It never fails.
On days when I have less than a clue what I will blog about, inevitably something comes up. And 8 times out of 10, the inspiration comes from my muse. Also known as, Sexy Hubby.
During the day, since we both work, we rarely speak longer than two or three minutes, except for a brief, daily check in.
Me: Hi honey, how are you?
Him: Hey babe, good-good. How’s your day?
Me: Fine. Nothing to report.
Him: Anything going on tonight?
Him: OK honey, I’ll talk to you later.
Me: Bye Sweetheart. I love you.
Him: I love you too.
Me: Hang up
Him: Hang up
When something is going on that we need to share, we say, “Have you got a second?”
That’s the “Walters’ Code” for stand by for major juicy gossip, or a tip-top secret, or a funny story that can’t wait. Truth be told, I always get a little perkier when Sexy Hubby asks if I have a second. After all, he’s a man of few words (via the telephone) and I know he wouldn’t take up valuable time for lessor news.
Shortly after lunch, I got the call from Sexy Hubby.
He asks, “You got a second?”
This is what he told me:
I’m at the very top of Red Lodge ski resort, at a remote cell site about 8,300 feet. Way up here, all alone.
I gotta take a leak, so I walk around to the back of the building.
I’m – ya, know- doing my thing, and I look to my left and about 6 feet away, there’s a bear.
It scared the shit out of me.
So, as I’m trying to finish, I stamp my foot, and say, “Yaw, bear” and it turns around and very slowly walks about 5 feet, then turns back and looks right at me.
We’re just standing there, looking at each other, as I’m zipping up my pants, trying to find my Blackberry.
I took a few photos of him as he walked up the hill.
Then, I whistled at him, and he stopped, turned around and started walking directly towards me. But, I wasn’t really calling him, I just wanted to see what he would do.
I stamped again and said, “Yaw, bear,” and he loped away.
We had a good chuckle over this story! Of course, I’m wondering why the hell he would whistle and want to stop the bear, but that’s just me.
In the Hollywood version of the story, this is bear Sexy Hubby saw, and managed to tell about…
…versus the “real life” version of what Sexy Hubby actually saw.
Only Sexy Hubby.
Only in Montana.