Sunday, July 30, 2006

To Fleece or Not To Fleece

Left to my own vices and devices, I am likely to watch far too much Animal Planet and masturbate. Not at the same time, mind you. After all, how perverted do you think I am? Don't answer that unless you can dazzle me with your wit and candor. But with JR out of the house for the weekend, it seems that it is in those two activities that my interests lie.

I did fleece myself however. It's one of those rituals that I like to perform biannually, if not more often, wherein I take my clippers and remove excess hair from my body. I don't shave it completely off, but just trim it to a more manageable length. Inexplicably, this does wonders for my state of mind. Having been accused of not letting things go, I submit this behavior as Exhibit A.

I love the fact that I now have Air Con. The apartment stays chilly and I might need to invest in a couple of nice fleece blankets for the couch. I am tempted to run the fireplace, but in the middle of summer with the Air Con blasting, I think that might be a little too Stevie Nicks, even for me.

I desperately needed some time alone. After living in a tiny room by myself for eight years, being "Laverne & Shirley" is gonna take some getting used to. I like that I can run around the house naked, vacuuming and dusting til my heart is content. This afternoon, I pulled out my paintings and are letting them breathe. I find that they will tell me where they want to be hung up. So I am careful to listen to them before punching holes into the walls. Yeah, my paintings talk to me. Most of them do, at least. They have better taste than I do, so I will wait to see which walls they choose.

As for me, I going to curl up on the couch with a beer and go back to high school with Molly Ringwald tonight. I've got Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club set up as a double feature. Jake Ryan is to die for! Ah, youth.... Maybe it my freshly shorn bod, but is it chilly in here lately? Or is it just me?


ziggystardust73 said...

I trim my body hair also - yep, I'm high maintenance.

But then, I think you've got to be.

Dale said...

I was looking at your paintings again yesterday or the day before and wondering if you had plans for them or to do more.

Stand back, stand back.

mellowlee said...

Did I ever mention that I'm a licensed esthetician? I could wax that for you ;) I want the Brad in the tub painting!

I love the John Hughes movies of the 80s, but for some reason Molly has always pissed me off. I can't explain it.

Saviour Onassis said...

Why Ziggy, you? High maintenance? I never would have guessed... Yes, it's true that fabulousness takes careful cultivation.

And Dale: Plans involving my paintings currently center on where to hang them, so that when I start molesting the art world, they can molest me back. I want to get a gallery show eventually...But for now I just paint stuff that I really want on my own walls.

As for plans to do more painting... I hope to once I feel more "settled". The art thing comes in spurts, you know? Let us not forget that I also write, make music and dust. I am a multi-interests kind of guy. Why monogamy appeals to me, I have no idea...

Mellowlee: Who doesn't want Brad in the tub? As for the Ringwald, maybe she pisses you off cuz she was the Princess and you were more like Ally Sheedy. Lord knows I was... I hated the Princesses in my school too. I love Sixteen Candles, but somehow ended up watching South Park last night instead. Sorry Canada... I'm bad.

Bored Dominatrix said...

Jake Ryan is indeed to die for.

I prefer Molly to Ally. One of my professors in grad school had Ally Sheedy's collection of poetry. At least Molly never wrote a poem entitled, "I am not snack food."

Dale said...

That's a good approach to painting.

I hope you're not masturbating in front of Jessica. Courtney okay, Lord knows she can use the attention but sweet Jesus Saviour, not Jessica.

Shroom-Monkey said...

Soo, when you trim back the body hair does it look bigger?