Connect the dots / Connecta los puntos

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AS I’VE MENTIONED BEFORE, WOMEN are permitted to enjoy their time on the beach topless. As they should, if they choose. They don’t get a second glance, at least not an obvious one, except from juvenile tourists (of all ages). But, the other afternoon while I was out walking the streets (and not earning a single solitary centimo), one woman did get a second glance from me. And she wasn’t even topless. It was simply unfortunate placement of a couple of polka dots.


COMO HE MENCIONADO ANTES, A las mujeres se les permite disfrutar de su tiempo en la playa en topless. Como deberían, si así lo desean. No reciben una segunda mirada, al menos no obvia, excepto por los turistas jóvenes (de todas las edades). Pero, la otra tarde, mientras caminaba por las calles (y no ganaba ni un solo céntimo), una mujer recibió una segunda mirada de mí. Y ella ni siquiera estaba en topless. Fue simplemente la colocación desafortunada de un par de lunares.

Funny how I wouldn’t have thought about it had those been real nipples.
Es curioso cómo no lo habría pensado si esos pezones hubieran sido reales.
I still have no clue.
Todavía no tengo ni idea.
Thursday afternoon’s marine layer.
Capa marina del jueves por la tarde.
Heading out for a very long, color-coordinated walk Thursday afternoon. Life was rosy.
Saliendo para una caminata muy larga y coordinada por colores el jueves por la tarde. La vida era color de rosa.
Don’t worry, I tucked in the shirt only momentarily so you could see my rosy briefs (and not my rosy cheeks.)
No te preocupes, me metí la camisa por un momento para que pudieras ver mis calzoncillos rosadas (y no mis nalgas sonrosadas).
Knowing what I would be wearing…
Sabiendo lo que estaría usando …

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

40 thoughts on “Connect the dots / Connecta los puntos”

  1. Rosy is looking good on you Mitch.
    Polka dots, one shorts leg shorter than the other ~ someone is trying to tell us something, honest!
    Hey maybe it has to do with your Calvins! LOL

  2. You have a very alert mind, sir! lol Maybe she was looking for attention?
    Is it always the left leg that is pulled up on the shorts? How do I say this here… know with males that it is either the ‘left side’ or the ‘right side’ that things fall in place? Maybe for security reasons/stability, if you get what I mean.

    1. In England – and perhaps elsewhere too – the polite, gentlemanly way was when one used to be asked the question “On which side do you ‘dress’, Sir?” (originating, of course, from the tailoring profession when made-to-measure suits/trousers were more popular than now). These days it might well be expressed more directly – “On which side does it hang?”

      1. Raybeard:
        Same phrase was used in the USA. I’ll bet proper tailors still use it… although briefs make that moot. However, this shorts style doesn’t appear to have anything to do with that.. but it would be hilarious if it did.

    2. Jim:
      She seemed to have great energy in the brief time I saw her. I have a feeling she thought it was funny. And, no, it’s not always the left leg. There appears to be no rhyme or reason… or many rhymes and reasons.

  3. I bet your rosy cheeks are quite cute!
    and how dare you catch me on the beach dressed like that (wink wink). yeah, those dots…so NOT cool.
    I need a moose & dudo photo to remove the sight of those dots…

      1. Mistress Maddie:
        The glasses were wild and would have gotten my attention had it not been for the polka dots.

    1. anne marie:
      Dudo is on his way today. Maybe Moose, too, if I can grab a shot; they’re both a bit wired this morning. I DO have cute rosy cheeks. I have an idea for my own bathing suit… but I’d have to learn how to sew.

  4. Unfortunate placement, indeed. And on a 42 Long.

    Was looking for your rose-colored glasses to go with your outfit and scenery…

    Instead…from Emily Dickinson

    A Rose
    A sepal, petal, and a thorn
    Upon a common summer’s morn,
    A flash of dew, a bee or two,
    A breeze
    A caper in the trees, —
    And I’m a rose!

    1. Mary:
      I should have Photoshopped a pair of rose-colored glasses! But thanks for Emily!

  5. Real men wear rosy. Oh my! Polka dot lady looks like my dear departed Grandma Bessie! She’s the reason I’m not self conscience about wearing a swim suit 🙂 Gorgeous dude (the other one, not you) can wear one leg up anytime! Better yet, remove the shorts entirely.

  6. Those polka dots gave me a good laugh 😄 😄
    Why some men wear the shorts this way??? You Just have to ask one of them, maybe you get a good answer 🙂🙂

    1. Elin:
      I haven’t been close enough to an approachable looking guy in shorts (and shorter shorts) to ask. One of these days, I will. Should I ask that woman where she got the bathing suit? I’m sure you’d get lots of use of it up there!

      1. Bathing suit??? Who need that up here 😃
        I prefere a swim without cloths 😄

      2. Elin:
        So would I, but can’t do that on the beach across the street. We have to drive 10 minutes! But I’d need a submarine to “swim” in YOUR cold waters!

  7. Given her age, I would hazard that: 1) when she first put it on she laughed hysterically and said “that’s a keeper!”, 2) said to herself “it fits, so what the hell…”, 3) both 1) and 2).

    1. wickedhamster:
      I think you’re absolutely right. She knew what she was doing and she made me smile!

    1. Wilma:
      I definitely did a theatrical double-take when I saw the polka dots. She must be a lot of fun. Odd that the bottom of the bathing suit is so covered in pattern. I wondered what kind of animal she’s supposed to be.

  8. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my gawd! That is priceless!!!!! If we all came there you know Id be smack dab between you and San Gerldo… or right between a topless Deedles and Anne Marie!!!!!!!

    1. Mistress Maddie:
      Some day, we’ll get together. I’m thinking about a Photoshopped photo of you between a topless Deedles and Ann Marie (who I assume would be topless, as well). Nah, that would be impolite.

  9. OMG you made me laugh and that’s hard to do these days. I hope you are well my friend.

    1. mcpersonalspace54:
      As my sister used to say, “If I’d seen it I wouldn’t believe it.” Yeah, that’s what she said. (I have to remind myself she was only in her late teens.)

  10. You’re in the pink, as they say! Surely whoever designed that bathing suit was having a good laugh. I hope the woman wearing it gets the joke.

    1. Steve:
      I can’t imagine that woman didn’t get the joke. Often, in cheap clothing, the pattern falls as it may so as not to waste fabric, but those dots seem too perfectly placed to be an accident.

    1. Urspo:
      Isn’t that beautiful?!? Another one made by our friend Judy. Will share the reverse another day. Also elegant.

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