June 27, 2006

Married, But Not Dead

Summer in my state is always marked by the appearance of the state flower - the orange barrel. Yes, I know that orange construction barrels are not technically flowers, but they pop up along every major road this time of year, providing sunny color to a sea of concrete and steel. Hush. I have learned to try to see the good in the bad.

And while they are annoying as hell when you are trying to get from point A to point B within a reasonable amount of time and in one piece, they do have a bonus - construction workers. What? Did you think I was going to write about pothole-free roads? This is Michigan. The words 'pothole-free roads' is an oxymoron.

Anyways, I may be a happily married woman, but there is something about a lean, sinewy, sun-kissed man in faded jeans and a hard hat that is absolute candy for the eyes. I find myself reduced to the female Tim 'The Toolman' Taylor simian grunt. Until I hear this sound coming from the seat next to me...

What can I say? A mile or so up the road will be a female construction worker holding a stop sign and working on her tan. Eye candy is equal opportunity.

Posted by *Theresa* at June 27, 2006 11:39 AM


Oh, my friend, what a breath of fresh air you are around these parts!!

Leave it to you to find something *interesting* with the sight of those cursed orange barrels!!

Looking forward to seeing more of you overhere!

Thank you!

Posted by: Christina at June 27, 2006 11:46 AM

a friend of mine is working construction in california this summer, and has already asked if i like my men extra crispy. ; )

i must confess, such a sight i would not mind seeing...

great post, Theresa!

Posted by: amelie at June 27, 2006 03:24 PM

I am so glad that you've gone into not-quite-hiding here. Now I can keep up!

Posted by: Phoenix at June 27, 2006 07:59 PM

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