Den of the Beastly Bear
I am convinced I was born in the wrong era!
Why you may ask?
As a bit of a tech junkie you probably think I long for a future as advanced as we see in various SciFi movies.
You'd be wrong.
I long for a time when men wore hats! I LOVE hats!
Why? Couldn't tell you...but I find them stylish. Not baseball caps, no I mean REAL hats.
Fedoras, bowlers, cuffley caps, cowboy hats, porkpie you name it!
I love the back and white movies of the forties and fifties! Bogart rules! Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, and Key Largo!!!
|Me, black straw cuffley cap|
I love women in dresses!
That is not to say I'm not a big fan of well fitting jeans, or yoga pants on a fine behind, but dresses are classy!
Don't get me wrong ladies, I don't want a return to subservient women! I like smart, sassy women that speak their mind and don't take shit...just do it in a dress and my heart beats a little faster!
I long for the days when cars had character!
When you could tell by the headlights/tail lights what the car in front of you was. Fins, louvres, suicide doors, front seats the size of couches!
Case in point, I give you the 1961 Studebaker Hawk!
There is a car you couldn't mistake for anything else on the road!!!
Before the government regulated the fun right out of them, and made them all homogenous mini boxes that look the same!
I like my guns wood and steel!
Do I love my Glock? Yes...
But it still feels like a toy in my hand.
Nothing beats the feel of a steel frame 1911!
I love leather, not plastic and vinyl!
Do they require less maintenance, sure but you can't beat the smell and feel of butter soft leather!!!
I miss that things were made to last and now are disposable. I have a pocket watch that was my grandfather's, made in about 1916 still works.
I've probably been through 10 watches in my adult life, will probably go through another ten by the time they plant me!
So while I write my blog on a tablet with about 10X the computing power used to send men to the moon, I still long for a simpler day!
Well those are my random thoughts this Sunday morning folks...