I don’t write much about me due to a few reasons. One is some stuff is too darn personal to write about, some is just not worth talking about and not a lot of people really wanna read “Hey I got a haircut, and it’s only a quarter of an inch long”? I mean there is not a lot of styling that goes into hair that is shorter than our dear leader’s attention span is it?
In any case a full head of close cropped hair is fun to feel, or so I have been told.
And this also brought to my mind this girl who used to work at a local coffee shop back in
So that day I showed up for coffee and she says “Nice haircut”.
I said “Thanks”
She said “Do you mind if I run my hand over it”.
“Sure” I said.
She reached over the counter and did her thing with it. She told me she loved doing that. It just felt nice.
Happened again at the NY dinner that I went to. It used to be shorter than what you can see (picture in this post)
The coffee shop closed sadly enough, cuz a Dunkin Donuts had opened next door and had sucked up all it’s customers. So this mom and pop place got run out of business. Folks can argue that customers decided that Dunkin Donuts place was better. Maybe it was, but I enjoyed the fact that this place used to have cool world music playing and a sense of personal service (No, I don’t mean the girl behind the counter dammit.. ;-)) The coffee I thought was better as well.
I was always impressed by the girl behind the counter too. She worked three jobs, some nights she danced at "the bar" in New Haven, she worked in a hospice and then the coffee shop and she always had so much energy and was always charming and got a smile out of me and my buddies. I remember the day when my car broke down and she happened to be driving in the opposite lane, she stopped to help and get the car started.
While reading Lotus’s blog last month and watching *A*’s reading habits, made me realize how much I have been missing out on reading books. So that’s been the latest thing with me. Most of the weekday reading comes on the train. Well I usually snooze, but I cut out some of that so I can read.
I really feel good about it. It feels sort of empowering in a way. Better than watching mindless crap on the Teevee or playing Madden NFL 07 on the PC eh? But it’s not just a game, football even simulated as a video game is all about chess. You are always trying to outthink the AI or an opponent playing online.
I have also been reading about Modigli’s battle to keep herself motivated to work out and lose weight. I guess different buttons get pushed with different folks. My motivation is staying in shape, some might call it an obsession or my bowing to my narcissist streak ;). But I do identify with her, there are some days when the prospect of changing in to work out clothes and going down to the exercise room is extremely daunting. The rare day or so I have felt beaten up enough to not want to do it. I work out 4-5 days a week and also run on weekends. Ya I am nuts.
I feel the same way about some of the exercises I have to do to keep the rest of my right leg muscles in shape to compensate for the torn ACL. They aren’t long but are easier to do. There is one I do while I am waiting for my train. It involves closing my eyes and standing on one foot for a full minute. As I lose part of my sense of balance by closing my eyes, I move and the muscles in the leg get a work out as I try to keep myself from falling. I usually stand next to the railing on the platform for support..just in case.
I wonder what some of the other commuters think about this strange guy standing on one foot with eyes closed. If I ever get asked gonna tell them it is some mystical eastern stuff, that gives me peace of mind. ;-)
BTW think that one leg routine is easy to do?
Go ahead try it, even better try doing it standing on a pillow placed on the floor. All those muscles in your leg get some serious workout. It took me a few days to get to a minute.
And This One Is Gonna Upset Maggie
who is a big Santa fan. Image courtesy of the site on the pic.
And go read her latest post, it touched me and she does write well too!