Shy Never Got Me Anywhere

MV5BMTUzMjM5NzAyMl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODEwOTIzNw@@._V1_SX640_SY720_[1]When I was a freshman at university one course I took was Biology. I hated Biology.. Except I looked forward to every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:30, the times for my biology lecture or lab.

And as you might guess, it was because of a woman. I was kind of lonely my freshman year, certainly the first term. I missed the girl friends I had had in high school. Particularly one special one who was a year younger than me. She would occasionally come to my university to visit that term, and I went a couple of times to where her older brother was at college to meet. But it just wasn’t the same.

And there was this girl in Biology. She was a dead ringer for Katharine Ross. You know, quiet, laid back, brunette goddess Katharine Ross from The Graduate and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid fame. I was nuts over Katharine Ross, as any red blooded American teenager would have been.  Her dark haired beauty, long tresses,  and understated smouldering sexuality were pretty riveting.

So Biology Hottie was always on my mind on Tuesdays and Thursdays. But I was much too shy to do anything about it. Out of the corner of my eye I would watch her, and I could tell she was also watching me. In lab, we never sat together, but always exchanged smiles and looks. But never words.

Had it been a year later, I am certain she would have been a regular visitor to my bedroom. Because the next year I learned how to jettison my timidity. I may get to those stories some time. I hope to.

I took the year after Freshman year off and learned oh so much. That year was a lab of its own … for learning the inner workings of the female of your species.

When I returned to campus a year later I kept an eye out for Biology Hottie. My whole 3 years back I never saw her once. Because if I had …. well, you know … And being so shy, I never knew her name, not even her first name. So all my skills of internet search are useless in trying to find this beauty who got away.

So being shy never got me anywhere. That’s why I’m not shy around women any more. I think it’s time to watch Butch, Sundance, and Etta again don’t you think?.

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8 thoughts on “Shy Never Got Me Anywhere

  1. Wow, I’d forgotten about Katharine Ross. (Wonder what she looks like today?) being a female of the species I had my eyes trained on Paul and Robert during that movie, not on Katharine. Obviously Biology class inspired you, though, if you took a year off to do some independent study….

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  2. The Graduate has been on my mind lately, too, but for other reasons. Used to adore Katharine Ross here, especially when she starts crying in the strip club. But of late I’m suddenly drawn to the insane sex appeal of Anne Bancroft in this movie.

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    • The Graduate is such a superb movie (and book) on so many different levels. Indeed Anne Bancroft is incredibly hot. I love the scene in the initial hotel room encounter (“Wood or wire? They have both”) as she calmly vents her frustration with Benjamin and hangs up her dress. And Buck Henry (co-screenwriter too!) is oh so funny as the front desk clerk

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