Sunday, March 11, 2012

I Felt Kinda Nekkid

What with this mild winter we've had so far it's been a strange year. Usually we have to spend at least a couple of weeks bundled up in multiple layers and adjusting our duty belts to accommodate the insulated coveralls.

I think I brought my coveralls once this winter but never put them on.

Today was supposed to be somewhere in the low 60's so this afternoon I transferred all of my junk to a short sleeve shirt and decided to forgo the long johns.

I felt nekkid.

In a way having on long sleeves and a hoodie under my coat and the layer of long johns on made me feel like I was wearing body armor.

As if I was insulated from more than just the weather. If you get my drift.

Today I felt kind of exposed and a tad vulnerable.

I was comfortable..... But it felt strange not to be all bundled up.

I know in a couple of months I'll be complaining about how freaking hot it is, especially inside some of those houses. Very few places have any sort of air conditioning that works. Mostly we have to rely on fans.

The three bears would never make it here in Raccoon City. It's always either too hard or too soft. There's just no room for "just right."

Sunday is going to be Johnny Appleseed Day and Worship of Tools Day as well as National Oatmeal-Nut Waffles Day.

This weekend I think I'll be out worshiping some of my favorite tools.

And don't forget to set your clocks! Spring forward!


  1. Hi Rev - dropping in to say I'm still reading you...seldom have time these days (duty bound: co-hosting, parenting, working) to do more than that.
    But you're a favourite stop and I just wanted you to know, hence this comment.

    Up here, close to Alaska, (just kidding, but most Americans think that's were we are up here) it's been a very mild winter too! Yet my buddies over in Germany are living like the ice age just hit! Fri-gid!!! (puts new meaning to that word, that's for sure)

    I chuckled with this post...and wonder what it's like having your job! Suffice it to say...I love living it vicariously!

    Cheers, Jenny @ PEARSON REPORT

    1. Jenny- At least you guys know what long johns are. I have to explain them.... Sigh...

    2. got some teaching to do...flaps and all. Maybe you'll throw in a pair of mukluks, a parka, a set of gaiters, a pair of insulated mittens with long gauntlets...yah, that should about do it. There's a post in there somewhere...should you ever be stumped for something to write! :)

  2. I usually trim my beard when it gets that long.

    I also used to have a set of long johns. I wonder what happened to them.

    1. Bryan- You guys with inside jobs have it soooo easy....

  3. Long johns? Like the long underwear they wear under their clothes in Little House on the Prairie?

    People really wear those things?

    1. If it gets cold enough you'll wear damn near anything to keep from freezing your... hey, I think my leftovers are done in the microwave.

    2. Chanel- Thermal underwear. Mine don't have a back flap. But yes, they still make those, too. Honestly! What are they teaching kids these days?

      Bryan- You chicken....

    3. Aren't they called "union suits ". I had 6 of them flap and all. Until the Great Purge. Wouldn't mind having them again


  4. I read your post late and forgot to set my clock.....dang it.