BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

At the beach ...

Daughter #2 wanted to go to "the boat beach" (North Avenue Beach, with the "boat" fieldhouse) this weekend, so we wandered up that way yesterday. Here I am in my beach gear ... long pants, long shirt buttoned almost to the neck, and hat ... I'm a White Boy and my tolerance for solar radiation is minimal at best (I had a friend who opined that the only place I'd feel really comfortable living was in deep caves!).


Recently, however, I have discovered a very unpleasant side effect of my sun-hat choice (a baseball cap, in this case from the MCA) ... I find people giving me double-takes. Unfortunately, I have figured out why ... at first glance I'm being mistaken for the insufferable Michael Moore! While I am not as rotund as Moore, and have a different facial shape, a lot of folks are obviously doing an inventory ... "heavy guy ... glasses ... greying beard ... baseball cap ... COULD IT BE?! ... ah, no ... it's somebody else" ... at least nobody has come up to me to talk about the damn movie!

I have either got to lose weight, shave the beard, or come up with another hat option ... because one of these days some idiot is going to run up to tell me how much they loved F-911 and I'm going to end up decking the lame-assed shit-for-brains liberal twit!

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