Frankly weird ads.
The world has been extra absurd lately, but the good news is it has sometimes been absurd in hilarious ways. Driving into work this morning I was baffled by an ad for our local Tex-Mex place wherein an interviewer was talking to a “Naturalist,” which in this case meant nudist. The nerdy-sounding naturalist complained a bit about the heat — heat being bad for nudists, due to leather. “Yes,” sympathizes the announcer, “must leave a mark.” “Yes! It leaves a mark on me…and the leather!” agrees the nudist. None of this made me feel particularly hungry, and I am even now questioning if I heard it or DREAMT it, but I was charmed in a bemused sort of way. Small town advertising is so great sometimes.
Also pretty great are the episodes of Wooster and Jeeves (ok, ok, Jeeves and Wooster but that does NOT trip off the tongue in quite the same way Mr. Wodehouse) that I’ve been rewatching. This is just a superbly funny show, completely absurd in ALL the best ways. I’ve been texting my brother throughout the rewatch because I’ve been so charmed by it all. This is what happens when I know you watch a tv show that I ALSO watch. Wise people should stay away. I will text for days.
(Although it wasn’t Bingo Little starting the congo chain, it was Barmy Fotheringay-Phipps) (also, such a well filmed show — when Bertie and Gussie are discussing Madeline a few minutes later, you can see Barmy and another Drones Club member I can’t identify practicing the move in the back, presumably attracting the attention of the future congo liners).
But anyway. Life is serene(ish) at the moment. I’ve got a nasty head cold, which left me cranky and somewhat feverish last night. We’ve had few outrageous customers this week, making my no complaining rule easier to hew to. Except, there was the one guy who left his tabs full of porn open prior to coming in with an issue.
This may be the best month of the year, although October gives it a run for its money. Cool nights, perfect light, still enough time post work to go for a trot with the dog, the return of energy, the return of motivation…I could wrap this month up and keep it in my pocket for all time and be happy.