http://www.melissafrancis.net


xoxo

Jen said...

So how soon are you going to clog the sink so he can come back? I'd give myself 3 days max. LOL.

Arkansas Cyndi said...

Sorry, Mel's version is SO MUCH better. She's swears it's more accurate! LOL

Jen - if she clogs the sink, will she then get to rub up next to his "snake"?

Mel Francis said...

Hey, and maybe the plumber will be 'Steve' from her first book, BUNCO BABES TELL ALL. And he definitely brings his snake...

MariaGeraci said...

Unfortunately Jen and Cindy, he's not a plumber, so clogging my sink wouldn't do any good;(

Elen Grey said...

Mel sent me. Great story. Both versions!

MariaGeraci said...

Elen, Thanks for stopping by. BTW, I'm a HUGE So You Think You Can Dance fan too:)

 

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