Wonderful Tunes Provided By Friends. Wild Tangents Provided By Me.

Kate Micucci is an actor, singer, and song writer who came to prominence as half of the comedy singing duo Garfunkel and Oates. She has made appearances on several top rated TV shows including “Scrubs” where she played Gooch, the love interest of Ted, the lawyer character. I’m not sure what songs she sang at her Steve Allen show which, by the way, has the fabulous name “Playin’ With Micucci.” Most of the songs on You Tube have a sweet, child-like innocence that I find really appealing. Of course, I didn’t choose one of those songs. I chose a duet from “Scrubs.” The song was originally a Garfunkel and Oates number but they altered the title words slightly to make it safe for TV. I like this song because it illustrates the strange awkward dance we often do when attempting to communicate about matters of the flesh. Here’s “Screw You” from “Scrubs.”

WARNING: This song is about sex. If you don’t find that offensive give it a listen, it’s neato. After the break, I’m going to, very briefly and blandly, continue to talk about sex. Contents might be boring. Do not operate heavy machinery while reading this post.

Age has its privileges! I can’t tell you how many women I know who married young then spent decades never having a single satisfying love making experience. It’s not necessarily because they marry unfeeling jerks either. It’s just that, all too often youth, inexperience, and poor communication combine to set up a pretty sad and frustrating cycle.

When you’re older and still single, worthwhile suitors get fewer and farther between and parts of your body start migrating south. But hopefully you’ve spent enough years in that sagging body that you can actually communicate  with the rare suitors about your needs. It seems to me if we could all just learn to say “Hey, if you knit one, purl two then carry the four and drop down the remainder, I’m going to have a splendid time. What can I do for you?” the world would be a much happier place!


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