Archive for November 17th, 2012

Checking Out The Chicks

Saturday, November 17th, 2012
Kendra Wilkinson trying to appear shocked.

When I go to the library, I immediately look at the books on display. Sometimes I’ll get lucky and find two or three that interest me right away and I’ll be out in less than 10 minutes.  Yesterday I got lucky. I chose:

• “Mob Daughter” by Karen Gravano, daughter of Sammy “The Bull” Gravano who killed 19-men and then testified against John Gotti for the government.

• “I Remember Nothing” by Nora Ephron, a best-selling author and screenplay writer for hits like ‘When Harry Met Sally.’ and (with embarrassment)

• “Sliding Into Home” by Kendra Wilkinson, once one of Hugh Hefner’s  “triplets.”

The woman who scanned them at the check-out was in her ’50’s and better dressed than most librarians.

“Well this looks interesting,” she said, holding up Kendra’s book. I thought she was being sarcastic.

“I was kind of hoping you didn’t notice that one,” I smiled sheepishly.

“No, really. This girl got her life together when she got married and had a baby.  Have you seen her new show?”  I really hate pop quizzes on pop culture – I always fail.

“Uh, no – I don’t have cable,” I said.  She smiled and said, “Oh, you’re a guy.  You probably liked her old show when she lived with Hugh Hefner.”

“No,” I said, “I didn’t see that one either.”  She didn’t even look at me again as she handed me my books.

I thought of jokingly asking her to wrap Kendra’s book in plain, brown paper but I figured our time together in this universe was already over.