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Friday, March 4, 2011

Old Fools Journal: Dickmas Eve

Dick, short for Dickie, being the nickname my mother gave me makes tonight Dickmas eve. It was the only mean thing she ever did to me. I expect it will be like any other night filled with wine drinking and revelry or something like that.

Yesterday was library day but I fucked off instead. Today is thrift store day but I am one day behind so I went to the library today. I can go to the Thrift Store tomorrow. I don't mind being thought of as weird but I do not want to be thought of as purposely stupid so I drove my 24 year old car using $3.25 (that is three dollars and twenty five cents boys and girls) a gallon gasoline. The stupid never know they are stupid that is why they are called stupid. If I wanted to purposely be thought of as stupid I could belt my pants around my thighs. I really wanted to ride my bike but it is raining and windy so not wanting to appear too stupid I drove. I realize that driving two miles for those trivial reasons is stupid in itself but whatever. Wet and miserable was not acceptable as long as I had spare change in my pocket. The alternative would be do nothing and sit on the money I would save while it gets worth less and less. I drove but I licked my lips while I did it so as to get the most out of it.

I brought home "America"-the book and "Earth"-the book by Jon Stewart and "Leviathan" by Scott Westerfield. I also brought two movies "Time Bandit" and "the Chronicles of Narnia" so expect nothing productive from me this weekend. Tomorrow being Dickmas you should not anyway.

While I am on the subject I watched the "Finding Neverland" last week for the second time. It was just as good as the first time and I shed another bitter/sweet tear. It is about the creator of Peter Pan. If you are a hard hearted old bastard then forget it but if you do not mind having your innermost tender feelings tweaked a bit this ought to do it.

My computer is showing signs of old age and so is my backup so I ordered a new one. Another refurbished one. A little tiny thing. It is hard to believe how cheap usable PCs are now. I will be tending to that heartache next week. I can not believe I am actually doing this before the old one started letting the magic smoke that makes it work out. That is so out of character. Maybe I am getting a little wiser as I get older. Nah.

My birthday present to me is a new cheap Pakistani made Kilt in the Wallace tartan. Wallace was the last name of my deceased step-son. He was a good guy that loved life and made others love life which is what got him killed. In his name I am supporting something for the Pakistani to do besides kill each other for Allah. Life is not fair but it is still good.

I will be making a few adjustments to this kilt and some major changes. I would have made it myself but I cannot buy the material for what I paid for the kilt. It will do.

At 0245 in the morning I will have completed 72 orbits of Sol outside my mothers body. I imagine that 72 years ago right about now mom was not feeling all that good.

More about this tomorrow if I am able.

23 comments:

Jon said...

Happy Dickmas, my friend!

I agree with you about the movie. A little water leaked from my orbs, when I saw it.

Oldfool said...

Jon. I hope you are feeling well. I just read about your encounter with a murderous pickup truck driver.

anniekatherine said...

Merry Dickmas, good sir.
My daddy is also a Dickie. Despite the turmoil I can see the name causing, I think it's cute.

John Romeo Alpha said...

Merry Dickmas, you older fool.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Happy Birthday or Dickmas. BTW my Mom nicknamed me Dicky. She used a y instead of an ie. :-)

Gunnar Berg said...

72 doesn't seem so old now does it? Have another good year.

PaddyAnne said...

Happy BDay! Will we be able to see a pic of you with the kilt on ?

rlove2bike said...

Happy Birthday! ! This was a great post. You had me laughing out loud. I was at a high school basketball game tonight so when I read your line on belting and stupid, I couldn't help but laugh. :-)

Johann Rissik said...

Happy Dickmas from the southern tip of Africa. Great to hear you firing on all cylinders.

limom said...

bon anniversaire!
Or something like that.

urbandon (Don Pezzano) said...

Happy birthday- hope you have many, many more.All the best.

Steven Cain said...

Happy Birthday Boss.

Ben in Texas said...

I echo the greetings from the others. You do know the alternative to NOT having this day roll around in your life?

I will have my day the 17th but mine is a measly 65th. And my oldest buddy's day falls just two weeks later so we will get together and reminisce together I reckon

Rest easy my Friend.

Dani said...

Dickmas Day wishes to you Louisiana from Cape Town - hope it's a goodie / happy / merry :-)

Pic of the kilt would be good...

Gwen Buchanan said...

add my Happy Dickmas day to you too... sounds like we were up to some of the same things.
my best.

Steve A said...

By NOW, 72 years ago, mom was feeling really good, if a bit sore, you "even older fool."

Give SWMBO a smooch and lift a glass...

frann said...

Happy Dickmas. I used to know a man with your name but his last name was Payne! I am ordering the movie from Netflix now..

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Oldfool! I do enjoy your thoughts...Enjoy your day!

Sue said...

A Happy Great one to my favorite Big Brother Love ya, Lil'Sis

Shadowmoss said...

Happy Birthday. And good on you for being pre-emptive (however it's spelled) on the computer. I have been thinking that I should do backups on the ones around here, and when I turned on the one I use as a scanning station it went belly up. I tried and tried to get an image I could use to get the documents off it, but while the drive spins the bad spot on the drive is near the boot sector. No love. So now it is restored to a 3 mo old image, life could be worse. There will be an external drive constantly hooked to it from now on and things will be backed up.

Melanie said...

Happy birthday a little late! I am behind on my reading. My youngest, Veronica, shares your March 5th birthday!

Oldfool said...

Thanks to all.
Melanie if I should live until my next birthday please include me in Veronicas birthday celebration. I just live around the corner.
To all you other fools you do not know how much and there is no way to convey how much I care about what you say. I know who you are and pay attention to what you do. I would be happy to be in the company of any.
Now you know for sure I am an oldfool.

Melanie said...

Well I hope to meet my neighbor before next year. 4th of July we usually have a big bbq at our house. will let you know!