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"Well, Ma, see...there's this girl."
He checked to make sure the call hadn't been dropped. "You still there, Ma?"
"You can't be crying already," he said. "I haven't told you anything about her yet."
"It doesn't matter, Nick," his mother said through her tears. "Those are the three words I've been waiting thirty-four years to hear."
"Jordan stood in her living room, staring at the door in confusion.
No clue what that was all about."- Lord, you are both idiots. LOL.
"Seriously, I must've killed somebody's prized goat or something in a former life. And this is my penance."
He laughed. "Oh, admit it. You love it."
"That's the penance part. My slow descent into madness."
"Something inside Nick snapped.
That was his fake girlfriend in there. Sitting at the table where they had just shared cheese fries the night before. And if she thought she could throw scorching hot sex-looks to any pansy-ass scarf boy who wandered into her shop, she had another thing coming."
"And I don't see you grabbing the remote away from me when that countdown clock starts chiming," she said to Pete. "Unless it's to get a quick check of the scores on Monday nights."
Nick's ears perked up at the mention of scores. Sports. Now there was a topic upon which he could wax poetic. "Too bad Monday night Football is over," he lamented to Pete. "But there's always basketball. Who are (cont...)
"So here's how this works. When tasting a wine, as opposed to casual drinking, there are four basic steps you need to remember: sight, smell, taste, then spit or swallow."
Nick paused at that last part and cocked his head. "And your personal preference on the latter would be...?"
"Only lightweights spit."
His right eye twitched.- LOL. Men.
Melinda shrugged matter-of-factly. "To you, he's your brother. But to the rest of the female population, he has a certain appeal. I'll leave it at that."
"He used to fart in our Mr. Turtle pool and call it a 'Jacuzzi.' How's that for appeal?"