Virgil, thanks for giving me the link This gave me a good old belly chuckle.
Oh my god! that was so funny Virgil! its definitely one for the Funny thing happened on the way to the forum thread! poor guy!
Haha!! Thanks for telling me about that, Virgil. I did enjoy it!
That's too funny Virg I just stay away altogether from places with punny names.
lolol! hilarious! poor guy!! (P.S. It's - right now at any rate - looking like a week to get to New York. We're in Toronto now.)
Haha, "Cluck-U." Awesome name. I knew a guy who wanted to start a soap store called "Raise the Bar." Funny titles are wicked.
This is hysterical! Damn good story, but the story telling is the best! Love the chicken menu. Not sure which I would have, but I wouldn't be too eager to see my picture on the wall
Hilarious, Virgil! Well written; I laughed and laughed as it built up. I loved the run-down the various chicken choices. The mildest would finish me off. Haha...poor engineer Valens - give him my condolences!
Buddy Guy, You can't teach that.
I got to hear Stevie Ray Vaughn once about four months before he died. It was amazing. Great music, Virg.
I always like being informed of biographies of interesting people through your blog: it's too bad that usually, it's as an obituary. =(
That is you in this picture. something about the picture does not seem right. I keep getting the feeling you are lying against white silk or something, like inside a coffin and you are just dead. It is the way your eyes just seem to be staring. I can't explain it , it freaked me out1
I like the one with your huge dog better, you seem alive and your eyes are kinder and sparklier.
Just my opinion you understand but eeeeeeeeesh, it is scarey.
Thanks for the comments.
Sophia - Hehe, point well taken. Not sure if there is a reltonship with women entering the work force and people not wanting to grow up, ecept perhaps that it has allowed men to not grow into responsibilities.
Mom-H - Good God, I can't believe there are parents like that. But alas I believe it.
Aimus - I understood you don't wear pyjamas in public. But there are some who do, or at least they looks like pajamas.
Skib - Understood. George Will is from a different generation.
I never considered jeans to be such a statement of anything. I like them because if you've never snapped a strand of barbwire and been hit with it, let me tell you- jeans can make the difference between a trip to the hospital and a full work day. Sorry if that was irrelevant- I read the OP more than a few days ago.
But I can see how someone improperly dressed in jeans for a court appearance might not be too impressive.
Virgil I was only half kidding, I don't wear pyjamas outside, but it was actually half serious too in the sense that I do see people walk around in sweatpants and the like, which I find to be slightly disgusting. Unless you are running or doing sports or even in your own home fine, but I find it distasteful to walk around in them during a normal day. Jeans are fine, the classic 501 Levi can look very good in a darker colour or black. I'm not a fan of light coloured jeans or the baggy ones or any type of jeans that make it appear I cannot properly dress myself.
Having said that, I do have two very nice suits, that I on occasion have to wear, but I wouldn't call it something I wear on day to day activities. At home I often change in comfortable clothes, but whenever I have guests or go out, I change into jeans or slacks or the likes.
First of all, my Max just told me that I am the prettiest princess.
I love my jeans and if I could live in denim I would. I think that nothing feels better. And maybe some of the ladies will agree with me when I say that a nice clean pair of jeans on freshly shaven legs is pretty wonderful! It’s just about all I wear and it’s true that for the most part I don’t care what I look like. If I’m tending the farm I don’t even wear clean jeans. I do clean up to go to town, mostly. I get dressed for worship and for times when I have to look professional- when I’m in the schools, doing public speaking, or something with this nonprofit thing I do. It doesn’t bother me to see people in jeans all the time. What bothers me is to see people showing too much skin or wearing clothes that are painted on. I tried on some jeans the other day and the zipper, which was the longest in the shop, wasn’t two inches long. That’s crazy! We shouldn’t have to shave to wear our jeans!
Now about childish grown-ups. I’m so with you! There are a lot of people I went to high school with that are still living like they are in high. They take their kids to their parents on Friday, spend the weekends drunk at loud music parties where they screw everyone and make prank phone calls, and then pick their kids up on Sunday nights. I’m talking about “respectable” people who have professional jobs. I can’t understand it. That’s just one thing. It’s a deep and wide spread problem that reaches way beyond the weekends. I think that the irresponsible spending that has gotten people into trouble, the high divorce rate, and general unhappiness stems from this.
and in the 1950's the expectation for women was that they could become secretaries, dental clerks, bank tellers and kindergarten teachers. But the optimal career choice was to get married and be a homemaker. While I'm not knocking that noble profession, thank goodness things have changed and women have the same career opportunities as men with wage equality etc.
I'm personally tickled pink when I can go to a senior executive meeting in jeans. We get a lot accomplished without worrying about labels and it tends to level the playing field. Just another point of view.