Sunday, February 26, 2012


I'm not the kind of guy that thinks about underwear very often, but questions from my last post, some of the (ex) Mormon blogs I read, and  Murr's latest post got me thinking more about it. The answer as to what kind of underwear we got for our dear friend Andie is Exofficio. It is a specially formulated travel garment to lighten the burden of the frequent traveler. Now that I have mentioned it, I expect a big fat check from Exofficio for helping the big boost in sales they get from my humble words. Retirement, here I come! Underwear has often been the butt of many jokes (yes, I meant that) as it is something most of us can relate to. If you think about undies at all you are way ahead of me on this. I only think about them in the morning and on laundry day, except, maybe, the occasional juvenile reference, "I see England, I see France..." 

Another point of view is that of the Mormon faith. I am not at all clear on this, as my education is at an early stage in the ways of Latter Day Saints, so please forgive any misinterpretations of their skivvies. They are referred to as temple garments and look something like this. Thank you, Wikipedia.

Do you think Mitt Romney wears these grape smugglers? They look more like a summer weight union suit, but apparently these "magic undergarments" will help you to survive natural disasters and car wrecks among other tragic occurrences. Perhaps they will help you win elections. If you need to know more (and who doesn't?) you should check out The Cognitive Dissenter to learn more of this fascinating cult religion. She has links to many other blogs of a similar and very informative bent. Be careful, if you read these, to not have any liquid in your mouth as it may come shooting out your nose. My eyes have been opened to a whole way of thinking like I never thunk before, all available with the click of a mouse.

Down here on the farm, the weather gets messy,
Hanging around with nuthin' to do.
When you went away, you took my cow Bessie,
I miss her darlin', more than I miss you.

Winter has returned to the Scandinavian Riviera with some snow and then some more. We are expecting another 5 to 10 inches by morning.
 Other than the usual feedings and other chores, and some snow removal, I intend to stay indoors today and do all the filing and organizing of the stuff of this year before it gets out of hand. A pile for everything and everything in its pile has always been my motto. The cats will be at their usual tasks for most of the day only waking up occasionally to see if anything has changed.
 Nothing changed. Might as well go back to sleep.

Don't be concerned. If anything changes, I'll let you know.