Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Just a Fez and a Smile

Sorry about the title. Figured that it might lure a few more people to read today's post. *Hangs head in shame*...I feel so cheap sexy...

Hey, the numbers are down and a guy's gotta do what's necessary (I'm even considering a human sacrifice for next week). Besides, it's only Wednesday. I only do naked on 'Pantsless Friday'.

We were only supposed to reach 9C today but it reached a balmy 14C (58F) by noon. As my old father-in-law would say, "It's shockin' warm" for the first week of April. The boy captured me in a rare moment of focus at the computer. It will be near zero again tomorrow, so I will stow the shorts away for a few weeks. The fez is fashionable year-round (though I will hit it with a waterproof spray before the rainy season).


Rare sighting of the Pale Skinned, Hairy-legged  Booby
 The sudden warmth has melted most of the snow in the back garden. If you look within the shallow pond, you can almost see grass...who am I kidding...it's mostly weeds and moss. But green, nonetheless. Not as green and manicured, though, as entry #8 in Cathy Webster's Knocked Up, Guess the Damned Door Contest! (or words to that effect). Link to contest details here. Those of you who follow the #fridayflash story writers will recognize many of the names who have entered their front door into the contest. Drop by her blog and have a guess. The top three winners will receive a Life on the Muskoka prize package. OK, I'll stop pimping now...

Yeah. You're probably wondering about the surgical mask in the photo above. The warm weather has the boy a mass of dribbles and snots. He's used up about a dozen boxes of tissues in the past week and we send him off to school every day hopped up on Claratin and hormones. Spring is in the air and I'm takin' no chances on catching whatever he's got!

All this contest talk has me thinking that it's nearly been a year since I last held a contest. Hmm...

24 comments:

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

Well isn't that just the laugh 'o the day!!!! OMG, Alan! I blew the photo up right away to see if it was true that you were nekkid in a fez... after my initial disappointment I started to HOWL at the sight of your white legs, black socks, red fez and (WTF) surgical mask!!!!
I thought to myself, "Self, what is WRONG with that man?????"
(I'm still laughing... uproariously.. all by myself...!)
You know what's really funny? That not-so-subtle clue on the top of your silver foxed head - a clue that very few people get! (Since when has Michael Solender worn a fez?????????)
Thanks for the pimpage, bud.
And thanks for the laugh... that is the best laugh I've had all week, I kid you not!!!!

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

Read the cutline again... started fresh laughter... tears rolling... 'booby'... heheheheheheh

Marisa Birns said...

Are those black dress socks? *peers closely* And am so glad you're wearing shorts. Thought it was underwear!

Like your office. That blue file cabinet gives the room a very nice pop of color. :)

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

Marisa (still laughing): Are you kidding me? You're commenting on his DECOR? ROFL

Alan W. Davidson said...

Cathy- Glad that I brightened your week. I'm told that I'm funnier thatn a colonoscopy (and my humour is deeper).

Marisa- Pleased that you like the blue cabinet. Got it coz they didn't have it in black. Thought that if you were going to comment on office decor you would given a shout out for my family crest or photos on the wall, or even my rug.

kathryn said...

Okay, so wait. You're sending the boy off to infect an entire school...but you're protecting yourself? Is that accurate??
Hilarious photo...hilarious post. I'm digging those black socks, dude. And how's anyone supposed to know you're smiling with that surgical mask on your face?
I say, "Man up, Daddy. Embrace the germs." Now if you'll excuse me, I'm grabbing my hand sanitizer...

Laura Eno said...

Sooooo...maybe you should add another photo there...perhaps a shot of the front of your house?
Love the fez with the black socks and face mask!

Laurita said...

Ticking pale skinned, hairy legged booby off my "to see" list.

I'm going to sympathize with the boy on this one, but only because a cold has me going through tissues at an alarming rate. It is the time of year for spring sniffles and allergies. If only I had a fez to keep my head warm...

Danielle Ferries said...

A fez and a mask. I'm thinking you need to add a cloak to the mix.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Huh. That isn't where I thought the fez would be.

Katey said...

You take such good care of your fez. It's touching! (But not like Nat's thinking...)

