Curiouser And Curiouser – Where Angels Fear


Curiouser And Curiouser

Alice … Cheshire cat … whiskers … evil beard … see what I did there?

You know how you never see some people in the same place at the same time and you begin to wonder if they aren’t secretly one and the same person … well, you never see Aura Wilming and Stephen M. Tomic write the same pieces in the same places, do you? It makes you think, doesn’t it?

Speaking of secret identities, I’ve been growing a beard.

Not specifically so that SinisterAngel won’t recognise me when she sees me … that’s just a (fortuitous¹) side-effect … but because, thanks to the Covid-19 lockdown, I’ve had no reason not to².

It really doesn’t suit me though, so I’m thinking of shaving it off. Also, the revelation about how much time and effort it must take to maintain a beard … I really can’t be bothered.

I thought shaving was a pain in the arse …

[well, I didn’t, actually. I don’t shave my arse. I’m not a porn actor nor am I a pervert. But you take the point]

… but keeping a beard tamed would appear to be a full time occupation!

Seriously, if you meet a man with a well-kempt beard, just ask yourself what kind of man is happy to spend that amount of time preening in front of a mirror … and steer well clear of the narcissistic and/or psychopathic fop.

On the other hand … there’s a fist.

No, wait … I got distracted by some particularly irritating matters for a bit there and it’s now actually several hours after I wrote “On the other hand …”

I was going to say that, on the other hand, shaving it off is going to be a bit of a long-winded process and probably require the use of at least two blades … which is not only irksome due to the time-consuming aspect but, furthermore, also quite upsetting vis-à-vis the blades. Have you seen how much razor-blades cost these days? It’s daylight robbery … and I predict that, in future, razor-blades will supplant tinned tuna as the currency favoured in prison populations — I’m so gonna have to get a cutthroat razor.

Anyway, I’ve nothing particularly entertaining or informative to say really and this is just to let you all know that I (still) aten’t ded. But I did finally find a way to mention Covid-19 without having to get all serious and heavy about it … or mention shopping (brrrrrrrrr). So, there’s that.

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