I went in with an agenda of buying surf guitar albums but I walked out with “Teenage Enema Nurses in Bondage”. The guy had another single by the same band, but it was rare and priced to match.
Today I’m visiting a flea market that specializes in vinyl records. I’ll wear my fedora, thick rim glasses, and my everyday neck beard. Good thing fat guys have special immunity from being hipsters or I’d be labeled.
Santa Claus delivered me front row tickets to see Puddles Pity Party and the show was last night in Hollywood. It’s a solo show that is half quirky comedy bits all performed mute and half amazing singing by one of the best throats out there. The venue was intimate, encouraging a lot of participation from the audience and, indeed, Puddles pulled people from the audience repeatedly for his comedy bits. If you have the means then I recommend seeing him live. Even if you don’t, I recommend finding his YouTube channel and enjoying his brand of entertainment there.
I spent about five hours playing VR today. My short little vacation is off to a great start.
Santa gave me a turntable. +1500 hipster XP and +1 level for me. And yes, that is Gene Autry spinning on it.
Round 1 of Christmas was completed tonight. My nieces live in another state and my wife’s niece lives a few hours out of town, so this year we shipped gifts and did a video chat for their opening. We had hoped to do the chat on December 24 or 25 but it was tonight instead. It was a lot more successful than I had anticipated. Kudos to Hangouts for being dead easy and to Samsung for designing phones that display on TVs so simply. A good time was had by all. Christmas is now in full swing (and halfway over).
Christmas crunch time is real.
My Christmas stocking to my wife, left, has been hanging for about a week – taunting her with its length and girth. Just now she hung her stocking to me, right. I am humbled.
It took effort but my wife successfully convinced her mom to buy me a He-Man doll for my birthday.
December birthdays are all about having something other than your birthday be the focus. Somehow it’s worked out that mine is the Secret Santa exchange amongst my friends because any later and people have departed for their hometowns.