I was at Costco this morning and a couple of kids pointed at me at told their mother that I didn't shave this morning. I looked at them, stroked my beard and said, REALLY? But I JUST shaved. Do you see how fast is grows when you are older?"
They both laughed which really relieved their mortified mother who probably thought that I, like Brother KRAMPUS, was preparing to spirit them away in my cart for a good old fashioned Christmas beating.
Then when we were waiting for our stuff to be checked through when an old checker replaced the young checker and they whispered something about me being the kind of gift the younger one wanted under her tree. "Break me off a piece of that Toblerone" was her reply. I ignored them like I was deaf.
I should have followed the younger one into the break room but I thought she needed to first work her way UP to Big Daddy. Damn 'catch and release' program. It's only right, however, that you toss the little ones back.
What is it about me that makes perfect strangers comment? It has to be because I am clearly more magnificent that even I realized. That's the reason, right? Huh?
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.