Thursday, December 27, 2018

Post-Christmas Blues...

...well, maybe not so much...that's the Hostess with the Mostest surveying just a few of the holiday treats she set out for the big day...there was quite a bit more, including deviled eggs, barbecued pulled chicken and the like...

...but then we did have two waves of revelers on Christmas, early afternoon followed by the evening shift...and even with all that we still have plenty of leftovers...an enjoyable day and a relaxing couple of days after, as well.

I even got outside and swung my hickories a few times yesterday...temps in the low 40's and no snow so took advantage of the almost decent weather...
...and of course I had to dress for the occasion...glad I did, too, bc I actually hit pretty well, considering I haven't been able to walk 9 for more than a month now...grrrrr...

It's not post-Christmas blues, anyway...for me it's post-writing blues...always feel this way after I finish a writing project...the exultation of completing the mission is inevitably followed by a bit of a letdown as I start casting about for my next story...

...wait...hold on...I think I've got something...Timmy falls into a well...
...or does he??

It'll come to me eventually.

Saw a documentary the other day called "Always At The Carlyle" about the famous New York hotel...
...it's known for 2 things especially...its fanatical commitment to its guests privacy (*Vegas may say what happens there stays there, but at the Carlyle it really does*) and its very high priced accommodations...$10,000 a night, anyone?

So while it was interesting to take a peek at how the other 1 tenth of 1 percent lives, the most insightful comments came from its beloved - and now retired - concierge Dwight Owsley...
...when asked why he was retiring after 36 years he said (paraphrasing)..."the world has become less genteel, and I no longer want to be part of that in this position...if you look at old newsreels of ordinary citizens in the 40's and 50's...they all wore hats and jackets...they had a certain dignity and purpose in their lives...they looked like solid citizens...
...today we've lost that...now we all look like messengers...with the "costume" came a mentality, and when you toss that out, you've lost something...ineffable..."

Hear, hear...

later, mcm fans...

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