In the car TB and I were talking about old school rap, and TLC came up. He asked, “Traffic Law Center? Is that what TLC stands for?”
Um no, but I’m saddened that our society is such that TB would immediately think of Traffic Law Center when hearing TLC, even though he knows that TLC also stands for Tender Loving Care. We’ve had extensive conversations about Michael Jackson’s “PYT” and various things PYT and TLC might stand for, but I digress.
So I told him that TLC stands for the names of the members of the group: T-Boz, Chilli, and Left Eye.
“Left Eye?” he asked. “Like l-e-f-t-e-y-e?” he confirmed. “That’s weird. Left eye. Left eye. Left eye. I wonder why you’d call somebody Left Eye.”
He immediately moved onto something else, so I didn’t have to broach the idea of whether or not to explain to him about Lisa Lopes’ penchant for wearing a condom behind the left lens of a pair of glasses. But what if I had?
Then later in the day, I faced another dilemma. On tv, all at the same time, were Mummy Returns, Legally Blonde, and Patriot. I only intended for the shows to serve as background noise while I blogged and journaled, but one must choose one’s background noise wisely.
What is a woman to do?