It’s a rainy Wednesday, hump day, and I’m bored. This morning I spent 2 hours in the chair at the dentist’s office having the rest of my upper teeth repaired. I’m pleased with the work, I think they look fucking great. It’s such a nice thing to look in the mirror and not see any blemishes on my teeth! They’re all pearly white, well as white as they’re gonna be for someone who consumes lots of coffee and smokes. I do whiten them periodically, and after my deep cleaning/scaling is done I will have them professionally whitened to finish everything off. I’m super happy that I decided to tackle this task now, before summer, and get it all done right.
If I could go back in time and talk to my 18 yr old self I would stress two things about physical care – take care of your damned teeth, brush a lot and floss and see the dentist regularly. Secondly I would tell myself to take care of my feet. Feet take a beating, and mine have been through a lot – to include ill fitting combat boots in the early 1980’s, when you didn’t get to wear running shoes to do PT in the Army, you wore your combat boots and your uniform, except for your outer top shirt. You ran like you would if you were in a combat situation, not like you were on vacation and running for pleasure!
I laugh when I see soldiers doing PT now in their fancy workout clothes, matching shorts and T-shirts, and running shoes/sneakers. Like the enemy isn’t going to stop and wait for your ass to get changed! I believe in training in the same type of gear that you would be wearing in a real life situation. I’m sure that they changed it, a while after I was enlisted, because of all of the foot problems caused by running long distance day after day in those old style Army-issued combat boots. The boots were STIFF leather, mass produced for efficiency – not geared for comfort at all. They had no interior support or comfort what-so-ever. The boots were made for one thing, for a soldier to wear on his/her feet. We would put them on and wear them into the shower and do squats to break the leather in a little bit. Everyone got blisters and sores from them. I ended up with bone spurs / calcium deposits on the TOPS of both of my feet from them. The condition has never really hindered me or given me any kind of problem, other than it’s tough to pull on cowboy style boots over them. But it looks a little weird. After basic training was over I bought a pair of jump boots. They were after-market black boots that we were allowed to wear if we chose to buy them ourselves. Man, I LOVED those fucking boots. I had them the entire time I was in, and when I was with the training unit in Virginia at the end of my tour I had put metal “taps” on them so that the trainees could hear me coming down the hall. I thought it was only fair to warn them a little! lol. When I finished my tour, and I knew I wasn’t going to continue with the Army, I passed those boots on to a young female soldier who had really admired them, and who they would fit. She was very proud to have those awesome boots. It makes me smile even today to fondly remember the boots, the times I had wearing them, and the passing on of them….cool memories.
So I have about had it with this longer hair crap. I’ve been keeping it like thisBut really want to go back to my shorter cut for the summer, like this. Ok, so arranging those two photos was a bitch, hope they look ok. I just took the one with longer hair a few minutes ago. The dog scratched me in the lip and chin, so my face is a bit of a mess today, but you get the idea. What do you think folks? Longer or shorter for the summer?
I miss my barber, Johnny. He was cutting my hair for a few years, but he got himself back into some trouble, and disappeared from the barber shop. I tried going to the other barbers there, but none were as cool or accepting of me as Johnny was. We would sit and talk about women, sports, fishing and that sort of stuff. He was well aware of my sexuality and that I am Butch. He knew how I liked my hair cut, edged in and shaved up. I miss that. I’ve been just going to Supercuts, I figure they really can’t mess it up too badly at this length, if they do I’ll just go have it shaved up at he barbershop and start over. I don’t mind it a little long on top, just not as long as it is right now. Anyway, this Saturday I am going to get it cut, and I’m waffling between going to the barber shop or going to Supercuts. Barbershop is $14., Supercuts is $24. which makes NO sense to me.
