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Monday, January 31, 2011

Old Fools Journal: Beautiful Day or I was going to hang myself this morning but it was too nice a day.

Going out.
Coming in.

Riding a bike while making a video is not easy. This old dude is not near as grumpy as he looks. 73 degrees F but still in a flannel shirt. First time I have had jeans on in at least two years. I, like a lot of old men, do not find them so comfortable now. I have had these since they were new. I think I bought them in seventy something.
Unloading crew. You can tell it is warm. It is the first time in two months she has not been layered up. She brought me a Twinky and I brought her a bag of "mints in dark chocolate".
I stopped and payed homage to this old radio/record player. Makes me sad that I cannot salvage everything. I just do not have a dry place to put it. I suppose I could bust it up for kindling but I would feel guilty.
Found on the road. All will be sorted into the appropriate boxes until needed.
Birds eye view when they are on a bombing run. I can just hear them now "let's shit on that thing".
Mustache and ponytail flying in the wind. You can tell I have been indoors a lot as I have turned quite pink.

I hope that can hold me for a week as more dreariness, rain and wind starts tomorrow and will probably last until the end of time. I put the rope away but I know where it is.


Emmy said...


I certainly hope that the weather stays nice for you, especially if that's what is keeping you from suicide! We need our blogging philosopher :)

Oldfool said...

Emmy do not worry. Although I am not opposed to suicide I am not really inclined in the direction.

Diane-Sage Whiteowl said...

LOVE the quote by George Carlin, so true!
I am too also glad you went for a bike ride instead of hanging yourself. Nice pics!

PaddyAnne said...

I like that bike. Regarding your white target-zone hat, I had a number of horses while growing up. If you went out to the barn in a dark shirt, they would hardly look at you, but if you went out in a white tee-shirt they would come up and blew their nose on you, like you were one big kleenex.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Looking good there Old Fool. Looks like that bike could carry a lot of cargo.

Johann Rissik said...

Great post.
I was in a similar space yesterday, but a few hours at the Church of Two Wheels and it passed.
"Four wheels move the body, two wheels transport the soul". Here was some transport!

Littlefoot said...

Great always. Thanks for the self-pics/vid.

Do us all a favor and put that rope in the wood stove/heater.

Bigfoot & Lilfoot here

Gwen Buchanan said...

OF, I sure am glad you and your sense of humor are in this world... Thank you for expressing yourself.. You made my day!!!

Great quote at the top... I loved and still love George Carlin ... I believe humor is one of the highest forms of intelligence.... that's why I love coming here...

Bobclops said...

Nice to see you are still blogging and going strong.
I still have a year or two before I can get much interaction with "My Princess", She is only two and already has an attitude like her mother.

Amen to the George Carlin quote! It's a gem.

Wartime Housewife said...

That is one hell of a bike Old Fool and I love that you filmed yourself riding it. My father used to place his cine camera on the dashboard of his Cortina and film the roads as he drove along them. Fantastic.

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