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Play Magic Fingers!

So today I did something I seldom do.  I got my hair cut.  No don’t think I’m some long-haired hippy.  I’m not quite that old.  It’s just after a long and somewhat storied military career, I’m tired of haircuts and shaving.  So now it’s a haircut maybe every 6 months (sometimes a year or longer), and I shave only when needed.

I had received a coupon in the snail mail for a FREE (as in beer) haircut for a new place in town.  It’s a chain so I’m not going to name drop, but I will say I was impressed with the way they cleaned every piece of equipment down to the seats after each haircut.  And they enforced masks for everybody.  That made me feel safe.  And much safer than the other chain my wife went to where no one was wearing a mask.  I just walked away from that place.

My stylist was a young lady that had moved here from Canada and married a “surfer guy”.  I didn’t ask how long she had been in the states, but there was only a very slight accent that I heard, so I’m thinking she’s been here for at least several years.

I told her the story about my father and Grecian Formula 16 (that will be another post).  She had no idea what that was.  I wasn’t surprised as it’s been off the market for a long time now (oops, in looking for the link I see that it is still available from many reputable retailers).  What I did find funny was when I was taken back for my shampoo, the chair started to vibrate.  That reminded me of the old “magic fingers” machine that was attached to beds in finer motels when I was a kid.  You probably don’t know what I’m talking about, do you?

I remember asking my mom when we would stop at some mom-and-pop motel somewhere between Miami Florida and Florence South Carolina if they had the “vibrating bed machine”.   That was something very rarely advertised on billboards.  Mom would just smile and say she didn’t know.  That was because if we went into the room and I saw the “insert a quarter” on the side of the bed I wouldn’t shut up until she put the money in the slot.  Then was maybe 10 minutes of giggles while the bed would vibrate under me.  What fun!

I could use, David Crosby’s “Almost Cut My Hair”, The Cowsills “Hair”, or even anything from the musical “Hair” to go along with this post.  But nope (although “Almost Cut My Hair” is a favorite), I’m going with The Monkees.  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it over and over, Michael Nesmith was the first entry on my Guitar Gods list.  And this song came out in 1966, which was about the time I was experiencing these “Magic Fingers”.

Yeah.. Michael knows where it’s at!

Enjoy!

Peace,
B

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Ginger And Nutmeg! – Week Four

This is the final week for Ginger and Nutmeg for 2020. Let’s see how they decided to end this very difficult year.

After Ginger getting Nutty’s leg messed up and Nutty getting revenge by having the Lego guys carry Ginger off to who knows where, it looks like they made up. Tea on Sunday!

Tea and cookies (or is it biscuits?). I would think that Santa would be a bit peeved if they came back mad at each other.

I guess they were (sugar) plum tucked out. They spent all of Monday napping in the dollhouse.

You would think that those lights would make it difficult to sleep.

Then, by Tuesday all they had the energy for was reading! Either these elves are getting lazy, or just bored!

Getting ready for the big night?

Wednesday find them counting presents. I do have to wonder why they were only counting presents for the girls and not the rest of the family. I guess we don’t rate!

I guess the rest of us are chopped liver!

It’s Christmas Eve! They have to go back tomorrow morning, but first they have a present for the girls. Again, where are the goodies for the rest of the family??? I think it’s time to complain to Santa!

There better be something under that tree for somebody else.

Well, they were supposed to go back in the morning before anybody was up. Not surprisingly, they didn’t. Instead they hung out in the tree waiting for the girls.

These elves don’t follow any of the rules!

And that’s a wrap for 2020. Ginger and Nutmeg have traversed the mycelium network back to the North Pole. They will hopefully return to us next December.

Peace,
B

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Ginger And Nutmeg! – Week Three

It’s week three with these crazy elves! We left Ginger and Nutty after they tried their hand at bungy jumping into the Christmas village on Friday. Saturday we saw that poor Nutty was in a wheelchair from an injury from that ill planned event.

Sunday morning, find Nutty still in the wheelchair, but he’s ever the trooper and is helping Ginger build snowmen with doughnuts.

I hope Santa can heal poor Nutty quickly!

Things got a bit… personal Monday morning. It would appear that I was the object of the “trix” that the elves played.

I feel honored, they painted my toenails while I was sleeping! Not very neatly though…

I guess since they tried to go with Taco Tuesday last week, the elves decided to play games this week. Pin The Nose On Rudolph!

Is this what they mean by “Reindeer Games”?

Wednesday caught me by surprise. I spend a lot of time, and I do mean A LOT of time working on my family tree. In fact, I even have a blog about my genealogy (the link is down below). So it would seem that Ginger and Nutty have been watching me. No, that’s creepy at all!

Think I need to change some passwords.

And what do big sisters do to little brothers when they’re sleeping? Why put makeup on them, of course! Anybody hear Gilligan saying “You can’t make me, you can’t make me” in their head right now?

Something tells me that Nutty is not going to be happy about this.

I’m not one to say “I told you so”, but I did mention that Nutty would not be happy about getting hurt bungy jumping into the village nor when Ginger made his face up. It would seem that Nutty got together with the Lego characters to give Ginger the “Gulliver” treatment. Too obscure?

Long live the Lilliputians!!

Finally on Saturday, the elves decided to play games, just by themselves this time. Kit-Kat Jenga FTW!!

No worries, I’ll eat the evidence!

And thus ends week three. There ain’t no telling just what these naughty elves will be up to next week. See you next Saturday, same elf time, same elf channel!

Peace,
B

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P.S. If you search this blog for “Ginger” you can catch up on the elvin antics!