I'm a T-shirt kinda guy. If I had my druthers (or anyone else's druthers ... anyone have druthers I can borrow? I'm fresh out of druthers), I would wear T-shirts pretty much any time I had to leave the house. To play golf (most require a collared shirt, like a Polo), to go to work (usually a Polo-type shirt or a sporty dress shirt or Aloha-type shirt), or pretty much anywhere else.
I've always liked T-shirts. You can really express yourself with a tee by wearing something with a cute, fun, or just cool saying. It can be big or small, irreverent or reverent, funny or sacriligious, intelligent or stupid. It can be just a word, a bunch of words, an image, an image with words. It can be blank and plain. Design on front or back. Or both. Your tee can be any color or combination of colors. Pocket or no pocket.
Some of my favorite ones are Big Daddy T-shirts. The Big Daddy logo on the front, fun and fresh sayings on the back: I'm your Big Daddy; Sugar Daddy; Big is beautiful; etc. I own a bunch of shirts from Big Daddy — somewhere around two dozen, I would guess. And no, I'm not going to go count them. Plus, some are in the hamper, some are folded, some are hanging on doors (worn for only a short time and thus ready to be worn again; washing unnecessary).
I was in Kmart the other day — OK, stop laughing. Kmart is the only real major retailer on Guam, and luckily so. When it came here prices fell all over the place. We have smaller stores, a couple of warehouse grocery stores, a Ross and some other outlet stores, etc., but Kmart is the one-stop place for most folks. You can usually find what you're looking for there. I was there to buy my new 5.2 megapixel camera (snazzy!) and went past the men's clothing department. Anyway, I saw a new design for a local T-shirt — presented to the right.
Cool, huh? 100% boonie dog. Heh. That's SO Guam.
And now for something completely different ...
Had one of those days at work that mostly just pass by. I got all my stuff done early, no major hitches on my edit, got some weekend stuff knocked out so my Saturday will be breezy (knock on wood). And had one of those nice, paid-for work lunches at a nice restaurant. Yes, I did have the New York steak with the amazing potatoes au gratin ... mmm.
And now for something else completely different ...
Have you ever seen that show about Alaskan crabbing fishermen? I caught it a few weekends back on the Discovery Channel. It's one of the most dangerous jobs in the world — people die with astonishing regularity there, every year.
I just went to the Web site. It's called "Deadliest Catch." New season coming March 28!!! Check it out!!
It's no wonder though ... cages of steel flying around, ropes galore, the stormy northern ocean, which is freezing. Man overboard can quickly mean dead man. It's just too cold for anyone to last for long if they're swept over. Very hard job. Physically demanding. Sometimes you're up for 24 or 36 hours straight.
It also can be incredibly lucrative. For a few days work, a crew member can make tens of thousands of dollars. The seasons are incredibly short. There's one for Alaskan king crab, another for a different type of crab, etc.
So why do I bring this up? Because I have this really cool little hat that makes me look like a sailor. Don't you think? Well, I probably should have some kind of shirt and heavy jacket on to complete the look.
I guess I'm the randy sailor on leave? LOL Heck ... I even come complete with the mermaid tattoo. Unlike the sailor from "Brandy," my life, my love and my lady is NOT the sea. Any ladies wanna stop by the port where I'm staying to help me enjoy my liberty?
Wow ... that was crass, cheesy and just plain bad! LOL
Still ... any takers? ;)
Random Guam Fact Of The Day:
• One of the delicacies of Guam is the coconut crab, or ayuyu. They are bad-ass crabs; those powerful front claws can rip their way into a coconut — husks, shell and all — to get to the sweet white meat. They can easily cut their way through flesh and bone if you try to pick them up wrong — there is only one place to pick them up right and if you don't ... ouch! They also taste awesome ... but they have been overharvested, with people taking ayuyu that are too small and too young.