Thursday, February 15, 2007

Tapas, Topless... Eh, What's the Difference?

Had a conversation today with a former colleague (FC) of mine from my days at the Big Industry Trade Association. We're meeting tomorrow for lunch. As I'm working in a new part of downtown, I've been asked to recommend a place we can go to eat. The conversation went like this:

Me: Well, there are several options. We could go to the Verizon Center. Or, there's Jaleo. We could have tapas for lunch.

Pregnant pause...

FC: Topless?

Me: What?!? No! Tapas. You know? T-A-P-A-S. Tiny Spanish food.

FC: Oh! Tapas. Well, thank God for that! (Hearty laughter going on.)

Me: Yeah, that would bring us to a whole new low in our relationship, wouldn't it? Not topless. Just tapas.


Egads. Some days, language defies me.

12 comments:

Swizzies said...

Mmm, tapas.

Topless? Not so much. Maybe 10 years ago...

janeannechovy said...

That's so funny, Di--as I was waiting for the "leave comment" page to load, I was thinking just what you said: "Mmmm, tapas."

And, after having nursed two children, not so much topless for me any more either.

Casey Kochmer said...

Strange

my coworkers and I had this exact conversation yesterday. Bizarre.

Also we decided that a Topless Tapas bar probably already exists somewhere...

Dr Lala said...

OK, this is too funny.

Had the same conversation with my New Beau the other day before we had dinner with Adriana in NYC.

???

Check out the caption on the first picture:
http://www.geocities.com/casiovet/nyc.htm

Seriously!

But I think (and you know this, of course) that there should be more Tapas Bars out there. And not just ones that serve Spanish Tapas. Appetizers are the best....

Dr Lala said...

No way!!

And the word verifaction was lewqd....reads as lewd....how appropos?

Gunfighter said...

Well, as long as it isn't me thats topless.

Middle age sucks, you know.

Pardon me while I look in the mirror and sob.

E :) said...

Topless tapas could bring a whole new dimension to the speed dating scene methinks. Then again, maybe not... Ewww.

JMK said...

Swizzies: Mmm, tapas is right. We ended up going to Teaism, though. Shout out to Robyn for recommending that little gem to me lo these many years ago.

JA: What?! No more toplessness? This is truly a tragedy. Who among us now will be the one to flash their boobies and floral bras??

Casey: I'm not sure I'd want to go to a Topless Tapas bar... Nakedness and food are rarely good companions. Too many cross contamination issues...

Dr Lala x 2: Was the conversation about tapas or toplessness? As for your word verification... kinky.

Gunfighter: I doubt you have an ounce of fat on your entire body. I, on the other hand, have much to sob about.

e:) : Ewwww is right. On the other hand, it might make it easier to eliminate candidates. Still... ewwwww.

Gunfighter said...

You flatter me, but as you'll see tomorrow, I have quite a number of fat ounces. So many that they have formed special groups known as "pounds".

GF (which stands for "gettin' fatter")

JMK said...

GF: Whateva' man. I'll believe you when I see you!

Mary Ellen said...

When I read the last line quickly, I though you said language defiles you. Which I suppose could also be true.

JMK said...

ME: Well, yes, there is that, too, about language...