Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Clockwise

Last night, nobody noticed when the world stopping spinning.

Well, why would they, it's quite slow anyway.

Yet, stop it did, giving a deep sigh, slowing starting up again in the opposite direction.

Everything back from whence it came.

Cats started barking and mice chased dogs. Muggers stole from one another and gave their loot to little old ladies.

Fish sported canes and giraffes held tea parties. Paperboys placed your daily reads gently on the doorstep and closed the gate behind them.

You stopped on green, went on red, pressed up to go down, and down to go up.

You remembered your mother's birthday, your door keys, and to pay the phone bill.

You forgot your team lost on Sunday, that you can't really afford that uber coffee, and that some guy yelled at you on the train.

Maybe all these things didn't really happen, but I think they must have, how else could you explain how ET and I celebrated her getting her period and the passing of another cycle.

Twenty behind us, the sweltering tarmac of cycle twenty-one stretching ahead of us. Our freshly serviced engine is gleaming in the sunshine, and revving, ready to burst forward at a millisecond's notice.

Roll on next week, spinning anti-clockwise, this could be the one.


60 comments:

Christa said...

I hope and hope and hope that it is!!

Tismee2 said...

Just don't get your tyres stuck in the sweltering tarmac!

joe said...

Good luck, m'seiur.

I can't forget the team's loss on Sunday, it hurts too much. How dare you compare the arrival of a splotch to the possible implosion of our entire season?

Shame on you!

Lea said...

Oh, lucky 21! I hope this is it for you. :)

Mr Lady said...

I never thought I'd say this on the internet....Hooray for you guys DOING IT! Go forth and multiply, K?

Misssy M said...

Happy period! May the next one not arrive...

Ed (zoesdad) said...

I did stop on green--how did you know?

Anonymous said...

Have you ever considered going to a naturopath or using herbs or chinese herbalists??? It may just be a body imbalance of zinc or something simple like that. Get a good herb book. Give you something to do instead of being super randy all the time! LOL Good luck...
Aussie

WhatAboutNovember said...

hope hope hope hope hope.

for a while there i was wondering if maybe you'd gotten your hands on a little too much herbal happiness.

but then, if a cycle must fail, better that it does so quickly so that you can get going on the next one.

Danielle said...

::crosses fingers::

Anja said...

They're selling more than pot in the infamous coffee shops over there, aren't they? Stop sampling the wares.

iVegasFamily said...

She's all tuned up and ready to go. How's your equipment faring?

womb for improvement said...

And you know what they say? "Twenty-first time lucky".





Well, I say that anyway. Wanna make something of it?

Julie said...

When I saw "clockwise" on my blogroll, and then saw it was your post, well...honesty compels me to tell you I briefly wondered if...how can I put this? Let's just say Karma Sutra-type positions wandered through my brain for a second.

Based on your previous posts, you understand, I don't have my mind in the gutter all the time (although my husband has been gone for a couple weeks.)

That perhaps there was some weird new position that improves your chances or something.

Yeah, I totally don't know why I am sharing this, so I will stop now...

Elaine said...

Lucky number 21. I am praying for you.

Veronica said...

We hope so too!

Ms. Moon said...

I do so like your writing.
Now save some rich goodness for the days of fertility ahead.

amy said...

Bring it on!

Rachel said...

Best wishes and fertile hopes!

Here's to lucky 21!

Katie J said...

Lucky number 21, I have great hope that this will be THE ONE!

tiff said...

Hello red menace! Never were you more wanted.
Hoping all the planets line up for you this month, my friend.

Sniffle&Cry said...

Woohoo Xbox. Very WH Auden(ish).
Best of luck now.

Penelope said...

Ohh yeahhhhh bring it onnnnn!

bsouth said...

Fingers crossed.

Good luck and hey Spence - let's show 'em how it's done this month!

Don't make me come back with more apostrophes next time - d'ya hear me?

Tanya said...

good luck x1,000,000

Jenni said...

My favorite post written by anyone in a long while. Lovely.

Fe said...

I noticed! My god-sister gave birth to healthy baby boy after many complications and I thought of you two immediately. Got to be an omen!

This will be it! I feel it in my .... um... uterus?

Here's to the LAST period for, oh, 11 or so months?

xxx

Sniffle&Cry said...

Not ish, very WH Auden

Putz said...

heuy in VEGAS 21 is the number that brings in the paycheck

Putz said...

a jack and a black ACE equals 21

anymommy said...

Luck and godspeed.

Hilary (Maya Papaya) said...

I just have to tell you (I think I've told you this before actually) that I think you are such an amazing writer. You've got such a way with words and imagery. I am always so impressed.

As for this cycle, you know I'm cheering you on all the way from Canada...

IrishNYC said...

You had me full of hope for a moment, just as I hope each and every month for each and every one of us dealing with this shite.

They say 21 is a lucky number. Cheers to hoping it is!

Tara R. said...

Good luck bumping uglies. Fingers crossed for you two.

Chuck said...

I guess it probably goes without saying but I'm going to say it anyway. You're ability to continue to write about this seemingly single struggle with so many dimensions is absolutely impressive. I really wish we were reading your take on fatherhood and parenting at this point and I'm sure you wish that is what you were writing. I'm positive you will be one day.

