Full-Bodied Francis Ford

9 Oct

it’s alliteration, she says, it’s a no-no.
just like using Courier font on a web log.
yes, but it’s broken up in there by the b-word, i say.
still, it’s not a long enough space.
and besides, it’s still a compound word mr. cunning linguist.
not really, i say, there’s a dash…
just snag the bloody bottle and we’ll see.
(alliteration, i say, to the onslaught of
sharp lances launched from lavender eyes).
christ, this is sickening.
snag it already!
i do.
black label 2004 claret cab.
sixteen dollars. steep.
yea but you’re paying for the novelty, she says.
i don’t know, Francis squeezes a pretty decent grape.
might have to skip a couple of dinners this week
to make it up in the budget.
we go through it in about twenty.
drink it out of proper crystal goblets
like civilised swine.
serve it with cream cheese and smoked salmon on wheat pitas.
topped with a couple of capers and finely-chopped reds.
a splash or two of lemon juice.
coltrane blowing in the background.
civilised swine indeed.
snap a photo of this, i say.
gad, you’re a ridiculous freak.
never mind.
next time, don’t park the damned thing in the middle of the sound, she says.
people’ll think you’re under the influence.
and a damned lousy sailor.
they’d be right.
besides, the mosquitoes were killing us, what could i do?
spray for them.
no, spray.
the sun sneaks down into the water.
yeay god, she says and mock applauds the natural order of things.
we both laugh.


4 Responses to “Full-Bodied Francis Ford”

  1. dr zombieswan 09/10/2007 at 12:22 PM #

    Hola crazyman. :) Been a while, I know. Another change. I don’t miss those crazy art things. They just weirded me out, you know.

    Winos. Yes, me too, but lately, only on weekends. I can’t handle it any other time… too hard, and I hate waking up at 2 am with a hangover from two glasses of wine.

  2. (S)wine, Inc. 09/10/2007 at 1:55 PM #

    uno, dos, tres, catorce.

  3. slyboots2 09/10/2007 at 2:25 PM #

    I am particularly glad that you remembered the capers. That is the pivotal part of the whole exercise.

    And nice Vertigo quote. (there was a strange muzakky version playing at the gym last night…yikes.)

  4. (S)wine, Inc. 09/10/2007 at 2:32 PM #

    i once heard a muzak version of Level 42’s “Something About You” at my Jim.

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