Today’s SoCS prompt is: “coffee, tea, or me.” Find a flirty phrase of your own or use “coffee, tea, or me” in your post. Have fun!
I’ve heard that phrase, “Coffee, tea, or me,” in the 70s. But oddly, I didn’t know where it came from, so I looked it up. No, this is not planning. It’s curiosity. What’s even more odd is that I didn’t remember it was a movie. The book was published in the 1960s and was about uninhibited stewardesses and their escapades. It was made into movie in which appeared in 1973. That was about the time when I started working at the local movie theatre. Working concessions, and later, the box office was my high school and early college job, so you’d think I would have remembered this was a movie. But alas, sometimes I knew something very well in the 70s and don’t remember now. There’s only so much room in this brain.
I was probably much more flirty in the 70s. Yet, I don’t clearly remember any flirty phrases I used then. My friend had one: “Hi guy, Wanna Try?” She didn’t usually say this to a guy, but would say it when talking about a guy and rolling her eyes in a flirtatious way.
Eyes can be very flirtatious. Probably more than we realize. There’s a wink, or a smile, and all sorts of things like pheromones’ beyond our conscious awareness. In the seventies, I would be more likely to sing a song, maybe something by Donna Summer. Or maybe I’m just making this up in my head. Seems like I almost remember singing to someone…. I was going to find a Donna Summer video, but feel free to look for yourself. My stream is rolling.
I did sing for David when we reconnected in 2011. I danced around him at night on the beach singing, “It’s a Marvelous Night for a Moondance.” I’ll go find that one later maybe. I asked David tonight (Friday which if your reading this was last night) if I have or had any flirty expressions. He said, “Not really, but you do say, ‘Hi Handsome,’ sometimes.” I say that to him because he is handsome. It is kinda flirty. When we dated in the 70s he used to say, “If you feel froggy, JUMP!” That wasn’t exactly flirty, but it was funny in a goofy way.
I just took a slight detour to listen to “Moondance.” I don’t know all those words, so I probably didn’t sing much of it. But I do know all the words to “Blue Moon.” And I’m sure I’ve sung that one to my love. Here’s a very relaxing version:
And since that was soooo serious, let’s end with feeling froggy. These are giant frogs at the local aquarium. They look like they’re about to jump, don’t they?
Thanks for a fun prompt, Linda! For more flirty streams of consciousness, visit:
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June 27, 2020 at 9:14 am
Great post, JoAnna. I loved your flirty phrases. And the songs.
June 27, 2020 at 12:17 pm
Thanks, Maggie! It was a fun prompt!
June 27, 2020 at 12:22 pm
It was fun!
June 27, 2020 at 1:10 pm
What a challenging prompt! Linda, sure doesn’t make it easy. I also don’t recall the phrase “coffee, tea, or me” and I’m not familiar with the movie. I like the phrase: It’s quite disarming, especially if expressed with a smile.
June 27, 2020 at 8:26 pm
It was certainly a different sort of prompt. A bit of a challenge, but also fun, especially when the frogs came into the stream.
June 27, 2020 at 2:27 pm
It really does sound like you guys are meant for each other.
June 27, 2020 at 8:31 pm
Thanks, Dan. I believe you’re right. We have very different strengths and somewhat different personalities, but our values and beliefs are very similar.
June 27, 2020 at 4:17 pm
I always thought it would be fun to work at the movie theater. I had just a boring office job, and did ironing clothes for people! Love those giant frogs! 🙂
June 27, 2020 at 8:54 pm
It was a fun job most of the time. I saw a lot of movies for free in the mid 70s. I bet your office job got you some practical skills though. I’m glad the frogs hopped on into the stream and that you enjoyed them. 🙂
June 28, 2020 at 4:38 pm
Sounds good to me, and it’s been ages since I even went to a movie. That would be fun to have those frogs in the front yard. I’ll bet they would get a few strange looks. ha ha. 🙂
June 28, 2020 at 10:34 pm
Oh, yeah. At “the house with the frogs.” 🙂
June 29, 2020 at 5:52 pm
hee hee 🙂
June 28, 2020 at 9:32 am
Well, I didn’t know that one either.. You have reminded me of one that was all done with the eyes across a crowded room. We had never met before, left the building together, then one of us said “Where to?”
June 28, 2020 at 10:19 pm
🙂 Good story, Derrick. It gets the imagination going.
June 28, 2020 at 4:29 pm
Thanks JoAnna. This was a fun flight of fancy. I remember the phrase, but haven’t been flirty in a LONG time. I’m probably overdue, but have largely given up on romance. Thanks for the smiles and memories.
June 28, 2020 at 10:30 pm
I’ve been to the largely given up on romance place. Sometimes I like to think about romance in a broad sense, like flirting with the moon and stars and flowers.
June 28, 2020 at 11:00 pm
Yes thanks, I still feel love for nature.
June 30, 2020 at 7:54 am
I like your take on the prompt – it brought back flirty memories about first flirt moments way back when I was a teen. I like how you pointed out our eyes do a lot of the talking. Wonder how many people wonder about eye expressions on people with masks – or if the stewardesses had special training to fine-tune their expressions? I find it hard sometimes to read the employee’s faces at the grocery store. I love that song too – very relaxing. Those frogs are huge and real-life looking!
June 30, 2020 at 7:57 pm
I’m glad you could relate, Shelley. 🙂 I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if stewardesses were coached on expressions. I remember hearing as a child in the 60s that there were strict requirements like height, for being a stewardess. Speaking of masks on grocery store employees, I’ve noticed more than a couple wearing masks under their noses.
July 5, 2020 at 10:20 am
Yes, I could. I remember hearing that as well about stewardesses.
Yeah, unfortunately, all too many people are wearing the masks inappropriately to do any good for containing the virus, probably they’re more harm than they realize.
July 8, 2020 at 8:19 am
Now I hadn’t heard that phrase Coffee tee or Me. 🙂 Loved reading JoAnna.. and those Frogs, I just adore.. 🙂
July 8, 2020 at 5:32 pm
I’m so happy you loved reading my stream of consciousness. I took that photo of the frogs about a year ago. So glad they hopped into my blog!
July 8, 2020 at 6:21 pm
Loved them 🙂