March 24, 2009

"I look up, waiting for my friend, the one infused with love. There she is. See the tip of her blond head?"

"Oh, but wait, there’s another couple in love. Wow. It’s everywhere."

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I love kissing in public. Come on, everyone! Do it today! Do it until somebody yells "Get a room!"

38 comments:

amba said...

Have you always loved it? Or just now?

It makes people who aren't in love feel really, really bad. (Unless their hope springs a little more immediately than eternal.) I hope that's not one of its attractions.

Ann Althouse said...

I don't feel bad when I see other people are happy! I am reminded of the value of good things, even if I myself have lost them.

I will say that public kissing should be done in an aesthetically pleasing way. For example, no tongue exposure.

AllenS said...

When I leave the house today at 11:00 I'm going to the hospital to have a Lyme disease test. I don't think I'll kiss anybody at the hospital, they might be sick.

I'm A Feline said...

She pressed her lips to mind.
—a typo

How many years I must have yearned
for someone’s lips against mind.
Pheromones, newly born, were floating
between us. There was hardly any air.

She kissed me again, reaching that place
that sends messages to toes and fingertips,
then all the way to something like home.
Some music was playing on its own.

from “The Kiss” by Stephen Dunn

dbp said...

My wife and I are both working from home today. I shall make a point to kiss in public when we either go out to lunch, or take a walk with the dog. We can't do both--we only have an hour.

MadisonMan said...

Everyone is waiting!

Trooper York said...

Holy tonsil hockey Batman!

Mandy is really gonna lose her shit over this one!

Meade said...

For example, no tongue exposure.

1:45 - 3:30

PatCA said...

Oh, spring. Oh, love. We all feel it, even in California.

traditionalguy said...

I recall a day I was teaching my wife to play golf. She is very alert to details, and she would press down any cleat marks on the green in the line of her putt. Then she began to step on the edge of the cup too, which would depress it. I tactfully advised her that "pressing the lip" would be seen as cheating if we played with others. That shocked her, and now she likes to joke about how much she enjoys pressing the lip. It must be a female thing.

George said...

now I know why you are looking so much cuter lately-

Diana Krall - The Look of Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNp79hF-xZw

Paul Zrimsek said...

"Tip" isn't really a word that belongs with "head", unless you're Zippy.

Tara van Brederode said...

I'm with you, Ann...though even better than public kissing is the look people who love each other have as they approach one another to embrace or kiss after an absence (this can be lovers or friends or parents and children--it doesn't matter). I wish Americans kissed on both cheeks as a greeting too.

It's why I can watch the beginning and end of the movie "Love Actually" over and over again. That's such a sweet feeling...reunion.

Christy said...

I rather soured on PDAs when I realized that one lover only acted lovey dovey when we were around his "other" crowd to ward off comments in front of me about his other girlfriend.

madawaskan said...

Look Althouse-

You're really pissing me of.

You know I start to tell people about this blog...

And, you can only go on for about two minutes before you realize you sound like your grandma when she went senile and thought her soap operas were real.

So ya, thanx.

Gahrie said...

Oh please tell me you aren't going all sterotypical female, giddy with love.

Next you are going to tell us you walk around girlishly gigggling all the time now.....

Pull yourself together woman!

Ann Althouse said...

Would it help to remind you that I don't want a wedding?

William said...

To see a nearly perfect woman break into a sudden, ecstatic smile just because you have come into her field of vision is one of those things that make the game worth the candle. Public kissing is kind of ostentatious. Never wear a Rolex while doing volunteer work at the the soup kitchen. Cheap feels under the table are kind of cool and help cement the bond.

Trooper York said...

I think public kissing is great but public breast cupping always brings a squeal and a loving smack from your girl and a smile to every dude who sees it and wishes he had the balls to do it to his lady. Just sayn'

JAL said...

Would it help to remind you that I don't want a wedding?

Well, darn. Even over at Roy's place there was speculation there might be a drunk blogged wedding.

I don't even drink. But some of the drunk blogging during the election was hilarious.

Mmmmm.

