Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Eyes Have It...

Wow... two posts in less than a month? I'm on a roll...

As a few of my regular readers know... I'm not wont to put my picture up here in the wide world web... or at least not all of it. And, believe it or not, there are a few folks who have asked me why I always black out my eyes. Well... time to tell you another story that happened not all that long ago.

The night of Sexy Rexy's funeral, I went down to the local to see if they were having a wake of sorts for him. A few of the folks I saw at the funeral told me that they'd be there sometime or other, so I decided to go a visit.

When I got there, the place was almost empty. A couple of people here, a few there. Not much of a crowd at all. So I bellied up to the bar and ordered a draft just because I didn't have the heart to just turn around and go.

I cleaned up and was wearing my leather jacket, but it was still winter, and I was sporting my flowing locks and Yukon Cornelius beard. However, I wasn't wearing any kind of a hat, so my thick wavy hair was in full "fro" mode, although swept back.

The first one went down pretty easy, so I ordered another. As I was starting my second round, the wife of a neighbor of mine who'd been there a while, staggered around to the back of the bar and walked right up in front of me and asked, "Do I know you?"

I looked at her and said, "I dunno, that's a question that only you know the answer to."

She nodded, "Yep. You're right. So let me ask this, do you know me?"

I replied, "Yes, I know who you are."

She studied me for a while, all the time I'm getting a kick out of stumping the drunk, then she asked again, "Have we met before?"

"Yes, we've met before."

"You've got to be a [my last name]." she finally told me.

"What makes you say that?" I inquired.

"It's your eyes. They look like a [my last name]'s eyes."

And this folks... is the truth. My great grandfather branded a lot of us with a common set of eyes. While my appearance may change quite a bit, there's one thing that can't, and that's the eyes. If only Mrs. Bunyon were still around here to confirm it all for ya. ;)

And that folks, is why you'll never see them... online at least.

Today's mystery lyric: (Remember the rules folks, no online searching of the lyrics, if you don't know it, you don't have the answer!)

Remember the time
When I eat you up?
You know that I wasn't lyin'
that you can't give up
So if I was to cheat
on you baby would you see right through me?
If I sing a sad, sad, sad, sad song
would you give it to me?

Answer to last lyric: Cemetary Gates by Pantera. Way to go g_s you headbanger you!