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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Did I really say that out loud?

Zahava and I attended a cocktail party this evening in honor of a close friend's birthday.

During the course of the evening's mingling, the hostess was pouring samples of a chocolate stout beer for people to taste.

I was already enjoying a nice Pinot noir, so I passed on the taste. But when I saw another friend who is well on in her pregnancy tasting the stout, I casually shared, "You know, beer helps with lactation".

My wife, likely surprised since I often can't recall why she's sent me to the store, turned to me and asked, "how the heck do you remember that?"

I shrugged; genuinely puzzled by the question, and responded, "I'm a guy. We're talking about something that involves both beer and breasts. What are the odds I'd forget?!"

Sometimes it pays to spend that extra moment contemplating a response... especially in so public a forum.

Posted by David Bogner on December 10, 2011 | Permalink

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ba-dum-bum! Good one... and that, after a 2 weeks silence, is what you open up with???!! Good lord, brother! :) (Loved it!)

Anyway, welcome back!

Posted by: val | Dec 11, 2011 12:25:36 AM

what val said!

Posted by: shmiel | Dec 11, 2011 1:25:36 AM

You and Benji Lovitt should start a double act:-)
Welcome back, you've been missed.

Posted by: Kiwi Noa | Dec 11, 2011 2:13:50 AM

Arthur Rimbaud returns. Good.

Posted by: anon | Dec 11, 2011 3:42:51 AM

How did I miss that???

Posted by: Leora Hyman | Dec 11, 2011 8:53:43 AM

For frankness, you have nothing on ex-First Lady Barbara Bush. She made an insightful comment that I won't repeat here.

Posted by: Manya Shochet | Dec 11, 2011 10:17:03 AM

Who cares what you said? As long as you're back....

Posted by: Baila | Dec 11, 2011 9:53:05 PM

I was telling my husband a story about the genius of my first obstetrician, a man humble enough to learn new things. (This was back in the ancient olden days of the Seventies, when a mother had to fight to have "rooming in" with her new baby, and to convince doctors that breastfeeding was superior to formula.) It was several minutes and an irrelevant comment before I realized that I'd lost him entirely at the word "breast." Yup. Guys is guys.

Posted by: rutimizrachi | Dec 12, 2011 3:03:28 PM

"Sometimes it pays to spend that extra moment contemplating a response... especially in so public a forum."

Um - see my comment on your previous post. The Mark Twain quote.

And welcome back, ya big lug - we missed you.

Posted by: psachya | Dec 12, 2011 4:24:08 PM

That's why they used to give it to wetnurses back in the day. And back in the day, that was a good reason to become a wetnurse.

Posted by: At The Back of the Hill | Dec 12, 2011 11:45:27 PM

Totally superb response - it would be a shame to miss such an opportunity!

Posted by: gilly | Dec 13, 2011 5:29:56 AM

For more on the connection between beer and breast I refer you to: http://plancksconstant.org/blog1/2011/12/the_chinese_appreciation_of_bbqs_beer_and_boobs.html
WARNING some photos not suitable for all audiences.

Posted by: Quietusleo | Dec 13, 2011 1:18:30 PM

Frankly, I think Zahava must be slipping! I'm with you -- what are the odds you'd forget that titillating fact? ;-)

Posted by: ProphetJoe | Dec 14, 2011 5:57:28 AM

LOL! I was reading this to Morey, and before I could relate your response to Zahava, he blurted out, "What? It's beer and boobs!" :)

Posted by: Alissa | Jan 10, 2012 6:28:43 PM

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