Posts Categorized: Clothing

Admitting it’s time to retire

Most people don’t end up in situations like me. I was fired during the financial crisis, found no one wanted to hire me, rolled the dice on the stock market and ended up retired. That’s what we call “retrospectively lucky”. Still, even now, I find it hard admitting it’s time to retire. In this case,… Read more »

Blueberry sneakers

I’m sure I’ve mentioned before (and after more than 1,000 posts, probably more than once) how much my shopping habits have changed. Yes, Amazon has been a big part of that transformation, but I was buying off bidding sites like eBay and Qbid and whatnot long before my introduction to the megazoid that is Amazon…. Read more »

Shopping for disaster

I was never a Boy Scout, but, darned it I don’t seem stuck on that one oft-repeated motto. By now, regular readers know my background, but for the remote possibility of a stray newbie accidentally landing here while lost in cyberspace, here’s the short version: I live alone, no pets, no kids, no visitors except… Read more »

The shirts on my back

I’m a colorful character. It started when I was little, making drawings in crayon, then graduating over the years to colored pencils and art markers. As much as I enjoy pencil drawing, I’ve always had a strong affinity for color art. It’s not much of a leap to see how that color bled into my… Read more »

That’s easy!

Having finally graduated to Hermit – Junior Class, one thing that becomes immediately apparent is I better be doing the shopping myself if I want any holiday presents. Unlike Brave Sir Robin, however, I know the answer to the questions three, and both my quest and my favorite color come into  play. Owing to the… Read more »

What a difference an hour makes

Finally, a hole in the weather after a week’s worth of unprecedented torrential rains. “Unprecedented”? In December; in South Florida? You betcha! The skies remained mean and the forecast grim, but I intended to “cheat” Mom Nature as much as I could by squeezing in whatever mileage I could get after being knocked off my… Read more »

Lace me up

Time for another in my series of blogs about evil clothing items. Okay, maybe not really a series. I guess two blogs is not enough to call a series. So, let’s just call it the follow-on to my previous diatribe on annoying clothing items. Today’s outrage is over shoelaces. Specifically, shoelaces that are too long…. Read more »

Hair today, hairier tomorrow

The Great North American Baseball Road Trip gave me many ideas, not all of them related to baseball or writing. A number of my “learnings” related to my appearance.  I’ve already written about my clothing challenges.  Another idea that has sprung from the trip is what to do with my hair. I mentioned I was… Read more »