Hey guys! Remember when I told you about slicking your hair with pomade and how cool it was to rock the old-school haircuts of the 40’s and 50’s? Yeah, well…I kinda look like this now…
I guess the lesson here is “don’t get comfortable.” Or maybe “try something different.” Perhaps a better slogan would be “What the fuck did you do to your hair? Don’t you realize that you’re 42 years old, for God’s sake?”
Maybe it’s not about my comfort. Maybe it’s that I enjoy making other people uncomfortable. The problem, for me, is that people are so used to my stupidity that they seldom react with the shock or chagrin that I so desperately love. This hair, for example? People in my stuffy office said “Oh! Cool!”
Bottom line is, I like change. As much as I enjoy old-school style elements and music, I also love vivid surf-themed clothing and punk rock. At Christmastime I’m just as pleased to hear Bing Crosby as I am to hear that one song by the Waitresses. The end of the year is a good time to explore change. I think that’s especially true since (at least here in the tundra of Northern Indiana) the landscape ain’t gonna change much for the next four months. So change it up your self! LIVELY UP YOURSELF, MANG!!
You should! Get that haircut! Read that new novel! Download some new music! Buy some new slacks (or trousers!) Go a little nuts! Damn, it feels GOOD to go a little nuts, and this is the perfect time to do so!
In closing, I would like to share this video of myself being silly with a leaf blower. Carry on.