Monday, December 05, 2011

Awkward

I wear a hat to bed in the winter, and use a sleeping bag as a comforter.  This lets me turn the heat down at night, thus saving money for more entertaining things than heat.  My favorite hat for these purposes is a thoroughly goofy thing I would never, ever, ever wear out in public: it's blue and white with a pseudo Nordic sweater print, a big pom-pom, ear flaps, and (at the ends of the ear flaps) two long blue and white yarn braids, like ragdoll hair.  It's wild, but it's warm

So...Saturday morning, I get up relatively early, and--still wearing my goofy hat and my long johns--become engrossed in messing around on the mandolin.  I found a really neat Russian klezmer-ish sort of tune and was all but dancing around the living room with the mandolin going to *town* on that tune (not your typical fare, but ooh, it's fun stuff!).  And then there was a knock at the door.

My landlady wanted to let me know someone would be by soon to work on a minor plumbing issue.  She was nice enough not to comment on either my attire or my odd choice of noise-making.

I have no idea what she must think of me now.

11 comments:

Dallin said...

What? No picture?

Richard P said...

Hilarious!

Ted said...

Pics or it didn't happen! :D

Little Flower Petals said...

I'm thinking this is best left to the imagination...

Bill M said...

I vote for a picture.

Cameron said...

Obviously she now knows that you are wonderfully talented -- if she didn't know that already, of course.

You're SUCH a tease.

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth,

Thanks for the image. It sounds like something from an "I Love Lucy" episode. No need for pictures. They could NEVER match the hilarious images in my mind. I'm still chuckling.

Jeff The Bear

OldFashionedGirl said...

We want a picture of the hat at least!

Ledeaux said...

Ok, now I have to get a totally goofy sleeping hat. The one I use -- an acrylic, pullover in navy blue - I picked up for cheap at our hardware store. But the image of yours is SO inspiring - I must have something as wonderful! ;-)

notagain said...

She probably wonders what your "act" is and where you perform. give her an autographed picture!

Little Flower Petals said...

Ooh, I like that idea. It can become my trademark when I'm a famous musician. Everyone will want one so they can be JUST LIKE ME.