Robert said...

Okay, when are we going to see "The Althouse Guide to Manners"? Emily Post for the new millenium:

1. Men should not wear shorts in public.

2. Public kissing, if carried on in a restrained manner is not only permissible, but should be encouraged.

I invite more regular readers to contribute to this future best seller.

By the way, I believe Ms. Althouse's attitude about shorts is based in part upon the climate of her native land. SHE may think khacki pants are cool enough, but has she spent a summer in seed corn country?

Robert said...

Khaki, for gosh sakes.

former law student said...

I don't want a wedding

Even a five minute exchange of vows in a clerk's office is a wedding. In the professor's place I would invite my kids and my best friend to witness it, then have a party (so that my friends could welcome my spouse) at a later time.

Trooper York said...

Now public ass rubbing can be done is a suitably subtle and discreet manner so it is appropriate in such diverse areas as the bookstore and the classroom.

However public nipple tweaking must wait for the proper moment.
Unless it is you girl doing it to you. Then everyone just laughs.

Life is unfair sometimes.

Peter V. Bella said...

Would it help to remind you that I don't want a wedding?

Then you and Meade are just going to have to get married and blog about it afterward. But the advice will keep coming until the deed is done.

Now Troop, about that party...

Paul Zrimsek said...

One of life's little paradoxes is that if you're in a position to get a PDA you don't need your Palm any more.

former law student said...

Z-man: Good one!

TitusLuvsLifeEveryLifeEvenaMosquito said...

I think everyone should fuck in public.

Go out and fuck in public today.

Let's start a revolution.

TitusLuvsLifeEveryLifeEvenaMosquito said...

I am going to make out with the rare clumbers today and see what kind of reaction we get.

I don't think there is anything wrong with cupping a breast in public either. As a matter of fact I recommend it. What's the big deal?

Or going down on someone when they are driving. That is hot and should be done by all drivers...if they are hot.

TitusLuvsLifeEveryLifeEvenaMosquito said...

What I don't want to see though is gays showing any type of public affection. That is just wrong and gross. Yuck.

Or dykes on bikes with their titties hanging out for the world to see. Disgusting.

TitusLuvsLifeEveryLifeEvenaMosquito said...

If two really hot girls want to make out in public I am ok with that though, but who isn't?

John Stodder said...

When I was 16, my first girlfriend and I were kissing at my high school, laying on the grass outside the principal's office. We were told to stop and threatened with discipline if we were caught doing it again.

This is one of at least four awesome kissing in public moments in my life, with four different women, two of whom I married. Really, the better word for it would be "making out in public." I reflect so happily on these moments. I remember every detail. When you're kissing someone in public, heedless to your surroundings or any possible sense of embarrassment, it means you are really, really in love with them. You are experiencing the "love is a drug" moment. It eventually is replaced by something equally good, but less crazed. But that's okay. The shared memory of when you just wanted to smash your face into their face, you loved them so much, is like a booster rocket for the relationship.

TitusLuvsLifeEveryLifeEvenaMosquito said...

Speaking of lesbians I think Portia de Rossi is going through a phase.

TitusLuvsLifeEveryLifeEvenaMosquito said...

I vividly remember this couple who would make out after school. I was in elementary school and they were in high school. Their names were Penny and Joe. All the little elementary school kids in my neighborhood would watch everyday as they kissed after school. I lived right across from the school and loved watching them.

I wonder where Penny and Joe are now?

traditionalguy said...

Can a Kissing Trees Cafe be far behind? We know how much AA likes the tall trees. Trees need love too.

PatCA said...

O hope you let Sir Archy down easy. :)

Let's see some pictures of Meade!

RLB_IV said...

"Would it help to remind you that I don't want a wedding?"

What does Meade want in this matter?
He said Aug 1, if the kids could be there with you on that date. Whatever you two decide, go for it...
And... blessings to you both

Kev said...

Would it help to remind you that I don't want a wedding?

If you happen to change your mind, remember that you have a bandleader among your commenters. The distance thing isn't necessarily an issue...