The Fireman tells me that when I get excited about stuff, I flap my hands around in this weird pattern. Stuff that excited me includes, but is not limited to:
- wide front porches
- ugly furniture
- narcoleptic kittens
- tool boxes
- old trucks
- chippy shutters
- sweaty firemen.
Or firemen in general. Or anything that has to do with fire. The shinier and louder, the better. Sigh…
Back to my original thought. Firemen. Yummy. Even the most boring looking guy in the world automatically becomes drop dead sexy when he dons turnout gear. Those suspendered pants, that shiny coat, the heavy helmet. DELISH. Even more so when they’re shirtless. Like in firefighters calenders. I. Die. I’m drooling at the thought.
Sorry, I had to pick my jaw up off the floor. I’m easily distracted. How could any woman resist a man that is brave (or crazy) enough to rush into a burning building when everyone else is running OUT of it? Speaking of crazy, it really is a special kind of loony that makes you want to go against every human instinct.
But damned if its not the sexiest thing of all time. Seriously. For those of you who don’t believe me, imagine a guy walking out of the smoke covered in dirt, soot and sweat, and smelling like a campfire (and then imagine having to wash those clothes…it’ll knock any fantasy flat on its butt). Envision, if you will, a strong, solid man carrying a small child or kitten.
Okay, forget the child/kitten scenario. But still. The first thing I do after the Fireman gets home from a blaze (after triple checking that he’s still in one piece and burn free), is SMELL him. (Mom, if you’re reading this, it could get awkward for us…) Really though, its the best smell in the world after the best feeling knowing that he’s okay. Plus he looks scrumptious in his turnout gear.
And that, my friends, is why I will always and forever love firemen and all they stand for. Because what says “I’m sexy” more than that kitten scenario? (Sidenote: the Fireman actually did have to rescue a cat from a tree once…) It’s just plain hot.
Remember to thank your local firemen next time you see them, either with cookies, a handshake, or a big ole kiss. Its what I do! Its for the good of the community, right?