Are There Advantages... To a Man With a Titanium Shaft... ๐Ÿ˜ถ  

Paulxx001 63M
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2/9/2021 10:45 am

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Are There Advantages... To a Man With a Titanium Shaft... ๐Ÿ˜ถ

"And then he says to the judge - well, if it were mine, I wouldn't have put it in MY mouth."

I almost choked on my vodka as the four of us sat there and burst out laughing. Jennifer had always reigned supreme as the queen of the triple entendre.
The waitress walked up and paused as we calmed down and wiped the tears from our eyes. She then cleared the table and settled fresh drinks in front of each of us.

Lynn looked at me and rolled her eyes as if to say, haven't we had enough? John caught Lynn's frown and playfully admonished her with a boisterous, "Oh, come on, we're celebrating Wednesday and no one's driving."

I smiled back at Lynn. She'd admit that even though Jennifer and John were a bad influence - and occasionally annoying - sharing a faithful mid-week chuckle had become an oasis in the otherwise empty abyss of our social lives. We looked forward to these weekly adventures; especially since we'd quit the choir.

A dartboard was vacant, and someone signalled us. Drinks in hand, we shuffled over to a spot by the far end of that dark oak wall and readied ourselves. I yanked the worn darts out of the battered and beaten board and eyed the faded bullseye; my undulating target was in sight. Now, if I could only stop seeing double, I might have a chance. I stood and waited for my opponent.

John *assiduously pulled out his custom leather holster. He diligently sharpened the stainless steel tips on all three of those 24 gm titanium gripped darts and gently caressed the fine *fletching with his fingers. Finally satisfied, he raised his head and confidently grinned at me.

I stared back at him and blinked... then took a gulp from my glass. Ok then, let's fling these fucking darts, I laughed to myself; determined more than ever - to beat this grinning ringer.

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*assiduously ; with great care and perseverance.
*fletching ; the feathers of a dart.

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Paulxx001 63M
18249 posts
2/9/2021 10:48 am

I never got any good at darts, but it was a fun way to pass the time with friends. And no one got hurt. lol ๐Ÿ˜‚
It's been a long while since I've been back to that club. The music was great and the drinks were always cold.


Paulxx001 63M
18249 posts
2/9/2021 10:48 am

Remember back in the days - before that BUG? Where did you hang out with friends who made you laugh? ๐Ÿ˜Š


author51 58F
109611 posts
2/9/2021 12:54 pm

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    Remember back in the days - before that BUG? Where did you hang out with friends who made you laugh? ๐Ÿ˜Š
"Two Hundred and forty" is ringing through my mind at the moment, watching darts on TSN. I hung out at one of two pubs here in town. One for Classic Rock bands on a Saturday night and the other playing DARTS at my Irish Pub..Lots of laughs, lots of Guiness and most of us Irish...

One can never have enough JOY in their life..

WICKED WEDNESDAY ETCHED ON HIS SKIN


Kimbra2525 51F
598 posts
2/9/2021 1:00 pm

Quoting: ....sharing a faithful mid-week chuckle had become an oasis in the otherwise empty abyss of our social lives...

You've managed to capture in one sentence exactly how I feel.....


GhostofH 62M
20913 posts
2/9/2021 1:18 pm

I think we ALL long for the days when we can socially interact with others not inside our current 'bubble', Paul. Hopefully they will arrive sooner rather than later. Stay safe...... Cheers.


smartasswoman 63F  
33956 posts
2/9/2021 1:47 pm

I am offended that you think we readers need the definition of assiduously!

I'll concede that fletching was helpful, though.

It's been quite a while since I've had a neighborhood bar hangout but I have some good memories of the CC Club at 26th and Lyndale in Minneapolis.

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positively4you 71F  
4189 posts
2/9/2021 2:58 pm

Oh how I miss hanging in bars, good food , drinks and laughs. Throw in a drunken one night stand once in a while. The good ole days.


mc_justmc 60M  
6876 posts
2/9/2021 3:28 pm

I haven't played darts in years, but I wasn't very good when I did play.


misskissin 57F
86656 posts
2/9/2021 3:38 pm

I used to be pretty good at darts... odd too, the more I drank, the better I got!


flannel_light 58F  
2161 posts
2/9/2021 3:39 pm

There was this one club in WI some friends and I went to but I can not remember the name and when I did a search I could not find it,; so it might be long gone now. The last time I was with some friends were a week ago at one friend house and we had our mask on . We laughed and talked and had a good time in spite of what we all are dealing with now.

