The Swim to My 50s – Heard it from a friend who, heard it from a friend who, heard it from another you’ve been “messing around”.


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How is a Catholic girl to blog about s—, you ask?  I know you did not really ask, but I will tell you anyway.  She researches the many euphemisms out there to describe the nasty, without having to actually use the forbidden word.  Oh, believe me, there are endless lists of them, enough to please a whole church filled with sinners who can continue to avoid saying what they actually mean.

As I approach my 50’s, I think about my, dippity doo-da history and what awaits me in the next 50 years of my life.  Truth be told, I was a late bloomer.  Having grown up Catholic and under the direction of a very, very, very (did I say very?) strict Puerto Rican father, bouncing the pogo stick, before marriage, was out of the question.

Interestingly enough (Grrr), this waiting to, dip the wick rule before marriage, did not apply to my two brothers.  Something that did not sit well with my sister and I and the reason for continued therapy.

It is very difficult to re-train your brain and body from believing that, buttering the muffin, is bad, bad, bad, to suddenly feeling that it is ok to enjoy,  feeding the kitty, every night.  The button does not just switch that easily from one day to the next. Often, the button actually stays stuck in one place for a while, until you have to force it to switch with a pair of pliers.

Lucky for me, my switch was not faulty and I have had a very enriched life of, dipping the donut, with my husband throughout our marriage.  I look forward to, hiding the salami, for many years to come.

Doctors and therapists encourage married couples of all ages to continue to, stuff the taco, at least three times a week.  Really?  What happens when your body stops cooperating and you can’t, bury the bone, as often as you would like?

I heard it from a friend who, heard it from a friend, who, heard it from another that there are certain, aids out there to help the aging population, go fishing, more often. But, the same friend who, heard it from a friend who, heard it from another, said that you can only get 4 of these aids per month. Seriously?

Who do the doctors and insurance companies think we are?  Monks?


21 thoughts on “The Swim to My 50s – Heard it from a friend who, heard it from a friend who, heard it from another you’ve been “messing around”.

  1. What a great collection of euphemisms. I was raised Catholic too, so I understand the double standard of sexuality. There’s a chapter in my book (which is humorous nonfiction book about growing up in a small town) called Heavy Petting is a No No. That was a chapter in our religion books. No joke.



  2. Maria, how have I not seen this one before? It’s on one of my fave topics! Your euphemisms had me dying! As you know, though I occasionally use them on the blog to be cute, I rarely do in my “real” world. I love hearing them, though. It reminded me of a scene from Varsity Blues where the sex ed teacher is trying to get them to talk about the technical words for the male and female anatomy (and the many slangs they’ve heard). So glad you left this link on Susie’s page. 🙂


  3. Hey Chica was at Susie’s and grabbed a mojito and thought we could hang … Can’t believe I missed this post. I’m sad to say that I am so lame, I’ve hadn’t heard of any of these catchy slogans. I think because we’re pretty direct over here but I’m loving them. Although I got plenty of Spanish ones that are muy Juan Camaney.


  4. Hilarious! I’ve heard a lot of these, but never, “stuff the taco”! I remember my best friend and I used to call it, “getting frisky” when we were in junior high. By the way, great song!


    1. Thank you kindly, octavia02! I appreciate you visiting my blog and nominating me. I am glad I am making turning 50 sound! Looking forward to following you. 🙂


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