Are you familiar with author, Jill Conner Browne? She has written a number of books regarding The Sweet Potato Queens, in which all of her friends are referred to as "Tammy" in the interest of privacy. I am among five girlfriends who graduated from high school together many moons ago, who all keep in touch. We call ourselves The Tammys.
It goes like this. Tammy was going to get a divorce, so we all met up with her and hugged her and loved her and told her it would be ok if it happened. It didn't happen. She and her hubby are about to start a new business together. Good for them!
And then, there's Tammy. Her daughter is chronically ill. We all pray for them like it's going out of style. And we make sure there is plenty of wine when we have adult nights together. Tammy needs to cut loose sometimes!
Another Tammy is getting ready to go on vacation and she decided to go to the spa for a brazilian wax. It wasn't her first time by any means, but her regular waxer had retired in December and Tammy was hesitant to try someone new. In honor of vacation, she decided to bite the bullet. Are you familiar with the process? From what I hear, it's similar to a gyno appointment with no allowance for modesty. Hot wax. Private parts. Ripping. Holding of breath. Gnashing of teeth. Tylenol. What else do you need to know?
Anywho, Tammy made it through with the new lady fine. After said hair was removed, the waxer rubbed something on Tammy's behind, supposedly to help soothe any pain. But, the salve did not soothe. It burned. A lot. Burned more than the mere feeling of hot wax on her privates, Tammy said. Burned like bengay. Bengay!? Did the wax lady forget she had waxed and think she had massaged? Did she distribute icy hot instead of burn salve? Ouch! From what I understand, the burning subsided after the salve (?) was tissued off. Talk about adding insult to injury!
Well, you can imagine how hard all the Tammys laughed at this story! Bless Tammy's heart. Are you laughing?
Me and my Tammys will be getting together in a few weeks for a long weekend. I imagine we'll share more laughs, tears and wine.
Jill Conner Browne is great summer reading if you are looking for a new author. She'll have you laughing and loving her from the first page. A good Southern woman. Do you have any good Tammy stories?
From one Tammy to another, Happy Wednesday!
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