August 14, 2010

I Love Love Love Whistlers

I am delighted when a guy can whistle. It's a total Zippidy DO da in my book. To be clear, I'm not talking about guys that whistle at me, like strangers sexually harassing me on a street (That's a Zippidy do DON'T.) I'm talking about guys that can whistle a tune like their mouth is a whimsical little musical instrument.

Confession: I cannot whistle. I've only been able to (sorta) whistle once in my life and it was when I had braces in jr. high school. But, it sounded more like air being let out of a balloon than anything remotely classified as fun or musical. Sad trombone noise.

So, imagine the exhilaration I felt when he whistled a little ditty out of nowhere while we were waiting for the train. "Whistle some more," I demanded. He happily obliged, this time with more pizazz. He zipped up and down the musical scale like it [wasn't] no thang but a chicken wing on a string.

I've never heard such whistling mastery. I've kissed that mouth before, but I had no idea what hidden talents it had. What a thrill! (Just so you know how I classify thrills, I also think when the dude at the cafe waves the 7 cents off my $2.07 iced coffee order so it's an even two bucks is thrilling. I clearly have a low thrill threshold.)

Now, he whistles all the time and my face lights up like a Lite-Brite on a Jumbotron on the Vegas strip at night. Well, shit. I'm kicking it a human kazoo; who wouldn't be thrilled?


alison said...

my boyfriend whistles, but terribly! his whistlings sound absolutely nothing like the song that he has chosen to accompany. it's embarrassing & i always have to find some topic of conversation to interrupt his misguided attempts

Anna said...

Oh my! That sounds terrible! But, it's funny.

Michael said...

Anonymous said...

you would adore andrew bird.

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