Saturday, February 25, 2006
I May Not Be Sophisticated
Occasionally, while reading other blogs, I get the feeling that I may be an unsophisticated nabob.
Could it be that choosing a life here on the Florida frontier has made me as out of place in hip society as Ma & Pa Kettle? I started pondering the possiblility and I came up with a list of "characteristics" that seem to show I am not likely to be doing any power lunches at Chez Glitz.
1) I used a laptop for the first time Thursday.
(Did you know they fold up?)
2) I had my first biscotti last weekend.
(Are they supposed to be stale?)
3) I still use 35mm film.
( The girl at the one hour photo center needs a job and she's my ex-student)
4) I never learned to tie a necktie.
(This flaw gets me face to face with my wife, who did learn)
5) I don't enjoy beers that taste like burnt wood.
(Whose BRILLIANT idea was that?)
6) I like wine that tastes like fruit.
(You know that white zinfandel with the screw top? I like it.)
7) I still use dial up.
(My only option would be direcway satellite, kind'a pricey)
8) I go from confident guy, ready for anything, to indecisive wobbler when I enter a Starbucks.
(Coffee, C-O-F-F-E-E, I just want a coffee)
9) I hate salad forks.
( I can't stand a short fork, and why must we dirty two forks?)
10) I hate musicals.
(The suspension of reality required to really get into a movie vanishes as soon as two people begin singing to each other.)
So, there it is. There are other things, but no need to overshare. I imagine the photo above points out one last unsophisticated characteristic (besides having a cluttered kitchen table)...
...I think cheap champagne goes great with collard greens, blackeyed peas, and barbeque ribs on New Years.
Posted by R.Powers at 6:57 AM