Everyone is sick right now. My husband has some horrible disease he brought back from the office too. He's all snotty and coughing. Good lord, I need a mask.

And possibly a fez.

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

I've been tied up in the A-Z Challenge! Don't ask. But you fit right in as "F" is for Fez.

I don't think we've reached +14 here in good old saskatoon, but I saw a guy at the bus stop the other day in a pair of shorts just the same.

David Barber said...

Looking goooood, Alan! ;-)

I'll go and check the doors out and look forward to your competition if you come up with one. Cheers!

Alan W. Davidson said...

Kathryn- I'm thinkin'...if we've got to suffer his colds/allergies, then All parents should too. Sanitizer is a good idea (it's meant for use on your hands?)

Laura- Glad that you like 'the look'. I'll give you a hint...my door photo has snow in it...

Laurita- In retrospect, I think I should have called myself 'Red Crested'. I'll lend you the fez, though I hear that bathing in sanitizer works wonders.

Danielle- Fantastic idea! The boy may have one from a halloween costume from years ago. May be a bit small, though. Not sure how much coverage I'll get from it...

Nat- He, he, he...don't think that I didn't give that some thought...but then I'd lose my Family Fun PG rating.

Katey- Har! You wouldn't be saying that if you saw how much dust was on my fez...hope he's on the mend and you can stay germ-free in the T-V household.

Wendy- Oh, I've heard pleny about the A-Z challenge. Today would be 'F is for Freaking Sexy Fez' day...

David- Thank you, sir. Glad to hear a man's opinion about me and my fez. I always welcome contest entries frae the auld country. But give the others a chance this time...do it blindfolded.

Rebecca Emin said...

Hee hee this did make me chuckle! Brilliant.

Tomara Armstrong said...

oOoOO Fez!

I am also pleased to see you sporting my "C" word (from earlier this week) in this photo :-)

I need a Fez, and to catch up on your A to Z posts... sorry for being a slacker
~2

Tomara Armstrong said...

DOH! I thought you were doing A to Z... my bad :-P

Harry said...

I didn't notice the surgical mask until you mentioned it and I expanded the picture. Thought it was your beard. Wish I'd seen this before I made my damn door pics. I think there is a clue here. :)

K.C. Shaw said...

That is a hysterical picture. I like to think of you as always wearing the fez.

Mowing the lawn? Wearing the fez. Attending traffic court? Wearing the fez. Getting a massage? Wearing the fez. You do, don't you?

John Wiswell said...

Didn't even notice the mask in the smaller version. I just assumed it was a digital color beard. Avoid those dribbles, Alan!

Entre Nous said...

Shhh, it's 3 am and my son knows not where his notebook is....

As something in my aura continues to affect all things electrical around me I really NEEDED to come here for a chuckle, the Pale-Skinned Hairy Legged Booby sighting was an added rarity I never exppected. This could make national headlines. It could even top out the ratings of the up-coming royal wedding. Oh, is the Booby missing a nest cause I think it's on Camilla's head,,,see photo

http://hand-made-rescue.blogspot.com/2011/04/novel-idea-for-hat.html

I am SRSLY missing my electronics and am envious all of everyone elses stuff is apparently working.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Rebecca- Mr. Funny Pants is my middle name...

Tomara- It took a bit of thought (and snooping) but I figured out the word...Cofferdam. I had never heard it used before. Mental note to add that to mental dictionary.

Harry- You are correct, sir. Major clue alert. Sadly, that me the only door that I get right in her damn contest!

KC- Har! That's a hilarious thought. I would love to do that, but unfortunately it's windy here nearly all of the time. Though I could fasten it with string and tie that under my chin like the cowboy hats I wore as a little boy...

John- Hmm...colouring my beard...that's something I must try on a boring day.

Joni- Aren't YOU sneaky...up playing with your son's computer in the middle of the night. That was a hilarious photo. That hat is surely a place one would fing the Pale Skinned, Hairy Legged Booby!

And I wish you luck with all your future electronic issues.

Lou Freshwater said...

I received a personal message telling me that I must show up here for the red fez. And boy am I glad I did! Love. It.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Thanks for stopping by, Lou. You should know that I'm never shy about showing off the red fez!