The light of the lighthouse calms me.

flannel_light


Paulxx001 63M
18249 posts
2/9/2021 5:08 pm

    Quoting author51:
    "Two Hundred and forty" is ringing through my mind at the moment, watching darts on TSN. I hung out at one of two pubs here in town. One for Classic Rock bands on a Saturday night and the other playing DARTS at my Irish Pub..Lots of laughs, lots of Guiness and most of us Irish...
So much fun to watch those Brits and a thousand fans going crazy ๐Ÿคช. Yep.
I got hooked a few times.
I could never come close to their precision. Hmmm
But I agree... It was, it will be a choice and a lot of fun someday soon.
Those bars were just so chill! ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ˜Žโ—โ—๐Ÿท๐Ÿท
240? What was your best score? Or were you like me? lol ๐Ÿ˜‚


Paulxx001 63M
18249 posts
2/9/2021 5:09 pm

    Quoting Kimbra2525:
    Quoting: ....sharing a faithful mid-week chuckle had become an oasis in the otherwise empty abyss of our social lives...

    You've managed to capture in one sentence exactly how I feel.....
Happy to oblige.
I feel the same way.
I have a blog coming up, all about Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ.
I'll nudge you. Thanks for popping in. ๐Ÿ‘


Paulxx001 63M
18249 posts
2/9/2021 5:14 pm

    Quoting misskissin:
    I used to be pretty good at darts... odd too, the more I drank, the better I got!
lol ๐Ÿ˜‚... I can just imagine your butt wiggling to make that 'double'.
Ahhh... darts. So simple, so benign.

So much fun. lol ๐Ÿ˜‚
Ever meet one of those snobs with his titanium set?
We'd sit there and throw 'em. lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
Is there a fun place nearby?


Paulxx001 63M
18249 posts
2/9/2021 5:19 pm

    Quoting mc_justmc:
    I haven't played darts in years, but I wasn't very good when I did play.
Neither was I.
The trouble is, ya gotta hang in that place to get better, and ya can't get better without hanging, on to that bar tab.
I always avoided keeping score and focused on NOT hurting anyone.
Cheers to darts and the art of the mini bow. ๐Ÿท๐Ÿทโ—๐Ÿ˜Ž

Is it about our Robbin Hood heritage and myths?


Paulxx001 63M
18249 posts
2/9/2021 5:21 pm

    Quoting GhostofH:
    I think we ALL long for the days when we can socially interact with others not inside our current 'bubble', Paul. Hopefully they will arrive sooner rather than later. Stay safe...... Cheers.
True...
I'm not waiting for that dart place to open, I'm just hopeful the average day will present itself. You know what I mean.
Cheers ๐Ÿท ๐Ÿท ๐Ÿ˜Ž โ—


Paulxx001 63M
18249 posts
2/9/2021 5:29 pm

    Quoting smartasswoman:
    I am offended that you think we readers need the definition of assiduously!

    I'll concede that fletching was helpful, though.

    It's been quite a while since I've had a neighborhood bar hangout but I have some good memories of the CC Club at 26th and Lyndale in Minneapolis.

    [image]
Ya knew that one? ๐Ÿค”
Lol ๐Ÿ˜‚... I didn't want to offend by presuming everyone did.

Such a fine line between a hopeless dive and a place that's comfortable, draped with character - and sprinkled with friends you can smile with. There's one, not too far from me.
It's called 'Chez Paul'. No joke.๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿท๐Ÿทโ—

So... I shouldn't provide vocabulary aides? ๐Ÿค”


Paulxx001 63M
18249 posts
2/9/2021 5:33 pm

    Quoting positively4you:
    Oh how I miss hanging in bars, good food , drinks and laughs. Throw in a drunken one night stand once in a while. The good ole days.
lol ๐Ÿ˜‚... I can't disagree with you.
So much fun where the clichรฉ is - they sorta knew your name.
Yep...
What was the food group they hooked you on? ๐Ÿค”

Don't say ribs... lol ๐Ÿ˜‚ Loved places like that.


Paulxx001 63M
18249 posts
2/9/2021 5:37 pm

    Quoting flannel_light:
    There was this one club in WI some friends and I went to but I can not remember the name and when I did a search I could not find it,; so it might be long gone now. The last time I was with some friends were a week ago at one friend house and we had our mask on . We laughed and talked and had a good time in spite of what we all are dealing with now.
Well, good for you.
I find it such a pain to sip through that mask. I haven't been anywhere.
I understand what you mean. Ya think they went under? ๐Ÿค”
We'll get it back, in time.
Does fries at Mickee Dee's count? ๐Ÿท๐Ÿท๐Ÿ˜Žโ—
UGH... LOL ๐Ÿ˜‚


PonyGirl1965 55F
14101 posts
2/10/2021 12:28 am

I miss hanging out with friends and having a waitress to pamper us.