I just want to say thanks for the great writing. The colorful prose. The deep shades of gray.

You two will get there. All the best to you and ET.

Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] said...

I forgot that I IM'd you. But I did remember that I forgot to pay my credit card bill.

I'm thinking this is a good time of year to get knocked up.

James Austin said...

After all this is said and done, this will be just one of a long list of things you thought you would never do.

Chhandita said...

I have everything crossed for you... come on man, you can do it... cheering you on....

Jill said...

Here's to a positive outcome this cycle... boy do you two deserve it!!

Jane G said...

For a minute there I thought you'd been at the funny mushrooms.

Hurray for the crimson tide, and best of luck this cycle. Imagine if were all lucky this month, we would have sprogs the same age :)

Kelley said...

Yay for the Crimson Tide!

Yeah. I never thought I would say that either...

Xbox4NappyRash said...

@Christa - you're not the only one!

@Tismee2 - always a possibility...

@Joe - Merci. (that was saturday)

@Lea - It's a good number!

@Mr Lady - That's what the internet is FOR...

@Missy M - well, it can in a year or so...

@Ed - I observe.

@Aussie - I'm all vitamined up. Zinc coming out my ears.

@WhatAboutNovember - this one was allowed pass, next one is getting attacked.

@Danielle - thanks!

@Anja - yes, coffee.

@iVegasFamily - Looks up to the job from where Í'm standing.

@Womb4Improvement - Yes that's a common saying, somewhere...

@Jullie - I do like the way your mind works I have to say.

@Elaine - Thank you!

@Veronica - Absolutely.

@Ms. Moon - Thank you, thats very nice of you to say. Will do!

@Amy - Quoting GWB, interesting...

@Rachel - thanks!

@Katie J - You and me BOTH!

@Tiff - thank you mám.

@Sniffle&Cry - hahahaha. thanks.

@Penelope - again with the GWB... hmmm...

@Bsouth - yes, punctuation is bound to scare him into action..

@Tanya - Thanks a million!

@Jenni - you must be VERY hormonal...

@Fe - I'll take an omen, good enough for me. thanks!

@Putz - I hope the same rules apply when I play 'Poke-her'...

@anymommy - thank you!

@Hilary - Thank you, all the way back!

@IrishNYC - Well this month was NEVER gonna happen, but next one...

@Tara R - Thanks!

@Chuck - Very, very, kind. Thank you.

@Angie - Yes, because we were just waiting to the right amount of precipitation...

@James Austin - And THAT'S quite a list I'll tell ya...

@Chhandita - Cheers, thanks!

@Jill - As do many others.

@Jane G - That thought is actually, a little creepy!

@Kelley - You'd say anything ifthe price was right...

WhatAboutNovember said...

that's right. show no mercy. take no prisoners.

Bonnie B. said...

Don't let ET out of your sight this month, sir. If she's not pushing you away, you're not "bothering" her enough, got it? (God, she's gonna hate me for telling you that).

Spencer - positive vibes comin' your way from California, dude.

Missives From Suburbia said...

Go get 'er!

nh said...

I have nothing to add to what has already been said - go for it. May 21 be your lucky number!

Sarah said...

21 is a good number! High hopes for you guys.

and all that warm and fuzzy stuff we all say to each other...

seriously though, fingers crossed!

Kori said...

You are clearly a better writer than me and I hate you for it. That said, go get her knocked up; I am baby hungry and need to find someone's baby to lavish attnetion on since I am not having more. Of course, you better start packing to move here, so get off the net!

Widdle Shamrock said...

I'm hoping with you. 21 sounds like such a cool number.....

Sinead said...

I REALLY hope it is!

Anonymous said...

hmmmmmm Canoe in your pocket or what? Best of Luck!!!
Deno

Jayne said...

Eat stacks of cinnamon and pineapple.
Fingers,toes and legs crossed for you !

Quickroute said...

Notre Damn & the fighting Irish - bring on the next round

Cindy (and Brian) said...

I've got no platitudes for you. I am sure you've heard them all.
I am just rooting for you and ET and hoping you get the results you want.

Maggie, Dammit said...

Here's to Lucky 21!

Xbox4NappyRash said...

@WhataboutNovember - Hmmm, MORE GWB lingo...

@Bonnie B - I've failed on that first bit already!

@Missives from Suburbia - I intend to!

@nh - As good as any, thanks.

@Sarah - what? no baby dust?

@Kori - Baby hungry? I have visions of you buttering a French stick...

@Widdle shamrock - works for bingo anyway!

@Sinead - Oh you and me both.

@Deno - Cheers! How're you doing?

@Jayne - I have to ask...Why?

@Quickroute - Barry McGuigan against the Cubans more like!

@Cindy (& Brian) - Thanks, it's appreciated.

@Maggie, Dammit - Oh yes indeed, oh expletive Margaret!

Bluestreak said...

good, more humping on the horizon then. that´s always good.

Karen MEG said...

That's the spirit!!!!

21 is a nice number.

Sarah said...

Sorry friend, I dont DO baby dust. I have allergies.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

@Bluestreak - I can sense you'll regret that...

@Karen MEG - like 3 would have been nicer, but I'll take it.

@Sarah - Bah Humbug!