I love it when I see the “men’s” cut at $10 less than the “women’s” cut….like your genitals determine what they are going to charge you? I think it should be based on hair length. Longer hair, more money – because it obviously takes more time and labor. Short hair less, and crew cuts should be no more than $12. in my opinion. I always tip too, at least $3. I figure that’s good for the 20 minutes it takes to cut my hair. I never have them wash or dry it, I take a shower and wash my hair before I go so that I show up with a nice clean head for them to work on. Generally when I have my hair cut I also get my eyebrows waxed. Sometimes not at the same establishment. Supercuts is always good for getting that done, so that adds $10 to the price of my spiff up. I think that it would be cool to have a barbershop that offered waxing and manicures. The one that I used to frequent, Boston Barbers, had a pool table and a tattoo studio…I used to talk with Johnny about opening up a more upscale barbershop for us more masculine people of the world, where we could be comfortable getting things like waxings done, and manicures. I won’t go to those foo foo places to get a manicure, but I’d really like to have one. Currently I do my own manicuring every few days here at home.
Guess this blog has turned into a “grooming” blog for today. My mind just wanders and this is where I ended up today. Personal grooming is important. It’s important to always look your best, so that you also feel your best. I know that for me if I am looking good, then I am feeling good. When I’m down I don’t give a shit how I look. I try to not get to that point. I’ve been on a roll lately with getting my teeth spruced up. Now on to the haircut and maybe a couple new pairs of jeans and some new shirts this weekend! I could use a clothes shopping trip for sure. I’ll be one sharp looking Butch…maybe I’ll attract me a new femme….hey, it could happen!!!
We are approaching the 100 day mark for Old Orange Ass in the White House. The last two weeks have been completely chaotic across the board. He’s scrambling to make SOMETHING happen before Saturday. He’s trying to beat the clock now, and I’m just afraid that he will do something irreparable like start World War III with Noth Korea, China and Russia. He’s signing executive orders one after another, dismantling everything good that he can possibly destroy. He’s gone hard after the environment and ANY protections for it. From allowing coal companies to dump waste directly into rivers, to allowing endangered species to now be hunted. He’s put a bill forward to close the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) completely. The guy doesn’t BELIEVE in science or scientific proof / data. That is very sad for the hard working scientists, like my niece, who are working to find disease cures, sustainable methods of fishing, air and water protections, etc. Orange Ass would rather have our country as polluted as China is, with no regulations, where you can just dump raw waste off into the environment. I say we start by dumping it right in Mar a Lago, on his golf course! I am still so fucking angry that this asshole is our POTUS. And I am very disappointed in my government for continuing to allow him to remain in office, despite his flagrant self-promotion and range of illegal activities.
Our country is very divided. There are those who think that Orange Ass has done a good job thus far. Then there are the rest of us. He has done nothing. All he has done is sign the multitude of executive orders. He is trying like hell to run the USA like a dictatorship. He doesn’t want the courts even to tell him when something he does or wants to do, is wrong. He thinks that the judges work for him! It’s fucking astonishing how stupid the man is, and how stupid those guiding him are too.
I make damned sure that I read up every day on what he and his cronies are doing in DC. I watch the news every night and try to keep up. Right now he’s busy telling everyone the 100 day thing doesn’t matter, that he’s done “great” things for America already. he says he is “bigger than 9/11″….omfg…yes, he said that. He “congratulated” a soldier for losing his leg in Afghanistan, yes, congratulated him…not said thank you for your sacrifice or anything like that, but “congratulations” for earning a Purple Heart. Sick Fuck. He is just totally clueless. He wants to cut corporate taxes by 20%….which will please all of his rich buddies, and his own companies, but do nothing for the other 99% of America. And he’s using all of this stuff to try to distract us from the fact that her is STILL BEING INVESTIGATED FOR COLLUDING WITH THE RUSSIANS!
Rant over. I sure can get myself wound up about this guy and his destruction machine.
Cooking myself some frozen French bread pizzas for dinner tonight. My mouth is slightly sensitive, but I think I can eat them alright. If not, Nola loves pizza so she and Lulu will have a little pizza snack! You all have a great night!