This morning I had to go down to our local B.J.'s (a heckuva name for a wholesale warehouse wouldn't you say?) to order new glasses. My standard, day to day glasses had become foggy because the coating wore off. Wow, that was a long sentence.
Beady eyed and bagged out (bags under my eyes), I plopped myself down on the main thoroughfare of B.J.'s and took advantage of their 60% off sale (wait a minute, didn't they just have that sale a few months ago)?
|Getting fitted by "Bruce" for my new progressive 60% off glasses|
I needed new glasses because the coating had worn off my regular, Around-the-House Glasses. I wear different glasses to work - the Lenscrafters progressive lenses $400 glasses. I also wear my full top false teeth. Have to look my (phony) best you know for the guests. No Falling Apart Old Gay Guy Displayed Behind the Front Desk here.
I lucked out and walked right into a 60% "Nor'easter Five-Day Sale". Something to drum up business at B.J.'s on this wind and rain swept nor'easter day. For the past three days, the wind has been howling and near Noah's Ark rain in these parts. This morning on the news they had a report on power lines down in Greenville, South Carolina.
|Sure does look like my brother John's street in Greenville, South Carolina|
I looked at the picture and could swear that it was the street my brother lives on. Although he wouldn't want me swearing, being a Southern Baptist pastor and all (another whole story which I won't go into here at this site . . . again . . . because I think my previous statements have already alienated me from him and his family - see I do have SOME control).
I sat like a good boy and got measured for my glasses then I was off for a little shopping. You think I would go to B.J. and not INDULGE? I am a born shopper although I have to admit in the past five years or so the shopping addiction was loosened its grip on my psyche (thank God and I'm not even religious).
I needed to get some more of that delicious spicy carrot hummus. And my luck was further extended when I discovered that there was a new stocking of Panera soup, Autumn Squash and Loaded Potato Soup. Big Whoop! I've been making my own soup (black bean and delicious by the way) but having LOTS of gas. Serious gas so much so that at times I felt like I should bottle that gas to fuel my car.
On the way out . . . . wait . . . . what was that? Christmas decorations? Well, I'll be! Oh yes Virginia, Christmas decorations and we're only into October three days. Well folks, this year we're making some changes here at Casa Tipton-Kelly. I'm cutting way back on my Christmas cards. No sixty to seventy-five cards will be mailed out of this same sex married household. I was seriously thinking of mailing NO Christmas cards but relented a bit out of respect for long-time old friends to let them know I'm still alive. For all others, check me off of "You mailed me a Christmas card so I have to mail you one back" list. Ain't happening this year folks. No disrespect.
I'm not doing Halloween this year either. Again, just not into it. I used to love all these holidays (Thanksgiving too) but I just don't do them anymore. Not that I have anything against them. These days we just prefer to coast along in our regular, comfortable routine thank you.
|Gay (former) neighbors Don and Al (Al now deceased as so many of my friends) - Halloween 2007 - almost ten years ago! Where does the time go?|
On the way home we drove into my now deceased (September 2014) friend's place off of Anderson Corner Road outside of Georgetown. Oh the times we used to have there. We called it "The Ranch." Many a times in the late 70's and 80's we whooped it up on many a weekend. If that double-wide could talk. Some of my blog followers might never return to this blog.
|Me cutting my birthday cake at my 39th birthday party at "The Ranch" - check out the cigarette and drinks abounding -|
Ah well, I've rambled on enough today. If I remember the dream I had at my three hour nap this afternoon I'll tell you all about it. Three hour nap you say? On a windy, rainy day like today I nap for hours. HOURS! Probably won't be able to sleep tonight now. Oh well.