Gorgeous is out of town. She and the other girls from our small group went down to Fernandina Beach, FL to overnight at a friendâ€™s place. Our friends were out of town so Gorgeous got permission to have a slumber party at their place. Itâ€™s a little weird, I know, but our friends tend to be a trusting lot.
Well us guys got talking about the girlâ€™s road trip and decided we should do something manly while they were gone. So we decided congregate at the biggest TV in the group, order pizzas and watch a manly flick. So after we gorged ourselves on Dominoâ€™s finest, extra meat, we had the â€œI donâ€™t know, what do you want to watchâ€ conversation. We eventually narrowed the field to Master and Commander and Serenity. We finally settled on Serenity because more of us had already seen the other flick. It didnâ€™t much matter to me. I brought both finalists.
Thereâ€™s just something about watching a good manly movie on a big screen with the surround sound really LOUD! The girls just donâ€™t quite seem to appreciate the finer points of actually feeling the explosions rumble in your chest cavity as the sonic pressure squeezes your head until you try to go a little cross-eyed in an attempt to relieve the pressure. Oh, yeah!
I have to remind Gorgeous from time to time of the guyâ€™s perspective: Things that go whoosh and boom are cool. Speed is good. Faster is better. She just shakes her head. Sometimes I get the feeling that her take on that whole thing is that I should just grow up. Canâ€™t really argue much with that.
Anyway sheâ€™s out of town so Iâ€™m a little short on sleep because I have this tendency to stay up too late when sheâ€™s not around. Somehow thereâ€™s just not the same incentive to get in bed when sheâ€™s gone. Go figure.
And itâ€™s shearing day.
I am way overdue for a hair cut. Itâ€™s not so much that my hairâ€™s too long. But the (remarkably few, if I do say so myself) grey ones on the side start to get a little cocky if I donâ€™t keep them in check. It wouldnâ€™t do if I started to look â€œolder.â€ Then people might actually start to get the idea that maybe I should grow up.
Oh, and Iâ€™m starting to get some sideways glances from my neighbors about the lawn. I think I may be the only one on the cul-de-sac that hasnâ€™t cut it yet this season. So I guess Iâ€™ll have to brave the gnats and get that chore done today.
And while Iâ€™m out for shearing Iâ€™m going to swing by and join the Y. Since Iâ€™ve been married my shoulders have effectively fallen to my gut. Something must be done! Gotta hang on to my youth as long as possible you know.
Am I a little vain? Perhaps. But lifeâ€™s too short to get on the express train to the old dirt nap, as my brother in law would say.