Saturday, January 28, 2012
Oh.... the thrill of weather proofing & trimming one's beard
Well.... the weather of late has been wet, snowy,slushy, puddly, and well, gosh... it was time to oil up the old boots.
Been getting into reading old books. Found a copy of Robert Heinlein's "Stranger in a Strange Land".... the author's edition, not what was edited for publication in the 60's. Still a good read.
Listening to old music too. Dylan's "John Wesley Harding" old 'Return to Forever'.
It is kinda like taking and old soul, mine, and adding some TLC ... and mink oil, just to keep everying pliable and water repellent.
Had a few drinks with the friday afternoon crowd at Oblio's yesterday. Nick was back from his trip to Florida, on the job, working on boat motors. Had a bit of sun color on his forehead. Said it was in the 80's. Al & Katie stopped. I still want to steal his South Side Ice Yacht club jacket. I think he is starting to take me serious and will not remove it in my presence. Katie said she will bring nut bread next week. Joe is walking more... said he has twenty lbs he would like to lose now that he is retired. Cool said he could lose 180 if he could lose me. Cool is a funny guy.
Went to the Moon this morning for coffee. Aaron's wife was entertaining her two year old. She played peek-a-boo with me for a bite. The laughter of children is the fresh air that streams serene from tall mountains. It was good.
The Jambalaya art collective was having a rummage/art sale to raise some money to pay the heat bill. Got a couple of neat framed prints, some candles and a funky ceramic clown. All of it for under $30. A deal.
And now the day goes on. Must trim the beard. It gets thick and wolly in neglect, as do all things.
.... and then again.....