Paulxx001 63M
18249 posts
2/10/2021 3:44 am

    Quoting PonyGirl1965:
    I miss hanging out with friends and having a waitress to pamper us.
I haven't eaten in a restaurant in forever.
Does drive-through work at MickeeDees count? ๐Ÿท ๐Ÿท ๐Ÿ˜Ž


sexyldy1000 60F  
7738 posts
2/10/2021 5:15 am

I miss traveling, pampering myself at the hairdresser and working. My best friend and I have a โ€˜weekly sanity checkโ€™ which switched from a telephone call to a Zoom meeting.

Stimulate my mind and let's see what happens
Doing This Does Not Make You Shine Brighter


Paulxx001 63M
18249 posts
2/10/2021 1:51 pm

    Quoting sexyldy1000:
    I miss traveling, pampering myself at the hairdresser and working. My best friend and I have a โ€˜weekly sanity checkโ€™ which switched from a telephone call to a Zoom meeting.
Zoom is a great idea!
There's no replacement for travel. I wonder if THAT will ever be restored. ๐Ÿค”
Slowly but surely... ๐Ÿท๐Ÿท


lunchandconvo 50F
3001 posts
2/10/2021 4:14 pm

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    Ya knew that one? ๐Ÿค”
    Lol ๐Ÿ˜‚... I didn't want to offend by presuming everyone did.

    Such a fine line between a hopeless dive and a place that's comfortable, draped with character - and sprinkled with friends you can smile with. There's one, not too far from me.
    It's called 'Chez Paul'. No joke.๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿท๐Ÿทโ—

    So... I shouldn't provide vocabulary aides? ๐Ÿค”
I dunno. I've been reading Lindo for years and I could really use a vocabulary guide!

I used to dine out with friends on the weekends.
Sherman dines out with me. But so many won't.


Paulxx001 replies on 2/10/2021 6:09 pm:
I'm clustered with 'dictionary' and 'Grammarly' and a bunch of others. I should really read more, but I don't make the time.
It's what it is.
Let's proliferate with mutual fluffs that provoke. I can think of a few that would provoke a reaction.
It's all good. ๐Ÿ‘

Paulxx001 63M
18249 posts
2/10/2021 5:56 pm

    Quoting lunchandconvo:
    I dunno. I've been reading Lindo for years and I could really use a vocabulary guide!

    I used to dine out with friends on the weekends.
    Sherman dines out with me. But so many won't.
I would. โ—๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿท๐Ÿท
Ya know, I'm a great cook, but damn, do I enjoy it when I get, service, and that perfect mix of flavours that twist my mind and get me thinking.

Yep.. Cheers ๐Ÿฅ‚ ๐Ÿ˜Ž โ—


scoupe42 57M  
10266 posts
2/11/2021 1:43 pm

I bet she had a get pair of darts! Glad you when out and had fun, everything is shtdown here, can't wait for normal.


Paulxx001 63M
18249 posts
2/11/2021 4:19 pm

    Quoting scoupe42:
    I bet she had a get pair of darts! Glad you when out and had fun, everything is shtdown here, can't wait for normal.
Darts... they're so sharp. Aren't they?
lol ๐Ÿ˜‚
Thanks for sharing. What was your escape? ๐Ÿค”


Paulxx001 63M
18249 posts
2/11/2021 6:39 pm

    Quoting scoupe42:
    I bet she had a get pair of darts! Glad you when out and had fun, everything is shtdown here, can't wait for normal.
I hear you.
Down here as well. That dart place ain't gonna open soon
Be safe... โ—โ—๐Ÿท๐Ÿท๐Ÿ˜Ž


BeccaLuvs 58F  
19415 posts
2/15/2021 12:45 pm

Something for sure Paul, when this is all over, (will it ever be all over, hope we won't have to say "the good old days"), anyway I'm forgetting what I want to say - Will rather be be positive and say "when", we'll all go crazy to get our fill of ..... fun and freedom again! Oh, and "darts" can also be fun!

..... And always 'hold onto all those sexy thoughts'!
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Paulxx001 63M
18249 posts
2/15/2021 7:29 pm

    Quoting BeccaLuvs:
    Something for sure Paul, when this is all over, (will it ever be all over, hope we won't have to say "the good old days"), anyway I'm forgetting what I want to say - Will rather be be positive and say "when", we'll all go crazy to get our fill of ..... fun and freedom again! Oh, and "darts" can also be fun!
'Good old days?' I doubt it.
I'm sure things will flip

I hope things are flipping for the positive for you. Are they? ๐Ÿค” โ—๐Ÿ˜Ž


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